Congratulations, you’re engaged!! You have just taken the first huge step to the rest of your life… it’s official! Now, what’s next?? Before you take the next big leap into wedding planning the first thing you need to do is the engagement photos. Many couples choose to share their announcements on social media and send out cards to share the news with friends and family.
Most couples choose to announce this moment in their lives by hiring a photographer to capture this time. Save-the-date cards, engagement announcements, and memories that will last a lifetime; an experience.
That is what you are getting when you hire your wedding photographer to see you all the way from the engagement itself to the special day. The initial engagement shoot is a great opportunity to show your friends and family the happiness that you are feeling, so you should look just as good as you feel!
Brides-to-be have so much to be worried about, what to wear to the engagement shoot should not be one of those things. Well… no need! I am here to help you! I am sure that no matter what you wear you will look amazing, but here are a few do’s and don'ts to help you narrow down your clothing options:
DO: Coordinate your outfits. Find clothing that compliments each other in the same color scheme.
DON’T: Match outfits with your significant other. It is one thing to correlate but, wearing the same pattern or item of clothing will make for flat, boring photos.
DO: Avoid wearing bold, vibrant colors. Cool tones and pastels complement skin tones and will blend nicely, making sure that you are the focal point in your pictures.
DON’T: Both wear bold prints. One pattern is enough to make you and your fiancee pop on camera. Two can be visually overpowering.
DO: Consider the season and the location of your shoot. Do you want to wear a short, cocktail dress in the middle of winter in four inches of snow? Probably not.
DON’T: Wear super trendy pieces of clothing. You want these photos of happy memories to last a lifetime. Looking back in 20 years and laughing at your fashion choices is not the way to accomplish that.
DO: Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable. If you wear a dress that makes you feel uncomfortable or like you need to readjust every five minutes, you will be less likely to love the final outcome of your images.
DON’T: Forget about the shoes! Choose shoes that will be comfy to walk around in because if you aren’t we will be able to tell in your images! A pair of neutral flats can be just as flattering as four-inch stilettos.
DO: Bring your brightest smiles! You are getting married to the love of your life! Remember to keep that in mind and I promise your photos will reflect that love as well.