What to Wear for Your Engagement Session
So you have your engagement session booked and you’re super pumped but like so many others, you have no idea what to wear. Let me give you some quick advice and some of my favorite finds for romantic engagement session outfits.
DRESS IT UP
There is no better excuse to get dressed up than when your getting your engagement pictures done! There is no such thing as TOO dressed up!
SAY YES TO THE DRESS
Long, flowing dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos.
When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend selecting lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments.
Try to not be matchy-matchy with your partner. Choose your dominant color and then choose colors on him that will compliment yours and even include a small amount of your dominant color.
FLATTERING YOUR FEATURES
In my experience, every woman, regardless of her shape has an area of her body that she’s self-conscious about, so recognizing what that is in advance is key. Choosing flattering silhouettes and colors that complement your natural features is the best way to ensure you’ll love how you look in your photos. 3/4 length sleeves create an awesome slimming effect on all arms. You could also bring a cute jacket, blazer or cardigan along, too. Skinny straps or strapless dresses have the opposite effect on arms on camera, so I recommend avoiding those whenever possible if your goal is a set of slimmer-looking arms. Heels elongate women’s legs, making them look fabulous. Closed-toes heels in particular look great on camera because they carry out the line of your leg all the way down to your toe. If your toes are showing in a peep-toe heel, you might want to schedule a pedicure before your session so you don’t regret letting your feet show. These little tricks make all the difference!
GO PRO ON HAIR AND MAKEUP
They know how to make sure you look flawless in your pictures.
ONE OR TWO?
I always tell my couples to bring two outfits – one that is dressier and one casual outfit. This will give you a variety of looks for your portrait session!
HERE IS A LIST OF OUTFITS THAT I THINK WOULD LOOK AMAZING DURING AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Men look best in well tailored suit or layers. Blazers, vests and coats up the level of any look. If the temperature permits, he could even consider adding a v-neck sweater with a pop of color from a long-sleeved collared shirt and tie underneath. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative with layers!
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