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selections from the ‘engaged!’ category
The most common question, and a great one! So here’s a few tips to get you started;
• Dress For the Location, Season & Type of Session
After you pick you location, is it formal or casual? Select seasonal clothing that complements you as well as the place you are in. In other words, you won’t wear furry boots and coat to the beach for a casual summer family session. Bare feet, rolled up pants with coordinating tops or a fun skirt is more likely. And if you pick a beautiful green field , stay away from wearing too much green. You’ll blend right into the background.
• Solids Over Prints
If I had to pick, 9 times out of 10 I’ll choose the solid color. Busy prints and stripes tend to be distracting and less body flattering than a solid color.
• Don’t Be Matchy – Matchy
It’s ok to wear colors from the same family. But don’t put every on in a matching red polo shirt. Mix it up! Wear your favorite colorful scarf and use the colors in the scarf to tie your group’s outfits together. Pick three colors that go well together ,everyone likes and wear different combinations of them. The days of everyone in the white button-down and khaki pants are gone. Be more creative. I know you can do it! And if your just not sure, I’ll be happy to help!
•Be Comfortable, Be Yourself
Probably the most important! Wear something comfortable that reflects your personal style. If you feel beautiful, you’ll look beautiful. If you’re child doesn’t like the shirt he’s wearing, he’ll probably be fussing in every photo and eventually in tantrum position. Let’s try to avoid that, shall we? If you’re uncomfortable in your skinny jeans
which no one in real life looks good in you won’t feel hot and you’ll probably be making that weird “I’m uncomfortable” face. Why on earth would you do that to yourself?
• Have Fun!
If you look like you’re having fun, you probably are! And you’ll be glad that I’m there taking pictures to remember the moment.
Still stuck? Go though your favorite stores ads and use what they are wearing for inspiration!
Here’s some visual inspiration;
Ah, yellow! The color of happiness, of light and sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful color to wear in outdoor, buttery natural-light shoots, and looks amazing on camera! Although yellow can be difficult for some to wear because of its tendency to wash out skin tones, patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in an otherwise neutral palette adds wonders to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. I love yellow!
In ancient times, the creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty; and were sought after world-round. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet-themed engagement outfit exudes playful sophistication and looks great on camera! Small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can also liven up an otherwise muted palette!
Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, adding orange to your session is always a hit on camera. Couples with a more extroverted nature might enjoy orange-themed outfits. Orange also looks wonderful in urban settings, such as against concrete, brick, and stone.
Nothing says fresh and new quite like the color green! Green comes in a wide array of shades, ranging from a yellowish, pea-like hue all the way to turquoise! Green looks beautiful combined with earth tones, and therefore makes a wonderful choice for outdoor shoots and backdrops of wood and stone. Even small accents of green, such as jewelry, scarves, or shoes, look wonderful with whites and tans.
Have fun & see you soon!oxox, Lindsay
I met up with Rachel & Bill early yesterday morning for their engagement portrait session. We started on the porch of the duplex where they met. Rachel lived on one side and Bill on the other… too cute, right?
Can’t wait for the wedding next summer!!
While I was down in Oak Hill, NY photographing for the GreyFox Bluegrass festival on the Walsh Family Farm, we took a few moments to celebrate Michala and Mark’s engagement. Here’s a few of the shots from their sunset engagement session. Congrats you guys!! oxoxo