- Think About The Season.
Consider the season you will be taking your engagement photos in. You don’t want to be too cold or too hot during your session. Your discomfort will show in your photos. Making sure your comfort is always a priority in your clothing choice is one of the most important things.
- Compliment one another, But don’t match.
Complimenting and Matching are two very different things. Complimenting outfits allow for an authentic feel between you and your partner while still maintaining your own style. Matching outfits and Patterns take away from you as a couple and your individual personalities. Make sure to let you show through the photos, not your outfits.
- Choose Pastels, Cool Colors or Neutral Tones.
Bright highlighter like colors make you look like a blinking road sign. Choose colors that allow you and your partner to be the focus in the photo, not your shirt or pants.
- Tie Everything Together With A Color Scheme.
Choose a color scheme that carries through your entire photo session. You don’t want the photos to look like they don’t all belong together. If one of you wears green in your first outfit. Have the other incorporate it in their second outfit but don’t make it matchy-matchy.
- Incorporate at Least One Accessory.
A stylish hat, scarf or chunky necklace is a great way to add an accessory. Ladies using accessories that are easy to put on and take off can bring variety easily during a session. Men wearing layers can add visual interest and variety as well.
- Classic Looks Always Outshine Trendy Looks.
Choose outfits that are timeless. That way a year from now when that printed shirt is out of style you won’t cringe when looking at your photos.
- Two outfits should be the max.
Anything more than two outfits can be very stressful and time consuming. This energy and time wasted on changing into a third outfit could be better used capturing you with our partner full of fun energy.
- Look Back at your throwback photos for inspo.
These photos can give you good insight into photos and poses you like. But also outfits over the years you have felt most confident in even years later looking at the photo.
- Think about the season.
The season you are doing your engagement photos should be a huge help in deciding your outfits. Whether it be from the color scheme to how many layers you may or may not wear. Being too hot or too cold will show in the end result of your photos.
- Comfort should be a priority in outfit choice.
Comfort should always also be a priority when choosing outfits. Discomfort in what you are wearing will always show in your faces and body language in photos. Being comfortable will bring more confidence during your session and show in your final photos.