Post # 1
Help, guys! My engagement photo session is coming up, and I’m having a tough time figuring out to wear. My friend said that her phototgrapher told her to wear a white shirt, but she couldn’t remember why. Ugh. White sounds boring to me. Is there some magical reason I should wear white, like it will make me look xtra gorgeous and thin or something?
Who knows what the Mr. is going to wear… let’s just get to him to match his socks.
Post # 3
We wore ivory and brown. We did our shots outside in the snow under some trees, so we were going for a soft, natural feel. I wore this BCBG dress with a long brown knitted scarf, brown tights, ivory knitted boots, and brown gloves.
Post # 4
thanks – sounds super cute. any reason why white?
Post # 5
My photographer actually said not white. White pops out, so it tends to make people focus on the clothing too much, but I think it also depends on where you’re getting the photos. I would say solids, patterns aren’t as photogenic and it can be distracting. I actually brought a few outfits and let the photographer pick them. Here’s a couple of my photos. The photographer was Adam Nollmeyer.
Post # 6
You might want to ask your photographer what he/she thinks–different ones give different advice.
Wearing white can help brighten up your face, because some of the light will reflect off your shirt.
Sometimes photographers suggest wearing solid darker colors though so that you’ll cut a clear… silhouette/outline. And of course some of those darker colors can smooth things out & be slimming…
I would think you should also consider where you’re taking the photos…
Post # 7
thanks, all! The photos will be outdoors in SF, at Golden Gate Park. Perhaps on a carousel, to be exact.
Post # 8
i guess ther’s something about a nice crisp white shirt in pictures!!
most if not all my friends’ and fam’s epics were in white shirts with jeans— can u bring a "plan B" shirt/blouse and change if you’re not feelin the white??
have fun taking the pics!