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What to Wear for Engagement Sessions

Your engagement session is coming up and you have no idea what to wear, don’t worry you are not the only one!  A question I often get from my clients is “what should I wear for my engagement photos”?   Your engagement session should reflect who you are as a couple and more than anything, it should be fun!  It’s totally normal to feel a bit nervous about it, but my job is to prepare you for it so that when the day comes, you’re ready to rock your session.

Part of looking relaxed in a photo is feeling confident in yourself. What better way to do that than to wear something you feel beautiful in? Over the years, I’ve gathered some sure-fire ways to look and feel your best for your engagement session. Here are my favorite tips and tricks for dressing for a fabulous session:

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Try to avoid wearing the same color or matching outfits  
ie. both wearing white shirts or both wearing black shirts or both wearing white shirts and jeans etc.   These types of outfits tend to blend in together too much.

Don’t be afraid to add color or patterns.
It’s ok to wear colorful clothing as long as the colors/patterns complement each other.  Patterns are especially great for curvy women like myself who like to camouflage that mid-section that we women  love to hate.  HA!

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Avoid baggy or loose-fitting clothing.
This is especially true for women. Wind can catch ahold of a shirt, causing the mid-section to look larger that it really is, and I’m sure I can speak for all women when I say this is NOT what we want. Instead, try outfits that are high-waisted to help conceal the belly area.

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I recommend two outfits max during your session.
One outfit that you can sit in (i.e  skinny jeans and a cute top) Plus a second outfit that’s a little more dressy  like a dress or skirt.

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Accessorize!
Add a colorful statement necklace or a fun pair of heels. This can totally transform an outfit.

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Dress for your body type
Sometimes, the most important thing to remember is to just wear what is flattering for your figure. Every body is different, so accentuate your best assets! Inward angled or vertical lines can cinch your waist or make you appear taller. So can nude, pointed pumps that don’t cut off at the ankle. A flouncy skirt can balance wide shoulders or a larger bust. Ruffles on top can balance wider hips or legs. And A-line or fit and flare cut dresses usually complement any body type. Remember, wear darker on parts you want to hide and lighter shades on parts you want to highlight.

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I hope this will help when it comes time for you to prep for your session. I always encourage my clients to send me any photos they love or to ask for advice. If you have any questions, let me know and feel free to share your tips in the comments! You can find more inspiration on what to wear, along with tips for dressing for your body type by following my Pinterest board. There’s also some  helpful tips for the guys too!

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