a. What not to wear
We all love to wear our favorite clothes BUT some clothing doesn’t photograph well because
it distracts from the subject. For example, stripes, polka dots, checkerboards and floral
designs are all very busy and take the focus off the face. No single article of clothing should
draw the most attention from the viewer. Try to stay away from very strong colors like red and
yellow. In addition, fluorescent colors are not recommended. Please avoid logos on your
clothing if possible.
b. What to wear
Comfortable clothes are important. If your clothes are uncomfortable, it may show in the
photos. Dress casual and casual attire is suggested for park and beach locations. You can
wear dress clothes as well in city locations.
Earth tone and solid colors work nicely. Blues, browns and grays are very popular. Pick the
colors that work best for you. (We all have our favorite outfits.) Make sure that your outfits
work together. There’s no need for the two of you to match exactly as long as the colors don’t
clash with each other.
Wear comfortable footwear. Keep in mind that there may be a lot of walking during your
session and you want to avoid blisters. Make sure that your footwear also matches your
e. Hair & makeup
If you are having your hair and makeup done professionally, we recommend scheduling your appointment early enough to be on time for your engagement session. If you have long hair, be aware that it may be very windy. This may cause your hair to blow in your face. We recommend having some way of pulling your hair back (i.e. a scrunchie, a clip, etc.) if you need to.
Apply enough makeup to prevent shine without overdoing it. Shiny skin will be more noticeable as light hits your face.