Today I wanted to jump in and give you a little advice on the hardest part of planning your session, picking your outfits! Sounds totally easy to do, but likely you’ll find yourself second guessing or overthinking things. So, let’s give you a little road map to help ease your worries. 

1. Color Choice

Think light, think neutral and think muted when picking your color scheme. The camera loves soft blues, pinks, grays and whites with a hint of leather browns. Those colors fit beautifully with any scene you choose for your location too and will compliment any skin tone. 

While bright colors are beautiful, many times, the camera is not as fond of them. Keep in mind that bright, bold colors distract from the two of you and your faces. You want the focus of your photos to be the love you share, Bright colors will try to steal the show. 

2. One Outfit or Two? 

Most of my couples will pick two outfits. One “wow” outfit and another date-night feeling one. If you want to though, feel free to pick “wow” outfits for both and dress it up. If you don't get in front of the camera very often, it’s worth getting those runway worthy photos while you can!

If thinking of two outfits is too stressful, don’t feel pressured. One outfit is totally fine. It’s better to have one you love than two where you didn’t feel your best. It’s 100% up to you.

3. Dress Up

Let me let you in on a little secret, there is no such thing as “too dressed up” for photos. If you’ve been dreaming of the red-carpet style outfit in your photos, give yourself permission to do it!

Dressier outfits look absolutely amazing on camera! It will also give you a great excuse to buy that dream piece for your closet. If you don’t want to buy though, there are plenty of rental companies online for high-end outfits! 

Really, it is 100% up to you how you want to look for your engagement photos.

Following these tips though will help make sure you look and feel your absolute best for your session. I have seen them work for my couples and promise they will work for you.

Below, I'm sharing with you my detailed style guide that can help you make wardrobe choices for any type of photoshoot.

xoxox.

-Elizabeth

I'm Elizabeth Couch, a wedding photographer, wife, dog mom and creative professional based in Dallas / Fort Worth. Allow me to capture your love story through beautiful and timeless photography. Serving all including non-heteronormative LGBTQ+ peoples Dallas / Fort Worth / Oklahoma City and Worldwide destinations. Fort Worth Wedding Photographer, Fort Worth Photographer, 76120, Dallas Wedding Photographer, North Texas Wedding Photographer, Arlington Wedding Photographer, DFW Wedding Photographer