{What to Wear} Engagment Photos

Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples! Now that you've announced your exciting new relationship status on Facebook, maybe it's time to think about those official engagement photos for your save-the-dates, profile pic or wedding website. Your engagment photo session is also a time to get to know and become comfortable working with your wedding photographer. At Evidence Photography and Design, we always have a planning session in advance to get to know you and choose your engagment session location. After that, it's time to think about your engagement session clothing style. I have gathered here some tips and ideas to help you plan.

A few tips for choosing your engagement photography clothing.

  • Choose clothes that fit with your location and consider making outfit changes.
  • Choose a color pallete that will compliment your complexions. If either of you have very dark or very light complexions it's usually best to avoid black and white.
  • Try starting with neutral shades of gray, brown or beige and then add a color or two to make your photos pop.
  • Try layering clothing that mixes textures.
  • Look for colors and patterns that compliment each other.
  • Don't hesitate to incorporate matching hats, scarves, sunglasses, umbrellas or other accessories, but if you do this, you may want to limit patterns in your clothes to allow for more variations in accessories without having to change your entire outfit.
  • Choose clothes that fit your body type but also your personality and style. You should feel comfortable in the clothing you choose. If you're not comfortable, it tends to show in the pictures.

This first example I put together, uses soft blue, cream and olive with pops of pink and red make for a sweet and romantic color pallette. Very cute for photos in a park, small town, fair or carnival setting.

This next palette made of brown, denim and gray with a pop of turquoise is very versatile and could work well for an urban or downtown location while still able to transition into a park setting. Perhaps sitting at the patio table in front of the cafe where you went on your first date.

For the low-key athletic couple, this subtle blue and gray palette for photos along your favorite jogging path is the way to go.

This next denim, gray and pink palette is one we imagine capturing you wearing while sneaking a kiss in a downtown alley or holding hands while walking along the waterfront.



We hope you find this post helpful while planning for your upcoming engagement session. For more inspiration, we've created a pinterest board just for Engagement Session Planning.


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