As you can imagine, one of the questions I hear most often as a Dallas wedding photographer is what to wear for your engagement session. You can find so many ideas around the web and sometimes it can feel overwhelming. I have 3 easy tips on how to plan without overthinking it:
1. Dress like YOU.
This might sound overly simplified, but I always stress this because when you show up comfortable and feeling great to a shoot, it’ll 100% show through. I had a gorgeous bride who lives in heels. Her fiance (now husband – woo-hoo!) told me she once packed heels on a camping trip. When I hear stories like that, I think-yes! Let’s glam it up date-night-style for the engagement shoot! And they did! And it worked! When your guy feels great in a suit too, it’s perfect. A match made in heaven!
Likewise, if you’re a live-in-your-favorite-jeans kinda girl, then rock those jeans for your engagement session! You can always take it up a notch by wearing a pretty blouse. If you’re both in jeans, you get this automatically cool and relaxed vibe which is great!
2. Dress with the location in mind. Just like you wouldn’t wear a cathedral-length veil for a garden wedding, you wouldn’t want to wear four-inch+ heels if we’re shooting on the sand at the beach. Again, if you’re more comfortable in a dress, there are dresses that work with outdoorsy areas that you can pair with pretty sandals, and your groom can step it up a bit with a collared shirt and linen shorts.
3. Steer clear of overtly trendy prints or styles. I’m all about conveying a sense of timelessness in my images, so I recommend keeping prints (if you go the print route) classic and the style not too trendy. The dress below is modern and edgy but still maintains a beautiful classic vibe that I think will stand the test of time.
I’m always happy to offer advice on what to wear if you need it. I’ve had couples text me outfit ideas, and I love to be part of that process! For more on how I can help you with wedding and/or engagement photography session, visit my services page, What I Offer.