I absolutely LOVE shooting engagement sessions! Not only does it give me a chance to get to know my clients better before the big day, but it also gives my clients a chance to become more comfortable in front of my camera. It’s awesome when I show up on the wedding day and I’ve already become friends with the bride and groom, since I got to know them better during the engagement session. While planning the engagement session, my clients often ask me for clothing suggestions, so I thought I might share my advice right here on the blog!GO DRESSY! I love it when the future bride wears a gorgeous dress. You might even check out Rent The Runway to get something extra fancy. You’ll have time to change into a second (and possibly even a third outfit) so you’re welcome to wear something more casual for the outfit change.COORDINATE! Wear the same color palette (without being matchy matchy) and also coordinate on the level of formality. DON’T FORGET ACCESSORIES. Bringing in more layers and accessories can add more interest to the pictures. Plus it’s nice to have something you can add or take away to have even more variety with your clothing options.
ADD COLOR & PATTERNS! Your engagement session is a great time to show off your individuality and possibly even incorporate the colors from your upcoming wedding day. Don’t be afraid of patterns and bright colors… They make the pictures more fun!PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP! I highly recommend getting your makeup done professionally. If you already have a makeup artist booked for your wedding, you might see if she’s available that day for a wedding day trial. Professional makeup artists know how to apply makeup that will last and also make you look your best for photos.