A Question I Get From So Many Of My Couples
As a Manchester wedding photographer I offer pre wedding shoots also known as engagement shoots. This is an opportunity for you as a couple to get used to being photographed before your wedding day which is such a great thing for so many reasons. I'm confident if you were to ask any of my previous brides and grooms that have had a pre wedding shoot they'd tell you just how relaxed and fun they are.
Before almost every session though I will get asked, "What should I wear?"
So I decided to put a feature together to assist all of you that may be pondering the same question. Hopefully this helps. Here's some of the key things to consider when choosing.
So ultimately this is the answer, wear what you want but don't just wear what you want (that's as confusing as it sounds yup.) Now by this I mean wear what makes you feel comfortable. That doesn't mean wear a crocodile onesie or feel obliged to be dressed a certain way. You need to be comfortable in what you're wearing so make sure you are. With this you'll feel relaxed, you'll feel like you. With that you'll be at ease around the camera allowing more organic fun images to be created.
Fashion will change with the ages so my advice on this is quite simple, keep it you, keep it timeless, keep it comfortable. Here all I'm trying to let you know is what in my experience works best . Ultimately if you love your fashion label's then feel free to do so.
Another something to consider is co-ordinate and compliment. Consider what colours you and your partner look best in? Do the colours clash, what kind of materials and colours compliment one another and again do you feel comfortable in what you're wearing? Perhaps one of you has something you really want to wear, this is an ideal starting point. Quite a strong point is avoid anything ultra bright, fluorescents are a no no (please.)
Its always exciting when you're heading out to do your pre wedding shoot and if you can its great to bring a change of clothes. This gives you the opportunity for varied images which is great. These clothes should be a relection of you both as a couple and your individuality too.
This sounds obvious but isn't always. If its winter it's less than ideal to be wearing shorts and t-shirt and at the other end of the spectrum if its summer time then don't wear a wooly jumper and coat. Consider where we live though, the UK is renowned for its weather so that additional set/change of clothes could be crucial. Consider the seasons, summer dresses are always a winner for the ladies, denims, smart shorts for the gents & pastel colours are always great.
I really hope this has been of some help to you all an if you've any questions please just drop me a message - NOW would be THE BEST TIME TO GET IN TOUCH. You may be interested to see more of my work which can be found in my portfolio. If you're considering your wedding venue some of the best I've worked at can be found here.