What to Wear for Engagement Pictures
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The question so many bride-to-be’s ask! What to wear for my engagement pictures? To answer this I’m actually going to start with what you should avoid. Lets just get those out of the way real quick! Then onto the good stuff.
What should I NOT wear for my engagement session pictures?
So believe it or not, there are a few things I recommend not wearing to your engagement session. We’ve listed them below:
- Avoid patterns smaller than a dime. These kinds of patterns can create some we’re visual affects on camera that are….interesting….haha and not in a good way.
- Avoid graphic tees and tennis shoes. We’ll be taking photographs top to bottom, and you’d be surprised how much these two seem to interrupt a beautiful photograph!
- Avoid both of you wearing white on top. It doesn’t allow for a lot of contrast, and can get confusing visually later.
- Avoid super vibrant colors. We want these images to be about you. When bright colors are involved it can distract from the content we want captured–it’s your love we’re celebrating! Not you’re new top! haha.
Okay now for the helpful information, right? Keep reading.
What to wear for my engagement pictures?
First and foremost, wear something that makes you feel confident–make it you! When you feel you and feel confident, you feel comfortable. And when you’re comfortable you can relax and just enjoy the photoshoot with the one you love!
This one is so important because it can affect the way YOU love your pictures. For instance, if you are uncomfortable when you look in the mirror (if you have to suck in or only like the way you look from one angle), then that probably isn’t the best outfit choice for you. I want you to be really confident in your outfit because I know that you will love your portraits so much more if you’re not worrying about how your clothes fit (trust me, I’ve been there).
You might be thinking, okay that’s nice but tell me WHAT to wear for my engagement pictures. Here are some suggestions that we love photographing and might give you some direction for styling the perfect engagement session.
If you’re looking for a romantic look, I recommend considering neutral colors! In other words, think blush, tans, link pinks, faint blues and teals, creams, grays and
whites. After all, these will always result in more of a light and airy look to your images. These colors photograph softer and, like I said, they photograph so romantically!
Soft & Feminine
If you’re really looking for a soft, feminine look, I recommend a flowing, maxi-length dress or skirt! The movement of this type of fabric photographs beautifully. It will definitely be a stunning session.
It is so fun to photograph the classy look as well. If you’re relationship and style caters more towards that classy style, then bring it! You can go dark or light with this look, blacks, golds, color, they all photograph pretty well with that edgy and classy look. We’ll find the perfect locations to complement your look.
I recommend 1-2 outfits! Usually a more casual look and a formal look, that way you have a good variety to work with. On top of that it’s important to coordinate rather than match. You don’t want to look like you’re getting married to your twin brother! Make sure your outfits complement each other.
Stay away from small prints, being “too casual” and big distractions. In contrast, bring on the stylish you!
Decide if you want that soft and feminine look or that bold and classy look! That will tell you if you should be looking for soft neutral colors, or dark and dramatic. After that, start looking to coordinate rather than match.
Have peace of mind knowing your most
important memories will be captured.
Blythely Photographing is a collaboration of Boise Wedding Photographers who want to tell your story by providing authentic and genuine images. They photograph wedding and engagement sessions in Boise, Idaho and destination weddings all over the world.
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