Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration | Jessica Lapp Photography

I get a lot of questions about what to wear for portrait sessions; whether it’s family, seniors, or engagements. I’d like to share tips and outfit inspiration for all different kinds of sessions in the next few months, so today we’re going to focus on the engagement session!

I always send outfit inspiration to my couples when we schedule their engagement session (and my bridal guide also has a few pages dedicated to preparing for it.) But here are a few tips to help you choose outfits for your engagement session!

  1. Bring a dressy outfit, and a casual one.
    I love to have variety and options for engagement photos, which is why I recommend bringing two outfits! For the dressy outfit, I recommend a dress & heels for the ladies and dress pants & a tie for the guys, or a suit coat if you’re feeling extra classy! For your casual outfit, jeans & boots, and a cute sweater are perfect, or depending on the season, a sundress & hat! Guys, stick with a dress shirt or polo, & jeans or khakis!
what to wear for the engagement session Charlottesville wedding photographer

2. Bold designs can be distracting-choose solid colors or small prints
Solid colors work best and aren’t distracting like crazy designs can be. If you do wear prints, keep them small & relatively neutral, like small florals or plaids.

3. Accessorize!
Your engagement session is the perfect time to wear those bold colored heels, that cute hat, and your favorite statement necklace! Cute accessories make an engagement session so much fun and I encourage my couples to branch out! And for the guys, as my mother in law says (who has great fashion sense) if you have classy shoes and a nice watch, you look good! It’s funny that shoes and a watch can the final touch to making you look debonaire, but it’s true!

4. Don’t be afraid to dress up! Seriously, the more dressy, the better 🙂
I’m always happy when I see my brides wearing beautiful dresses and heels and when their guys wear a formal suit! Dressing up elevates the look of your photos and makes them all the more classy.

Lastly, I have something special for you if you need more inspo! I have a Pinterest Board that is specifically for this-planning your engagement session outfits! Just go this link to see lots more beautiful inspiration!

Thanks for following along! I’ll be sharing more in the future, but if you have any questions or comments, just leave them below. If you’d like to chat about your wedding date, or just get to know me better, email me at jessica@jessicalapp.com!

xoxo,
Jess

Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Charlottesville | Engagement Session

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