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How to Choose the Perfect Outfits for Your Engagement Session

When selecting outfits for your engagement session, it’s important to choose ones that complement each  other and the setting.

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When selecting outfits for your engagement session, it’s important to choose ones that complement each  other and the setting. Remember, the most important tip is to reflect your personal style (Tip 9).  Here are some tips to help you: 

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Coordinate, Don’t Match 

Choose outfits that go well together without being too matchy-matchy. Think about colors that complement  each other rather than wearing the exact same color. This creates a harmonious look without feeling too  staged. 

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Consider the Setting 

Think about where your session will take place. For a beach shoot, light, flowy fabrics in neutral tones work  well, creating a relaxed and airy feel. For a city shoot, you might opt for more structured outfits in bolder  colors to stand out against the urban backdrop. 

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Avoid Loud Patterns 

Stick to solid colors or subtle patterns to avoid distractions. Loud patterns can be overwhelming and take  the focus away from you as a couple. Simple, classic designs usually work best. 

Layer and Accessorize 

Layers and accessories can add depth and interest to your photos. A stylish jacket, a hat, or a statement  piece of jewelry can make your outfit pop and give you options to change your look slightly without a full  outfit change. 

Think About the Season 

Dress appropriately for the season. Light, breathable fabrics are perfect for summer, while cozy layers are  ideal for winter.  

Coordinate with Your Partner 

Make sure your outfits look good together. Lay them out side by side to see how they complement each  other.  

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Bring a Change of Clothes 

If you’re unsure about your outfit choice, bring a backup. This way, you have options and can switch things  up if needed. It’s always good to have a Plan B in case your first choice doesn’t work as well as you hoped. 

Reflect Your Personal Style

Above all, choose outfits that represent your personal style. You want to look like yourselves, just a bit more  polished. Your engagement photos should reflect who you are, so wear something that makes you feel  confident. 

By following these tips, you can create a stylish and cohesive look for your engagement photos. Happy  planning!

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