It's always a little intimidating to have your picture taken...even if it's just a photo on your phone taken by a friend! We still want to look nice, make sure nothing is in our teeth and that our hair is behaving! I realize that preparing for your engagement session can be a little overwhelming! Here are some tips for outfits and accessories that will make Engagement Session Prep a little easier and more manageable!
1 | Don't try to MATCH. Instead try to pick outfits and accessories that coordinate! If everyone wore the same color at their engagement shoot, how boring would those images be?
2 | Don't be afraid to be BOLD. Accessorize and make your outfits your own! Scarves, bold necklaces and fun shoes are always welcomed!
3 | Most patterns are actually okay! However graphics are not favorable for portraits. If you're wearing a pattern, make sure it's not overwhelming and distracting.
4 | Empty your pockets. Literally! You don't want to have key chains or phones showing through your pockets. This is especially for you men!
5 | Most often, couples like to have one casual, everyday outfit and then one outfit that is a little more dressy! This will give your engagement session two different looks and give you more options!
6 | Make sure you're comfortable in what you are wearing. And ladies, if the top is super low cut, that will limit the amount of angles we can shoot from!
7 | Be on time!! The sun is only out for so long! The later you arrive the less time we have to shoot. And nobody wants that!
8 | Clean the ring! I love to get a few ring shots while you change outfits. And let's be real....the cleaner the better!
9 | Relax! Have fun! You definitely do not have to be a pro at this! I am going to help you along the way and we are going to have a blast!
10| | Enjoy this time and even make a date out of it! Go out to dinner afterwards and celebrate! You just checked a major thing off your list!
Do you need more outfit tips? Then check out my pinterest page for more great Engagement Session Ideas!