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What to Wear for Engagement Photos


Picture this, it is the night before your shoot. You have tried on 5 different outfits, your fiancé is becoming aggravated because his sister's have made him change shirts 3 times. You are thinking to yourself, "Do I wear black or is that too dark, are patterns okay, heels or no heels??"

It is okay to feel this way, in fact, the first thing a couple usually asks me after they book is, "What should we wear?" That is why I decided to write this blog. I want you to avoid the stress that can come with choosing an outfit.


These are my top 5 secrets to planning the perfect outfit:

1. Always Wear What You Feel Comfortable in

I always tell my clients to wear what they feel beautiful and comfortable in. For example; If you feel insecure about how short a dress is, it might stop you from having fun in front of the camera. Also, try not to wear something you would not normally pick out. If a high neck is not what you would normally wear, then do not wear it for the shoot. The last thing you want is to regret your outfit choice and feel uncomfortable.

2. Stick With Neutral Colors

One can never go wrong with neutral colors, however, keep in mind the location that you are having the shoot in. I have a lot of my shoots in fields and in woods. Which is why I tell my clients to stay away from green. That way they will not blend in with the background too much.

3. Patterns

Stay away from any outfits with distracting words or prints. The last thing you want is for the focus to be taken away from the special moment you and your significant other will be having.

4. Accessories

Unless you are purposely planning a sports themed engagement shoot, tell your future hubby to drop the baseball hat. It takes away a segment of professionalism the photographer is trying to achieve. Plus, at the end of the day, the both of you will be glad you steered away from wearing it.

5. When in Doubt: Two Outfits!

I offer a package that includes two outfit changes. Which means that for the first one, you can dress more casually, like jeans and comfy shoes. Then for the second one, you could wear that cute flowy dress that you have been eyeing.


Pictures featured were taken in William Goodrich Jones State Forest in Conroe, Texas.

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