Post # 1
My photographer told me to stay away from sleeve less anything and short sleeves were ‘iffy’. I have read stay away from busy patternd and such also. I am a ‘guady’ girl. I love colorful and fun things. I have two shirts (short sleeve) that meet the terms, kinda. But, I bought the prettiest hot pink dress. Its one shoulder and looks great on. It is totally me. My dilema is I don’t want him to think I totally ignored what he said. Help? Anyone have a similar prob? What do you think? I haven’t even figured out my boy’s outfits lol 😉
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Ignore it if you want to. 😉 What I would do is take a few snapshots of yourself in the dress and see if you like your arms in it (which is what I’m guessing he is talking about with the sleeveless prohibition). If you do? No problem!
Post # 4
I wore a sleeveless dress for my engagement photos (which are the fist set of pictures in this facebook album): http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2023168&id=1094618484&l=54e7c491f3 to give you some ideas. I’d encourage you to take test pictures in your desired outfit to see how it photographs. Best of luck!
Post # 5
my photographer told me to avoid colors that were too different from my skin tone, to avoid a harsh contrast….but i have very fair skin and wore a black dress anyway, and they actually turned out great!
my biggest advice would be just to wear something that you are comfortable in
Post # 6
I agree with everyone else – wear whatever makes you feel like yourself! I think that I kind of simplified my normal look, just to make it more timeless and less stylized. But really – don’t you think that all pictures of you should look like, well, YOU?? I do! I think that you’ll love your pictures more if you don’t look like you’re wearing someone elses clothes.
Post # 7
Well… I am having a 40s engagement session. So…
But I am also having a “normal” session. I am just going to wear something classic. Something I am not going to look back on in 20 years and go “what on Earth am I thinking?” Or at least as less likely as possible.
Post # 8
Wear whatever makes you look and feel beautiful and sexy…
Post # 9
This is the dress. It’s a bad pic but gives you an idea. Thank you! You all are confirming what I thought. I want to email him what I have and what I’m thinking for pic ideas. I just don’t want to seem like an ‘over do it’ pushy bride? Am I thinking wayyyy to into it?
Post # 10
Wear what you want to, that dress looks hot and confidence will show in your pictures!
Post # 11
I think you might be thinking into it a little too much If you love the dress and you feel awesome in it, that’s totally the dress to wear. I think it’s most important to feel confident at your shoot.
Post # 12
Seriously, wear something that’s you. I always tell my couples to pick something that they are comfortable being themselves in.
The only way I ever direct what they wear is I let my couples know I’ve never had a bad engagement session when the girl was wearing a dress. For some reason dresses just add a ton of fun to things!
Your photos should be all about who you guys are, and your photographer’s job is to capture who you are… simple enough
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Pretty dress! I love bright colors in photos, and think it would look fab! Could you bring two outfits, so you have something a bit more neutral (and maybe casual) for a few shots?
Post # 14
I think you’ll be fine. If you’re really worried he’ll think you ignored him, you can just make a casual funny comment saying, I know you said none of these things but I just loved this dress!! You’ll look gorgeous if you like what you’re wearing and feel comfortable, and that’s the most important part!
Post # 15
I wish I had be able to ear what I wanted, but we had unexpected 90 degree heat in April in West Virginia. My alternate outfit was okay but I liked my orginial shirt better. I wasn’t able to chage outfits. I wish I could have I would have liked to have causal and dressy pics. BTW I wore a Hot pick shirt and it looked great. There were pale pink blooming trees in the park.
Post # 16
I agree with everyone else… bright colors in photos look amazing! Wear what you feel comfortable in, it’ll show in the pics! Good luck!