Post # 1
Yes, I waited until the last minute to decide on outfits! I’ve read a lot of outfit tips and maybe thats the reason I put everything off until the last minute – its all so conflicting. I knew right off the bat I didnt want to wear anything WHITE. In pictures, it tends to wash me out a little, so that was an easy avoidance. I’ve read that we should wear BRIGHT colors, but I feel like I look better in natural colors, because I have dark brown hair, funky red highlights and a natural Florida tan. I have tons of clothes, but naturally, I hate everything in my closet. Typical girl here.
This is where I am right now. our thoughts and feedback would be appreciated!
Venue 1 (Romantic): A huge estate (cool stone house) that is right on the bay, with a lush garden and unique architecture. Me: sleeveless light brown dress, wedge sandals (not very formal or high heel) and pearl earrings. No necklace because I didn’t really like anything with the dress. Mr: dark nice jeans, maroon polo, nice close-toe shoes.
Venue 2 (Fun/Playful): A fairly secluded beach area on an island with big city skyline in the background (from the mainland) and also a vintage carrousel. Me: ribbed tank top in a light/soft green color, jeans (worn looking), sandals. Mr: solid brown t-shirt, jeans (worn looking), sandals.
So, I’ve been more drawn to earth tones and not really the bright bold colors. I am a little worried that we’ve derailed a little here. Fiance is tall, dark and handsome, if that helps. 😉
Post # 3
Your choices sound great! I didn’t wear bright colors for my pictures either. We took pictures outside in the fall foliage and bright colors would have detracted from the scenery. Your locations should so beautiful that I don’t think you need crazy colors to stand out.
Post # 4
As long as the the colors are not too similar to the background colors of the venues, it should be okay. Is the manor made of red/brown brick or grey concrete? That might be the deciding factor in the brown dress is in or out OR if FI’s maroon polo is out. As long as you wear different colors from your background (and solids are always safe) I think you will be fine! You are keeping it simple and these pics will really last, without looking dated.
Post # 5
Here are some pics of the property I am most worried about (the estate). I think I am most worried about my brown dress, but really can’t picture anything bright and vibrant on me at this place. I’m nervous and don’t have much time to shop! I spent all weekend looking for something and was let down. It’s still 90 degrees down here, so I thought cute dresses would still be everywhere. Not so much.
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Post # 6
Honest opinion alert: I don’t love the wedge sandals with the pearls and location. To me, wedge sandals are casual and the location is wow (but I’d have to see a photo of the shoes in question). It’s hard to give an opinion.
For the second outfit- The location sounds fantastic- if you’re shooting in the evening you may consider dressing up your outfits a bit more. It really depends on the look you’re going for- but I’m seeing these really beautifully lit photos and to me it screams for something a little more formal, but not overkill. Another option is bringing clothes to layer to see what works the day of.
Post # 7
@MWilliamsPhoto: Thanks! The particular wedges in question didn’t have the cork bottom, they were wood and had a metallic material on top. Really hard to explain. But I agree, and I think that is why I have been stressing out so much. The first outfit just didn’t feel right.
So, I went shopping yesterday and snagged a couple solid color jewel tone dresses. One is a deep fuschia and the other is a burnt orange. So I am going to play with those. I am switching from wedges to peep toe pumps instead.
Going to keep the more casual outfit the same though. We’re shooting in the early afternoon. The only thing I did to dress up that outfit a little more was add some cute dangle earrings.
2 days to go …