What to wear for
your engagement session

Tips Article


Primary colors

A little bit of red, yellow or blue can make any ensemble pop and help you stand out from the background. Even adding a colored accessory will transform your outfits. If you’re generally dressed black, maybe a green or burgundy outfit would be more in your comfort zone but remember that colors look better pictures.


Include some accessories

A simple necklace, wide rimmed hat, bright socks, a pop-of-color belt, a scarf, a set of bracelets, or add some layers that make your look just a little more editorial.
Think about maybe some suspenders or a tie, and maybe roll up button down sleeves as part of the session for something a little more editorial. And please, leave the baseball hats at home!
Complement your accessories to each other; it’s a perfect way to bring your outfits together. Think about colors that go well together, but please try to avoid matching. Dress as though you are attending the same event; match each other accordingly.


Some things you might want to avoid

Avoid baggy button-down shirts, light denim, polos, tennis shoes and sneakers, and logo shirts. There are always exceptions to the rules, but one rule I must insist on – if your shirt has more tattoos than you do, please leave it at home. Also, try to avoid any clothing that may show unintentionally visible bra straps, tags, or semi-transparent clothing that could reveal undergarments that could show up in photos, if it makes you uncomfortable.

During the session, plan on only carrying the bare minimum – if you can, leave purses, bags, cell phones, etc. in your car or we can carry them for you.

What you choose to wear should be something you feel comfortable in, something that compliments your physical features, your individuality, something you can move in, and something that makes you feel amazing.

Lastly, rules were meant to be broken. You should trust your personal style and I we will love what you choose, however! I do encourage bringing along an extra outfit or two for each of you in case one gets dirty, if we have time to change during the session, or if you’d just like a second opinion before we start the session!

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