Let's hangout, take some photos, and make you look amazing !
First off, if you've never had photos taken before. It's going to be way easier and more fun than you probably would expect !
Every couple is unique, so your session is really totally up to you. If you have ideas for an epic location or fun activity I'm 100% down to go with the flow. Most people think a photoshoot is going to be awkward, boring, and full of fake smiles. The truth is your session is about capturing the REAL you. So bring your genuine self, and we'll capture some amazing photographs together.
Number one thing I want you to remember? Being comfortable is EVERYTHING.
You should look and feel like yourself, first and foremost!
Match your outfit
Plan your outfits around what you know about the conditions at the location we’ll be shooting at. You’ll want to be warm enough or cool enough, have pain-free feet, and look relatively native to your environment. For at home sessions, slip into your comfiest comfies and rock that. The idea is to authentically capture you wherever you are. Think through your clothing choices logically based on location, vibe, and comfort level!
A rule of thumb here is to choose to either complement your natural environment or contrast it. A mustard dress in a deep green forest will look epic, whereas a bright pink, patterned dress doesn’t really fit in with your surroundings.
It totally depends on what you’re looking for !
Aim for neutrals, earthy tones. These colors compliment the outdoor environment almost anywhere you go and look damn fine as a printed, framed photograph.
COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER
Don't Match Each Other
You don’t want to create the illusion of being your partner’s siamese twin. When multiple people wear the same colour, sometimes their matching outfits blend together so much that you can’t really see any of them properly.
In order for the aesthetics of your photograph to really sing, you want to find complementary outfits that showcase a variety of colors, textures, accessories, patterns, and tones.
Complement the other people in the photograph as well as your surroundings. The idea is to have everything look good together without everything looking the same.
But for the rebels, rules are meant to be broken !
Be careful with patterns and prints
Avoid large bold patterns as they often dominate the photograph and detract attention from your beautiful face.
Usually, subtle smaller patterns work best. Flannels or a light floral print are great when they complement the location. But less is definitely more with this one, try to limit yourself to one pattern at a time. Matching patterns is a tricky task, and it’s super difficult to do well.
If you’re not quite sure what category your patterned clothes fall into, shoot me an email or send me a text and I’ll be happy to weigh in!
Last but not least
Let’s talk about props
Props don’t have to scream ‘PROP!” Go for the subtle things that accentuate your personality and help to tell a story about your life. Think pets, an instrument, hats, an umbrella, or even a beer.