Style Guide

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ENGAGEMENT SESSION STYLE GUIDE


As your photographer, one of my primary goals is to make sure that you as a client are as stress-free and happy with the end result your photos as possible. With that in mind, I’ve created this engagement session style guide to help guide my couples through choosing the perfect outfits that both photograph beautifully and represent your style. Whether you’re going for formal and elegant, or more casual and laid back, this guide is intended to help you choose the perfect coordinating outfits for your session.

1. Coordinate, But Don’t Match

As a general rule of thumb, try to stay away from identically matching colors or patterned and busy prints. Solid prints and complementary colors are ideal for a look that isn’t too busy and distracting. Be sure to keep season in mind though―plaid prints could be cute for fall and winter sessions!

2. Choose Pastel or Neutral Colors

Going back to the idea of steering clear of busy and distracting articles of clothing, pastel and neutral colors tend to photograph the best. Bright and fluorescent colors (think bright red, yellow, hot pink, etc.) tend to become the focus of the photograph, whereas you want the focus to be on you! Pale pinks, blues, and purples are always beautiful, as well as deeper colors like dark green, navy, or burgundy. You can also never go wrong with classic neutrals like white, cream, beige, and grey. However, if you really want to add a pop of color, try incorporating colors into your jewelry, shoes, or a red lipstick.

3. Texture and Movement

If you’re up for dressing fancy, consider a flowy maxi dress or skirt to add movement and texture to your photos. 

4. Have Options

I would suggest bringing an outfit change so that you have a variety of photos to choose from. This is especially helpful if you want to do half of your session in fancy clothes, and the other half in a more casual outfit!

When choosing your outfit, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or text for any additional help or questions. I always love being involved in the planning process for photos with my sweet couples!

Example photos above were pulled from Pinterest