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What to Wear for Engagement Photos


Your  engagement photos are the best way to remember and celebrate a momentous event in your life. It is important that you ensure that your photos are as stunning, meaningful and share-worthy as possible. If you and your fiancé have decided to have an engagement session, you should know what to wear for this special occasion in your life. It is also important that you choose a Columbus Ohio photographer that can capture this special moment in your life in the way you have always envisioned it.

What should you wear for your engagement photos? The following are some essential tips :


  1. Ensure that your outfits complement each other.

It is important that you ensure that you wear outfits that complement each other. It is not a must to wear matching outfits, however some people like dressing the same for their engagement shoot. Wearing outfits that complement each other can help you a great deal.



  1. Be yourself

One thing you don’t want to do is pretend to be someone your not…be yourself! You should consider wearing outfits that you are comfortable in. This will actually go a long way in accentuating your style and personality. You can opt to wear jeans and a t-shirt, it’s your day….be you!!


  1. Be comfortable.

It is important that you feel comfortable during this session. You should not put on tight clothes that make you uncomfortable. You should go for something that you will feel  free to move in. If you are comfortable wearing heels, give them a shot, however, If they do not make you comfortable, you can consider wearing flat shoes and so on. You will realize that the better you feel in your clothes, the better you will look in front of the camera.


  1. Ensure that you dress on the same scale.

It is important that you both dress like you are heading to the same place. You should purpose to wear clothes that are on the same level of casualness and so on. One person should not wear a suit while the other person wears jeans…but I’m sure you already knew that 😉


  1. Consider the location

It is important that you think about your surrounding when picking out the colors of your outfit. The color of the surrounding and that of your outfit should complement each other. If you want to take your engagement photo in a park, a red accents can really make you to stand out. Here in Columbus Ohio there are a bajillion awesome locations to choose from!


  1. Consider the season

It is important that you check the weather before you leave for the photo shoot. If it is cold, you should consider wearing layers so that you feel warm throughout the session. If it is during the summer season, light clothes can be a good option for you. You can actually seek advice from your photographer on the best clothes for the given season.


  1. Choose the right material

It is important that you choose the right material for the outfit that you are going to wear. Wrinkle-free materials are definitely a plus!


  1. Layer it up

You will realize that clothes normally look better when they are layered especially when taking photographs. This is the reason why you should consider adding a blazer, jacket or even a belt in order to finish the look. You will also realize that layers also hide areas that you might not feel comfortable flaunting. For guys, you can consider wearing a sweater on top of your shirt. These layers basically add another element to the photos.


  1. Bring more than one outfit for the session

It is important that you have more than one outfit for the photo session. If you are not sure of what to wear, you can ask your photographer what he or she thinks will work well with the setting. If you have more outfits, you can have alternative looks for your photos. You can then choose the one that pleases you.  Two is always better than one right?


  1. Show your true colors

Some people normally like wearing black outfits during engagement photo sessions. However, black is not always the best choice. It is advisable to wear bright hues that will pop from the background.

Those are some of the essential tips on what to wear during your engagement photos. It is important to make your images reflect something about you as a couple. You can have the photographs taken at a location that is meaningful to you. Your pictures should capture a shared passion. These simple rules will help to make sure your images pop. Choose a professional photographer that will capture your engagement your special day the way you envisioned it. The above mentioned tips have helped many people. Follow them and you will enjoy the results.


We certainly hope this article has helped you and partner plan for your engagement session. If you would like more information about Columbus Ohio wedding photographers Vision & Style Photography, please contact us through our contact page, we would love to meet you and show you what we have to offer!

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