Client has a clothing question - help please!

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  1. Ajay

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    Wasn't sure where to post this question...

    I'm doing an engagement session tomorrow and for part of the session the girl wants to wear a black dress and her husband wants to wear black pants, a black shirt, and a white tie. She is asking me if that is too much black and I'm not sure what to tell her. She wants him to wear a red shirt since that is their main wedding color.

    Is that too much black? Should I agree with her just to keep her happy? :greenpbl:

    Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
     
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    Um.....not a fan of that look. And a white tie??? It will be dated in 20 years when they look at it, if not next year.

    Also, they might look like a big black blob put together....I'm not liking the problem potential, but have no experience here, so take that for what it's worth. What's wrong with a white shirt (I'm assuming traditional dress shirt here) and a red tie?

    She'll be fine in a black dress, so long as it isn't overly conservative so as to conjure up thoughts of funeral attire.
     
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    I agree with Stella. It is too much black, and the whitetiewould look terrible. A red shirt would also be too much... unless they are German :p
    The suggestion of white shirt and red tie sounds good.
     
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    Thanks guys. I just wasn't sure. I suggested the white shirt and red tie to her - hopefully they will go with that. I told her I didn't think the white tie would work no matter what color shirt he's wearing. Here's hoping they actually listen to me!
     
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    Agreed. It sounds hideous, to be honest. Grey or silver, maybe, but white?
     
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    If you have to shoot them wearing this, chimp a few frames to make sure there is detail in the clothes.
     
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    I would shoot in RAW and expose for their faces, then to bring out a little detail in the black clothes I would add some "fill light". That should work.
     
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    Add the fill light in photoshop?
     
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    Better to do it in camera.
     
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    I would insist they bring something more appropriate, take shots in both, and let them pick what they want.
     
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    I would hire someone to consult on the wardrobe and roll it into their bill if they'll stomach the charge. These people clearly have no sense.
     
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    Not quite that involved of a session. They are barely paying me as this is a portfolio building endeavour for me. I didn't even know that there were such things has wardrobes consultants to be hired for a photoshoot.
     

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