Part of what makes a beautiful photo session are the colours that are presented! Think greens and reds during Christmas, or a beautifully coloured movie that shows teal and orange. Each colour has a friend on the other side of the colour wheel that brings out the best in both of them. So what are the best colours for your engagement photos?
Everyone has different tastes. What inspires you? What photos have you seen on Pinterest or IG that really grabs your attention? Flowy dresses and cute hats in an open field? Maybe boho is your jam! Perhaps a more regal style shoot in a beautiful indoor venue feels more your style. Whatever your style is, we want you to dress accordingly. Try making a Pinterest board, or screenshot all the photos that inspire you and look at the outfits. This is going to give you an idea of what you may want to purchase for your upcoming shoot, or you may even have something similar in your closet. Take a look! Above all, we want to make sure that whatever outfit you choose, you FEEL gorgeous, confident, and comfortable in it. This will translate to amazing photos!
We talked about the colour wheel a bit earlier. Let’s use the principle of complementary colours for your engagement photos. We don’t want to get too confusing or technical, but understanding the basics goes a long way when choosing your outfits. Bright, overly saturated colours can come across as very harsh in camera. You always want to choose colours that are easier on the eye. Say you like green and red, think EARTHY Green and BURGUNDY Red. A good rule of thumb is monochromatic colours, pastels, deep tones, and NO neons. Textures and patterns are good but use them sparingly, so try to refrain from logos, character tees, and big/bright/bold patterns. As long as the colours are right, you’re good to go!
Having inspiration photos and knowing what you like/don’t like is a huge help when it comes time to start putting your outfits together. If you’re still a little lost, your photographer can help you build a color scheme around the main colour/outfit you want to coordinate everything else with. Once you think you’ve got your outfits set, you need to look at them side by side. Seeing it all together is going to help tremendously, and bonus if you try it on! Sending pics to your photographer (OR ME ;)) to get their input is invaluable, too, especially if colours and outfits aren’t your strong suit. Then you can adjust accordingly if needed! Take a look at some of our previous couples’ sessions below for outfit/colour palette inspiration on what to wear for your engagement photos!
I Hope This Helps You on Your Engagement Session Journey – Stay Tuned For Part 2 + 3 COMING SOON…
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