How to dress for your couple shoot

Planning

Whether you are doing a down to earth, barefeet-in-the-grass sort of shoot or something more elegantly high-end, we strongly suggest that some form of planning/styling should be done to get the best out of your session.  Here are a few tips/suggestions to get you on the right track.

No matchy-matchy

Go for a more complimentary look rather than outright matching your partner.  How do you do this?  The easiest way to start is by choosing a colour palette and creating your ensemble from there.  Normally us girls already have an idea of what we want to wear, begin with that and then choose a colour or 2 from your outfit for your partners.  Pinterest is a great source for finding a palette that you like.  If you’re not into the colour match, then go for complimentary colours. Keep it simple and timeless.

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Solid colours

Choosing solid colours for your session works really well!  It keeps the images clean, elegant and with all the focus on you and your partner.

Signature piece

A belt, beautiful headband, a well-placed piece of chunky jewelry – adds just the right amount of oompf to any session.  Choose one or 2 signature pieces and rock the look.

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Texture & Layers

Adding clothing with texture to your wardrobe always provides an interesting take!  Textures, such as wools, leather, sheer/transparent, lace: these make for popping, intriguing images.

Feel free to layer up!  A beautiful maxi dress with a lace shawl draped across the shoulders, top, jacket and a scarf – the combinations are endless, and for all seasons.  If you’re going traditional – our lehengas and sarees have plenty of layers 🙂

Double up

You can mix things up with having 2 outfits for your session.  Have fun with it.

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Name brands

Unless this is exactly what you looking for, try not to wear clothing with large name brands – these stand out and distracts the eye from you two lovebirds.

The right time

You can plan your session around a specific theme, season, or even a holiday.  Think about what you would like to use the images for or what is your favourite thing to do.

Props?

Always welcome :).  Bring along little trinkets or meaningful items that you would like in the session.  If you like a more free look, balloons, playful toys or even a styled picnic.  Whatever grabs your fancy – go with it.

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Pamper yourself

You will have these images for a lifetime – look your best and cherish the moment.  I strongly suggest getting your hair and makeup done – nothing beats a well-groomed couple.  You will feel amazing and this will definitely show in your images!

This article is brought to you by Minisha Ramudu Photography

 

*Images sourced from Pinterest for illustration purposes only