You may find that picking the right outfit for your photo shoot can be a little stressful. You want to make sure you and your finance’s outfit coordinate, like every cute picture you see on Pinterest. Photo sessions are an event and should be dressed as such, have fun with it! Here are 5 tips for picking the perfect outfit for your engagement shoot!
1 – Don’t go too casual
Clients dressing like they are going to dinner at Texas Roadhouse is a slight disappointment. I love to see my couples have one outfit that is dressy. Act as if you are going to be a guest at a wedding. For guys, think dress pants, nice shoes and a button down. You can then have another more causal outfit to wear jeans.
2 – Wear a shape defining dress
Being a photographer, I love when women wear long dresses because it adds movement and interest to the photo. another common mistake I see are loose fitting dresses or shirts for women. I recommend wearing something that is shape defining – shirts that have a tapered waist or flexible fabric and dresses that are cinched at the waist.
3 – Don’t go crazy with the patterns
Avoid any crazy patterns as it tends to look funky in photos. Stick to solid colors or simple floral patterns are nice too. Try to follow a color scheme, like all earthy tones, or all pastel colors. Pick two to three colors and make sure everyone’s outfits have one of the colors in it as its main color. For my guys, if your woman is wearing a pattern you should wear a solid color, and vise-versa. Its a simple and easy tip to follow.
4 – When choosing footwear, consider the location where you’ll be shooting
If you’re shooting in a park or somewhere woodsy, wearing heels might not be your best option. Some cute sandals or boots will still look amazing with a dress, and loafers or casual closed toe shoes will look great on a guy.
5 – Makeup & nails
These photos are so important! A lot of my brides-to-be get their hair and make up professionally done for their engagement shoot. I can give you recommendations on hair and makeup artist! Also, for the ladies, consider painting your nails— even if it’s just a clear coat. I can promise you I’ll be taking photos of your pretty new ring!
There you have it! 5 easy style tips for your engagement shoot. Lets chat about booking your session – contact me
Already have something in your closet that will work? Perfect! If not, here are some dresses I absolutely love for photoshoots. Simple patterns, with light, subtle colors are the key for stunning photos!
This dress is so subtle, yet stunning! Find this dress here !
There is no rule that you have to wear a long dress for photoshoots. Short dresses can look great too, but try to refrain from dresses that are tight or too revealing. This dress here is perfect!
love the floral print. If you choose a dress with floral print though, try to select solid color outfits for everyone else in the photo. Shop this dress here
I love satin! This stunning burnt orange satin dress is a VIBE. Perfect for outdoor sunset photos. Find this dress here
We hope that this quick and easy style guide helps you for your next photo shoot!