First things first, wear clothes that make you feel like you! You don’t have to pull out the tux and the fancy dress if you are not that type of couple! Dress like yourself but your best self! This will bring out the true energy and tell your own love story in your photos.
Don’t be afraid of wearing a statement piece such as a long flowy skirt/ dress, as these pieces always move beautifully with the breeze. However, try to avoid bright colors. Bright colors are fun and lively but I find them to be the least photogenic when shooting. You don’t want your clothes to be the center of attention, it’s all about you two. The easy rules are to always go for pastels, cool colors, and neutral tones. You can always add a bright accent to your accessories!
Tie everything together with a color scheme. Matching exact outfits are never as pleasing as going along the same color scheme but being yourselves! The pictures then represent a vibe of belonging to one another, not being one another.
Have 2 outfits! It’s always good to have on casual and one dressy outfit for your engagement shoots. That way you can really capitalize on your shoot getting different looks and more content!
Go for classy looks instead of trendy looks. No one wants to look back on their engagement photos and go “Omg what was I wearing?” You don’t want to feel dated only a few years down the road . We are getting ready for our “forever”. The moments in these pictures are meant to last a Lifetime!
Here are a few tips on how to flatter your body type from Jenni Martini, a famous stylist in Las Vegas…
Pear-Shaped: To show off your curves, focus on cinching the waist with an A-line silhouette that flares at the bottom.
Apple-Shaped: An A-line style with a gradual flow from the waist to the legs is always flattering. This shape is also great for a dress with texture and/or a deep V-neck.
Busty: Scoop and sweetheart necklines offer support and open up the décolletage so the focus is on the face rather than the bust.
Small Chest: Look for textured or ruched styles to create fullness in the chest area.
Plus Size: Engagement photos featuring an empire-waist dress are Martini’s go-to. They’re super flattering and emphasize the smallest portion under the bust, creating the effect of a slender silhouette from top to bottom.