What to wear for couples
Your couple session is a big deal, its capturing the two of you in all your love and connection. Wether you are getting one for your engagement session, because you want some time of just you two away from the kids, or because its been awhile. We want to help you love yourselves and see the love come off the photograph.
If you've never had your picture taken or if you are one who always gets nervous in front of a camera that's where our job comes in. We want to make sure you feel your best and most relaxed, thats how we can capture the real you.
What DO I Wear?
1. Wear something comfortable!
Im sure you've read this tip before, but its true! If you aren't comfortable in what you are wearing the camera will pick it up. If you are getting a new outfit make sure you take it out on a test run prior to your session, hint: Date night excuse! Make sure your outfit speaks you, don't try to do something out of your style, this isn't the time to try a new trend. But please! Avoid t-shirts, unless they mean something special to the both of you. Men we know you like your comfortable outfits, but this is not the time to just throw on a favorite t-shirt and your favorite worn out boots. Think of a nice solid colored shirt, button up, sweater, or plaid.
2. Mind the shoes! If we are going to be outside and in the dirt avoid thin heels as they will sink into the mud, we don't need a sprained ankle! If you are into tennis shoes and that is your style go for it, just make sure they are nice clean shoes. Don't try to wear worn out tennis shoes that are discolored to your session. This is going to a keepsake that you don't want to look back on and regret wearing something that doesn't match this event. If you want chucks wear those! Or nikes, we actually had a bride who was big into sports and wore nikes to her wedding!
3. Steam, iron, or hangup your clothes before hand!
We know that its easy to grab stuff on the day of, but its also really hard to get wrinkles out of clothes in photoshop! We want you looking your best and not focusing on that wrinkle going down the shirt. An easy way to do this is hang up your outfit in the bathroom before a hot shower. This also goes hand in hand with choosing an outfit before the session.
4. Choose clothes to compliment your location and you!
If you are taking pictures in a field or the mountains, consider clothes with more natural colors. And if you are taking pictures in a downtown area, you might consider more urban clothes with bolder colors. We also suggest not wearing too crazy of patterns or clashing patterns, if you are for plaid then have one of you wear plaid and the other a solid complimenting color.
Also choose clothes that compliment your skin tone! If you have a yellow undertone wearing a yellow shirt will make that undertone pop, but not in the way you are wanting. If you are very pale try to avoid purples or bright reflecting colors as it can show up on your skin and change the tone.
5. Now I say compliment, but that does not mean match!
Have you ever heard of the color wheel? This is a wheel that can help you figure out complimenting colors and monochromatic colors, similar color but different shades. You pick one color look across from it and you now have the complimenting colors. Yes black and black can match but you also begin to get lost in each other in your pictures. This website -> here helps! Or you can use the color wheel below.
6. Wearing layers = more outfits!
Think a stylish leather or blue jean jacket for fall and winter, or a light sweater for summer or a knit sweater for winter! Also any hats you like, scarf, or jewelry you can alternate between the session. This helps you get more than one look without having to find a place to change your entire outfit.
Okay, what should I NOT wear?
1. Fluorescent Colors:
Fluorescent colors (such as bright orange and pink) tend to color cast on faces, necks and hair. When the shirt is so bright, it often also changes the color of the person standing next to them.
2. Major changes with your hair and makeup:
You want your engagement photos to reflect who you really are, and you want to be comfortable in your own skin.
3. Word, cartoon, worn-out T-shirts and old tennis shoes:
Guys, we know you are comfortable in t-shirts and your favorite tennis shoes, but they don’t look the best in photos. If you have a nice clean pair you wear, such as polished nike, your unholy chucks, ect.
4. Large Patterns:
Wide-striped shirts, dresses and tops with large patterns on them such as large polka dots, or animal prints.
5. Large shirts that are not tucked in:
For guys, it’s usually better to wear a belt if you are wearing a polo shirt or a nice button-up shirt. Sometimes, if untucked shirts are too big or too wide, they don’t look good and are “boxy.”This goes the same for women, try to wear something not overly big that it doesn't show off you!