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Engagement Style Guide: What to Wear to your Engagement Session

by Through Lindsey’s Lens

Your engagement session is a special opportunity to capture the love and excitement you share as a couple before you say “I do.” While your photographer will work their magic behind the lens, your choice of outfits plays a crucial role in creating stunning and timeless photographs. In this guide, we’ll explore tips and ideas on what to wear to make your engagement session a visual celebration of your unique love story.

  1. Coordinate, Don’t Match: Gone are the days of perfectly matching outfits. Instead, opt for coordinating colors, patterns, and styles. Choose a color palette that complements both of your skin tones and consider mixing textures and patterns for added visual interest.
  2. Express Your Personal Style: Your engagement photos should reflect your personalities and style as a couple. Whether you’re casual, classic, bohemian, or eclectic, wear outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable. This is a chance to showcase your unique connection.
  3. Consider the Location: Think about the location of your engagement session when selecting your outfits. If you’re posing against a natural backdrop, earthy tones and softer colors can harmonize with the surroundings. For an urban setting, bolder colors and modern styles may be more fitting.
  4. Dress for the Season: Take into account the time of year when planning your outfits. Light and airy fabrics work well for spring and summer, while richer textures and layers are suitable for fall and winter. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  5. Flatter Your Body Shape: Choose outfits that flatter your individual body shapes. Consider silhouettes that enhance your best features and express your personal style. If you’re unsure, schedule a fitting or try on outfits together before the session.
  6. Avoid Logos and Busy Patterns: While patterns can add visual interest, busy prints and logos can be distracting in photographs. Stick to simpler patterns and solid colors to ensure the focus remains on your connection rather than your clothing.
  7. Accessorize Thoughtfully: Accessories can elevate your outfits and add personality to your photos. Consider items like hats, scarves, or statement jewelry that complement your chosen attire. Just be sure not to overdo it – a little goes a long way.
  8. Comfort is Key: You want to look fabulous, but comfort is equally important. Choose outfits that allow you to move comfortably, especially if your engagement session involves walking, sitting, or exploring different locations. This will ensure you feel at ease, allowing your genuine connection to shine through.
  9. Bring an Outfit Change: Consider bringing a second outfit to change into during the session. This can add variety to your photos and capture different facets of your relationship. Whether it’s a formal attire or a more casual look, having options can enhance the overall visual narrative.
  10. Get Your Outfits Ready in Advance: Plan and prepare your outfits well in advance of the engagement session. This allows time for any necessary alterations or shopping trips. Coordinating your looks ahead of time ensures a seamless and stress-free experience on the day of the shoot.

Your engagement session is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your love and capture the essence of your relationship. By carefully selecting outfits that reflect your style, coordinate with each other, and suit the location and season, you’ll create timeless images that tell the story of this exciting chapter in your lives. Remember to enjoy the process, be yourselves, and let your connection shine through in every photograph.

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Engagement Style Guide: What to Wear to your Engagement Session