What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot

With fall being a popular time to schedule engagement shoots, I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give you a few ideas that would help you answer the “What to wear” question that will inevitably pop up before your shoot.  Since the engagement shoot will be the last couple shoot you’ll be partaking in before your big day, you want to make sure you look your best.  Plus, couples often will use pictures from the engagement shoot in the wedding as well (sign-in table, invites, etc) so perfection is mandatory!  Here are a few tips to make sure you look fantastic on the day of your big shoot.


  • WEAR SOMETHING THAT IS “YOU” – Make sure that the outfits you pick out are a true representation of your style.  This can help tremendously when it comes to being comfortable in front of the camera because it helps you feel confident.  If wearing sparkly, glittery clothing isn’t your thing, then don’t feel you have to for your engagement shoot.


  • WEAR SOMETHING COMFORTABLE – The shoot can take a few hours so why punish yourself by wearing 6 inch heels??  Wear something that you can move in and walk around in for prolonged periods of time.  If you’re posing for a picture and trying to look happy, but you’re thinking about how uncomfortable you are in that skin-tight dress, that will show in the pictures.  CoreyNRussEng-31
  • WEAR SOMETHING APPROPRIATE FOR THE SEASON – Since a lot of engagement shoots take place outdoors, take temperatures and colors into account.  If your shoot is in the park in the middle of peak fall colors, lean more towards earth tones so you don’t clash with the background.  If it’s a 101 degree summer day, you may not want to walk around downtown wearing a 3 piece suit.


  • WEAR SOMETHING THAT COORDINATES WITH YOUR S/O – I’m not saying to show up wearing matching shirts…..as a matter of fact, I would advise against that!  You do, however, want to wear tones that compliment each other.  That will help give you and your girl/guy equal separation from the background.  You want to have equal balance across your image when it comes to how the colors of your clothing stand out from the background tones.


These tips should help make the clothing process a bit easier.  Once the shoot begins, clothing is one of the last things you should be thinking about.  You want to enjoy the moment with your S/O with minimal distractions.  As always, I want to thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me this week.  If you have any questions or if you have a topic you’d like to see me write about, please don’t hesitate to respond in the comment section or shoot me an email.


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