Wear Complimenting Outfits, But Stay Away From Matchy-Match 

-Do wear complimenting styles and colours. I don’t recommend matching outfits at all, but do find commonalities in your outfits to give the photos the same color palette and feel.  On the day of your photo shoot, you should both look like you’re headed to the same place., his flipflops and tee aren’t going to be a coordinated look with your evening dress and killer heels.  Wear clothes that are on the same level of dressiness or casualness. 

Different Looks

-Wardrobe changes are always welcome and will give you an alternative look for your photos. I always recommend having another change of clothing for both of you. You can get changed halfway through for a different look and feel. Think something like tees and jeans, followed by a cute dress or similar.

Comfort is Key

-Make sure that your outfit is easy to move around in and fits you well. The better you feel in your clothes, the more relaxed and ‘yourself’ you will be during your shoot, which will result in you looking your best in your pictures. Whether it’s jeans and a t-shirt or a  pajama set, your happiness will show through and influence the overall mood in the photos.

Keep the Crinkles at Bay

-Alongside dressing for the season and surroundings, you might want to choose the most suitable fabrics too. It might be a good idea to go with wrinkle-free material like jersey, chambray, or wool.

What do you like?

-I’ll direct you, so there’s no need to worry about feeling awkward. At the same time, there’s no harm to have a few of your own ideas/poses up your sleeves. Look through some engagement shoots together to get ideas and maybe pin some poses you want use for your own shoot. Engagement shoots are a great practice run for your wedding photos, so use it as an opportunity to simply try a few things out, and don’t be afraid if they don’t work out. Any model will tell you, a pose might feel a little silly when you’re doing it, but sometimes those ones look the best in pictures. Try not to be too stiff and move slightly between each click to keep the shots looking natural.

Props

-Don’t be afraid to bring along a few props to help you with your poses if you want to – a picnic blanket, some bubbly, coffee, board games, books, balloons, maps, your pet, or even a camera of your own, all make great props!

Make-up and Hair

– We are sure you are both natural beauties, but a little make-up never hurt anyone. A little color is just meant to enhance features on the photos.
If you’re planning a hair/makeup trial for your wedding (which I recommend either way) , you might consider doing so on the day of your engagement shoot.

Additional Points

-Black might be slimming, but I generally advise couples not to wear it since it leads to every speck of dust and hair being easily caught on camera.

– Stay away from slogans or branding on your clothing, it ages the photo and stands out super strong against anything else. Patterns are fine, as long as you’re not both wearing patterns. Watch our for clash.

And finally, have fun! Lots of couples are a little daunted before their shoots, but once you settle into it you’ll realise it’s actually quite fun and the time flies by!

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