What should I wear to my engagement session?

March 14, 2023

What should I wear to my engagement session for save the dates?

Be yourself; don't change your entire style for the photo session, bring your style- but dress it up.  Incorporate who you are by accentuating your style and personality through your outfit.  Wear something you feel confident in as well, it will shine and influence the overall mood of the photographs.  

Communicate with your fiancé about the outfit choice; make sure you all look as if you're heading to the same place.  It may look a little awkward if Suzy is wearing a ballgown & Tom is wearing sneakers.  Communication is key.  If one person wants to dress up, and the other wants more casual- bring two sets of outfits and do a wardrobe change during the session. 

Key Things to Remember:

  • Pastels, Cool Colors, & Neutral Tones are always best

  • Something Seasonally Appropriate

  • At least one standout accessory

  • Classic rather than trendy looks

  • Complement each other, but don't match your partner

  • Aim for one to two outfits


 

FAQ

Where should I shop for my engagement photo outfit?
Most of my clients have great luck at Lulus and Banana Republic but it’s up to you and what fits your style and budget best.

Should I rent an outfit for my engagement session?
Engagement photos will be something you’ll hang on to for a lifetime, so for a special occasion like this it’s worth it to go the extra mile.  Rentals, especially for dresses, are great. I recommend Rent the Runway or Le Tote.  Both give you affordable access to high-end looks.

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