January 29, 2022
So, you’ve officially booked your wedding photographer, set up your engagement session date, and the only thing left is to pick out your outfits. I’ve put together my best tips just for you covering colors, styling, shopping recommendations, and more!
Choosing your engagement session outfits doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, you can make it a fun little activity together, as it’s not every day you get photos taken together. For my sessions with couples, you can bring up to two outfits. A lot of times it works out great to start in something casual, and then change into something fancy to end your session with a bang!
Engagement session outfit choices make a big difference between simply having some photos taken. The right outfit in the right setting can create a better sense of story and personality. So, let’s see how we can spice up your wardrobe!
This is always the best starting point, specifically if you don’t see yourself dressing up a lot, or simply prefer not to. One of the biggest things I tell my couples is that it’s important you feel comfortable in the clothes you choose. So, think of your casual outfit as something you’d wear out to a coffee date with your bestie.
Here are a few different ideas for all of you ladies out there:
Most guys enjoy more casual outfits for engagement photos, so here are some options to get you started:
Once we’ve warmed you up to the camera, we can take a short break and get in outfit number two. While two outfits is totally optional, it can be a fun way to add variety to your images. Formal outfits are going to be something that you’d wear out to a nice dinner, or maybe as a wedding guest.
Old Navy is a sure bet to find outfit pieces that are in season, while also not featuring any distracting logos. Its style choices lean more contemporary, which makes it easy to find outfits that go together when shopping for men and women. Plus, easy returns to a store if you don’t like something.
Roolee is a women’s clothing store that features boutique-inspired options. It’s a personal favorite of mine, and always seems to have just the right piece I’m looking for. Everything here is free of logos as well, so you don’t have to worry about that either.
Both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack are wonderful options, I prefer Nordstrom Rack as it’s, generally, a bit cheaper to shop at while still having lots of stylish pieces available! They have a storefront in Spokane Valley if you would rather shop in person!
I love Lulu’s for their flowy dresses that look amazing on everyone. Here are some of my favorites:
Another great choice for dresses.
Here are a few more little tips to get the most out of your engagement photos:
It always sounds a bit cheesy to say it like this, but the reality is your engagement session outfits should reflect some part of you. Even if you’re a sweats and sweatshirt gal or guy 75% of the time, you know there’s just one outfit you’ve been dying to use for something important.
If you’re comfortable, you’re generally happier and more excited about getting your engagement photos taken; to all the men out there, you especially.
So, hopefully, you’ve learned a thing or two about outfit styles and can apply it to your own engagement session! Of course, if you’re still looking to find a photographer to take them for you, I happen to know one that may be able to help you.
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