Sara Whisenhunt Photography: Blog http://www.whisenhuntphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Sara Whisenhunt Photography sara@whisenhuntphoto.com (Sara Whisenhunt Photography) Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:28:00 GMT Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:28:00 GMT http://www.whisenhuntphoto.com/img/s/v-5/u807030800-o273351601-50.jpg Sara Whisenhunt Photography: Blog http://www.whisenhuntphoto.com/blog 120 120 Engagement Photos - What to Wear? http://www.whisenhuntphoto.com/blog/2013/4/engagement-photos-what-to-wear  

Photography – What to Wear:

Engagement photos might be one of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer (besides the actual wedding, of course). It’s an opportunity for me to get to spend some time with you as a couple, capturing some great images in your normal, day-to-day garb. It also helps you get comfortable in front of the camera so you feel relaxed to show off your personality and relationship.

I FREQUENTLY GET ASKED, “WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?” – SO HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS:

BE YOU!

  • The two of you are the main focus, so you want to wear something that reflects who you are and what you love.
  • If you love polka dots, it’s your trademark look – wear that.
  • Don’t leave the house without your cowboy boots? Wear them!
     

DRESS ON THE SAME SCALE.

  • If he’s wearing a tux, a bohemian dress with torn off sleeves might not be the best option.
  • If you are an upscale fashionista, help your love find an outfit that matches your level of dressiness.
  • Outfit changes are always welcome – so maybe have one outfit that’s pretty casual and fun, and one that’s a touch more dressy and nice.
     

COMFORT IS KEY.

  • Leave those “I have to lay down to button these jeans” at home and opt for something that you feel free to move around in.
  • It’s best to avoid too tight-fitting clothes that might accentuate curves you’re not best friends with.
  • Jersey material, while comfortable, is a cruel creator of undesirable curve showing, especially when pregnant (for maternity what to wear).
  • Think about the time of year and location – ie, if it’s freezing outside – shorts and a tank top might not be ideal.
  • If you have some super-awesome heels you want to wear, but you’ll be walking in sand…. try bringing flip-flops and just wearing the shoes for the actual shot.
     

COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL.

  • I love rich colors, and dark colors are always slimming.
  • Something with a little pop always photographs well, but if you’re most “in-love with” shirt is white or off white – don’t be afraid to wear it.
  • It’s about you!
     

COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.

  • Yes, compliment, too – but really, wear clothes that are complementary.
  • If you both want to wear red, or orange, or green, try wearing varying hues or shades.
  • Avoid the “we have to match!” mentality, unless you’re just married to the same outfit. In which case – embrace and smile!
     

SPLURGE FOR SASS.

  • There’s nothing quite like a brand new dress to bring out the fun for a photograph. I love the idea of having a “never been seen” outfit just for those special pictures.
  • And, if you’re all dolled up… it’s a perfect excuse for a post-session date night.

 

EMOTE.

  • Yes, like smile and laugh and flirt. You’re getting married! It’s joyous.
  • Show your colors. My job is to capture you both totally in love and totally excited for the big day.

 

 

 

 

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