I’m so excited for this season’s engagement sessions!! Deciding what to wear can be overwhelming.. don’t worry, I’m here to help! Below you’ll my fall/winter engagement session outfit guide. Read about the ideal colors to choose, how many outfits to plan, what types of fits and fabrics to look for, etc!
The MOST important thing is to choose a look that makes you feel comfortable and confident! These are general guidelines I’m sharing, but the most important thing is that you do YOU!
First off – how many outfits to plan? I always recommend two! Usually one that is a bit more casual and one that is more dressed up.
Below are some of my favorite examples from past engagement sessions!
What makes these outfits work so well on camera? Here are a few fall/winter engagement session outfit guide tips and tricks for camera-ready looks!
- Think neutral tones and soft colors! These photograph best and are complimentary to my style of photography!
- Flowy dresses are AMAZING. Forever and always! Think of how something will look while you’re walking! Does it have movement? Movement looks beautiful on camera! Flowy dresses, skirts, etc are the way to go!! Does it twirl? If the answer is YES then you are golden!
- Stylish clothing is always the way to go! Dressing in layers would be a very quick way to change the look of an outfit without doing a full outfit change. 🙂 Have fun with shoes and accessories!!
- Don’t be afraid to add some extra POP to your outfit. Make it your own! I love me some funky white snakeskin boots (that might just be ME), hats, costume jewelry, vintage finds, etc!!
- Men, when in doubt…go with a solid button down! Make sure your shirts are form fitting and not too big on you. Slim fit pants and shirts tend to look best and be the most flattering!
- Make sure your outfits are not see through and are wrinkle free. This is VERY important!
- Manicured nails. It’s best to keep your nails clean &/or polished for the session. Gotta get that ring shot!!
- Avoid REALLY bright and harsh colors. Bright intense colors seems fun, but they can reflect a that light onto your face and alter skin tones. You do not want this! Keep it muted, and avoid the neon and super strong colors.
- Shoot for ‘complimenting’ instead of ‘matching.’ Avoid being too overly ‘matchy’.
- Avoid small + busy patterns on clothing. Do not be afraid of pattern, just think
of more muted patterns and ones that are larger + simple. The goal is to not look TOO busy 😉
Here are some muted color examples, all very complimentary to each other!
Now that you know the do’s and don’ts, here are some great options to consider! Below the gallery each suggested piece is linked.
For the girls
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17
For the guys
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11