What to wear for your Connection session
Selecting Your Outfits:
Say Yes to the Dress Long, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos, especially when juxtaposed with nature, like the mountains, forest, fields, or lakes. Cute, shorter-length dresses photograph beautifully as well (but keep in mind that wind can cause issues with those!) as long as you can move and sit comfortably. Dresses and skirts tend to look most stunning on camera because they really flatter the female body. We recommend avoiding jeans or shorts for your session, and saying yes to a dress or two!
If you're not a dress girl and would prefer to wear jeans or pants, we recommend choosing something in a darker colour as this tends to elongate the legs and draw the eye up and away from possible problem areas like hips and thighs. Try pairing fitted, dark jeans with tall or heeled boots and a lighter, flowy top for a casual outfit that is both flattering and romantic.
Consider a Second Outfit If your photographer allows for it, consider planning a second outfit. If there’s time (and a convenient location nearby to change), we definitely recommend taking advantage this, as sometimes one outfit will photograph better than the other. Or you’ll discover you're more comfortable/confident in one versus the other, so it’s a great backup as well as giving some variety to the final image collection.
Choosing Colors When choosing colors for your outfits, we recommend selecting lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments, and especially compliments the desert. Check out our pinterest board for more outfit inspirations.
Coordinating the Looks As you’re coordinating your outfit with your finance’s, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the color palettes coordinate, but don’t necessarily “match.” You should each aim to wear a different dominant color, but stay within a similar color palette family. Most of our brides choose their dress first, and then put together their fiance’s outfit based on that.
Most Importantly Whatever you choose, be sure that you feel comfortable and beautiful in it. If you feel like you can't move, that tension is going to show in your face throughout your entire session. While we always encourage our couples to take the opportunity to dress up and put together outfits that they love, at the end of the day the outfits are only frames for the most important thing - YOU!
Tip: Bring a pair of flats to wear when moving from place to place. Your feet will thank you later!