February 25, 2019
In my experience, every woman, regardless of her shape has an area of her body that she’s self-conscious about, so recognizing what that is in advance is key. Choosing flattering silhouettes and colors that compliment your natural features is the best way to ensure you’ll love the way you look in your photos. Three-quarter length sleeves create an awesome slimming effect on all arms, so be on the lookout for an option with a longer length sleeve. You could also bring a cute jacket, blazer or cardigan along, too. Skinny straps or strapless dresses have the opposite effect on arms on camera, so I recommend avoiding those whenever possible if your goal is a set of slimmer-looking arms. Heels elongate women’s legs, making them look fabulous. Closed-toes heels in particular look great on camera because they carry out the line of your leg all the way down to your toe. If your toes are showing in a peep-toe heel, you might want to schedule a pedicure before your session so you don’t regret letting your feet show. These little tricks make all the difference!
Quick Tip: Bring a pair of flats to wear when moving from place to place. Your feet will thank you later! We all know what it feels like to be walking around in heels for too long!
Pairing an accessory or two with your outfit can really help bring some extra dimension to your images. Big statement necklaces bring a lot of pop to the photos, while the smaller, delicate ones are not be as noticeable on camera. Belts, bracelets and earrings bring great visual interest, so choose one or two that don’t compete for attention. Fresh florals in a crown or bouquet can be a really romantic touch as well.
I personally am self-conscious of my arms, so for my own engagement session I chose a long sleeved outfit. And I added heels to help elongate my legs!
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