This is your WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE for the upcoming couple session
Here are a few guidelines we’ve put together so you guys can be sure to look hot and be all over each other and feel fab, while still making sure the images are focused on your guys’ love, not what you’re wearing.
This is just what we’ve found to work best from trial and error from past sessions, they’re only guidelines, not rules!
Ultimately, we reaaaally want you guys to look like yourselves.
Don’t feel like if you don’t follow these guidelines that your film is gonna suck.
The most important thing to us is that you guys feel and look like genuine selves. The way you normally dress, so you can be as comfortable as possible and focus on nothing but having fun!
Bring stuff you feel comfortable in, stuff that’s already in your closet that you both love and relate to.
Here’s a few guidelines to help if you’re feeling lost about what to wear:
First off, we always recommend to bring options.
To get the best results, I’ll pick and pull from the options you bring for you guys to change into for each location we shoot at.
This way we can make sure the outfits compliment the environment so that the focus is on you two, not on any distractions, which yes, can be your outfits.
All you have to do is make sure you bring stuff that you feel like a million bucks in that we can pick and pull from!
Don’t bring your whole closet though. It will take too much time for us to go through everything and will take time away from your session.
Most people bring about 3 or 4 pairs of bottoms and 4 or 5 tops each, then you can bring dresses, accessories, jackets and whatnot as well.
Also, just know that 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 us a few photos of the outfit options you have and we can pick it out together beforehand.
Be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable and if we will be doing a lot of walking around, bring shoes with good grip that keep your ankles tight and safe!
MAKE SURE IT MAKES SENSE
Think about the conditions and locations we are going to be shooting in and plan around it.
If we are going to be hiking around the mountains, bring shoes with good grip and you won’t twist your ankles in.
If we are shooting on a sandy beach, it would look weird if you’re wearing shoes (heels are almost always a bad idea in most scenarios).
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 allow your skin to breathe so you don’t have sweaty pit stains in the film.
Be as comfortable as you can be and wear something you feel beautiful in.
MOVEMENT & OTHER WINDY SITUATIONS
Make sure that the materials you wear will keep you comfortable during the session not only for temperatures but also for being able to move around in.
We also love when people bring clothing or accessories that can show movement by catching wind, because it adds energy to the film and looks freaking gorgeous!
We typically recommend sticking with neutrals and earthy tones. Neutrals doesn’t mean just grays and browns, there’s neutrals of every color (mustard yellow, first green, navy blue, burnt orange, etc.). We find it best to avoid bright, fluorescent distracting colors.
The only specific colors we typically recommend to stay away from are pinks, bright oranges and reds. If you have dark or olive toned skin it might be an exception with the light conditions, but a lot of the time it results in people looking really pink and weird on camera.
So just try and stay away from those colors. If you can, but if you really want to wear something that is pink, orange or red just let us know and we’ll find a way to make things work.
Don’t forget to coordinate with your loved one so the colors compliment each other just like you would.
If you’re still feeling lost, get some color scheme inspo from the Instagram profiles you will find below.
Color scheme inspo:
Our fav color schemes:
Avoid big, loud, chunky, crazy patterns. The smaller or more subtle, the better! If the pattern is too loud, it will steal the show.
We usually try to avoid pairing too many patterns together because, you guessed it, it makes the image feel a little hectic and distracting from your faces and the location.
Also, be sure to iron your clothes before so there’s not huge wrinkles distracting from your faces either!
We love when people bring hats, sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, etc because it’s nice to pair them with different outfit options. Just avoid wearing watches to make sure they don’t catch the camera’s eye in close up shots!
When we say “props”, don’t think cringe-worthy video shoots. Props don’t have to be cheesy!
Props could be a Jerry’s Pizza picnic, a motorcycle, your pets, blankets, a truck/car, a campfire, a bouquet, your guitar, etc.
Please bring your dog, if you have one in your life. WE MUST CUDDLE.
If you have props you wanna incorporate, let us know and we can make sure to incorporate them in a non-cheesy way!
IN HOME SESSIONS
All of the above applies, but for in home sessions we say the more skin showing the better!
No, that doesn’t mean you need to be borderline naked!
We’re just saying your film 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.
We recommend preparing options of tank tops, shorts, sweaters, and jeans to mix and match! Anything that will show some skin is perf!
HAIR + MAKEUP
A lot of people ask whether or not they should get the hair and makeup done by a pro.
Well, whatever will make you feel FAB, do that!
I absolutely don’t think it’s necessary whatsoever, because in my personal opinion, i would rather look like myself rather than a super glammed up version of myself.
If you want your hair and makeup done, then definitely do it, because the most important thing is that you feel FABULOUS.
If you’re getting hair and makeup done, we recommend you schedule it to be done at least an hour before you have to leave for the session so you aren’t late.
LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
If you have anymore questions, don’t hesitate to let us know!
If you’re still freaking out about what to wear feel free to shoot us a pic or two of what you’re thinking, or we can create a little Pinterest board together!
But overall, just wear what makes you feel like yourself and you’re comfortable in.