What To Wear For Engagement Photos

This week on the blog we have Jessica Imrie Photography sharing some helpful tips on what to wear for your engagement shoot! Jess is an AH-MAZ-ING photographer (and all around awesome human being,) located Southern Ontario, who has captured countless engagement sessions – which basically makes her an expert on the topic.


Hello Confetti & Co readers!

My name is Jess and I am a wedding photographer in the KW area. I’m taking over the Confetti & Co blog today to give you some (hopefully) helpful tips on choosing a kick butt outfit for your engagement session.

You might not think about it now, but one of the most asked questions I get from my clients about their engagement sessions is what they should wear. So if this is you, you are not alone! Ideally these photos will be treasured for many years to come, so it’s understandable why you’d like to look extra good 😉 Below are a few tips on choosing the perfect engagement session outfit.

Tip One: Be Comfortable!

What I always explain to my clients first and foremost is wear what makes you feel comfortable. Wear something that makes you feel amazing and you are going to shine in front of the camera. If you wear something that makes you feel little self conscious, or is uncomfortable, it will show. Stick to silhouettes and fabrics that are familiar and make you feel happy and beautiful, and you will rock that session.

Engagement Photo in kitchen

Tip Two: Try and stick to neutral palettes and timeless silhouettes.

The last thing you want is your outfit to out-shine you! The focus should be on the subject (you), not the outfit. Classic, neutral palettes never go out of style and will look great 10 years from now when you look back on your photos. The last thing you want is to look back on your photos and immediately say “What was a I wearing??” (We have all been there *cough* Modrobes anyone?) Neutral colours will also photograph nicely in various locations. Stick to your whites, creams, blues and other muted colours and your photos will look amazing.

Tip Three: Outfits with Movement

I like to suggest to my clients to choose outfits with a little bit of movement in them. Stiff fabrics look, well, stiff! My particular style of photography often has my clients moving together, and it adds a bit of whimsy and romance when the fabric picks up a gust of wind or flows as they share a dance. It may seem like a small detail, but it can completely change the feel of an image.

Tip Four: Don’t do anymore that one outfit change!

It’s likely that your photographer chose a particular time of day for the lighting conditions. When you change your outfit multiple times, it cuts into the shooting time and your session will end up feeling rushed. One or two outfits are more than enough and at the end of the day, you are more important than the clothes you are wearing.

It’s also great to consider pampering yourself and indulging in hair and makeup for the session. Because who doesn’t feel like a million bucks after getting all glammed up! Ultimately if you feel great, you will look great! Make sure you have fun at your engagement session, and really savour the time thats all about enjoying each others company. If you do that, you are guaranteed to have a successful session, and amazing photos.

That’s it for me today and I hope you got some helpful tips! If you are looking for further inspiration, check out Pinterest! I have a board dedicated to engagement outfits and I encourage you to take a look and get inspired.

Until next time Confetti & Co family!


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