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How To Dress For A Couple Photo Shoot
Are you and your partner looking for a fun and creative photoshoot? These tips will help you choose the best look for your upcoming shoot.
Choose the right colors

Now that you've got the foundation of your look down, it's time to add some color! This is where things can get tricky. If both outfits are too similar in color, they'll blend together and not make a big impact. If they're too different, they will look mismatched and uncoordinated. For example, if one person is wearing a blue dress and the other person is wearing yellow pants, it's likely going to be too jarring for photos. However, if one person wears blue pants and the other wears a yellow top, the tops will stand out nicely against the darker pants and give a little pop of color without looking wrong. But what if you want to wear two patterned outfits? It's possible to mix prints in photos as long as they aren't competing with each other--but unless you're an expert in fashion (or have one handy), we recommend sticking with simple colors rather than trying to perfectly match patterns.

The bottom line when choosing colors is this: identify what colors you want to wear and try them on in front of a mirror (even better if someone else can take pictures so you can see how they'll translate). When you see them together, ask yourself "does this ensemble make me feel confident?" If yes--congrats! You've found your outfit!

The right combination of colors will help you bring harmony to your photo session. You can't go wrong with a pastel or neutral look, but feel free to add a pop of color! If you're not sure where to start, look through your wardrobe and pull out your favorite pieces. Then, identify what colors you want to wear. Once you have that established, the rest is easy! Try it on in front of a mirror, and ask yourself "does this ensemble make me feel confident?" If so, then you've found your outfit!

Wondering how to stand out in your photos? Don't be afraid of color! Think about what piece of clothing makes you feel confident when wearing it — is there a bold print or vivid shade that comes readily to mind? That's the piece that will do wonders for separating you from the crowd and making sure everyone knows who the stars of these photos are.

If you really want to get into it and see how it looks before jumping into a photoshoot with professional lighting or cameras, take some test photos with your outfit using just the camera on your phone. This will give you an idea of how different types of clothing work against different backgrounds without being caught up in an actual photoshoot environment.

Matching Approved

For couples who are ready to capture a special moment in their lives, the hardest part can be figuring out what to wear. Many people worry that they need to wear matching outfits, but this is not true—in fact, it's not even necessary for you and your partner to wear the same color or pattern. Instead, try finding one item that brings everything together. For example, if you're wearing a blue dress, ask your partner if he or she can add something with blue in it as well!

You'll also want to keep the location of your photoshoot in mind when you plan what to wear. If you intend on taking photos outside by the beach or in a field of flowers, bright colors would pair especially well with these natural backdrops; however, if you are taking photos inside at home or at an indoor studio, more muted tones would work better because they won't clash with surrounding decor. What matters most is feeling comfortable and confident—and looking good while doing so!

Matching is not required! However, if you'd like to create a cohesive look, try finding an item that has the main color and add it to the mix. Even better if your partner can wear it too


This means that the outfit you choose should match your overall vibe. For example, if you are going for an urban look, choose more edgy pieces such as distressed jeans or leather jackets. On the other hand, if you're planning on going for a more romantic look, floral dresses or chiffon shirts are perfect!

Some of my favorite outfits consist of two different color schemes put together. Not only does this create a one-of-a-kind ensemble but also makes coordinating much easier!

If your goal is to have some fun with it - go crazy!! This is the perfect opportunity for including patterns and mixing different styles together (for example denim + flowy dress).

Pair Texture with Color

  • Pair texture with color. A couple may think that matching is the answer to a solid photo, but that's not always the case. The key to matching an outfit is pairing texture with color and keeping it simple. A textured sweater in a neutral tone looks great with a white shirt and jeans, while jeans and a T-shirt look great together when paired with colorful vests or jackets.
  • Be comfortable. Couples should wear clothes that make them feel their best for the shoot. Don't forget about shoes! Wearing flats may be more comfortable, but if you're standing outside on grass or dirt, they won't be so easy to clean after the shoot.
The most underrated way to elevate an outfit is by adding texture! Look for items that have interesting detail, like ruffles or lace. Not only will this add dimension to your photos, but it will also help you stand out from the crowd.

Be comfortable

Comfort is key, so wear something you're confident in. If you're nervous about the shoot, it'll be hard to feel comfortable in whatever you're wearing, so put on something that makes you feel great!

Feel free to bring a change of clothes. You can take outfit photos at any point during your shoot, and there are so many ways to style an outfit photo. You can dress up or down, go with a theme or mix it up! It all depends on how many looks you want to incorporate into your shoot.

Think about proportioning and where the focus will be when choosing what to wear. For example, if you're opting for a dress, make sure it fits well (nothing too tight or too loose). If you're wearing heels, bring flats as well so we can get some shots of those cute shoes then slip into something more comfortable for running around and cuddling (and not breaking a leg!).