What to wear, what to wear…
The primary dilemma of everyone getting their pictures taken.
Here’s my advice for engagement sessions!
First and foremost it is important to be yourself in what you wear. You want to be comfortable during the shoot and the pictures are always more meaningful when your personalities come through. The best way to do this is clothing choices!
I would recommend staying away from lots of white (you don’t want to look too washed out). And SLEEVELESS! —don’t do it :)
For the Bride To Be:
Sleeves are more flattering. And for fall shoots, boots are great. Your shoes will likely make it into quite a few shots. —Can’t decide? Bring a few pairs! Believe me I know how that goes when you can’t decide and will patiently wait while you switch mid shoot :)
Simple jewelry is great too.
Do what you will be comfortable with… That being said slick, tight ponytails can sometimes be challenging. I’m partial to the hair down and curled myself, but it’s YOUR shoot.
For the Future Groom:
You can never go wrong with the classic button down and kakis.
For the Both of You:
Bulky sweaters or turtle necks tend to be too much. Slimmer fit clothing usually leaves couples with better results.
Remember you can't be too formal! These are your engagement photos and will be displayed at a fairly formal event-your wedding!!!!
IRON— don't show up in wrinkly clothes.
Don’t be afraid of color. I think that couples look great when they are coordinating but not too matchyy matchyy. So don’t both wear the same shade of purple, but maybe a light purple and light blue…
For OKOTA engagement sessions an outfit change is included so feel free to bring a more casual outfit and a dressy outfit. Black is great for the dressier look. A few shots of you both in black (LBD & button down is perfect) will really bring the attention the love gushing on your faces :)
Last but not least… Pretty and Handsome hands! Lather on the lotion if you need some. Ladies have your nails done (great excuse to do so right?) because your hands WILL BE in the pictures. Hand placement is a big deal and pretty hands showing of that ring will absolutely make a picture.
If you have a pet, a love for balloons like me, that favorite quilt your grandmother made you BRING IT! Props can be great when not overdone. If you want a date sign and have no idea where to start contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your shoot and I’d be happy to make/bring something for you to use!
I hope this has been helpful! I can’t wait for your session! Contact email@example.com to set one up today.