Post # 1
Fiance and I head to Nashua tomorrow to get our engagement pictures–yikes! I’m really excited, but also very nervous. We’ll be shooting in a state park, so I don’t think I have to worry about changing outfits, but that does mean I have to pick just one. Hmmm.
I’m currently planning on black matchstick corduroys and a longsleeve, v-neck sweater (also black) with a bright pink cashmere scarf/wrap. I know I’ve heard to try to wear colors in photos but I generally wear a lot of black and grey. Is that going to photograph too blandly? Do I need to rethink this?
I have typical Irish coloring–light brown hair, pale pale skin, blue eyes–if that makes a difference.
Anything else I should know or think about? I’m mostly hoping our photog has ideas and recommendations since he’s the one that’s done this before 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
how fun! i think that sounds like a nice, classic outfit. if you’re worried about too much black, perhaps you could bring an extra sweater just in case the photog says it’s not coming out well. we scheduled our engagement shoot only 12 hours in advance, so i didn’t have much time to think about it, and i’m sure i could have garnered a lot more tips, but in the end it’s just important to have fun with it!
oh, one thing–if you’re going to be wearing cute but uncomfortable shoes, bring a comfy pair to walk in when you’re moving from place to place to give your feet a rest. oh another thing–you will probably be doing a *lot* of kissing, so if you’re wearing lipstick, definitely bring it along for touch-ups!
have a great time!
Post # 4
I think that’s ok. The focus should be on you and your Fiance, not your clothes. Perhaps bring another solid colored shirt to switch it up a bit.
Best advice I can give is just to relax. It felt really, really weird to both of us at first. You can tell that we got more comfortable as the shoot went on. We brought some beers to help us relax 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think you necessarily need to pick just one outfit because of your location. We shot ours in a park and near a bridge and I just did a quick top change in our car when no one was around lol. And I’m really glad I had the two different tops because it made the photos less repetitive. The only thing is that I would suggest at least having one top that is a brighter colour. I wore a grey top at first but switched to a brighter purple later and I’m glad I did because my Fiance who wore navy kind of blended into the background in the photos that are from a distance.
My only other tip is to just try and pay attention to what you’re doing, pose wise, as much as you can. I can’t even tell you how many awkward photos I have with my arms or hands all sticking out weird because I wasn’t paying attention to how I was standing lol. Or if you notice you’re using the same pose a lot, try to switch it up so you get more variation in your photos. Ex. having your arms around his neck staring lovingly at him is nice, but it’s better to have more than just that when you get your photos back, even if you just change where your arms were. (I learned the hard way lol)
Sorry that turned out so long, I just went through my own that I got back and so all of these points were on my mind.
Good luck and I’m sure you will have tons of fun!