Need some beautiful engagement photoshoot wardrobe ideas? Look no further! We’ve got the scoop on how to look your best on the day of your shoot.
There are definitely no shortage of ideas on what to wear for your engagement photoshoot if you take a look at Pinterest and Instagram for even a short 5 minutes!
You could even say there are too many ideas. How can you choose? Tired of looking through #engagementshoot posts? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
It can be a challenging decision because you want to express who you and your partner are, but you still want to make sure that your pre wedding photos look refined enough to share with guests, perhaps in the form of a save the date or a wedding invitation.
There are a variety of ways that you can incorporate fun and personal clothing into your engagement photoshoot while keeping it classic.
Here are the top tips to make sure you feel like a million bucks for your engagement photoshoot!
1. Choose A Color Scheme
One of the best things you can do to make sure that your pre wedding photos are visually stunning is to choose a color scheme that you’ll be using throughout the shoot. It’s a great way to show your personality through color but keep things uniform and detailed.
Maybe you love lavender. You can choose a lavender statement piece, such as a dress or jumpsuit. Find a complementing color for your partner, and later in the shoot, have your partner feature lavender in some way.
This will give your engagement photos a nice sense of cohesiveness and also show a level of attention to detail that is quite subtle and beautiful.
Also, avoid colors that are overly bright or steal the show. Keeping your wardrobe in pastels, cool, or neutral tones can help to make sure that you look as photogenic as possible and that your clothes don’t steal the show.
If you love bright colors, it’s a good idea to use these colors in accent pieces or accessories.
2. Go For Classic Looks over Trends
Don’t try to stay on top of current trends, as they’ll be gone as quickly as they arrived.
Especially for pre wedding photos, since you have a lot of freedom in choosing what type of clothing you’ll wear, keep it timeless and classic. That way, your photos will age well and you won’t regret some of your bold fashion choices.
If you really want to include some of these more unique wardrobe choices in your engagement photoshoot, you could feature them in a few photos. Just make sure that you have a good balance of timeless looks as well as your quirky looks.
Make sure that your pre-wedding photography package includes wardrobe changes or multiple looks if this is an element that is important to you.
3. Consider the Season
If your pre wedding photoshoot is taking place in winter, it’s probably not a good idea to feature your tropical clothing.
Keep in mind that the setting of your photo as well as the season of your wedding have an impact on the way your pre engagement photos turn out. Let’s take a look at some ideas for each season:
Summer/Spring Shoots: going barefoot in these shoots is a common trend that can add a softness to your photos. It’s also season-appropriate. Also, featuring clothing that has floral prints or lovely pastel colors is a classic go-to for pre wedding photoshoots that take place in summer or spring.
Fall/Winter Shoots: Engagement shoots that are done in fall and winter have a great opportunity to use accessories like scarves and coats. It’s great to look nice and cozy together in sweaters, boots, and even hats. These seasonal accessories can add a cute, personal touch to your pre wedding photos and make total sense if you’re shooting in colder, outdoor locations. Cool color schemes are especially nice for these photos, with a touch of color in your accessories.
4. Think about How You Will Use Your Photos
Are you looking to send out your engagement photos as part of a save the date, or as a wedding invitation? If so, you want to make sure that they are appropriate for all audiences, and your clothing here should be neutral and not steal focus from you two as the main subject of the photos.
If you are looking to keep them just for personal memories or want to have a steamy photo session, you can expand your wardrobe choices to classic looks that are maybe more provocative or sexy.
If you have a clear idea of how you will use your pre-wedding photography, making wardrobe decisions will be easier.
5. Stick to Your Style
If you’re a traditionally casual person, it’s a good idea to stick to this style instead of putting on the fanciest dress or tux you can find. If fancy is your style, go for it. The idea here is make sure you stick to what you would normally feel good in.
A pre wedding photoshoot is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your photographer and have them capture who you and your partner really are together.
Of course, you still want to look your best. But the key here is that you look and feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. That way, your photos will look more natural and won’t feel forced.
Make sure that you keep your wardrobe changes to a minimum as well. One to three is probably the maximum that you should have for your engagement shoot. It’s not the time to be going through a full-fledged fashion shoot. Again, keep it simple. If you want a few changes or some added accessories, that’s good.
Over-complicating your wardrobe could lead to less time for shooting and more time for changing.
Final Thoughts: Pre-Wedding Photography Wardrobe
Keeping these five ideas in mind will help you choose the best wardrobe for your pre wedding shoot. Choose clothes that represent who you are, choose a color scheme that works well together, think about the season as well as how you’ll be using your photos. Keep it simple and classic.
If you do those things, there’s no doubt that your Vancouver pre-wedding photography will come out stunning!