What To Wear for an Engagement Photo Session

December 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

WHAT TO WEAR

When doing an engagement photo session, one of the most important factors is deciding what to wear.  This can make or break your photo session. Remember, the two of you are taking photos as a couple, so your clothing should reinforce that idea.

Engagement Portrait -  Cluett-Schantz Memorial Park, MiltonEngagement Portrait - Cluett-Schantz Memorial Park, MiltonWearing the same color is one of the easiest ways to coordinate your clothing.

When choosing what to wear, it’s important to coordinate what you wear with each other.  One simple way to do that is wearing the same colors. This could be one color or several colors.  Another way is having a color theme. In other words at least one color should be consistent between the two of you.  And lastly is to have colors that compliment each other. One way to determine which colors work well together is going to a hardware or paint store.  They often have color swatches that show you which colors work well together. You can also try wearing shades of the same color. For footwear, we recommend shoes or boots. 

 

Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, New Paltz - Engagement PhotoSpring Engagement PhotoIn this photo the blue pattern on the brides dress match with the grooms dark blue jeans. His light blue shorts works also because i'ts in the blue family, being just another shade of blue.          Fall engagement photo at Minnewaska State Park inkirhonkson NYFall engagement photo at Minnewaska State Park inkirhonkson NYThis is an example of a Fall engagement photo. The brown jackets work well together and fit the season.

Vanderbilt Mansion - Summer engagement photoSummer engagement photoIn this portrait the couples wears all black, ensuring that the definitely go together.
 

Next, when your photo shoot is outdoors, neutral colors work well, like browns, blues, tans ect… But it does depend on the season.  For example, warm colors in the fall,( think autumn leaves) cool colors in the winter, and more vibrant colors in the spring and summer.  If you can, new is better than

used. (A good excuse to go shopping) Avoid sneakers and white or bright socks. 

Engagement Portrait - Cluett Schantz Memorial Park -  in AutumnFall Engagement Portrait - Cluett Schantz Memorial Park In this photo the groom wears a brown colored sweater which matches the brown blouse the bride is wearing, complemented by the green sweater.     Spring Engagement Photo - Vanderbilt MansionSpring Engagement Photo - Vanderbilt MansionBold vibrant colors work well in the spring.       Winter Engagement Photo - Minnewaska State ParkWinter Engagement Photo - Minnewaska State ParkThe cool colors of light blue, dark blue and black work perfect for this winter engagement photo.       Summer Engagement Photo at Minnewaska State Park.Summer Engagement Photo at Minnewaska State Park.Wearing white works well with any season. You can always as bits of color through other items you wear, including, pants, scarves, belts, ect...

For photo shoots in our studio, we recommend to also bring 1 all white or all black outfit. It's also a good idea to bring something casual and something a little more formal. There is one exception for studio photo shoots.  Here bright colored clothing can work and is even encouraged. Most importantly, wear something that is comfortable. 

Engagement PhotoStudio Engagement PhotoThis is what we call a low key portrait in Black & White, with the couple wearing black on a black backdrop.

Myles Studio Photography-160Studio Engagement PhotoWith this in studio session, the blue in the brides dress matches with the blue shits and pants with the groom.

For women, we recommend to have your hair and makeup professionally done.  But that is totally up to you. I do have make-up artist I can recommend if you like.  If you do your own make-up, try to keep it simple. As the saying goes, less is more. Be sure to bring a comb and/or brush as well. 

Last, but not least, bring clothing or items that show your personality.  For example, if you like sports, you could wear a jersey, or include items from work, or even a hobby.  If you play music, bring your instrument. 

Accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses also can add to the shoot. You can create props, like signs that say “I Love You”.  Be creative and have fun.

If you have any questions regarding what to wear, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Below is our contact information.

 

www.MylesStudio.com - (845) 834-3480 - [email protected]


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