January 29, 2019
If you are struggling, trying to decide what you should wear for you engagement pictures you are not alone! Believe me, I remember going shopping for hours looking for outfits for my fiance and I. But your stressing ends here! I am here to help! Here are ways to rock your engagement session outfits. And if after reading this guide you are saying, Charissa, I still don’t know what to wear then girl you need to email or text me and we will figure this out together! I want nothing more than for you to be confident and feel beautiful in your engagement photos. And if you are reading this and aren’t a Charissa Lee Bride, or even if you are, Pinterest has so many fantastic resources. You can view my personal What to Wear for Engagement Pictures Pinterest board HERE.
Now let’s get to it shall we?
1- Most couples like to have 2 outfits! This will allow your engagement session to have 2 looks. I recommend having one casual look and one more formal look. How casual or formal you want those to be is up to you! But please, do not be afraid to dress the way you want to! This is the most important! If you want to wear a full length, stunning sparkly dress and have your fiance in a black suit, girl, GO FOR IT! These are your pictures!
2- You want your outfits to coordinate and coordinating is very different than matching. You want the colors and patterns of your outfits to compliment each other. For example, Brittney and Kaleb in the photo below. Brittney is wearing a gorgeous dress full of pinks, and different shades of blue. It also has a floral pattern to it. Kaleb’s solid colored pastel shirt perfectly compliments her dress making neither outfit stand out above the other. And I mean they look pretty dang good, don’t you think?
3- Don’t overthink it! Wear something that is true to you! You don’t even have to go buy all new outfits! Look through your closet and find pieces you feel comfortable and beautiful in. But I mean don’t get me wrong, I always love a good excuse to go shopping!
4- Don’t be afraid to make your outfit totally and completely you! These pictures are for no one but you! You always want to look back on these pictures and see you. Not someone you found on pinterest!
5- Make sure you are dressing for the season you are taking your images in! If it’s winter, don’t be afraid to bundle up in comfy sweater, and in the summer wear a long flowy sundress. Find colors that compliment your surroundings! The examples below of past Charissa Lee Bride’s are perfect examples of how to dress for the season you are in!
6- Neutral colored outfits with just little pops of color always make for a simple, yet gorgeous outfit! Especially if your session is somewhere filled with lots of greenery or color! Remember you are supposed to be the show of your images, not just your outfits! They should compliment you and make YOU stand out!
7- Don’t be afraid to accessorize. Scarves, necklaces, earrings are always small and simple ways to add lots of fun to your outfits!
8- Always make sure you are completely comfortable and confident in what you are wearing! You do not want to be fixing and adjusting your clothes throughout your session! We are there to have fun and capture the love you and your sweetheart have for each other! Not worrying about wardrobe malfunctions!
9- Most of all, just have fun with it! Go shopping with your sweetheart and try on lots of different fun outfits! Make a date night out of it! And don’t stress! I am here to help you out every step of the way! Heck girl, I will even go shopping with you!