What should you wear for your pre-wedding photo shoot?

If you are anything like Oliver then you love nothing more than wearing t-shirts and shorts, all year round no matter the weather. You may also struggle with fashion choices and knowing what to put with something to complement it. Choosing your outfit for a special occasion can become very stressful.

Your pre-wedding photoshoot is designed for you to get comfortable in-front of the camera ahead of your wedding day. Settling all of those nerves and also allowing us to get to know each other better so we feel like a best friend on your wedding day. But this is also the perfect opportunity to get some professional couple photos which will look even better with the right outfit choice!

So we have created this useful step-by-step guide on what to wear for your pre-wedding photoshoot.

1. Be comfortable!

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Although it is important having something nice to wear on your pre-wedding shoot, its even more important to wear something you feel comfortable in. Ok so maybe not quite to Olivers extreme of soft fabric shorts and a t-shirt, but if you normally wear jeans then don’t stick on a pair of tight fitting chinos. A nice pair of fitted jeans will be just fine for your pre-wedding photoshoot.

We like the term smart-casual! A nice shirt and jeans and maybe a dress for the ladies will be perfect, as you will feel comfortable but still look stylish.

Be Matchy Matchy, by this we don’t mean the exact same outfit but choose something which complements what your partner is wearing. If you have chosen pastel colours for yourself then try and have your partner choose something complimentary to that colour palette.

2.What does the weather look like?

Have a look at what Derek the weatherman has said the weather is going to be like on the day of your pre-wedding shoot and try select an outfit that is appropriate for that.

If its going to be a nice summers day then we highly suggest you wear a dress and maybe chino shorts, loafers and a shortsleeved shirt for the gents. But we are in the UK so if it is a typical British rainy day then maybe consider a nice thick coat and some complementary accessories (wooly scarves are a good idea).

3.What season is it?

We have kind of gone over this in tip 1, but try and select colours which represent the season you are having your engagement in. If it’s the spring/summer then choose nice whites, yellows and pinks or dark reds and navy’s for the more autumnal/winter times of year.

By doing this you will match the scene with the flowers of summer and crisp red leaves of autumn.

4.Tones and patterns on your clothing

NO SLOGAN T-SHIRTS! Please please, pretty please with a cherry on top do not wear any clothing with huge vinyl slogans on the front of them. They are very distracting and take away from the feel of your pre-wedding photoshoot.

Instead opt for nice neutral and simplistic clothing that won’t distract from looking at your lovely emotions that you are sharing throughout the shoot.

5.Bring your family along!

The more the merrier! If you are a small family then definitely consider bringing them along. They are a big part of your lives and will be there on your wedding day so we want to get to know them so they feel comfortable around us.

We do advise that if you want to bring your children along that they are above the age of 5 so they are safe to stand alongside us when we take some individual couple portraits of you guys.

PLEASE BRING YOUR DOGS! We absolutely love dogs and they are so fun to have involved in your pre-wedding photoshoot.

Now that you know what to wear on your pre-wedding photoshoot, why not book one in with us and lets have some awesome fun together!

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