Pre-wedding shoot hints and tips on what to wear.

What is a pre-wedding shoot and why should we have one?

A pre-wedding shoot is exactly what it sounds like. It's a photography session that happens before your wedding. You can discuss with your photographer where you would like it to take place but it's usually somewhere special to you as a couple or somewhere that reflects your personality! Think local wildlife park, fairground, landmark or somewhere totally outside the box, like an old cinema or quirky pub. To be honest, anything goes!!!

A pre-wedding shoot will help you to feel relaxed in front of the camera on your big day. It gives you and your photographer chance to get to know each other, but your photographer will also give you lots of handy tips and advice to get the best out of your photographs.

One of the most common questions I get asked about a pre-wedding shoot is. "What shall we wear?"

In all honesty it's totally up to you, but some co-ordination does help give your photographs the extra 'WOW" factor. Below is a few ideas of good colour combinations that work, and what certain colours mean. This might help you decide what you would like to wear on YOUR shoot!!!

Colours of the Rainbow and what they mean!

Colours Of The Rainbow Engagement Session Inspire Guide by


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 colour 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!

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Indigo - or deep blue - is a rich, exceedingly popular colour which looks beautiful in almost any setting. Outfits with blue elements create a sense of calm and quiet - perfect for a more introverted couple or natural backdrops. Blue can be dressed up or down to fit your tastes, and can be used either as a main colour or accenting in your outfits.

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Nothing says fresh and new, quite like the colour 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 jewellery, scarves, or shoes, look wonderful with whites and tans.

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Ah, yellow! The colour of happiness, of light and sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful

colour 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, jewellery, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. We love yellow! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------


Orange is a tangy, optimistic colour that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, adding orange to your engagement 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.

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Red is one of, if not the, strongest of colours in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, blood, and love, red is a bold and striking colour for your engagement session. Since red is truly a brilliant, attention-grabbing colour, we recommend peppering your outfit with red accents instead of making red the main colour for all garments. Pairing red with denim or darker neutral tones makes for striking engagement images that create lasting impressions on your wall.