What to Wear for Engagement Photos

Deciding what outfits to wear for your engagement photos can be stressful. You want your pictures to turn out beautiful and that simply take your breath away. Aside from hiring a great photographer and having good lighting, it is important that the bride and her partner wear the right clothes. It can be hard to feel confident in front of a camera. For tips on how to take great engagement photos and feel more confident, follow these tips for the best photo results.  

First, the best tip I can give is to be yourself! Engagement photo shoots are meant to capture the personalities of the couple.  Wearing an outfit that reflects your style and personality will be shown through the photos and will influence the overall mood of the shoot.Awesome-Wedding-photography-orange-county

Complement each other with you outfits. You don’t want to be matching, but you do want to make sure your outfits look good together. Choosing colors in the same family photograph and complement each other well. This also goes for how casual or dressy you are planning to be. If she is wearing a fancy dress, and he is in jeans and a t-shirt, it will look odd and unorganized.


Dress for the season and consider your surroundings. Don’t wear heavy sweaters and jackets in the summer, unless you want to see sweat and bad make-up in your photos. Also, keep in mind the location when picking out your outfit. If you are in a field, throw on a sun dress or jeans and a flannel shirt.


Avoid clothes that are too tight or loose. The camera captures almost any curve. Baggy clothes can make you look larger than you actually are, and tighter clothes will cling to anything you don’t want accentuated. Dress comfortably and wear something you can move in. Don’t worry about dragging a purse or phone around too. Leave those items behind!


Lastly, look your best. Making sure that your hair and makeup is done will show through the photos. Wearing some foundation and mascara will definitely accentuate your natural beauty.

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About the Author: Allison is a guest contributor from The Perfect Card Box, providing patented wedding card holders.