February 11, 2019
Have you thought about rocking a sequined gown, tulle skirt or flower crown but just never had an occasion for it? Your engagement photos is your chance to do it up! Remember: There is no such thing as “too dressed up” when it comes to your engagement session, so don’t be afraid to have some fun! If you don’t want to add a new permanent piece to your collection, a lot of my brides love Rent the Runway for their engagement photos because you don’t have to spend a lot to feel like a million bucks. Plus, you can send the outfits back when the session is over. Other brides love having a great excuse to bring a new permanent piece (or two!) into their closet!
Long, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos. Especially when juxtaposed with nature, like the desert, forest, plains or beach. Cute, shorter-length dresses photograph beautifully as well. Dresses and skirts tend to look most stunning on camera because they really flatter the female body — which is probably why the red carpet is always full of so many dresses and not very many pantsuits! I recommend avoiding pants and shorts for your session, unless you’re going for a more casual lifestyle look, and saying yes to a dress or two!
Another way to bring versatility to your engagement session is by wearing two outfits! Most of my brides who choose two outfits will bring one “wow” dress, and then another shorter sun dress or cocktail dress for a more casual “us on a date” feel. But if you want to bring two “wow” dresses and forgo the more casual dress altogether, give yourself permission to do it! The camera loves runway-esque apparel and so do I!
Remember, though, you don’t have to bring two looks if it’s too stressful or you’d rather just stick to one fabulous look. One outfit that you love will be so much better than one outfit you love and another you’re not very excited about. So, one or two? It’s really up to you!
Looking for more tips? Find the engagement session checklist here:
Engagement Session Checklist
And See the rest of the series here:
Choosing the Right Time and Date for your Engagement Pictures | Engagement Session Tips Part 1
Choosing the Right Location for your Engagement Pictures | Engagement Session Tips Part 2
How To Plan Destination Engagement Pictures | Engagement Session Tips Part 3
Styling Your Engagement Session | Engagement Session Tips Part 4
Say Yes to The Dress | Engagement Session Tips Part 5
Choosing Colors and Coordinating Looks | Engagement Session Tips Part 6
Flattering Your Features | Engagement Session Tips Part 7
Hair and Makeup | | Engagement Session Tips Part 8
What to Wear for your Engagement Session: For Him | Engagement Session Tips Part 9