So, you’ve found the perfect photographer (hint: it’s me!), chosen the perfect location for your engagement session, and now you’re stumped on what to wear? Don’t worry! I’ve got the inside scoop to make sure you and your significant other look nothing short of fabulous. Get ready to bookmark this as your go-to guide on how to look effortlessly chic and in-love for your engagement shoot!
First and foremost, rock an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks! Confidence radiates in photos, and trust me, it shows. You don’t have to splurge on designer brands; you can find equally dazzling outfits at places like Ivy City, Hill House, Tuckernuck, or even dupes at H&M and Target.
Color can influence mood and perception, so let’s use it to our advantage! Soft, pastel tones often evoke a feeling of romance, while bold, contrasting colors can add drama and excitement to your images. Always consider the color palette of the location. You don’t want to clash; you want to harmonize! I talk more about this in my Why Locations Matter For Your Photos blog, so check that out when you’re done with this one for more tips!
Sure, you’re a match made in heaven, but your outfits don’t have to be identical. Aim for harmonious rather than matching. If your partner is wearing a floral pattern, you might consider a solid color that picks up a hue from their outfit.
I know, I know, the choices are endless! To narrow down the plethora of options, look at trusted style icons like Ralph Lauren for timeless options, or head over to Pinterest for the latest trends. Feeling adventurous? Rent an outfit from places like Rent The Runway if you want the most up-to-date wardrobe options without breaking the bank.
If you can’t decide between a trendy or timeless look, why not both? Choose one outfit that’s trendy and fun, and another that’s simple and classic. You’ll get a range of images that showcase the multi-faceted love you share!
A little accessory can go a long way. Whether it’s a statement necklace, a chic hat, or even props like champagne or picnic baskets, these small touches can make your photos uniquely you!
Spring is all about renewal, so why not opt for pastels and light fabrics? Floral patterns are a classic go-to, and they blend beautifully with the blooms that typically come along with springtime. A light blazer or a casual linen shirt can elevate your outfit without making you sweat!
Summer is synonymous with beachy vibes and sun-kissed skin. Think airy sundresses or high-waisted shorts paired with a cute, romantic top. For your partner, short sleeves and breathable fabrics are your best friends. Don’t forget those sunnies for an added touch of glam!
Oh, the colors of fall – mustards, maroons, and mochas, some of my favorites! Knit sweaters, booties, and layers create that snuggly vibe perfect for the autumn season. Couples can also opt for coordinating plaid or complementing earthy tones. Top it off with a wide-brimmed hat for an extra sprinkle of festivity!
When winter rolls around, it’s time for faux furs, velvet, and a chance to sparkle in the snowy wonderland. You or your partner can lean into elegant long gowns or chic jumpsuits paired with a statement coat. Or, if you have one, now’s the time to rock that tailored winter suit. And yes, scarves and gloves can be both warm and stylish – win-win!
Need more help? I’ve got you covered! I usually send this Pinterest Style Guide to clients as a starting point. It’s filled with tons of ideas that will get those creative juices flowing. When you’re ready to book your engagement session with me (and get my personalized tips for styling), you can reach out to me here!