Hi hi hi! This is a guide to some suggestions on what to wear and what not wear for your photoshoot based on location, activity, and what looks best with my photography style. If you have any questions, holla at me.
Make sure what you're planning to wear makes sense with where we're going for the shoot. If we're going hiking, make sure you're wearing a solid pair of shoes. If it's at the beach, no shoes at all!
That also goes for colors, which we'll explore a little more below. I've found that colors make a huge difference in the vibe of the photo, based on your location. For example, if you're in a forest and you're wearing browns and greens, you won't stand out. If you're wearing burgundy and gold, you'll pop!
My advice for location + color is to look at a color wheel. Wear complementary colors - stand out, don't blend in!
A sub-category of this is patterns. These are tricky, because they are so dependent on location. If we're shooting in a house that has a minimalistic style, or on the beach with a simple backdrop, bold patterns are awesome because it adds the color and personality. But if we're in a field or on a mountain, they can be really distracting, but a smaller pattern might be the perfect touch. When in doubt, you can always text me and we can figure it out together.
If you scroll through my Instagram, you'll notice I photograph dark, rich, moody neutrals. There are no neons and no pastels (that's not just personal preference - they don't photograph well!) The dark, rich, moody neutrals give you so many options, while letting you and your S/O be the focus. Here are a few of my favorites that look good with just about any location, hair color, skin tone, etc. Please wear what you're comfortable in & what you feel represents you!
You'll notice that a majority of my style involves motion - windy hair, twirly skirts, laughing, spinning, storms, waves on the lake... I could go on. I try to incorporate motion into every shoot I do, because I want you to get out there and dance around, dammit. Not only is it more fun, but it gives your photos energy and spark. So, if you want to make my heart sing, wear something that will blow beautifully in the wind!
PROPS | HAIR & MAKEUP | ALL OTHER MISC.
| They can be so much fun to work with. Things like your dogs, a picnic, violins/guitars/ukuleles, a floppy hat, a big blanket, campfire, flowers, or a canoe. You get the idea.
Hair + Makeup
| I think photoshoots are a great excuse to treat yourself, and I also think that you should look like yourself in your photos...so, I'm not much help there. I've done it both ways for myself, and I've loved the outcome both times. So, you do you. If you do choose to have it done, I recommend scheduling it an hour before the shoot to leave enough time.
All Other Misc....
| Explore the Pinterest Board I created to jolt inspiration! (very few of those photos are my own.)
| Bring options! if you aren't sure an outfit works, bring a 4-5 options, and we can decide together (or, text them to me!)
| The weather! I love doing photoshoots in the rain, so that won't stop me. However, if you'd rather wait for a nicer day, we can definitely reschedule. Or, we can move the party indoors - up to you!
| Make sure you iron your clothes - you might not think it makes a difference, but wrinkles are impossible to edit out, and they can be so distracting.