What to Wear for Engagement Photos

What to Wear for Engagement Photos

Engagement Photo Tips

 Classic style with well fitting garmets

Classic style with well fitting garmets

Several years ago, I started including an engagement session in every package. Aside from creating beautiful images that wills tand the test of time to become your family heirlooms, I want your wedding day to be as stress free as possible, and in delivering that type of day as much as I can, I've found that an engagement session does that best. The best way for me to reduce my clients' stress is to do an engagement session. Our session builds trust, allows us to get to know one another, and allows me to learn your likes & dislikes as far as photographic preferences are concerned, and make you feel more confident in front of the camera.

Posing directions can be somewhat awkward, so hearing, "look down with your eyes while you snuggle" does not sound like normal instructions, you need an engagement session. These directions are always better received when you have heard them before and have learned to trust my method to give you great photos.

Once we decide on your engagement location and time, I know the question is coming... "What do we wear?" This Fall, we are launching a What to Wear initiative to ensure you are camera ready. A Skype date complete with outfit suggestions from Rent The Runway, styling advice, and talking through our locations is scheduled four weeks prior to your session to ease your nerves.

Here are my best What to Wear suggestions for great engagement photos:

Two Outfits.

Bring one dressy outfit (see why we use Rent The Runway?!), and one casual outfit. This gives you two distinct sets of images from the same session!

Flatter your figure above all else!

When something looks good on you and you know it, your confidence will radiate!

Coordinate your outfits without matching. 

Scale your outfits to each other; say your darling husband to be doesn't want to wear anything but khaki's and a button down, unpacked...what are you 15?!...I digress.) and you are wearing a cocktail dress... He needs to put on a sports jacket or dress up his look in another manner.


Don't forget the details. Use jewelry, scarves, belts, etc... to polish your look and his!

Wear heels or wedges but bring flats

Bring flats for walking around in...we like to walk around during sessions and I want to save your toes between sets.


Heavy colors such as deep oranges and reds do not translate on camera, same for seersucker, though I love it. Instead of white, opt for a beautiful ivory, off-white, or cream.