What to wear guide
Ok! so here's the gist!
We know it can feel kind of daunting to pick what to wear for video and photos. Here are a few guidelines we’ve put together so you guys can be sure to look hot and be all over each other, while still making sure the images are focused on your guys’ love, not what you’re wearing. Full disclaimer, we don’t know anything about fashion. We wear oversized t-shirts and socks with sandals every day so there’s a hell of a good chance you’ve got better style than we do haha! This is just what we’ve found to work best from trial and error from past shoots, they’re only guidelines, not rules! You can show up wearing potato sacks for all we care.
Ultimately, we want you guys to look like yourselves. Don’t feel like if you don’t follow these guidelines that your videos are gonna suck. The most important thing to us is that you guys feel and look like yourselves, how you normally dress, so you can be as comfortable as possible! A lot of people try to go shopping for new clothes for the shoot beforehand but we actually recommend not going that route. Bring stuff you normally wear, stuff that’s already in your closet that you love and feel yourselves in. An old band t shirt and ripped jeans? Perfect. A lot of my couples will go shopping for “nicer” looking clothes which is totally fine, but sometimes they regret not just wearing what feels like themselves in. Who cares if you look back at the videos and photos in 20 years and laugh about what you’re wearing? As long as it represented what you guys are like right now, thats all that matters. Plus, guys are usually not all that stoked about putting on a collared ironed button up with dress shoes if they’re used to wearing flannels and Chacos every day. Pinky promise they’ll be way more happy to be at the shoot if you don’t force an outfit he thinks is stupid.
Here are few guidelines to help if you’re feeling lost about what to wear :
First off, we always recommend to bring couple of options. To get the best results, we can pick and pull from the options you bring for you guys to change into for each location we shoot at. This way we can make sure the outfits compliment the environment so that the focus is on you two, not on any distractions, which yes, can be your outfits. All you have to do is make sure you bring stuff that you feel like a million bucks in that we can pick and pull from!
Don’t bring your whole closet though. It will take too much time for us to go through everything and will take time away from your session. Most people bring about 3 or 4 pairs of bottoms and 4 or 5 tops each, then you can bring dresses, accessories, jackets and whatnot as well. Also, just know that depending on where we are shooting, you’ll most likely be changing in the back of the car on the side of the road. If you aren’t down with that, that’s totally fine and you can just bring one outfit! Just make sure to text us a few photos of the outfit options you have and we can pick it out together beforehand.
Make sure it makes sense.
Think about the conditions and locations we are going to be shooting in and plan around it. If we are going to be hiking around the mountains, bring shoes with good grip and you won’t twist your ankles in. If we are shooting on a sandy beach, it would look weird if you’re wearing shoes (ps heels are almost always a bad idea in most scenarios, unless you’re freakishly good at walking in them haha). If it’s freezing cold outside, bring lots of layers and warm clothes with wool socks and boots. If it’s going to be hot, bring clothes that can breathe more so you don’t have sweaty pit stains in the videos. Be as comfortable as you can be!
Avoid big, loud, chunky, crazy patterns. The smaller or more subtle, the better! If the pattern is too loud, it will distract from your faces. We usually try to avoid pairing too many patterns together because, you guessed it, it makes the videos feel a little hectic and distracting from your faces and the location. Also, be sure to iron your clothes before so there’s not huge wrinkles distracting from your faces either!
When we think “props”, we think of all the cringe-worthy Pinterest photos we’ve seen of cheesy chalkboards and hobby lobby props brought to shoots that basically just make us wanna hurl. But props don’t have to be cheesy! Props could be a dominos pizza picnic, a motorcycle, your naked cats (if you have a dog and don’t bring it I’ll be pissed), blankets, a truck/car, a campfire, a bouquet, a paddle board, etc. If you have props you wanna incorporate, let us know and we can make sure to incorporate them in a non-cheesy way!
Hair & Makeup
One of the most common questions we get asked is whether or not they should get their hair and makeup done by a pro. Our answer is always “whatever will make you feel best, do that.” We absolutely don’t think it’s necessary whatsoever, because in our personal opinion, we would rather look like OURSELVES rather than a super glammed up version of us. But, if you want your hair and makeup done, then definitely do it, because the most important thing is that you feel confident like Beyonce & Jay-z always. If you’re getting hair and makeup done, we recommend you schedule it to be done at least an hour before you have to leave for our session, so you aren’t late.
Welp, That's all folks!
let us know if you have any questions!
If you have anymore questions, don’t hesitate to let us know! If you’re still freakin out about what to wear feel free to shoot us a pic or two of what you’re thinking, or we can create a little Pinterest board together! But overall, just wear what you’re comfortable in and feel like you in. A pair of Vans you’ve had since 8th grade? Great. A sweater you wore for basically a month straight? Awesome. A hat that you know your mom hates? Perfect. You do you, and we promise the videos will turn out amazing.