Engagement sessions are possibly my favorite type of portrait session to do! I LOVE love! So to have two fiancé’s in front of the camera is super sweet to me!
But before you go into your engagement session its important to put some thought and effort into your look to make sure your photos are the best they can possibly be! Here are a few tips to consider…
Coordinate but don’t match.
A good rule of thumb is one or two pops of color between both of your outfits, and the rest can be neutrals.
(Neutrals: denim, black, grey, brown, khaki, white, cream, navy. Get it?)
Dress for your portrait LOCATION.
Springy blooms? Go with lighter neutrals or soft pastels.Summertime picnic in the park? Stick with light weight clothing to stay cool.In home session? Don’t be afraid to get a little romantic.Holiday time engagement? Get festive for a few shots.Winter session? Stay warm, so you’re not miserable! And layers look great when it’s chilly out.
Take this opportunity to dress up a little bit!
Go shopping for a new dress, some new heels, get your guy his first suit! Pay the extra money to have your hair and makeup done professionally. It can give you a really good idea of how you’ll look on your wedding day. You’ve only got one shot for that, so it’s a great chance to practice during your engagement session! Pay attention to your nails as well, as I’ll be focusing on your left hand for a few shot.
Accentuate your best features.
Got great legs? Show them off with a cute pair of heels and cocktail dress!I love Teresa’s red hair, and she did a great job accenting it with her dress color!
Bring along a prop that fits your relationship!
A bouquet is a gorgeous accessory to make your photos extra classy.Is one of you musical? Maybe we can work that into a few photos.Like having fun together? Be playful with a classic tree swing, or old fashioned bicycle. Winter session? Work a fun activity into your session! (Ice skating, sledding, snowball fight.) Winter is fun! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to laugh together.Bring along a bottle of your favorite beverage for a toast!Accessorize with a hat or light shawl. Then take them off for a totally different look!
Get your ring cleaned before your session.
I always take a few shots of your bling during our session. Close ups, on your hand and on it’s own. So the more sparkly and smudge-free, the better!
Bring multiple wardrobe options to your session.
It’s a great idea to bring a casual option and a formal option to your session. This way your final gallery will have even more variety.
Find my Pinterest board of wardrobe ideas here!