Your engagement session should be fun and full of love and while it’s an important photo-op, showing off your personality as a couple should be your top priority. Choosing what to wear can be a bit of a challenge, but with these tips and tricks hopefully we can help make it a little easier!
Start with the idea of two outfits for your session.
This allows your session to have two completely diﬀerent looks for a larger variety. One outﬁt can be casual while the other can be dressy. Your casual outﬁt should be comfortable and something that reﬂects your personality while your dressy outﬁt should be something you wear when you and your other half are going out for a date night.
Choose colors that compliment one another.
You don’t want matching clothes, but rather clothes that compliment one another. Bold colors tend to work well with a softer color and add that celebratory feel. Choose colors that blend well with the season. Light and bright colors (like yellows and blues) work well in the spring and summer months while darker and rich colors (like blacks and reds) look great in the fall and winter months.
Make sure your outfit matches the season.
Making sure your outﬁt matches the season you are in is something you want to keep in mind. You wouldn’t wear a sweater in the middle of summer just like you wouldn’t wear a short sleeve shirt in winter so make sure what ever you choose to wear works with the season.
Spruce up your outfit with some jewelry or a scarf.
You can easily give an understated outﬁt a seasonal feel with a bold piece of jewelry or a plaid scarf. These simple additions to your wardrobe can add some ﬂare to your photos – just make sure your accessories don’t compete with your outﬁt.
Don’t be afraid to accentuate the season.
Every season has something special to oﬀer. Why not accentuate that in your photos? Be festive if you want to and make your session yours! Perhaps there is something you absolutely love to do with your signiﬁcant other during the season your engagement session will be in, consider including that in your photos. Mugs with hot cocoa for a snowy session or pumpkins with your wedding date are both great ideas to incorporate the season into your engagement session.
Bring your furry friend!
We are avid animal lovers so if you want to bring your fur baby along to your session, go for it! What better way to celebrate becoming a family than to include your “Dog of Honor” in your photos? Animals are so much fun and are a perfect addition to your session.
We hope this helps you decide on your outfit for your engagement session! Check out our FAQs for engagements with us!
What can I expect at my engagement session?
Fun and lots of it! We will be spending time getting to know you as a couple and have you acting silly to stir up laughs but we will also get serious and reflect on your love for each other!
How long does an engagement session typically last?
About 1-2 hours depending on the location of your shoot.
Do you have any locations you love to shoot engagement sessions at?
Sure do! We have lots, it just depends on what you are looking for in your session. A few of our favorite locations are Maymont, Libby Hill, Sunday Park, and Midlothian Mines Park.
What time of day should I plan my engagement session?
There are two times of the day that are best for photos and they are surrounded by sunrise and sunset. If you choose a sunrise session, plan to be up early as we will get started just before the sun comes up! If you choose a sunset session, plan to be ready to go about two hours before sun set.
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