What to Wear Guide

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

First off, we always recommend you bring options. pack a bag and bring it so we can pick and choose it also allows you to change depending on location. By doing this we can make sure the outfits compliment the environment so the focus is on you, and not on distractions, which yes, can be your outfits. Bring stuff that you know you rock that we can pick and pull from! Don’t bring your whole closet though. Most people bring about 3 or 4 pairs of bottoms and 4 or 5 tops each, you can bring dresses, accessories, jackets and whatnot as well. Also, depending on where we are shooting, you’ll most likely be changing in the back of the car on the side of the road haha. If you aren’t down with that, that’s totally fine just bring one outfit!

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, or out on a field 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 (ps heels are almost always a bad idea in most scenarios, unless you’re freakishly good at walking in them haha). 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!

Movement

Make sure that the materials you wear will keep you comfortable during the shoot not only for temperatures but also for being able to move around in. If you're in brand new jeans that are still stiff and tight, you might be distracted during the shoot! Whatever you wear make sure it lets you sit, run and move around in. We recommend bringing clothes that are "broken in" so that you'll be as comfortable as possible. We also love when people bring clothing (ex. dresses) or accessories that can show movement by catching wind, because it adds energy to the photos and looks just awesome!

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Colors

We recommend sticking with neutrals and earthy tones. Neutrals doesn't mean just grey's and browns, there's neutrals of every color (mustard yellow, forest green, navy blue, burnt orange, etc.) STAY AWAY from bright, fluorescent 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 depending on light conditions, but for the most part it results in people looking really pink and weird in images. Try to stay from those colors, but if you really want to wear something pink, orange or red just check in 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. Flannels are always a yes in my book (probably because I wear one every day haha)! I usually try to avoid pairing too many patterns together because, you guessed it, it makes the photos feel a little hectic and distracting from your faces and the location. If one of you guys is wearing any type of pattern make sure the other person doesn't wear a pattern because you'll clash and it'll be too distracting! Also, be sure to iron your clothes before so there’s not huge wrinkles distracting from your faces either!

In Home Shoots

For home shoots, follow the steps above but we always recommend when doing an in home shoot to feel comfortable.  Don’t dress up too much, sometimes the less the better! Of course, if we’re at home sometimes that means we’ll be barefoot and so on. Being at home can make you feel 1000x more comfortable.

Welp, that’s all for now!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know! If you’re still freakin out about what to wear feel free to shoot us a pic or two of what you’re thinking! We’ve also attached a sample Pinterest board to guide you further! Wear what you love, a pair of Vans you’ve had since 8th grade? Great. A sweater you wore for basically a month straight? Awesome. A hat that you know your mom hates? Perfect. You do you (clapping emoji), and we promise the photos will turn out amazing.

Let us know if you have any questions