What is a couple photo session?

(e-shoot)

What do we wear?

Should we bring anything?

 

I have designed this document to help couples with the common questions “What should I expect? What do we wear? Do we need to bring anything?”.  The main factors that will help with your couple photo session are:  Location, lighting, clothing and emotional interaction with each other and myself.

In this document I have included a collection of images from my favourite couple portrait sessions. The style displayed is inline with a nice colourful edit, beautiful light in a variety of locations, notice the images include couples that look and feel comfortable, dressed to match their personality.  ( In all of these images the location and time of day having been taken into account to achieve the best results.) I have also included a list of ‘activities’ below, these activities  will help invoke emotion into our photo session.

 

 

REMEMBER ‘what you wear’ impacts the final result of the images.

 

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Colour works: Using bright colours works wonders. As seen In many of the examples, if one person is wearing a

brightly coloured or patterned outfit the other person will be dressed in more neutral style to balance the image.

 

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Try to compliment each other.

Shoes and accessories such as socks, handbags, bow ties, suspenders, picnic towel etc all make for interesting additions to your images ( examples of these can all be found on the Pinterest mood board linked below ). 

 I should note don’t typically like using ‘corny’ props as its not really my style. however working with things relevant to your out fit and the situation / environment can work wonders.

In the example directly below the addition of a simple blue denim top on ‘Jessie’ next to a more neutral colour outfit for ‘Luka’  adds just the right amount of colour to the photo and really effects the final edit in a positive way.

 

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Colours work AMAZINGLY especially when we are shooting in a forrest, with some nice greenery.

 

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Nevertheless, it is still important to dress as your selves and be comfortable in what you’re wearing. You can break the rules and go with a

more coordinated formal theme with less colour. There are so many ways we can approach this aspect of the portrait session.

I hope this document has been somewhat helpful in deciding what you will wear for your couple portrait session, at the end of the day this is just a guide.

You still have to be yourselves and feel comfortable.

 

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A list of activities I need you to choose from as per the instructions below.

 

Factors in a good photo shoot:

-What you wear.

-Location.

-Lighting. (time of day)

Food for thought:

-Bow ties.

– Emotional response with a love letter ( or some thing from the list )

-Suspenders.

-Caps.

-Colourful socks.

-Floral head piece.

-Picnic rug.

-Hats.

-Scarves.

 

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