Are you feeling overwhelmed with what to wear for your engagement session? You’re not alone! Many couples struggle to find the perfect look for their special photos. It can definitely feel daunting, these are really special pictures! As a photographer, I’m here to help. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect outfits for your engagement session.
1. Dress for the Location
First and foremost, it’s important to consider the location of your engagement session. Your outfits should be appropriate for the surroundings and reflect the mood of the shoot. If you are having a beach engagement session, for example, you want to dress in light, airy clothing that matches the setting.
2. Complement Each Other
While you don’t need to match exactly, it’s important that your outfits complement each other. Try to choose colors and styles that go together, such as a pastel dress for her and a coordinating pastel shirt for him. White is also always a perfect go-to, easy to style and also gives you that bridal feel!
3. Add Some Accessories
Accessories can be an excellent way to add texture and visual interest to your photos. For example, you could both wear a pair of sunglasses or hats to add a bit of extra style. I've seen couples who will even take some silly photos with matching tshirts and they're super cute! However, try not to go overboard with the accesories. You don't want to take away focus from you and your partner! Just remember, a little goes a long way!
4. Multiple Outfits
If you're going to multiple venues for your engagement session, I would highly recommend bringing an outfit for each location. If you're not moving locations but theres still 2-3 outfits you really want to wear, I say wear them all! Outfit changes are a great way to have variety in your engagement gallery.
5. Be Yourself
Above all, you want to feel comfortable and confident in your outfits. Don’t be afraid to show off your personality. If you both love bold colors and patterns, go for it! These pictures reflect you as a couple, so wear what makes you feel like YOU. There is no overdressed or underdressed, these are YOUR engagement pictures. Wear what makes you relaxed, comfortable, and happy!
Hopefully, these tips help you choose the perfect outfits for your engagement session. Remember, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in your photos.
Happy engagement session!
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