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Engagement Outfit Ideas

Tips on How to choose the perfect engagement outfit ideas!

Engagement Outfit Ideas

I know you’re so excited about your engagement session & I am too! The biggest stress for my couples is usually engagement outfit ideas & the question of “WHAT DO I WEAR?” so I wanted to send along a few tips from experience of how to pick the perfect engagement outfit.

Here’s 10 tips!

  • Think about your feet! You’re going to be walking around for an hour and a half or so, if you’re one to last 5 minutes with heels on, please don’t torture your poor feet for that long. You’ll really just end up being miserable, so just like the outfit choice, make sure your shoes are something you’re comfortable in! There’s definitely a whole lot of cute non heel shoes out there. Another thing you can do is bring two pair of shoes, one dressy pair & one comfy pair, then we can switch them out through the session!
  • Consider the location. Be aware of what your surroundings are going to be and try not to clash (or match!) If your engagement session is in a forest, you probably don’t want to wear green! But rather choose colors/style that compliments & supports!
  • Complement each other….Don’t match! Gone are the days where the whole family goes to the beach wearing white for their family portraits. Lol That also means matching each other for engagement pictures is a big no. Complimenting each other is the best way to go! Better yet if someone wears an accent color on a small part of their body and the other is wearing that color. Example, if you wear a light blue dress & your fiancé wears a flannel dress shirt with that same color blue. Win! Wearing the same shade is also a great place to start.
  • Show your true colors and don’t be afraid to be bold! Colors render great on camera but if you prefer neutrals that is equally as good! I personally love neutrals. If one of you is wearing a lot of color, consider a neutral for your significant other.
  • Dress the same scale. If your fiancé is wearing a suit and you’re wearing jeans and a tank, then you’re not going to look like you go together! Dress at the same level.
  • Switch it up! If you want to go casual, why not bring a formal option too? I’m not a super formal type of person but I think it’s fun to dress up once in a while! You can even bring a few options and show me at the session!
  • Dress for the weather and have a backup plan. If it’s a spring engagement session but it’s going to be 40 degrees then have a backup for your spring dress!
  • Don’t be afraid to dress it up with layers and texture. Scarves, multiple clothing layers, jewelry, hats, hair accessories. They all can really liven up pictures and if you’re afraid of going too bold with colors maybe just add it in as an accent with a scarf- something you can take on and off! This also helps with the weather situation and if you have any insecurities they can cover them up. I personally don’t like my arms so I prefer outfits with loose flowy sleeves. So just think about things that compliment you!
  • Be yourself. The worst thing would be looking at your pictures and looking unrecognizable because you dressed up or down too much! Be sure to wear things that flatter your body type! At this point in your life you probably know what those are! =) Think about the things you love when you see yourself in photos & choose clothing/items that accentuate that! Also take into consideration your insecurities like I mentioned above, I don’t love the way my arms look in shorter sleeves so knowing that I choose outfits that hide that insecurity for me. I can feel beautiful & love my photos not feeling like my insecurity is so noticeable. Insecurities are sometimes touchy, trust me I know! But if you confide in me I can assist in helping you find the perfect engagement outfit & be considerate of what poses we do so you can look & feel flawless!

    And at the end of the day just remember that the whole point of this is to have fun and get comfortable in front of the camera! It’s our time to get to know each other and you shouldn’t stress about it. I hope these tips will help prepare you for your engagement session!

I am happy to give you feedback if you’re struggling to the perfect engagement outfit. Feel free to send me pictures, I’ll try to assist in any way I can!


Another great read is my blog post Preparing for your Engagement Session. This can also help you make decisions for your engagement session!


Find outfit inspiration from my Pinterest Board!



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Throughout life I’ve found myself habitually concerned with other’s experiences & how things makes them feel. Whether that be how it makes people feel when something is said or if others are having a good time at a gathering I’m hosting, the list goes on… But one thing that stays the same is I always come back to their experience. With this realization I’ve come to know that my expertise lies within experiences alongside stunning images. I design custom a experience for my couples from start to finish with many touch points to ensure your wedding vision is brought to life in photos.

My reputation being of upmost importance to me, I only deliver the best of the best. I base my business & how I conduct myself on a Christian foundation, reliable, trustworthy & always having my client’s experience in mind. I’m so thankful the Lord has blessed me to be able to pursue this dream & share my gift the world.

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