Tips on What to Wear to Your Engagement Session


Tips on What to Wear to Your Engagement Session

Excited for your upcoming engagement session or shoot but not sure about what would look best in camera? Don’t worry, I got you! Below are some tips on what to wear and what not to wear!

Usually Recommend 2 outfits! One could be dressy and the other casual, they could both be dressy, whatever feels best for you! I love to help my couples pick their outfits, sometimes things look good in real life but do not photograph well! I’m here to help you avoid those so you look & feel your best in your photos!! Please feel free to text me your outfit ideas!!

Throw your anxiety out the window and get ready to absolutely rock your shoot.


Long or mid length dresses photograph well. Look for a dress that highlights your beautiful curves and covers up any areas you feel are “problem” areas.

PRO-TIP: I incorporate a lot of movement in my images so if you think the dress you want to wear might be a little short if you lift your arms, just know those photos might be more posed with less movement.

Wear clothes that are naturally flattering.

Pick something that fits well; if it’s too tight you’ll be restricted on movement, for instance you won’t be able to put your arms around his neck or give big hugs. If it’s super loose, it may look flowy and awesome in person, but it may not photograph well.

Here are some other ways to wear clothes that naturally make you look your best:

  • Darker colors are more slimming on camera.
  • Avoid horizontal stripes, opt for vertical stripes, instead.
  • Avoid boxy clothes that fall away from your body, pick a tailored outfit instead.

PRO-TIP: If you aren’t particularly crazy about the way your arms look, try wearing a dress or shirt with sleeves or layering with a jacket, kimono.

Try Solids 

When pairing outfits with your fiancé, you want to be sure that you aren’t overly pattern happy and/or are wearing clashing patterns. I usually recommend if one of your outfits has a pattern pair your fiancé in a solid. Sometimes multiple patterns can work really well together, just depends! Please don’t hesitate to check with me if you have any questions!

Accessories are awesome….so are layers.

Start with your base layer of clothing – your solid colored dress, a solid colored top and jeans and then add layers of texture and accessories. Add a jacket or blazer, jewelry. Don’t forget to pay attention to your feet. A cute pair of shoes can make the outfit!

Choose your color palette

There are lots of factors to consider when you are planning your colors but first and foremost choose a palette you like. Keep in mind the location of the shoot and the colors of the background. Colors such as deep blues, sea foam and mint photograph well on the beach but may not look as natural in a park setting. The time of year that you are having your photographs taken may also influence the colors you choose. Other questions to ask yourself: Do you want to use the photos for any particular reason? Are you alright with wearing orange because it’s fall and then have that canvas on your wall year round?

Coordinating colors not matching.

Pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.

Pinterest has so many mood boards with color ideas, search “photo session color scheme” and a bunch will come up!

What to Bring?

I encourage you to bring anything that will make your session more personalized to you. Just for fun and a few snaps, It could be your dog, a college t, a hat, a quilt or blanket to sit on.
** p.s. you don’t have to bring anything but your self! 😉