I’ve been thinking about this posting for quite some time now and just haven’t sat down to do it. One of the first questions that people always ask is, “What do I wear?”
I always say that putting some time and effort into how you look for your photosession will greatly show in the end product. First and foremost, you need to be comfortable, so pick things that you feel fabulous in. I often give my clients the option of bringing along two outfits, one casual and one more dressy, just to mix it up a bit. We might use them both, we might not. It’s just really nice to have that option. Also, ladies, it’s perhaps a good time to get that trial wedding hair and makeup. You don’t have to go out and get your hair and makeup done professionally, but if you’re like me and can’t put eye makeup on worth anything, you might want to consider it. Don’t forget to accessorize! I love cute details like headbands, scarves, earrings and chunky necklaces or bracelets, but be careful to not overdo it. Think Stella and Dot, which is one of my fave’s. This is one way you can spice up your outfit if it’s a bit more on the neutral side. A few other resources for women’s clothing that I like are Anthropologie, Ruche and Free People.
This set are a few options for women’s outfits and I just noticed most of the accent pieces are yellow! Must be my flavour colour of the month. These are more casual options that still look incredibly cute and fun. (All of these images are from Pinterest, if you aren’t on it yet, get on it!)
For men, I had a harder time finding different options, but these two I really like, especially the one on the right. Just watch your footwear boys, the chunky skateshoes don’t translate well in photos and stay away from logo T’s. Jeans, solid colour t’s, and button down shirts are all really good basic starter points. Add a tie, sweater, or scarf to break things up. Got a cool watch? Bring it.
This set of images is for couples together and I’ve got a variety of casual to semi-dressy. You don’t have to match. In fact, I prefer it if you don’t. As long as you stick with a similar tones and colour palettes as all of these images have done, you’ll do well. Pops of colour work well like the pink shoes in the bottom right image.
I hope this posting can help you plan out your outfits for your Engagement Session, or at least give you something to consider.
Happy outfit selecting!