Your engagement session is a chance to capture your love
and excitement for your upcoming wedding, and what you wear can make a big impact on the final result. As an engagement photographer from Arizona and based in Lubbock and West Texas, I've seen it all - from couples who dress to impress to those who keep it casual and comfortable. Here are my top tips for what to wear for your engagement session, along with some photo inspiration to help you plan your outfits.
1. Choose Two Outfits: Formal and Casual
My general recommendation for engagement sessions is to choose two outfits - one that's a bit more formal and one that's more casual. The formal outfit could be a dressy dress or suit and tie, while the casual outfit might be jeans and a cute top or a flowy sundress. This will give you some variety in your photos and help you capture different sides of your personalities.
2. Consider Your Comfort and Confidence
While it's important to choose outfits that look good on camera, it's even more important to wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you're not used to wearing heels or you hate how you look in tight dresses, don't force yourself to wear them just for the photos. You'll be much happier with the results if you feel like yourself.
3. Keep Movement in Mind
As an engagement photographer who loves movement and action shots, I recommend choosing clothes that aren't too tight or restrictive. Flowy dresses, skirts, and tops can add some beautiful movement and dimension to your photos. Plus, they're generally more comfortable than tight clothing!
4. Think About Colors and Patterns
My editing style is bright and colorful, so I love when couples wear clothes that complement that aesthetic. Don't be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns - just make sure they fit well together. Avoid logos or large graphics that could be distracting in your photos.
5. Coordinate with Your Partner
You don't have to match your partner exactly, but it's a good idea to coordinate your outfits in some way. This could mean wearing complementary colors, choosing outfits with similar levels of formality, or even incorporating similar accessories (like matching boots or hats).
6. Dress for the Season and Location
Finally, think about the season and location of your engagement session when choosing your outfits. If you're taking photos in the summer, you might want to choose lighter fabrics and brighter colors. If you're taking photos in a park or nature setting, consider wearing earthy tones that will complement the surroundings.
With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to choosing the perfect outfits for your engagement session. Remember, the most important thing is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable. I can't wait to see what you choose!