5 Tips for What to Wear to Your Engagement Session: Make a Look That Pops!

Jul 6, 2023 | Engagement Sessions, Pre-Wedding Advice

Never fear! Tips on What to Wear to Your Engagement Session Are Here!

Hey lovebirds! I’m so excited y’all decided to get hitched and hire me for your wedding. However, I’m sure you have questions on how to plan your engagement session and what to wear! It’s great that you’re asking because your engagement session is not just another photoshoot—it’s a chance to capture your love in all its fabulous glory! And let’s face it, finding the perfect outfit can be a bit daunting. But fear not! We’re here to dish out some helpful advice on what to wear to your engagement session, so you and your boo can rock that session and have a blast doing it!

Finding the Perfect Outfit

Alright, let’s talk fashion, my stylish friends! When picking your engagement session outfit, it’s all about finding that sweet spot between looking fly and feeling like yourself. Here are a few tips to help you nail it:

  • Dress to impress, but not to stress: Choose clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Whether you’re a tuxedo-lover or a jeans-and-tee kinda person, embrace your style and rock it like you’re strutting down a fashion runway.
  • Coordinating without twinning: We love a power couple that knows how to coordinate their outfits without looking like they’re going to prom in matching outfits! Choose colors and styles that complement each other. Think of it as a sartorial dance where you both shine individually while harmonizing together.
  • Weather warriors: Mother Nature can be unpredictable, so make sure you check the forecast before you step out. If it’s hot and sunny, go for breathable fabrics that won’t make you look like a melted popsicle. If it’s chilly, layer up like a pro and bring some cozy vibes to the shoot.

Hair and Makeup Magic

Ladies and gents, let’s talk about hair and makeup because, honey, you gotta slay that camera like Beyoncé at the Super Bowl halftime show! While some clients prefer to invest in a professional makeup artist (perfect time to do your trial!), you can also do your own makeup. Here are some other tips:

  • Keep it au naturel: Don’t cake on makeup like you’re auditioning for a reality TV show. Let your gorgeous features shine with a fresh and natural look. Remember, your partner fell in love with the real you, not the Instagram-filtered version.
  • Hair that flips heads: Your hair can be your secret weapon to steal the show! Match your hairstyle with your outfit’s vibe. From sleek updos to beachy waves or even that perfectly messy bedhead look, find a style that adds that extra oomph to your overall allure. Not sure what to do? Maybe spoil yourself and get a blow-out? All that matters is that you feel your best!

A couple as a perfect example of what to wear to your engagement session

Dressing for Weather Shenanigans

Oh, the weather gods can have a wicked sense of humor, especially in Austin, Texas! But don’t let that rain on your parade—literally. Here’s how to handle different weather situations with style:

  • Sunny and sizzling: When the sun is blazing (which is on most months with 30 days), you don’t want to look like a sweaty disco ball. Opt for light fabrics and breezy designs that keep you cool while turning up the heat with your killer style. And don’t forget your shades to protect those peepers! And if you’re a sweater, I cannot stress enough that you should bring a sweat rag!
  • Cool and breezy: When the wind is blowing, you gotta be a fashion ninja with layers. Mix and match cozy sweaters, jackets, and scarves to create a look that’s as snug as a bug in a rug. Just remember, you’re not auditioning for a Michelin Man remake, so keep it balanced.

Rain, rain, go away

If the weather is determined to make it rain on your parade, show it who’s boss! Rock a stylish raincoat, grab a cute umbrella, and strut your stuff like you’re the star of a rom-com set in a downpour. Bright colors and playful patterns will have you looking fab even when the skies are gloomy. Oh, if you love to wear makeup, make sure to get waterproof everything! Whatever can’t be waterproof, make sure to bring a touch-up kit. Not sure where to start? Check out the article Cosmo wrote with some product recommendations!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Shoes are often the afterthought when figuring out what to wear to your engagement session…and the first thing people wish they’d paid more attention to. First, if we’re doing any traversing across the wilds, make sure to bring a change of shoes. And if we’re going to be walking the streets of Downtown Austin, bring a change of shoes too!

Final Thoughts

There you have it, lovebirds! Figuring out what to wear to your engagement session doesn’t have to be a fashion nightmare. Follow these tips, stay true to your style, and don’t be afraid to let your personalities shine. Remember, this is your moment to celebrate your love, have a ton of fun, and create memories that’ll make you go “awww” for years to come. So, go forth, rock those outfits, and let your engagement session be a reflection of your amazing journey together. Cheers to love, laughter, and killer fashion!

And if you stumbled on this blog, by all means, please feel free to hire me as your engagement photographer. I’ve lived in Austin, Texas for years and know all of the best locations to have your engagement session!

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