How to Ensure You Look Great in Your Engagement Photos


Are you ready for your engagement session? Here are my top seven things to consider when selecting what to wear for your engagement session.

Stick to what makes you feel like YOU

The more comfortable you are with the style of outfit, the more comfortable and less awkward you’ll feel when posing in front of the camera. Stick with your “style” and what makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. DO NOT wear something that exposes or accentuates an area of your body that you feel is NOT your best feature. To edit a photo once it has been taken can be expensive, so it’s best to avoid this.

Complement, but DO NOT match

Stay away from matching your partner’s outfit and wearing patterns that are too busy. Keep colors of outfits solid. Complementing each other’s outfits works out best for portraits.

Also pay attention to the color scheme. If you want to wear a nice blue dress, adding the same blue hue in one of your fiancé’s accessories can be a great way to keep a color scheme and complement his outfit instead of matching.

Wear pastels, cool colors, and neutral tones

Avoid strong colors like neon and orange. Pastels, cool colors, and neutral tones will help your faces to show the love for each other in the portraits stand out.

Add an accessory

Adding at least one accessory to your outfit can look gorgeous in portraits. This could be as simple as a cute scarf or a necklace.

Stick to one or two outfits

It is important to remember to keep the engagement session from turning into a fashion session. Having too many outfits can take time away from the time needed for taking the photos.  In addition, you will feel rushed and stressed while changing into different outfits.

Using one or two outfits will keep you focused on the session and allow us to try out more locations and poses that will best display your love for each other.

Go classic, not trendy

Choose outfits that will be timeless! The last thing you want is to look back at an engagement session years from now and be disappointed that you are wearing something that is no longer in style. Go with a classic outfit that you feel comfortable in and that will never go out of style.

Make use of the season

Not sure what to wear for a winter or fall session? Don’t be afraid to bundle up in style! Stylish winter and fall clothes and accessories can look amazing for your engagement session in the cold weather.


**If you haven’t booked your engagement session yet with us, let’s book it and create some beautiful memories!


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