April 9, 2020
So you’ve got your engagement photos scheduled! Your first thought might be, “OMG, what are we going to wear?!” It’s okay..I gotchu. I am going to give you some tips to help you choose outfits that are true to you two, that photograph well, and something you’d want to wear again.
When you book an engagement session, most of the time you are able to bring two outfits. I recommend you take the opportunity to make one of those outfits a really fancy/nice/formal one and the other outfit a more casual/fun/everyday outfit.
Tip # 1 wear solids with patterns. For example, if one of you is wearing a solid black shirt, the other can wear a shirt/dress/skirt with the same color in it as the solid shirt but with a pattern. You can play with florals, stripes, or polka dots that have that color in it.
Tip # 2 – wearing the same color can look good together if the color is on a different article of clothing than the other. For example, if you want to wear a blue shirt, the other can wear blue bottoms (skirt, pants, shorts). So you can match, but not too much. Another option would be wearing an undershirt the same color as the partners shirt or sweater.
Tip # 3 for patterns – keep it at one person wearing a pattern and the other one can wear a solid. You don’t want too much pattern going on especially different patterns together. For example, one person wearing a polka dot shirt and one person wearing a striped shirt.
Tip # 4 – wear colors opposite of each other. Or, one of you can wear either white or black to make it easy to match with any color. Also, try adding clothing that shows texture.
Tip # 5 – Wear neutrals. When all else fails, neutral colors look great together. These are really easy to wear anytime of the year and with multiple backgrounds too so thats a plus!
You also want to be mindful about location. Do you know where you’re getting your photos taken? Make sure it makes sense to wear what you are wearing if you already know where you want to go or what type of background you want and if you should even wear shoes! If you don’t know where you want them taken yet, once you choose your outfits, it’ll help you choose a location that you would look good in those outfits at!
It’s really easy to overthink what you’re going to wear, especially for photos. I hope this list of tips are helpful and can take some pressure off. 🙂