what to wear for your engagement shoot

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-What to wear for your engagement shoot-

So I had to take some content photos of myself on Sunday, and after wrestling with the tripod and remote of my camera for about 20 min- I finally ‘got over’ myself and asked my husband for help.

Now- after being married for almost 7 years, you’d think I wouldn’t be nervous around him right?

HA! I spend 30 min throwing every sweater I owned onto ‘the chair’ as I tried to choose an appropriate outfit.

Not to mention how self-conscious I felt when he stated clicking away- nervous about your engagement shoot - I feel ya!!

I’ve got a few pointers for one of the most faq when it comes to engagement shoots!! This is pretty much just a quick list of 4 pointers of what to wear and to still ‘do you’ !

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Same-Same but not matchy-matchy

Being too matchy-matchy is pretty out of date- but your looks should fit together. there are two main ways to fit:

1) LEVEL OF FORMALITY (if you are wearing an evening gown- he shouldn’t be in a swimsuit)

2) COLOUR PALLET- drawing from the same colour pallet - see below for a bit of an elaboration.

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Plain ol’ Patterns

Using hints of patterns is a great way to find colour and bind your colour pattern together. Choose a pattern and draw your colour pallet from it.

Bring on the bling

Layers and accessories can add a lot of depth and interest. they can also elevate a decent outfit into a stunning outfit. Sometimes just adding a beanie and a scarf can update an outfit instantly. Accessories are epic for adding your personality to a photo shoot.

‘individuality and self expression will always be more alluring than following fashion slavishly.’

Fancy pants

Engagement photo’s are a once in a lifetime opportunity- so don’t be afraid to ‘suit up’ if that’s your thing.

There is plenty of time for an outfit change, so go for fancy and casual if you like.


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Now get our there and ENJOY it!!! YEAH!!!

xx