When you get engaged and make the decision to spend the rest of your life with someone, likely one of the first things you will do is get engagement photos taken. This usually stresses couples out for one of two ways – either you or your significant other don’t like your picture taken, or you have NO IDEA what to wear. But don’t start stressing out just yet.
Let’s tackle the first issue here – You think you aren’t photogenic or you hate having your picture taken. I have just one thing to say. All love is photogenic all the time. This season of being engaged is about celebrating your love, and one way to do that is to capture all of those beautiful moments between you and your significant other. My advice is this: treat your photo session as a date night! Forget about the stresses of wedding planning for a second and focus on spending time with your love. Giggle and laugh together, admire each other, show off your love, and let the photographer capture it all. I promise you will absolutely love the photos.
Okay let’s get to the second issue – You don’t know what to wear. I feel this every morning when I look in my closet, so I understand. When we aren’t dressed in an outfit that we love, we tend to be less confident. So it is my goal to make sure you are able to pick out an outfit that you feel your absolute best in!
When it comes to engagement photos, most photographers will give you the option to wear multiple outfits. So let’s start planning for two outfits for both you and your partner. I would recommend one outfit to be fancy/dressed up and the other outfit to be more casual. This will give you a lot of variety in your photos!
FIRST OUTFIT: The dressed up outfit to give the WOW factor
For her —
For him —
When thinking of colors for your outfits together, an easy solution is to have one person in a neutral color, which gives the other person freedom to pick almost any color they want for their outfit. Or if neutrals are your thing, stick with the whites/blacks/beiges and you will be golden!
SECOND OUTFIT: The outfit to get creative with and show off your personalities
Creative ideas for you and your partner together –
Causal for her —
Casual for him —
Other tips to consider: