WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION
1. Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Like YOU
Don’t pull out 9 inch heels if you’re a Converse kind of gal. You should still look like yourself and feel comfortable, but look your best. It is after all your engagement session - a festive occasion. If your wardrobe choice is extremely outside of your level of comfort it will make you look and feel awkward in photos, which isn't pretty for anyone. Choose clothing that fits you properly and keep your body shape in mind.
2. Complement Each Other, But Don't MATCH
Complementing your man's look is one thing. But matching outfits aren't ideal for portrait sessions. It just looks “off”, like you’re trying too hard and that it looks staged. When deciding how you and your partner will dress, look for complementary colors and solid prints. Try to stay away from anything too busy, as it can be an unnecessary distraction in photos. You'll want to avoid super bright colors too. The human eye sees the brightest color first and if there is a piece of clothing that is super bright it will appear very distracting. You don't necessarily want your shirt or skirt to be the focus of your photograph. You want your faces and the love between you to stand out, so consider wearing pastels, cool hues, or neutral tones, then add a pop of bright color with your accessories.
3. Incorporate at Least One ACCESSORY
Accessories, such as a stylish scarf or chunky necklace, add serious "wow" factor no matter what you're wearing. Plus, they're easy to slip on and off, which means you can have a variety of looks with a single outfit. Adding in at least one accessory per outfit for the ladies and wearing layers of clothing for the guys are two things that photograph well because it adds more visual interest to their looks and, as a result, to the images we create together.
4. Choose CLASSIC Over Trendy Looks
I always recommend looks that will remain timeless, rather than outfits that could make your images feel dated a few years down the road. Plus, in photos you want to look effortless and not like you're trying too hard.
5. Create VISUAL INTEREST With Fabrics and Unexpected Pairings
I love incorporating interesting fabrics and textures (think lace, fur, leather, etc.). into a couple's engagement-shoot outfits. These elements add a ton of visual interest, which in turn brings more warmth to your images. They will work well with whatever scenery you decide on. For example, fur on a beach is a really cool contrast!
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