Post # 1
so i have never done a “photo shoot” and we getting close to our e-pic time. i was just wondering how does this work? do they direct you? tell you “go over in front of this wall and kiss” or do you just do your own thing and hope that you do something photogenic?
and what do you wear? we are going to another state to take them, so i have no idea what environments/settings we’ll be in. i have heard solid colors are best? what should my guy wear??
Post # 3
I had all of the same questions! When we did our e-pics they pretty much directed us, once we got into it we felt like we were old pros. We knew we wanted pictures outside and not too “posed” so we told our photog that and she got some great shots of us outside…sorry i dont have any on my laptop or i would post them. My Darling Husband and i wore jeans and white button down shirts and then switched into sweaters. You should ask how many clothing changes you get. I am not a dress person but i have seen lots of gals that wear a cute solid colored dress with cute heels and their pics come out great. Most important, speak up and make sure you get the pics and background you want.
Post # 4
At the begining your pictures will suck but by the end you will be a pro! All of our favorites were at the end of the shoot! :!
Post # 5
They will give you directions and tell you where to look. I had 2 photographers so one would have us look at her while he took side angles and even back shots. I didn’t want to change so we stayed in the same outift. don’t forget to get your nails done because they will take up close photos of your ring/hands.
Post # 6
Wear whatever you’re most comfortable in. You will be in a new, strange situation already so you want to be as comfortable as possible. I ended up changing our outfits as we were walking out the door because I felt odd in the ones I had planned. My photographer also said solid colors are best because then your face stands out more…that being said, I’ve seen some perfectly awesome pictures with prints/patterns in them. It’s kind of up to you. My suggestion would be that you if are wearing a print to have your Fiance in something solid or vice versa. We were also told that earthy colors (browns, burnt oranges, dark reds, etc) work best and that’s what we wore because we’re always wearing those colors. Since you don’t know your exact locations I would opt for something a little more subdued like solids and earthy colors and then pack some fun accessories or a more wild change of clothing that you can wear if the backdrop allows for it. Good luck, relax, and have fun with your honey. That’s really all that matters. The rest is just clothing which nobody will notice if your smiles are huge!
Post # 7
We just took ours last weekend and I had all the same questions. I think a lot depends on your photographer’s style but mine had some great ideas and directed us but also let us take our own initiative on some things. If you’re trying to decide on your outfits based on location (as we were) don’t be afraid to shoot your photographer a quick email just asking where they had in mind as far as location and what type of outfit might work best with the scenery. We had two different outfits- one formal, one more typical of our personalities. For our formal pics I wore a gray dress with a black beaded neckline and grey & pink ballet flats (we did a lot of walking during our shoot so comfort was a priority as well) and FH wore nice jeans with a gray button down (unbuttoned) over a black shirt. In our less formal pics FH wore a Mets baseball jersey and jeans. I wore a orange shirt with a unbuttoned white button down over it with dark jeans and flip flops. Personally I think clothing really just depends on your style. The best advice I can give you is just pretend its a average day walking around with your FH and have fun. The best pictures come when you’re relaxing and having a good time.