Part 1: Engagement Session Styling Myths

February 1, 2023

Believe it or not, you have so much control over the outcome of your engagement session and what it looks and feels like! What you choose to wear is a big decision that often causes a ton of stress for the couple beforehand. However, my hope is that with a little education, you will be able to determine style and feel you desire for your shoot and then that will make your outfit selection so much easier and less complicated! Let’s start by debunking some very common outfit myths that a lot of people believe about what they should wear to their session!

Myth #1: Avoid neutrals, they wash you out! Who ever started this myth couldn’t have been further from the truth. Sure, there are some colors that don’t work for some people, but the truth is, neutrals are the most photogenic color for portraits. They allow your photos to be lighter and brighter and if you are one of our couples, we’re guessing that’s probably what you’re going for! Plus, they will cause no reflections on your skin or your partner = perfect skin tones!

Myth #2 : Always wear black or you won’t look thin! Sure, black is slimming, but it can also be very heavy in portraits. I do agree there are times to wear black and white, but don’t think it’s a must!

Myth #3: You two need to match! Please, for the love of all things beautiful, please don’t try to match your significant other! Instead, try to coordinate! Coordinating is a completely different concept from “matching”. Coordination means you are usually choosing different colors that look good together but are not close to being the same. You can look through our work or take a scroll on Pinterest and I’m sure you’ll see some coordinating color options!

Myth 4#: Your location determines your style more than your outfit! False! Your outfit has way more impact than your location. Your location is just a setting in the background but you two will still be the main focus of the images. You’ll even hear me say more often times than not that location really isn’t that important. It’s the light we are chasing!

Myth #5: You have to buy something new! False! If you know you look awesome in an outfit that you already have and it fits the style you want for your engagement session, that would be a great choice! Sometimes that even takes a lot of stress off, not having to shop for a whole new outfit for the both of you!

Next week’s blog post will highlight how to decide on your style for your engagement session!

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