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 for 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!!
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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’ !
same-same but not match-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Being too matchy-matchy is pretty out of date- but your looks should fit together.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.
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.’
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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