Engagement sessions are some of my favorite things to shoot. I get to interact one-on-one with my clients, and it is a fun and relaxed time. To help you feel and look your most polished for these sessions, I wanted to provide some tips that I have found while working with clients.
Wear Your Best Attire
We all have varying degrees of what we consider dressed up. However, what is important is that you choose an outfit that fits you well while making you feel great. When you look polished and ready, it will give you confidence. This will shine through in your photos.
If you are the type that really likes bold colors or prints go ahead and wear the outfit. I would recommend, though, that you also bring a simpler outfit as well so that we have some options.
Wear What is Comfortable
If you are uncomfortable at all in your outfit, it will show. You will have scrunched up eyes and a very self-conscious look on your face that will be hard to get rid of. So, find what is comfortable, while keeping in mind the first tip. Avoid wearing your workout attire. If you plan to wear high heels, have an alternative pair of shoes as well.
Choose Clothing That Complements Each Other
I found a great infographic by Wedding Forward as I was going through my Pinterest feed a while back that depicted how to choose complementary colors for your session. By wearing complementary colors, you will ensure that both of you will stand out in all the right ways.
Consider Your Location
Think about the style you are looking for and how that plays into your surroundings. If you are on a beach, high heels might not be the best option. Also, if we need to do some hiking to reach the location, a tight dress would not be the best choice. As a general rule, flip-flops are not advised as they aren’t easy to walk in, especially if we happen to get into thorny ground.
Bring multiple outfits
A change of clothes can bring in a fresh feel after doing some shooting. Bring two to three outfits and we will photograph as much as we have time for. Consider layering as well. This can provide props later on as it warms up or cools down.
I hope these tips help you as you plan for your upcoming engagement session. If you find there are other tips you would like to see, comment with them below.
Have a great week!