‘What should we wear?’ If there’s any question besides, ‘you can photoshop that out right?’, this would be it! And for good reason, I get it. I’ve been there, and choosing what to wear to your engagement session is probably one of the most stressful parts of having your photos done. Well, let me help de-stress you, and make this easy peasy!
First, this is a no brainer here guys, but I’m going to state the obvious anyway. Choose what you are wearing based on the time of year you are having your photos done! You absolutely do not want to be wearing long sleeves, long pants or heavy textured clothing in the middle of July- because you will be sweaty and uncomfortable and it will show. Even if you somehow aren’t dropping beads of sweat, trust me when I say, how you feel will translate through your expression and body language. I understand, we can’t predict mother nature’s wild behind mood swings, but typically, if it’s July it’s gonna be HOT. So let’s start our wardrobe building from here.
Next, I always suggest to base your outfit choices on a color scheme. While I don’t necessarily recommend the white shirt & blue jeans matchy-matchy, I do suggest choosing coordinating or complimenting colors. Choose a color palette. This will give you direction and help the overall image to look aesthetically pleasing. This doesn’t necessarily have to translate into solids either. If your man wants to wear a plaid shirt, and you a floral dress, go for it! Just be sure the colors have an underlying thread tying you together. K?
Another thing I like to encourage is to be you- but the ‘best’ version of you. Simply take your look to the next level. Dresses are always a great option to amp up your look, and I adore long dresses with movement. Another great way to jazz it up, if you don’t normally wear earrings or a necklace on an everyday basis, pop some on. If you don’t typically wear heels everyday but you love wearing them, feel free to feel fancy and put those puppies on. And don’t forget to feel good about whatever you put on! Extreme discomfort- and I’m talking physically and mentally (you. know. what. I. mean.), will translate in your photos to “I’m uncomfortable”, and we don’t want that.
As a reminder, be mindful of things like nails, makeup, hairstyle & tan lines.
One thing I am so happy to offer is wardrobe consultation for my couples. Text me your ideas, and I will 100% give my opinion haha. Here is a link also to a Pinterest board I like to keep with visual inspiration on what to wear. If you have any questions below, don’t be shy!
I have more visual inspiration on what to wear to your engagement session here on Pinterest!
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