What To Wear For Your Engagement Session
Engagement Session Outfit Ideas
Most Importantly: Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Like Yourself
Wear something that reflects your personal style, makes you feel confident, but doesn't overpower the focus of the images.
The Main Focus Of This Session Isn't Your Outfit
Wait, what? YES! What you wear matters, but it shouldn't be the main focus. You can still be stylish and creative with your outfits. However, you should also feel confident and comfortable. Consider the location of your session as well as the weather. You'll want to wear an outfit that: 1. You feel like yourself in. 2. It Is flattering. 3. Works with the location of your session. 4. You can coordinate with your partner to remain cohesive. Need help deciding what to wear? Know your body type and what you feel comfortable in.
As a rule, tight-fitting clothes should be reserved for pants, suits, and shirts. If you wear a dress, make sure you can move in it. Scratch off wearing logos of any kind. Patterns are a no-go unless they're large and on rare occasions, but sticking to solid fabrics and neutral colors is a safe bet. Bright colors are not recommended, but consult your photographer to see if it works. They should be helping you plan out every detail, including outfit options. Make sure you're working with a photographer that understands tones and style and can help guide you in the right direction.
Keep it classic, say no to trends
Say no to trends and yes to classic styles. I say this with the sincerest concern that your photos should age well over time. Classic styles are called that for a good reason! Some pieces never go out of style, and your photos shouldn't either when you look back at them for years to come! This also applies to makeup and hair. Keeping your hair and makeup as close to natural as possible is elegant and timeless.
Coordinating with your partner should be fun! Try not to match but wear outfits that work well together. Dress like you're both attending the exact event/outing, casual or dressy. Try sticking to neutral colors, so your clothes don't overpower the focus of the photos. Avoid patterns, graphics, and mixing dark and light colors because a viewer's eye tends to see those details first instead of seeing the expressions, movements, and emotions between you two!
A few more tips:
Change in the car if that means you won't sweat in your clothes or wrinkle them on the way to the session. Bring a change of clothes/shoes. Kick off your shoes if you're at the beach, regardless of how you're dressed. It looks cool, trust me. BE YOURSELVES: The more confident you are in what you are wearing, the more comfortable you will look in your photos 🙂
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