WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Engagement Shoot Dress Ideas
Engagement sessions are a blast because you will finally be able to spend some quality time getting to know your photographer. I doubt you will be thinking this because you’ll be scrambling on trying to figure out what to wear for your engagement session. Well no need to worry, there are many great tips and ideas coming up, along with some pictures of course.
Lets first start with the most important tip, and that is making sure you are comfortable. If you are having an engagement shoot, this will most likely be the first time you are actually in front of a professional camera. Why add to the stress by wearing something that you aren’t comfortable in?! So you can take this two ways, the most important are being comfortable in what you are wearing and making sure you feel good about yourself in your outfit selection. If you are self-conscious about what you are wearing it will make you feel uncomfortable posing in certain ways. The second way you can take this tip is literally wearing something that feels comfortable. If you like a really nice pair of heals, but the place you are shooting requires a lot of walking, bring a pair of flats for walking around in. I know, beauty is supposed to hurt, but if you can avoid it, why not. I promise it will be our little secret that you hiked through the woods in those pumps.
Match your location and Try to Dressing on the same level
YES! You have finally picked your location and its this amazing barn with sprawling fields with high grass…DONT WEAR A SUIT! Match your location, wear a nice flowing dress with earthy tones and a nice brown belt. Dudes, wear some linen pants and a cream colored untucked button down shirt. Don’t show up in shorts and sneakers while the soon to be bride is dressed nicely in a dress. Try to dress on the same level so no one upstages the other.
Layers on Layers!
A great idea to get multiple different looks in your engagement session without having to fully change your outfit is to layer! During an engagement session you will most likely be walking around a small town or through a city where even finding a usable public bathroom may be a difficult task in itself. Once you find that bathroom you’ll then be able to change your outfit. At that point you will most likely spend about 20 minutes in time just looking around for a place to change. If you wear layers, you can simply just remove your button down shirt, or take your sweater off. Its as simple as that! So don’t make things difficult for yourself, just focus on having fun!
Stay Away From Crazy Print and Bright Colors (unless you both plan on wearing bright colors)!
When you are thinking about what to wear for your engagement session, I would recommend staying away from prints and certain patterns. Most chaotic and busy patterns and prints take away from you, the subject, but will also go in and out of style very frequently. In 3-5 years after the engagement sessions you may look back and freak out that you had a crazy logo or a psychedelic pattern from Urban Outfitters with owls on it from your engagement session. Now not all patterns are bad. Subtle patters like thin stripes or flannel are patterns that will always be around.
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