Your Engagement Session and What to Wear

Most of us don't have fashion designers as BFFs or hiding in our closets to hand out perfectly completed

outfits. However, we all have our own style, so you don't want to stray too far from away from your natural taste to where you might feel uncomfortable. So let's discuss a few tips to help your planning run a little bit smoother!

There are three choices you will be taking into consideration regarding outfits choices and there is no right or wrong answer!!




You may want an outfit that is dressy and the other to be casual. Maybe one outfit can be light, neutral and flowy but then your next outfit you choose to wear more color. These categories will hopefully help you determine the look you're aiming for in your engagement session. Don't worry if you feel stuck and can't seem to determine what you prefer, that is completely normal!

"Rules of Thumb"

When you read through thsese, I hope you have a better understanding of what you prefer and you can start planning your outfits. These "rules" are based off of my experiences and are not concrete rules that can't be broken. Just remember, if you have any questions about one of them in regards to what you want to wear, just email me and we can talk about what would be best!

Things to Avoid:

  1. Colors to avoid: Try to avoid bright reds, neons bright oranges (they reflect color ontoskin and can be difficult to edit!) Think crimson, plum, or similar colors. These are still elegant and gorgeous alternatives!

  2. Avoid patterns smaller than a quarter: Tiny patterns cause something called "Chromatic Abberation" in digital images. That leave awkward rainbow type hazes on clothes. Men's checkered shirts are fine if the "checks" are on the larger side.

  3. Alternate Heaviness: If one of you is wearing very dark jeans, the other may want to wear lighter pants. If one of you is wearing a navy top, the other shouldn't wear a dark or heavy colored top. To a certain degree, alternating the "heaviness" of your outfits can make your images look more balanced.

  1. Avoid mixing casual and dressy: Try to avoid one of you being casual while the other is dressy. This can look a bit awkward in photos. If one of you is dressed up and the other is casual, it can look a little off in your images.

  2. A few other things to avoid: Tennis shoes, graphic tees, bold logos on shirts, sunglasses and baseball hats. Unless you are sports fans, then let's have fun with it!!

I am hoping that you have not only enjoyed these tips, but that it helps you planning on your beautiful outfits for your engagement session! Check out a few images below for outfit inspiration!!

I can't wait to share more tips and suggestions!



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