One of the most common questions I hear most often is, “what should I wear for my engagement photos?” Well I’m here to tell you that deciding what to wear for engagement photos doesn’t need to be stressful. While your attire does has a big impact on the way your photos turn out, I’ve decided to share some suggestions to make it easier for you. And of course, when in doubt, feel free to contact me directly!
Wear clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable.
Ladies! We have all that dress hanging in our closet that we think is stunning – but deep down you know it’s a little too short or a little too low cut. Your engagement session is not the time to try to make it work. Wear something you feel 100% comfortable and confident wearing. My personal favorite is a soft colored, flow-y dress. Although you may not wear them every day, they photograph beautifully!
Coordinate and compliment – but avoid matching.
Your engagement session is a time to be yourself and play off of one another. With that being said, matching outfits or patterned print aren’t going to be ideal. When deciding how you and your fiancé will dress, look for complementary colors and solid prints. Try to stay away from anything too busy, as it can be an unnecessary distraction in photos.
Now that we’ve got the out of the way…
I’m a huge fan of soft, cool, and earthy colors. You want your faces and the love between you to stand out, so keep that into consideration. Once you have an idea of what colors you’ll be wearing, consider how that will translate throughout the entire collection of photos. You want to create synergy, rather than have the final result look like a random collection of images.
For example, if you love light blue, wear a light blue dress or jumpsuit. Then have your fiancé incorporate the same hue (think a blue tie or accessory) in a later look during the shoot to tie things together without it being too matchy-matchy.
Where to Shop:
- For her: Free People, Forever 21, Anthropologie, Nordstrom
- For him: J. Crew, H&M, Zara, Banana Republic
Have some other suggestions? I’d love to hear them!