Prepping for photos in general is tricky, especially the photos that announce you are getting married! Here are three tips and outfit examples to make the prepping easier and have a better outcome.
Pick a photographer whose vision aligns with yours. Make sure you view their portfolio on their website before inquiring and love their editing/shooting style. See if they have useful tools such as outfit inspiration and/or location guides. Understand what they offer as far as time, amount of photos, and travel. You can usually find this information in “investments” or “pricing”.
Decide what season you want them taken in and where (what you want in the background). It can be at your home, public location, or a place your photographer recommends for lighting purposes. Lighting is a key piece to good photos, be sure to listen to your photographer on that one! Once you decide that, you can plan what you are wanting to wear for outfits.
OUTFITS! These can make or break your photos. It’s important to pick colors that compliment the scenery rather than outfits being the main focus of the image. Stay away from busy prints, vivid colors and tight/baggy unflattering clothing. Pick 2-3 colors and keep the busy prints in small quantities. It is also important to know what type of vibe you are going for. Such as, relaxed/casual, boho/eccentric, western/ranchy, dressy/sophisticated etc. Try not to combine styles, rather ask your photographer if you can change outfits half way through your session for two different vibes! Examples are listed below.