One of the most frequently asked questions from my customers is: what do we have to wear for a couple/engagement photo shoot?
In these cases I always try to reassure them right away that choosing the right clothing is really easy and fast!
With a few simple tips, I can:
- point you in the right direction when choosing clothes, avoiding the typical situation of “and now what am I going to wear ?”
- improve the quality of the end result, avoiding combinations that don’t look very good in photographs
Let’s see them together.
As a rule of thumb, is always best to wear solid color clothes because things like lines, squares, etc. would draw attention away from the main subject. Also avoid high-neck sweaters or over-wide dresses because the first ones will make you look neckless and the latter will enlarge the figure. A similar argument for shorts that make the legs appear shorter than they actually are.
Solid colors are the easiest to coordinate. Combining primary or complementary colors guarantees a great result in the final image. If you are not expert in color matching you can refer to the color wheel below by following two basic rules:
- Never combine two primary colors (blue, red, yellow) or secondary (green, orange, purple)
- Never combine different shades of the same color together, unless they are of a distinctly different tone.
From a purely photographic point of view, the darker colors will make the figure appear slimmer while the lighter colors will have the opposite effect.
When choosing color schemes, consider not only what is good about you but also what could be good with the walls of the house in case you decide to make beautiful prints with your photos.
Accessories must be reduced to the minimum necessary. Try to avoid hats, decorations on the hair and jewels too flashy and shiny. Basically do not wear accessories that distract from the main subject of the photos: YOU.
Sneakers are ok but running shoes with bright colors are a big NO. Choose shoes that will fit with the rest of the outfit both in terms of mood that color.
That’s pretty much it. Easy, isn’t it ?