Tips for Choosing What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

Engagement or portrait sessions are likely something you don’t have much experience with. You may not know what to expect, but that’s where I can help! I put together some pointers to help you decide what to wear for your engagement or portrait photos to make it as painless as possible for you!

What to Wear

  1. Dress up more than your everyday look. Your engagement session is a fun experience, so make it more of an event by dressing up and looking good!
  2. When it comes to clothing colours you want to coordinate and not match. Gone are the days where everyone wears jeans and a white shirt. So, choose 2-3 different colours that complement each other and dress to those colours.
  3. Don’t be afraid of textures and layers. Things like jewelry, scarves, cardigans and boots all add texture and interest to your photos and show more of your unique personalities. Layers and jackets are also really flattering for arms.
  4. Don’t be afraid of patterned clothing. Patterns are good because they also add texture to your photo, but stay away from pictures, logos, and words on clothing. Also try not to pick a super busy pattern. Patterns are good in moderation but multiple patterns in a photo can be distracting.
  5. Wear something you’re comfortable in. If you’re constantly fiddling with your clothing you won’t enjoy your session as much and if your uncomfortable in your clothing it will probably show in the camera. So, wear something you love, and that makes you feel confident.

Hair & Makeup

I do recommend getting your hair and makeup done by a professional for your engagement session. This is because it’s one less thing for you to worry or stress about since you’ll be taken care of by professionals. Also, you’ll feel more confident for your session, because you know you’re looking good! This is also a great way to do a trial run with your hair and makeup for your wedding day. Another suggestion would be to make sure you’re hands and nails look nice since we’ll also be doing some ring shots.

Let me know if you have any questions, I’m here to help!

Tips for choosing what to wear for your engagement session

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    I love the hair and makeup suggestion! It always makes such a difference!

  2. Kayla Grey says:

    Perfect! Love the tips! Adding personality to your engagement shoot really is key, they should represent you! I always recommend getting hair and make up done too! Perfect time to do a trial run!

  3. Mindy Leigh says:

    Great tips for an amazing engagement session!

  4. Misty says:

    These are great tips for your brides!!

  5. Holly Frazier says:

    All great tips for helping take an engagement session to the next level!!

  6. All great tips for taking an engagement session to the next level!

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