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  • Writer's pictureKrystal Shuhyta

Tips From the Pros: What to Wear for Your Engagement Shoot

Choosing what to wear for your engagement shoot can seem like a big hurdle to climb, I get it. You have chosen the perfect location; all you have left to do is pick out your outfit and you want it to be amazing. But where do you start? Should you go bright or neutral, matching or all different? What you choose to wear can greatly affect the look and feel of your beautiful images, so let's explore some options together.

What to wear for your Engagement shoot

Getting dressed for professional photos doesn't have to be complicated. One of the most common questions we get is about what to wear for your photoshoot. We want your best foot forward and can offer advice on how to create a polished look without clothing distractions. Here are our top 5 tips to help make your photos look sophisticated and timeless.

1. Consider the Season

Dress accordingly. We always want you to be comfortable above all, and there are ways to do that while still looking great for photos. Seasons play a huge factor in your photos, wearing a summer dress for a fall photo shoot will look out of place, or if one person is in a jacket and the other is in a t-shirt. Getting on the same page for seasonal apparel will create a more cohesive look. We love helping our couples pick the season and location depending on what they want in their photos.

2. Choose Neutral, Solid Tones

Bright colours, loud patterns, or stripes can clash. They can also be a distraction and draw your eyes away from the face. Logos and characters should also be avoided. Neutral clothing will give your photos a timeless, classic look. They also work well with any background and are important to choose if we are using multiple locations during the shoot. Some great neutral colours you can choose include classic black or white, blue, beige, and grey. Pops of colors can be fun when used correctly.

3. Coordinate but Don't Be Matchy-Matchy

Matching outfits make photos feel inauthentic. Couples and families don't dress alike every day, so we wouldn't recommend it for professional photos. Matching outfits could end up being the main attraction in the photo instead of your smiling faces, so unless you are going for a 90's "Sears family photos" feel in your images, it's best to coordinate outfits instead. Coordinating outfits can also help bring out personalities and make you feel more comfortable with what you are wearing. We often recommend bringing two different outfits if possible, if you want part of your shoot to be more formal, consider a dress or cute skirt and have him wear a dress shirt and dark jeans. There is more on that below.

4. Bring 1-2 Outfits

If time and location allow, bring a casual and a more formal outfit. It will give you more final options to choose from and different outfits will work with different backgrounds. Here are some examples.

5. Be Comfortable

You want to look gorgeous in your photos so choose something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Don't wear clothes that are too tight or restricting, as it will make the poses look strained. Being relaxed translates into better photos, plus allows for movement and for the photos to be fun and playful.

Engagement Photoshoot Outfits

At the end of the experience, when your images are framed and displayed in your home, you want people to look at your face and not at your clothes. So plan your outfit choices ahead of time so you can have a relaxed and fun photoshoot. We are all about helping our couples have a stress-free experience, if you would like some more help in planning your shoot, here are 5 Essential Tips for a Successful Engagement Session.

At Fly Free Photography, we love our clients to have a great time making some truly special memories. Be comfortable and, of course, bring your brightest smile! If you need help planning & documenting your special moments, I would love to chat! Please feel free to contact us here, or check out our work at -

Till next time friend,

Xo Krystal

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