Engagement Portrait Session: What to Wear?

 

You've booked your wedding engagement portrait session, but now you're wondering "what do we wear." Well here are some tips.

Keep patterns simple. 

Try to chose fabrics that have simple patterns. Busy patterns can be distracting and take the attention away from the two of you.

Don't be afraid of color.

It's ok to add pops of color, but chose one article of clothing to bring that pop and make the rest neutral. Too much color can make your portraits appear busy and distracting.

Don't forget to accessorize.

Another way you can make your portraits more complete is by accessorizing.

Ladies, think about your bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc. This can also be a way to introduce pops of color without being distracting. For the men, they can wear a nice watch, if they like rings and necklaces that would work too.

Bring a couple outfits.

To add more variety to your portrait session, bring a couple outfits to change into. This will give you more variety to choose from. Consider bringing a dressy outfit and a somewhat casual outfit. 
For you ladies, think about bringing a dress and a pair of jeans with a nice blouse.

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For the fellas, you can mix it up with a sweater and a more casual buttoned down shirt.

Don't forget the finer details.

Ladies, this is the engagement session, so don't be surprised if that ring ends up the center point of some of the pictures. This would be a great time for you to refresh that manicure. In fact make it a mani-pedi if you plan on wearing sandals or peep toe shoes.

Fellas need to keep in mind that things like socks might be visible in a few of the pictures, so wearing ones that match the outfit or even the shoe is ideal. If you are taking pictures at the beach where you might be barefoot, make sure those toes are in good shape. Maybe consider going together for a mani-pedi. This could be a great moment for the two of you to get pampered together.

Above all, remember to just have fun and let your personalities come through. Just get caught up in the moment with each other and your love will naturally come through in your pictures.