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.

Winter Engagement Photo - Minnewaska State ParkWinter Engagement Photo - Minnewaska State ParkIn this photo the white and grey sweaters work well together. They also both wore blue jeans, with the bride being stylish with brown boots that fit with a winter engagement session.

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 of 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. 

Vanderbilt Mansion - Summer engagement photoVanderbilt Mansion - Summer engagement photoIn this portrait the couples wears all black, ensuring that the definitely go together.   Engagement Portrait - Cluett Schantz Memorial Park -  in AutumnEngagement Portrait - Cluett Schantz Memorial Park - in AutumnIn this photo the groom wears a brown colored sweater which matches the brown blouse the bride is wearing, complemented by the green sweater. Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, New Paltz - Engagement PhotoNyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, New Paltz - 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.

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. 

Fall engagement photo at Minnewaska State Park inkirhonkson NYFall engagement photo at Minnewaska State Park in Kerhonkson NYThis is an example of a Fall engagement photo. The brown jackets work well together and fit the season. Winter Engagement Photo - Locust Grove, PoughkeepsieWinter Engagement Photo - Locust Grove, PoughkeepsieA winter engagement photo taken at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie NY, in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Here the muted colors of the grey that the bride is wearing work well with the camouflage green for this military man.

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 and matches your personality. 

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

For women, we also 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 is simple. As the saying goes, less is more. Be sure to bring a comb and/or brush as well.  Accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses also can add to the shoot. You can also create props, like signs that say “I Love You”.   

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

Website: www.MylesStudio.com                                                                                                    Phone: (845) 834-3480                                       Email: [email protected]