What to Wear: Engagement Session

As you may or may not know, I'm obsessed with fashion (in addition to my nanny job and photography, I also run the blog The Look 4 Less...just call me a multi-tasker!). People often write me wondering what they should wear to their session, and I know it's an often searched topic on the web as well. So, to make everyone's lives a little easier (and because I LOVE doing this sort of thing), I've come up with a few style specific outfits for engagement photos. Each look is geared toward a very distinct personality and style profile, so hopefully one or more will inspire you to be adventurous and maybe a little glamorous for your own engagement session.

This first look is for the super glam bride and groom. They love getting dressed up, and are known for their fabulous style. You may be thinking this is a little over the top for a college town like Iowa City but hey, doesn't every girl deserve to feel like a million bucks for her engagement photos? I think so.

I call this second look "Downtown Chic". This couple is all about chic, sophisticated layers like blazers with skinny jeans and heels and (faux) leather jackets with a cool graphic tee.

This next outfit idea goes in the entirely opposite direction, more toward country chic. This couple is laid back, casual, and want their pictures to reflect that.

And finally, this is probably what I see most often for engagement photos in this area - sort of casual with a twist. This is also the outfit I would personally wear because it's just the closest to my style. I love the idea of mixing patterns a little bit (a floral top for her with a subtly striped shirt for him - the key is to keep everything in the same color family) to keep things interesting.

I hope this has helped at least give you some ideas of where you could go with your style for engagement photos. The sky really is the limit, the main thing is having clothes that fit well (not too tight or too loose) so you can move comfortably, and something that YOU feel beautiful (or handsome) in. If you look good, you feel good...right?

1 comment:

KP said...

I will definitely use this as a reference if I ever get engaged! :-) Great work!