One of the most frequent questions couples ask us when getting ready for their engagement session is: what should we wear? Well, we’re about to give away the answer, but there are a few things we tell our couples first so we can figure out what the best outfit is!
No couple is exactly alike. Each has their own story, style, and uniqueness about them. It’s very important for us to understand what those traits are, so they can look their best while also being comfortable (both in front of the camera and in their outfits!)
Think about balance — When it comes to coordinating an outfit, we can split it between tops and bottoms. It’s important to balance out your look, whether that’s with color, shape, patterns, or even size. A pillowy top would look great with some skinny jeans to taper the body shape. Vice-versa works as well, a fitted buttoned blouse can pair beautifully with a mid-length skirt that flares out when your fiance gives you a twirl!
Pick a “spotlight” item — Ok, so you have an idea of what to wear for your engagement session, now it’s time to pick your favorite piece! As difficult as that might be, it’s important to select something you want to draw more focus and attention to, something that the eyes will immediately snap to. It could be those killer heels you bought last weekend, or maybe that super cute top you found on sale. Did your fiance propose by serenading you? Maybe they want to bring that guitar along. Make sure the rest of the ensemble is a bit more muted so it doesn’t take away from the “spotlight.” Also, a note on patterns from before, try to avoid any overly complex patterns. The intricate lines might look great in person but can be a bit distracting in photographs.
Remember, you’re a team — As much as it is #couplegoals for your significant other to basically be just like you, your outfits will not receive the same praise. It’s important for your outfits to be coordinated, following a similar theme or color palette; however, they should not clash or look too identical. We still want to be able to distinctly tell each individual apart because we’re sure both of you will look absolutely stunning!
You can’t spell comfortable without “able” — And by that we mean you should be “able” to walk just fine in what you’re wearing. Ok, bad jokes aside, those killer heels we mentioned earlier? Despite how fierce you look wearing them, if you want to throw them off your feet after the first photo, they might not be the best choice (unless you’ve got some backups tucked away). Even the slightest bit of discomfort is shown in your expression and body language in photos. Be sure to try on your potential outfits and move around for a little bit. We’re not saying you have to run a marathon, but some poses might require your partner to pick you up or swing your arms, so making sure your wardrobe doesn’t impose on the session is very important!
At the end of the day, these photos should be a glimpse into who you are as a couple. Your outfits should show off your personality, and it’s best when you look damn good doing it!