You just got engaged and now it’s time to think about when and where to do your engagement photos! Well, there is another subject you should think about and it is what you’re going to wear for your engagement session! You can read my previous Engagement Session 101 here to have all the information you’ll need for the day!
What you’re going to wear can kill your photos or make them stand out. Here are 10 tips you can start implementing.
You can refer to my Pinterest board where I saved all of the fun ideas I find on the web!
One of the most important tips I can give you is this one. Being comfortable in your own clothing will help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Same thing when it comes to choosing your shoes. If you’re not someone who’s used to wear hills. Just don’t wear any. I don’t pose my couples and I need you to be able to move around and being comfortable. If you’re a pro walking in hills please feel free to bring your favorite pair.
Wear clothes that represents your personality. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else in your engagement photos. So pick something that you know looks just like you.
DO NOT MATCH but coordinate instead. Probably the second most important tip here for you guys. Do not wear the same clothes on your engagement photos. For example, matching shirts. Find a color palette you love and pick a few colors from this palette to coordinate your clothing. Wearing black or white is totally fine though.
Just like the colors you pick make sure the clothing you choose doesn’t have too many patterns. Here is the tip, if you’re not sure. Only one of you should wear something with patterns. For example, ladies wearing a flower dress, don’t make your loved one wear a square shirt or stripes. If the patterns you choose are easy to associate then you’re good to go!
Just like colors make sure the clothing you chose doesn’t have too many patterns. Sometimes it works like a few photos I’ve shared under number 2. And sometimes it just looks terrible. Here is the tip, if you’re not sure. Only one of you should wear something with patterns. For example, ladies wearing a flower dress, well don’t make your loved one wear a square shirt or stipes it won’t look good! If the patterns you choose are easy to associate then you’re good to go!
Avoid wording and big brand name.
White doesn’t have to be just for your wedding day! Wearing white for your engagement session is amazing, it’s easy to wear and fits everywhere!!
Bring options! If you are unsure about what you’ll end up wearing then bring a few options that we can decide on sight. Here is what you can do: You can bring a more casual outfit and then go fancy with something else.
Kendall had prepared 3 different outfits for this session in Big Sur we went to 3 different locations and were able to use 3 different looks. See more on the blog
A good flowy dress and some wind. Perfect combo for some epic photos. It helps giving movement in your photos and honestly, it is so pretty.
Accessories are a fun way to add something else to your photos. Hats, blankets, pic-nic, drinks. It makes you do something while I photograph you and it’s always so much fun.
For the ladies, it also means to bring some nice jewelry, rings, neckless, hats, scarfs… Sometimes the smallest things do the biggest effect!
This is more about the season! Make sure to dress for the season which also means for the weather! Unless you’re ok with the cold when it’s winter. Do some research on the location and see what kind of outfit could fit best for the place. Going for a hike? Bring your king attire and your outfit in a backpack to change. Make sure to have an extra jacket or shoes with you!
Adapt the color of your close with the location! Play with the colors that surround you!