Okay, so you may have read my (somewhat snarky!) post about What Not to Wear in Your Engagement Photos, but what SHOULD you wear, you ask?
Ask and you shall receive! Here are a few basic tips that will set you on the right track for gorgeous engagement photos….
Tip #1 – Dress like you! You want your photos to reflect who the two of you are. The most important thing is that you do you, boo! If you are having a hard time determining what to wear, you are probably on the wrong track. First, have a plan of what you want to portray in the photos, so the photographer can gauge the direction the shoot will go in terms of posing, and then choose something that you could see yourself wearing in a different setting, to determine if it’s really “you”.
Tip #2 – Comfort is important! Wear things that you can move comfortably in and you don’t feel stiff, tight, or like you have to suck in your belly, etc. If you aren’t feeling comfortable, it will most likely come through in your photos.
Tip #3 – Bold colors can be fun. Stick with primary colors and avoid neons or colors to intense though. Bold colors in similar tones, or opposite on the color wheel, can be a very fun contrast in many photo settings, and will make you and your fiancée POP against a dull background.
Tip #4 – Bring SMART props. One (or maybe 2) simple props can really add to your session. A chalkboard sign with your wedding date is the most common, but be creative with wording! Don’t bring anything to obscure though, or something too trendy that won’t stand the test of time when looking back in 15 years.
Tip # 5 – Dress for the location. Be sure your outfit makes sense for both the location and the weather. While there are sometimes exceptions to this rule (like if you are going for a kooky or fun shoot, and the photographer knows in advance), it’s best to wear outfits that suit the environment, as to not look silly or out of place.
Hopefully these tips help you even just a bit!
As always, if you have any questions about what to wear, what NOT to wear, or anything else related to your engagement or wedding really, your photographer is a great resource of information. I’m always happy to help!