What to Wear for Spring / Summer Engagement Photos

March 1, 2016

One of the most commonly asked questions I get is, “What should we wear for our engagement photos?”. Sometimes it’s difficult to explain what to wear for an engagement session, especially when I don’t know a couple’s personalities that well yet.  Some girls are comfortable in heels, whereas others would prefer to wear flats. Some guys are comfortable in a blazer and slacks, whereas others feel better in a t-shirt and Chucks.

Well, stress no more, because I’ve put together some tips to help you prepare for your engagement session, as well as an illustrated style guide, which you can access by clicking the button at the bottom of this post!

Tips on what to wear for your engagement session:

  • Layers are flattering and allow your personality and style to show through.
Engagement photos in a wheat field and pine trees
Her layers allowed for two very different looks, without taking too long to change an entire ensemble!
  • Bright hues in small doses are a fun bit of pizzazz (think scarf or hat).
engagement session in Greenville, SC with reflection in building windows
The blue in her skirt matches his shirt perfectly, but isn’t overwhelming.
  • Go for neutral colored outfits that complement each other without being the same.
Neutrals are a great way to coordinate without being matchy-matchy engagement portraits outdoors
Neutrals are a great way to coordinate without being matchy-matchy!
  • Fitted clothes translate better to photographs than baggy ones. Right now, I’m seeing tulle skirts with fitted tops that are flattering and feminine on everyone, when paired with great heels!
Engagement session under oak tree at USC Horseshoe, purple dress and blue shirt
Make sure your clothes fit well! These two nailed their outfits all the way down to their shoes, and it makes this image perfect!
  • Sleeveless shirts, turtlenecks and clothes with logos/writing on them don’t provide timeless looks like more traditional clothing choices will.
  • Try to avoid very large patterns, as they can really take away from the real focus of the image — YOU!
Engagement photos downtown. Blazer and jeans combo
You can never go wrong with colors you know work on you, and classic, timeless clothing.

Ready for even more tips and advice on what to wear?

To receive an illustrated PDF version of the style guide, with even more tips for what to wear, click the link below and fill out the form to receive the same Spring and Summer Style Guide that I send to all of my engagement and wedding clients! Happy Shopping!

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