Outfits don't make-or-break a session, however wearing the right thing can greatly increase your comfort level during a shoot, as well as add exactly the right vibe to your photos.
Our #1 recommendation is that youwear something that you feel like you in.
When Jacquie had her engagement photos done, she thought you "had to dress up", so she bought a dress. As someone who never ever ever wears dresses she spent the whole session feeling uncomfortable. 8 years later, this is still a regret.
If you were most comfortable and jeans and a cute top, wear jeans and a cute top.
If you can rock a flowy dress, we definitely won't stop you.
Makeup, no makeup? That is your personal preference. (And no, you don't need extra makeup so it "shows up" in photos).
The best combination is an outfit that represents the vibe/aesthetic you would like to give off in the photos, while being something you would wear out on a date anyways.
In terms of color and pattern , neutrals and earth tones always look the best in our photos. And you definitely don't have to be afraid of patterns in your clothing.
Be complementary to each other, but not “matchy matchy”. Nothing looks more like a stiff Sears portrait then everyone showing up wearing the same thing.
Remember to think about your look from head to toe. Yes, your old running shoes will show up in the photos, so maybe swap them out this time.
Our final note on outfits: remember what location we're headed to, and think about matching your aesthetic to it. I'm just going to come out and say it: high heels and nature don't make sense together, so stick to your blundstones and leave the fancy stuff for another day!