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Em Ross Photo Style Guide

Scroll below to get some inspiration on outfits, patterns, and style advice to create the perfect shoot for you and your love! If you still feel lost at the end of this, feel free to text me photos, or FaceTime me with several options (949-485-9762)! I've even had couples bring 3 or 4 outfits to a shoot and we all narrow down together what will look best!


After reading below, check out my Pinterest board that has more inspiration and pulls together examples of what I mention below :)

Click here for my Pinterest Board!


Blacks and Whites

Nothing beats the classic black and white combination. These are great colors to stick to if you are a couple that loves simplicity and a well put together look. Plus, you can still get creative with additional accessories like hats, shoes, or blankets without worrying about a clash of colors!


A Pop of Color + Solid

A little color never hurts anyone!!! Don't be afraid to incorporate a bold pattern or color, as long as you offset it with a neutral or solid print for your partner. I don't usually recommend you both wearing a bright color or bold print but you can always text me photos for a final opinion! Bold patterns or prints look especially good in settings that are simple like the desert, wide-open plain, or the beach!


Flowy Material

This is probably one of my favorite recommendations... Wear something flowy and fun! Gals, these are your moments to wear that beautiful floor-length dress that swirls when you turn (you know exactly what I mean), fringy articles of clothing or shirts that have that extra flair. It's time to get creative and fun and you'll always love how these photo's turn out!


Everyday Outfits

Still not convinced that your closet has the right outfit for your shoot? Don't worry! Grab one of your favorite, comfy outfits and match it with your partner for a comfy, cozy look! This works for denim, solids, small patterns, baggy sweaters and more!


Affordable Clothing Places

All right, you've made it to the end and still feel like you need to go out and shop for an outfit or two... Here are a few places that I love that offer affordable and cute options for your shoot! I'm all about sustainability so I always recommend using what you have, borrowing something from a friend, or shopping at your local thrift store, but if you're still lost, check out these places!

  • H & M - I always find affordable sweaters and good plain colored shirts here.

  • Urban Outfitters - Sale section. It always seems to have something there like dresses and fun blouses!

  • Roxy/Oneill/Billabong/etc! - great for flowy pieces, bold patterns & seasonal sales.

  • Lulu's online - an array of affordable dresses, just make sure you buy with plenty of time for shipping!

  • T.J. Maxx/Nordstrom's Rack/etc. - I've found designer clothes (like Free People) here under $50 quite regularly.

  • Your local thrift store/second-hand store - AGAIN, sustainability. If you have the willingness to hunt, you could be surprised at what you find! 

Hope this helps and happy hunting!!!

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