Casual clothing or dressing up? Pants or dress? Jacket and tie for the guy? Patterns? Jeans and T-shirt? Accessories? Props? Choosing the perfect outfit for an engagement session can be overwhelming, I know. That’s one of my more frequently asked questions by my couples. In this post, I’m showing you a compilation of ideas, outfit inspiration, taken from the latest engagement sessions I’ve shot.
An engagement session on the beach may seem different from one in the park, in the country, or in the big city. However, when it comes to wardrobe, I think there should always be a common denominator: being true to who you are and feeling comfortable in your outfit.
However, here are some tips on clothing based on what I have seen that works best in my last years photographing weddings and couples.
– Don’t be MATCHY-MATCHY… try to pick outfits and accessories that complement instead. If everyone wore the same exact color or design at their engagement shoot, how boring would those images be?
– Don’t be afraid to be BOLD! Accessorize and make your outfits your own. Scarves, bold necklaces and original shoes are always welcomed if that’s fit you!
– For more outfit inspiration or something more specific, check a nice Pinterest board.
– Most PATTERNS are actually ok… however, graphics are not ideal for portraits. If you’re wearing a pattern, make sure it’s not overwhelming and distracting.
More tips above the photos…