I’ve had so much fun writing about engagement sessions this month for all my blog readers. The hardest thing about engagement sessions — and what I get asked about the MOST from my clients — is deciding what to wear. These are photos you will have for the rest of your life; they’ll live on other people’s refrigerators for months — you wanna look good! It’s hard enough picking out an outfit to wear to a concert or dinner with friends but photos that will live forever?! Talk about pressure!
In addition to using Pinterest to help you plan your engagement session (which I talked about last week), there are some general guidelines I always use when I help my clients pick out their outfits.
Most engagement sessions are long enough for 2-3 outfits. Even if you’re not a super fancy person, I recommend trying to dress in Sunday best (basically nice clothing you would wear to church). Why? Because being engaged and getting married is a season to celebrate. You’re not going to wear jeans to your bridal shower, are you? It can be fun to get a little dressed up with your dude and have fun in front of the camera.
So what does Sunday best look like? A cute sundress or maxi dress for you and slacks and a button down for him. Maybe you through a vest or cardigan over your dress and he’ll throw a blazer over his button down. For your second outfit, you could go a little more casual (but feel free to stay in Sunday best!) Maybe some black jeans and a chunky sweater with booties for you or some dark jeans and a pullover for him.
Wondering what colors, patterns, and fabrics look best on camera? Well I’ve created an engagement session planning guide for you to download and keep as a reference. I even included a page to list out which outfits you want to wear to make planning your session that much easier!