In June I did a beautiful engagement photos with Jen and Rob as part of their Stockton Seaview Marriott Wedding package! Jen has a love of architecture so I suggested on of my favorite top-secret spots for their engagement photos. Full of buildings and colors – this was the perfect location for them! Working with Jen and Rob was wonderful, they are so easy going and fun to work with. They make a beautifully matched couple. Their personalities are so easy going! I am extremely behind on blogging (whoops!) and have already also shot their wedding in November! It was an amazing day with lots of CONFETTI! Watch out for their blog post!
Photographer Shannon Collins has an amazing blog on what to wear for your engagement photos, here is a direct link and check out a preview below!
Figuring out what to wear for your engagement photos shouldn’t be something to stress about. Despite this, I remember before my husband and I had ours taken, I was standing in the middle of our bedroom, surrounded by piles and piles of shoes and dresses. It’s a lot of pressure to look good and feel confident in front of the camera, but at the end of the day, we went with outfits we felt comfortable in.
As a photographer, an engagement session is an opportunity for us to spend some time together, while you warm up in front of the camera and show off your personalities.
I’ve given some basic advice about engagement photos in the past, but I’d like to focus this post on a question I receive all the time: “What should I wear for my engagement photos?” Below are ten tips to help you cross one more thing off your wedding checklist.
Tip #1 – Be yourself. My favorite photos are the ones where the couple looks and feels like themselves. Wearing an outfit you’re comfortable in will only accentuate your style and personality. Whether you want to wear jeans and a t-shirt or a matching pajama set, your happiness will show through and influence the overall mood in the photos.
That being said, an engagement shoot is an opportunity to enhance your natural beauty. If you plan to wear makeup for your wedding day, this is a great time to coordinate a trial with your makeup artist. For bare-faced women like me who have to intensely watch YouTube videos for eyeliner coaching, getting your makeup done is a small investment that helps you feel confident — which definitely shows up in your pictures. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup, cameras have a sneaky way of picking up uneven tones on our faces. You don’t have to look like a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race (best show ever, amirite?), but a little foundation and mascara will go a long way toward making your pictures reflect how you look every day.