You want your outfits and accessories to truly reflect you and your personal style. If you like red lipstick, go for it! If your partner feels stiff and awkward in a button down shirt, don’t make them wear it! Avoid wearing anything that you feel the need to adjust every time you move. The most important thing to feel during your engagement session is comfort. If you feel comfortable, your going to LOOK comfortable!
CHOOSE 2 OUTFITS
I suggest choosing a “casual” outfit, and a “date night” outfit. The casual outfit is what you might wear to the farmers market, or brunch. For the “date night” outfit, think about what you typically wear when you’re heading out for a fancy dinner together! Having two outfits is a great way to add variety to your gallery.
Try to stick to colors that compliment each other, rather than wearing the same color. You don’t want to look matchy-matchy, but its also important that you don’t have two totally different styles going on! You want the formality of the outfits to match. So if your wearing a “casual” outfit, make sure your partner is, too!
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Stay away from any patterns or colors that may be distracting or considered “busy”. That way, we can keep the attention on the connection between you and your partner! You may want to steer away from anything trendy, as well. Remember that we want to keep these photos timeless! When in doubt, stick to simple neutrals.
CONSIDER THE LOCATION & SEASON
Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather and the location. If your engagement session is scheduled in the summer on the beach – it doesn’t make sense to wear a sweater and dress shoes. If your scheduled in the winter – avoid wearing a little dress so that you don’t freeze!! If we’re heading to a grassy meadow – bring comfortable shoes so that you can walk easily! Being comfortable is key – so always consider the weather and your location!
PROPS & ACCESSORIES
Props have a bad reputation of being cheesy. But Im a firm believer that props don’t have to be cringe worthy, as long at they’re done right! Get creative with a bottle of champagne, blankets, your dog, your vespa, flowers, your boat, car, etc. Same goes for accessories! I love when couples bring hats or scarves because its nice to pair them with different outfit options. Layering your outfits can create some diversity in your images, too!