We meet with clients all the time and there seems to always be one recurring question....What do I wear for my Engagement Pictures???? Don't worry you aren't alone!!! Unfortunately, there isn't one canned response we can give to fit all couples! Of course there are the standard guidelines, you want to have coordinating colors in your engagement picture outfits. For example, light blue and dark brown look great together, where as red and green might not be the best idea! For most engagement photographers, they will guide you before your session and you can show up excited and confident and ready to enjoy and celebrate this amazing time in your life!
On those lines, you don't want to show up in an outfit that you think you are supposed to wear, based on a Pinterest board you saw for engagement photo outfits, that doesn't match your style or personality. Couples generally show up to our sessions with the disclaimer, I don't love having my picture taken. Trust me, you are the majority in this, not the minority! :) Having a camera there is usually a uncomfortable scenario if you aren't used to it, so the last thing you want to do is show up to the session wearing something that doesn't make you feel confident! Here are a couple things to consider to make sure you are showing up not only feeling great, but looking great as well!
We want to make this time fun and exciting for you, so the first thing we suggest is coming into the studio for a consultation. For most people, this is the first time they are going through this experience and they are nervous and unsure of expectations. This is one of the reasons we include an engagement photo shoot with all of our wedding packages. We want you to feel at ease and comfortable with us not only during your engagement shoot, but also the day of your wedding. During a consultation you can ask all the questions you have been sitting at home Googling for answers! What to wear....where to shoot....how long does it take....how many images will we see....what if I don't like taking pictures..... These are all of the questions we can help answer and brainstorm with you to make sure your engagement photos are unique and personal to you as a couple! You can be as creative and unique as you want, we thrive on the challenge of capturing unique images and making them art for you!
Here's an example of a couple that wanted something a little different. Tiffany had all of the same concerns, what should I wear, I want something different... She saw a wedding image in our studio window that had a vintage look and it drew her in. After we sat down with her and her fiancee, Matt, we were able to take her like of that image, matched with the fact that they were having a Gatsby themed wedding and bring it all to life! They now have images from their engagement shoot that are different and beautiful and it was a fun shoot on top of that!
We are open to all new and exciting ideas. We love meeting new couples and hearing their story and ideas for their big day. During our consultations we can take those stories and ideas, with the personalities of each couple to come up with ideas that are tailored for each engagement session. We would love to hear your story as well! :)