What to wear for your engagement photos? I'm pretty sure 90% of couples ask themselves this before their engagement session and if you are in that 10% that don't...consider yourselves lucky. Choosing outfits is hard. It's something currently on my to-do since we taking our photos in March and I only had a mild freak out about it ;) (read more about hour wedding here!)
Usually when you are thinking about what to wear for your engagement photos you immediately do one of the following: 1. think of your favorite outfits 2. are overwhelmed with ideas 3. hate everything in your closet 4. frantically search Pinterest for ideas. Did you fall into any of those? For me it was 1 and 2 and a little of 4 ;) But don't worry, I have some awesome tips that will help you figure out what to wear for your engagement photos!
5 Tips on What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos
Be Yourself! Think about your style as a couple. Are you guys punk, edgy or modern, chic? These photos are representing YOU guys, so you want to make sure you wear something that you are comfortable in and that you love. I mean why try to be someone else when you guys are already awesome!
Location! You want to make sure your outfits flow and blend with the location. If your shooting on the beach a short cocktail dress and heels probably would be the best idea.
Accessorize! Things like jewelry, scarves, sweaters, hats, etc. can add dimension to photos and also create a variety of looks by adding and removing pieces.
Options. Options are always good right? Of course, but in moderation. We don't want to be wasting half of our time changing outfits. I recommend up to three outfits and many times couples like to do a more dressy one, a casual one, and then something that represents them or something they do together i.e. sports
Patterns. Avoid any super crazy and bold patterns or clothing with words as that can take away from you guys and be distracting in photos. Larger pattern design is always better! A good rule of thumb is if one of you is in patterns the other one should be in solids that way things don't clash.
If you are still struggling for ideas, check out Pinterest and find what exactly you like about their outfits! That will help narrow down the things you like and dislike. Hopefully these tips help you out! If you have any styling tips, I'd love to hear them so be sure to share them in the comments :)