If you break out in hives at the thought of having to search for the perfect outfit for your photoshoot, this blog post is for you! We are asked by pretty much every one of our clients for advice on what to wear for their photo session. Some of you have even sent me photos of your top picks so I can help you make the final decision (I love that by the way). In hopes of keeping the hot flashes away, we put together a few tips to make the decision a little easier. (Or you can just call me and I'll go shopping with you!) I always like when the couple brings a dressy outfit and a more casual outfit to give them a few looks in their photos. I would recommend no more than 1 wardrobe change (2 outfits) to cut back on "getting ready" time.
**The clothes above were a few outfit's I put together to give you an idea of what I (Laurie) might wear for a fall/winter photo shoot.
Corresponding colors - You can have gray and blue, red and white, tan and wine with a pop of plaid....you get the picture (if you don't there are examples below).
Pops of color - Colorful scarf on a neutral shirt, bright shoes, colorful jewerly
Mix fabric - Use plaid, stripes, solids, sweaters, cottons, silks. Mix it up to add interest.
Layers - I love layers. Girls: Throw a scarf on over your shirt, wear a coat, jewelry, tights under dresses, cute hats or bows. Guys: suspenders, dressy hats, shirts over shirts under sweaters, vests.
Cute dresses - You can never go wrong with a cute little casual dress. Something flirty and fun. Remember if you are going neutral, add a pop of color with tights, jewelry or shoes. Guys would wear a button up shirt with nice jeans, maybe even a skinny tie depending on the dress your date chooses.
Dressy clothes - I love the idea of having a few formal photos.Think Vogue. I'm talking sparkles, ruffles, Jimmy Choos, red lipstick, the works! For the guys, I LOVE suspenders! Will thinks I have an old man fetish, but what man doesn't look cute in suspenders! Pair them with dress pants and a button up shirt (top button open), maybe add a loosely tied tie. If you can't get them to wear suspenders, try just a nice black suit, maybe even tie-less to add mystery. Think James Bond.
Family shoots - use the same rules as above, you just have more people to pick for. Always choose colors that correspond on the color wheel (no red and pink for example).
Most Importantly - Choose an outfit you would actually wear and are comfortable in. They should represent YOU and who you are. If you feel fabulous, you'll look fabulous!
Choose and outfit that is you! Add layers and cool accessories. Sean and Bonny - Santa Fe, NM
Using corresponding colors, textures and patterns adds interest and uniformity without being too matchy, matchy. The Stephenson Family - Leiper's Fork, TN
Cute flowy dresses ALWAYS work. Bright colors and different patterns looks great together. Danielle and David - Nashville, TN
Neutrals with colorful accessories can save you from buying a whole new outfit and still make you stand out. Kim and David - Chattanooga, TN
I'll let the photos do the talking.
Wedding Photography by Will & Laurie Noblit of Streetlight Republic | www.StreetlightRepublic.com | Nashville Wedding Photographer