What to Wear to an Engagement Shoot
One of the questions we hear the most is, “What to wear for an engagement shoot?” Below are a few engagement photo ideas to help you achieve the perfect look for your photos.
First things first: Be You.
On the day of the shoot if you are not wearing clothes you you would normally wear, you aren’t being yourself. The purpose of the shoot is to capture you! Go through your closet and find the clothes you wear all the time, then go through these tips to make sure they look good!
Second thing: Consider the Season
For Winter and Fall Photo Shoots Consider these Engagement Picture Outfits:
Ladies: outfits with sleeves are always flattering to arms and a good pair of boots can make any girl’s legs look great
Gentlemen: a button down and sweater with a nice pair of jeans and dress shoes are a great go-to
For Spring and Summer Photo Shoots Consider these Engagement Picture Outfits:
Ladies: a pop of color never hurt anyone, just remember to accent your outfit with a great pair of shoes (yes your feet will be in photos)
Gentlemen: button down shirts are very versatile- you can roll the sleeves, wear it tucked in or untucked so don’t be afraid to throw a few options in
* Bring at least two outfits: one casual outfit and one dressy outfit
* Bring a black top. A simple, dark top allows the focus of an image to be the persons face. An added bonus of dark clothes is that they tend to be slimming. The Little Black dress is popular for a reason!
* Black not your color…Then dive into a beautiful natural dress or a long and lean cotton dress. Remember Rule #1- Be Yourself!
* Wear classic styles to prevent the photograph from looking outdated. A little black dress for women and a solid-colored suit for men will never go out of style.
* Ladies, consider a v-neck top. Turtlenecks, thick scarves and sweaters can add bulk to your appearance. V-necks and open collars elongate the neck and body and bring the focus to your face.
* Guys, consider a collared shirt. A collared shirt frames the face and can be very flattering.
The perfect match. A solid v-neck for her, a collared shirt for him
* Always choose sleek, fitted clothes over baggy.
* Keep your makeup and hairstyle simple.
* Feel free to coordinate your look and wear complementary colors with others in the photo, but don’t try to match them. (Good examples: black shirts, or everyone in different shades of blue or purple.)
Coordinated, but not matching:
* Don’t be afraid to wear things that ‘pop’ such as chunky jewelry, fun shoes, a brightly-colored blazer, a tie, sunglasses or dress hats.
* Remember to get your nails done! Especially for Engagement photo shoots, your ring will be a focus!
* Launder and iron your clothes to remove any wrinkles. We are not your mom, we will not iron your clothes for you (in person or in photo shop).
* Before your photo session, grab a digital camera and take a “test shot” of your outfit. Clothing often looks much different in a photo than it does in a mirror. A test shot is a surefire way of knowing you will love your outfit in your photos.
* Bring props! If you play an instrument, have a hobby, have a favorite article of clothing or just a meaningful item, bring it with you. These personal items add an extra flair to your look. Click Here to see more on Great Props for your Photo Shoot!
* Don’t over tan.
* Don’t go for solid white button down shirts for the two of you. We want coordinating not matching.
* Don’t wear clothes that are too tight to avoid ending up with an ‘extra layer’ on top.
* Don’t have your hair cut the day of a portrait. Schedule hair appointments at least a week in advance for a more natural look.
* Don’t neglect finding shoes to compliment your outfit. They will likely be seen in most of your photos.
* Don’t forget to iron all wrinkles out.
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