I know, I know – ‘relax and just have fun’ gets thrown around a lot. If you can do this with a camera 6 feet in front of you, awesome! If you can’t – don’t feel bad – it’s not easy for most people.
My best piece of advice is to focus on each other. Look into their eyes, try to make them laugh, hold onto each other and keep each other feeling relaxed and comfortable. As your photographer, will help set up shots and lead you into moments, but I’m relying on you to stay loose and open minded and laser focused on each other.
Or rent something fabulous! You are making an investment to have professional pictures taken, you should look your best. Being comfortable is absolutely essential, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a little glammed up and come as a polished you.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes that might accentuate any curves you’re not best friends with. Consider bringing a change of shoes if you don’t feel like you will be able to wear fancy shoes for the whole shoot. And don’t forget to consider the weather. If it’s freezing outside – shorts and a tank top are not ideal.
Compliment each other, but leave the matchy-match outfits at home. Instead, coordinate more subtly by wearing varying hues or shades of the same color. Color coordination brings a balanced, easy feel to your photos. Bonus: it will be even easier to find light that flatters you both if you’re dressing in the same color family.
Choose colors and patterns that won’t visually fight with your surroundings. Stick to light colors and neutral shades for the base of your outfits. Think blush, cream, soft blues and light gray. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add in a pop of color! (But you probably will regret wearing bright yellow head-to-toe).
BE ON THE SAME SCALE
On the day of your photo shoot, you should both look like you’re headed to the same place. The easiest way to do this is to wear outfits that match in levels of dressiness or casualness. Guys, if you’re wearing a suit and tie and ladies, you’re wearing a t-shirt and jeans, it will stand out and not in a good way.
BRING A VARIETY
If you’re debating between outfits, just bring your extra choices with you. We can take a look at everything prior to getting started and make decisions together. We’ll consider light, location, temperature, and comfort level to help decide. Sometimes the option that you left at home could be exactly what would have worked perfectly.