What to Wear Guide:

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So here's the deal.

We know it can feel kind of daunting to pick out what to wear for photos. Here are a few guidelines we’ve put together so that the two of you can look like babes and we can create images that are focused on your love.

Full disclaimer: we don’t know anything about fashion. What we DO know is we've had LOTS of couples in front of our lenses and, through trail and error, have come to know what looks best on camera and what puts couples at ease during their session.

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Ultimately, we want you to feel beautiful (you two, grooms!) and comfortable so that the two of you can focus on being all over each other instead of worrying about what you're wearing.

 

 

Here are a few guidelines to help if you’re feeling lost about what to wear :
 

Bring a few options that you know you feel like a million bucks in!
Most people bring 3 or 4 pairs of bottoms and 4 to 5 tops each or, for the ladies, a few dress options + accessories, hats, jackets, etc.

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Keep in mind- depending on where we are shooting, you’ll most likely be changing in the back of the car on the side of the road.
If you aren’t down with that, that’s totally fine and you can just bring one outfit! Just make sure to text me (Andria) a few photos of the outfit options you have and we can pick it out together beforehand.

 
 
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Make sure it makes sense.

Think about the conditions and locations we are going to be shooting in and plan your outfit and shoes around that. If we are going to be hiking around the mountains, bring shoes with good grip and that won’t sprain an ankle in. If we are shooting on a sandy beach, it would look strange if you’re wearing shoes. If it’s freezing cold outside, bring lots of layers and warm clothes with wool socks and boots. If it’s going to be hot, bring clothes that can breathe more so you don’t have sweaty pit stains in the photos. Be as comfortable as you can be!

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Disclaimer: Do not wear heels. You'll be running, hiking, climbing on rocks, etc.

 

 

 
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Movement.

Dresses with excess fabric create a whole new, beautiful element to romantic or playful photos. Free People is one of the best places to find yourself an incredible flowy, boho dress.

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Something to keep in mind: short dresses may also blow in the wind or as we're running around. It's a MAJOR bummer if you're focused on holding your dress down instead of having your arms wrapped around your honey. We recommend wearing a dress that goes down to your knees or longer so that you can run, sit on the ground, get scooped up and spun around by your lover, etc. 

 

 

 

T E X T U R E

Distressed shorts, a cable-knit sweater, or a denim jacket- texture is always a beautiful thing.

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Colors.

We typically recommend sticking with neutrals and earth tones. Neutrals + earth tones include more than just grays and browns- mustard yellow, forest green, navy blue, burnt orange, etc.

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Stay away from bright, florescent, distracting colors. Colors we typically recommend staying away from are pinks, oranges, and bright reds. If you have dark or olive toned skin, it might be an exception with the light conditions/location, but a lot of the time it results in people looking really pink and weird in photos OR blending into the background. If you really want to wear something pink, orange, or red, just check with us! 

 

 
 
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Patterns

Avoid big, loud, chunky, crazy patterns. The smaller or more subtle, the better! If the pattern is too loud, it will distract from your faces. Similarly, even small patterns can make you blend into the landscape. Have an outfit you love but it's patterened? Just ask us! 

 

 

We love jewelry, hats, and other accessories.
They are an easy way to change up your look without changing your outfit.
 

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Props

Props don't have to mean those ridiculous photos you see on pinterest with couples holding chalkboards. Props don’t have to be cheesy! They could involve a Dominos pizza picnic, a motorcycle,  blankets,  a truck/car, a campfire, a bouquet, a paddle board, etc. If you have props you wanna incorporate, let me know and we can make sure to incorporate them in a non-cheesy way!

 
 

Hair + Makeup

Many people ask if they should get their hair and makeup done for their couples session. We want you to feel beautiful- so if that means getting your makeup done, DO IT!
We recommend going with a more natural look so that you look like yourself. We also recommend keeping your hair down so that, again, we get some of that movement in there. If you want to go get some waves and a fun braid done, that's gorgeous too! 

 

 
 
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In-Home Sessions

All of the above applies, but for in home sessions I say the more skin showing the better! No that doesn’t mean you need to be borderline naked, I’m just saying the photos will look a lot more comfortable and intimate than if you're in lots of heavy layers! Cause let’s be real, most of us walk around without pants on at home anyways. I recommend having options of tank tops, shorts, sweaters, and jeans/denim shorts to mix and match! Anything that will show some skin is perf! Or if you wanna just wear a sweater with undies for a few or have your bae be shirtless, then heck yes to that. I pinky promise we arent creeps haha!

 

 
 

And that's it!

If you have anymore questions, don’t hesitate to let me know! If you’re still freakin out about what to wear feel free to shoot me a pic or two of what you’re thinking, or we can create a little Pinterest board together! But overall, just wear what you’re comfortable in and feel beautiful.

 
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