What Should I Wear for My Engagement Session?

You just got engaged…Congrats!!! Once you’ve landed on your venue and started shopping for wedding photographers you’ll start thinking about your engagement session. What’s the most asked question we get asked in our consults? “WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY ENGAGEMENT SESSION?” Picking out clothes for photo session has to be one of the most stressful decisions since you decided where to go to college.

So we’re here to help. Below you’ll find some quick and easy tips when you’re ready to start shopping. Enjoy!

Rule #1: GO SHOPPING It’s not a necessity but there is something about new clothes that makes you feel extra awesome so we always encourage people to if they can. Let’s be honest, you were out the door as soon as you read the first sentence, right?

Rule #2: Be yourself with a little extra pop. Shop in the style you normally shop but get something that is a notch above how you would look for a Friday night date. Most girls do one outfit that is casual (jeans, sweater, etc.) and one really great dress. The basic idea is to just think intentionally about your clothes and what accessories look good with them. You have good fashion sense, just trust it.

Rule #3: Do not match! It is important to pick outfits for the two of you that go well together but do not match. Find a color palette and work from it but make sure your tops do not match each other exactly. No matching white tee shirts and jeans for both of you!!!

Rule #4: If it’s in the budget get your hair and makeup done professionally. If not, head to your local makeup counter and have them give you a couple tips the week before…you’d be amazed at what people will do for someone about to be married, use it to your advantage!

Rule #5: Have fun! Remember, this is a date where a photographer happens to be tagging along. The more fun you have, the better the pictures will be.

You guys will be nervous about this experience, it’s hard to avoid. The more confident you are in your appearance, the more confident you will appear on camera. Maybe you aren’t ready to start shopping yet, bookmark this page and come back to it when you are. We promise it will make your life easier.

Happy wedding-ing!

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