Choosing an outfit for your photoshoot can be difficult, there’s so many things to consider after all, you don’t want to blend into the background or clash with your partner.
Don’t worry though, I have the perfect guide to help you narrow down your options to create the shoot of your dreams!
Woodland= Neutrals and Earth Tones
If your shoot is going to be outdoors in a wooded area such as Tarkiln Bayou Preserve, you should consider complementing this scene by wearing neutral earth tones. This includes muted and natural colors such as browns, whites, muted greens and small patterns like floral prints. Avoid clothes that are bright/ neon colors as this doesn’t compliment the surroundings. The more natural the better, like you’re trying to fit in rather than stand out.
Beach= Soft and Neutral
Pensacola beach, Florida can be a super fun place to shoot, but it requires a little extra consideration when choosing an outfit. The bright sunlight on the white sand can be very reflective and can easily wash out some colors. I suggest a color pallet of natural colors such as whites, creams, contrasting colors such as black and dark blue and textures such as denim to reflect a soft summery vibe. For bathing suits, you can get away with muted colors here, as long as they’re not neon.
Downtown= Dark and Textured
There can often be a lot of colors in a downtown location, from the buildings and parks to the shops and people, therefore it’s important to choose outfit colors that won’t get lost in the noise. Downtown/Urban areas such as Downtown Pensacola look best with darker colors typically, burnt oranges, black, greens, soft patterns and textures such as leather or denim.
The Perfect Dress
This deserves a section of its own! The perfect dress isn’t just an outfit, it can be used as a prop to help create movement in the images. Often the textures and patterns of a dress can add another level to the shoot! From silk and floral print to knee length or maxi dress, their textures and dimensions add that little extra something to the shoot. If you’re at the beach, a long flowy maxi dress can be a great way to help create that formal summery vibe whereas a short floral dress can be perfect for a woodland shoot as it gives off a relaxed feminine look!
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I see my photography life as a complete life altering decision. I shot my first wedding in Cancun, Mexico and have since shot weddings in four different states. From traveling between the gulf coast all the way back to the midwest, I can't imagine what it would be like to not capture milestones along the way.