10 Tips on how to nail your engagement session outfit without overthinking it.
Don’t know where to start?
Start with one of you. To simplify the process, put the outfit you really love together, before you coordinate it with his/hers.
Tip: Bring it all together by adding accessories (earings, necklaces, bracelets, bowties, hats, scarves)
THEN MATCH YOUR LOVE! Once you have picked the outfit you love, it will be easier to start coordinating something that will look well together.
Be Comfortable: Wear something that makes you feel confident. If this is a pair of jeans and a cute sweater (depending on the season), then wear it. But remember, you don’t get to have professional pictures taken all the time, so look for your best outfits.
One Pattern – One Neutral: If one of you is wearing something with lots of color and pattern, sometimes it’s best to have the other person wear a more neutral outfit to balance it all out.
All formal or all casual: Make sure you are equal when it comes to how formal your attire is. If you are wearing a black fancy ensemble, he/she shouldn’t be in jeans and tennis shoes.
Confidence photographs well: Wear attire that is flattering to your figure and your skin tone. Try your outfits on in front of the mirror before your session, move around, walk around in it. If you find yourself doubting, pick a different one.
Wear your favorites: Don’t be afraid to be yourself and wear something that is unique to you. It’s great to wear a colorful ensemble…that’s probably what I would wear to my session…but if you have a unique style, be sure to show it off!
The bigger the pattern – the better: If you are wearing plaid or other patterns, the bigger the better. Large plaid photographs better than tiny little checkered patterns. It would be better to have a solid dress shirt than a shirt with tiny patterns.
Less is more: If you decide to go with two outfits for the session, one outfit could be on the dressier side and one outfit more casual. Keep in mind that the more outfits you have, the less camera time/images you will receive.
Depending on the location of your engagement session, keep these in mind:
Outdoors (Greenery backgrounds): Blue tones, burgundy, mustard and/or gray photographs best.
Outdoors (Urban backgrounds): Bright colors, black, browns.
Flip flops only to the beach: Flip flops do not photograph well, open toe shoes for ladies are o.k. Don’t forget to get those shoes in tip-top shape.