What to wear
what to wear
It's time for some photos! I know it can be intimidating picking out clothes for a shoot, so i've made this to try and help give you an idea of how to keep you comfortable, make sure it complements you + the setting, and the logistics to make sure it all works together.
Most important, I want you to look like you. These are just suggestions based on what will photograph 'well', the basics of color and contrast, and the importance of comfort. By no means do you need to dress a certain way, dress 'up' or go shopping to get something new. Please take all of this as loose suggestion, and show up in what you feel most beautiful in.
These two things are key to the entire shoot, and effect how the photos turn out more than any outfit you could wear.
Comfort in your clothing is the very first thing you'll feel when we start to take photos. If you are insecure about what you're wearing, can't walk in your shoes, or are in something totally tight that grips to your skin, you're going to be hyper-focused on that, and not the person in front of you. I like to tell my couples to try on your outfits at home, and make sure you can sit, jump, run, and maybe even do a jumping jack comfortably in it. Make sure it breaths, make sure your shoes will work in brush and uneven surfaces, and make sure you feel like a million bucks.
This is really more in relation to the actual directing of the shoot, but it applies to your clothing as well. Wear something that moves, that will pick up the wind, fall differently around your body, and bring some texture to the photographs. You will be moving the entire shoot! The more you can move in your clothes, the better the photos will be! Sometimes poses end up being really limited if the clothing is too restricted, and without that ability to move the photos naturally hold a lot less emotion.