You're engaged! Congratulations!
You probably have a million and one things to do and choosing your outfit for your engagement photos most likely isn't on top of that list!
We've seen the beautiful, the amazing, and the not your best moment when it comes to engagement shoots. In today's society there is soo much riding on having the perfect engagement photos because it sets the tone for the rest of your wedding festivities. Yes, we said it......your engagement photos will tell your future guests what they can expect without you actually muttering a word! Talk about putting on a little pressure!
You would think that the most important part of your engagement session is choosing the right photographer (which that's actually really important, but for fashion purposes, not right now!) or great lighting, a lot of it is what you are wearing and your partner too, but they can choose their outfit to coordinate with yours after you've decided on yours! . That's because what you wear is likely going to dictate how comfortable you are moving around, or how you and your fiancé look together.
There's a lot and we mean a lot riding on these photos, again no pressure though, but you'll have these pictures for a very long time and you'll probably even use them for future save-the-date cards, announcements, and of course on display in your home.
Choose Something Comfortable
If you're typically a jeans and t-shirt type of woman, you can still rock your favorite pair of jeans, but with a cute top and shoes! I wouldn't be pulling out the tulle skirts (which we love) if that's not what you're comfortable wearing. You want to look yourself, not someone else. Remember, if you're not comfortable, it'll show in your pictures and that's not pretty!
Don't Play The Matching Game
Coordinating your look with your partner is perfectly acceptable, wearing matching colors and patterns is not. Your engagement session shouldn't feel like you're going to your high school's Sadie Hawkins Dance!
TRY To Limit The Number Of Outfits
The key word here is try. Really do try to limit the number of outfits you change into for you engagement session. We recommend at least two to three outfit changes, you don't want your engagement session to turn into a fashion shoot, unless fashion is your thing! Then by all means go for it, just know that changing outfits will become exhausting and exhaustion shows in photos and you want to look your best, right?
Minimize Your Accessories
Do your best to have one WOW factor accessory, you can still have smaller accessories as well. Adding at least one will add visual interest to your photos. For guys, simply adding a layer of clothing can add visual interest.
Consider Your Location(s)
Think about where your session will be. Are you going for a soft earthy feel? Sticking to soft neutral colors may be a great option. Will you be in a city? Brighter colors or a more polished approach may work with the setting better.
Dress On The Same Scale
On the day of your photo shoot, you should both look like you’re headed to the same place. Plan on dressing to the nines? Make sure your fiance isn’t wearing his favorite t-shirt with shorts and white sneakers. Wear clothes that are on the same level of dressiness or casualness.
Things Not To Wear
– Bright white shirts and Khakis
– Tops with big logos or a lot of writing on them – Let's keep it classy.