I know it’s a lot of pressure to look good and feel sweet in front of the camera, but engagement photo should be fun!

Below are 6 tips to help you cross one more thing off your wedding checklist.


1. Be Yourself

My favorite photos here are the ones where the couple looks and feels like themselves. Bring at least one casual outfit with you. Want to wear high-heels for your beach photo shoot? Swap them for flip flops, which will help you look more natural and relaxed.  Just reflect how you look everyday – your natural beauty that your partner loves.

2. Consider Your Hobby

Think of your surroundings and your hobbies, when picking out your outfit. It’s also better to discuss the details with your wedding photographers to make sure they are comfortable to shoot under a particular situation.

3. Differentiate from Surroundings

If your photos are in a desert, a gray or light yellow dress might camouflage you with the background. A complimentary color, like a red dress, would pop against the gray. If you’ll be in more of an urban setting — let’s say in front of an abandoned brick building — try bold hues to contrast with the gritty background.


4. Coordinate with Each Other

It doesn’t mean to look like Mr. and Mrs. Identical, or become the Bobbsey Twins. Think about styles and colors that complement each other and stick to those hues, say lemon yellow and gray, or peach and turquoise.

The same goes for how dressy you’re planning to be; if you’re going for a formal look, then both of you need to be formal – while her in a ball-gown and him in shorts and a t-shirt might seem weird.

5. Leverage Your Location

Depending on whether your engagement photo session is outdoors or indoors, think about what looks will best set off the backdrop of your photos. If possible, bring your pets with you to upgrade the sense of happiness, and you will feel more natural in front of the camera too.

6. Avoid Flashy Accessories

Keep your jewelry, watches, rings from being the flashy distractions in your pictures. If possible, you can ask your partner to help hide it by hands in a photo.

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