WHAT TO WEAR FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
LOOK IN YOUR CLOSET FIRST
Though an engagement sessions can be a fun opportunity to do some shopping, I recommend first looking in your closet. Think about wearing your go-to outfit or something that you feel great in. Think about these photos an an heirloom, photos that tell your story. The photos will feel more authentic if you are wearing something you’ve lived in and have your hair and make-up done in a way that really looks like you.
Coordinate the colors of your outfit choices, but don’t match. Levi and Jennifer (left) are a great example of coordinating. It is typically a good idea for one of you to wear a solid and the other to wear a pattern. Stay away from wearing the same color and style of shirt or matching. Clothing that is dominantly gray, black, or white can dull the photos and pull light away from your face. We use color to accentuate your story. Whether it is dramatic and vibrant or soft and subtle.
- Heals are a good idea, though they don’t necessarily show up in photos, they give you a good posture.
- Bring along your favorite lip gloss or lip stick, it’s a great enhancement.
- I recommend wearing a natural amount makeup.
- I will likely photograph your hands, make sure that your finger nails are cleaned up.
- Hair up? Hair down? Try both.
- It is possible for you socks to show. If you are concerned about this, make sure you have a pair that fits well with your clothing choice.
- A haircut is always a good idea.
- Wear something you’re comfortable in. Don’t grab your dress shirt from the back of your closet that you never wear.
Changes. I typically recommend bringing two different outfits. Often couples will bring one that is casual and one that is formal. Overall, it’s most important that you bring clothing choices that express you. If you don’t wear business suits on a regular basis, don’t bring a business suit. The images document who you are during this time of your life, so bring clothing options that help tell that story.When trying to narrow down what to wear for your engagement session and are stumped stumped, bring a few different changes and I will help you choose. You are also welcome to bring only one outfit if you desire.
Accessories Yes. Bring hats, scarves, jackets, dogs…anything that helps tell your story.
Want to bring your dog? If your dog is very special to you and you want him in your photos, yes, let’s do it. I do ask that bribe a friend to along to care for the dog when we aren’t photographing with him. Having the dog chained or sitting in the car can more often than not cause a lot of stress on you. Stress is something I can’t photoshop out of an image.
The session Full engagement sessions typically last an hour and a half. We can go to one or two locations of your choice and you are welcome to have two outfits. If you’re stumped on what to wear for your engagement session, bring a few outfits along and I can help you choose.