Not everyone is comfortable posing for photos. They can be intimidating, even if taken from a friend's cell phone. Understandably, it can generate some stress when a professional comes into action.
Engagement photo sessions are an unforgettable experience where you want everything to look beautiful and natural, showing your love for your partner in the photos. What you wear that day is paramount. Here are some tips on what to wear for your engagement session.
On the day of the engagement shoot, thinking about what to wear may overwhelm you; here are some tips that can help.
The first thing to keep in mind is that comfort does matter. For your engagement session, dress like you, not like someone else. Make sure you two feel comfortable with what you wear. Believe it, that kind of sensation does not escape the camera lens. You may also be required to stand or post for an extended length of time, so it’s essential to choose comfortable shoes.
Following your intuition will be key. Some couples prefer to wear a casual and refined look, and others prefer to wear an elegant and fun outfit. It's up to you and your partner.
Many couples wear matching outfits on the day of their engagement session. This is a fun idea, but it’s best to wear outfits that complement each other; you're an engaged couple, not twins.
Find contrasting colors and match different accessories that complement each other's outfits. Two different looks with similarities will look great in your photos!
Your engagement photos will be everlasting. You will go back to looking at those images forever. Can you imagine dull colors in your outfits? Those shots may look bland.
One of the keys to achieving harmony in the photos is to identify the primary color your partner is wearing. That makes it much easier to combine them, giving a coordinated look where everything fits together.
Pastels, Neutrals and More!
Pastels, cool colors, and neutral tones can help bring out the best look. For a luxurious look, one can wear a blush dress with high heels and a blue necklace, and your partner could combine gray pants with a navy blue blazer.
If you want a splash of bold color, it may be the perfect touch that your engagement session needs. Your wedding photographer may be able to give you some great ideas.
Complementary accessories will add detail to your outfit. Ideally, use accessories such as sweaters, necklaces, jackets, scarves, and belts, plus you can add some layers. That will give you different looks without having to change outfits completely.
Of course, always use accessories that flatter your features. A three-quarter sleeve shirt will have a slimming effect if you have larger arms. On the other hand, if you have short legs, heels will make them look longer. Every detail matters! Don’t forget to color your nails and toenails before the session.
Contact me to help plan your Perth engagement photoshoot, make an appointment, check out some of Perth's best engagement photoshoot locations and I will guide you every step of the way to capture that unforgettable moment in photos.
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