Cincinnati Wedding Advice – What to Wear on Your Engagement Session!?

Cincinnati Wedding Advice – What to Wear on Your Engagement Session!?

This weeks Cincinnati Wedding Advice deals with a question I get all the time: “What should we wear for our engagement session!?” I get it! It’s a tough decision! While you want to look awesome in these pics, you also want them to have timelessness. When you look back on them in 20 years, no one wants to think: “What was I thinking when I chose that?!”

What to Wear!?

Where to begin? First and foremost, I tell all my couples to wear something you’re COMFORTABLE in! This is the most important thing. If you are uncomfortable in your pictures, it’s going to show! Lets say your soon to be husband never wears a tie…then don’t put him in a tie! If you’re wearing a dress or skirt that you’re constantly thinking about adjusting…it’s going to show. BE COMFORTABLE!

I always suggest that couples pick out two different looks. I think it’s important to have variety in your images. If we utilize more then one location (which I always suggest), it’s nice to have the wardrobes change up when the locations do! If we change locations and the “look” stays the same, it can be noticeable in your final images.

My advice is that one wardrobe choice be ‘casual’, and the other be what I call ‘date night’ – something you may wear out to a really nice dinner. While of course staying within the boundaries of being comfortable!

Casual could be: shorts (or jeans), a nice shirt and sandals for him, along with a casual dress or jeans and a nice top for her. ‘Date Night’ could be a fancier dress for her and maybe he is in a long sleeve full button shirt with nicer pants and shoes.

When it comes to colors, I always suggest attempting to ‘match without matching’. For example, maybe her dress is blue and he is wearing a polo with a very similar shade of blue – or similar color blue stripes to it.. You won’t look like you’re wearing something identical, but the colors will tie in nicely together.

What NOT to Wear

Speaking of identical and matching outfits…Sometimes I’ll get asked, “What should I avoid?” or “What should I NOT wear?” Not wearing identical outfits would be the obvious one. My one big MUST avoid, is overly crazy patterns. When people look at your images, we want their eyes going straight to your smiling faces, and seeing how amazing you both look. Not looking at loud and distracting patterns in your shirt or dress.

Sometimes I will suggest that he not wear black, if she is wearing white (or vice versa). Individually this may be ok, but if he is wearing a black suit or tux on the wedding day and since she is probably wearing a white wedding dress, the engagement pictures can end up looking a lot like your wedding day images

If clients are unsure I always am open to them sending me pictures of options in advance or even bringing along an extra option on the day of! Your engagement images are super important and I’m here to help in any way I can.

Check out some more Cincinnati Wedding Advice related to your engagement session: Don’t Worry About the Weather AND Know Your Sunset Time!

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Cincinnati Wedding Advice – What to Wear on Your Engagement Session!?

This weeks Cincinnati Wedding Advice deals with a question I get all the time: “What should we wear for our engagement session!?” I get it! It’s a tough decision! While you want to look awesome in these pics, you also want them to have timelessness. When you look back on them in 20 years, no one wants to think: “What was I thinking when I chose that?!”

What to Wear!?

Where to begin? First and foremost, I tell all my couples to wear something you’re COMFORTABLE in! This is the most important thing. If you are uncomfortable in your pictures, it’s going to show! Lets say your soon to be husband never wears a tie…then don’t put him in a tie! If you’re wearing a dress or skirt that you’re constantly thinking about adjusting…it’s going to show. BE COMFORTABLE!

I always suggest that couples pick out two different looks. I think it’s important to have variety in your images. If we utilize more then one location (which I always suggest), it’s nice to have the wardrobes change up when the locations do! If we change locations and the “look” stays the same, it can be noticeable in your final images.

My advice is that one wardrobe choice be ‘casual’, and the other be what I call ‘date night’ – something you may wear out to a really nice dinner. While of course staying within the boundaries of being comfortable!

Casual could be: shorts (or jeans), a nice shirt and sandals for him, along with a casual dress or jeans and a nice top for her. ‘Date Night’ could be a fancier dress for her and maybe he is in a long sleeve full button shirt with nicer pants and shoes.

When it comes to colors, I always suggest attempting to ‘match without matching’. For example, maybe her dress is blue and he is wearing a polo with a very similar shade of blue – or similar color blue stripes to it.. You won’t look like you’re wearing something identical, but the colors will tie in nicely together.

What NOT to Wear

Speaking of identical and matching outfits…Sometimes I’ll get asked, “What should I avoid?” or “What should I NOT wear?” Not wearing identical outfits would be the obvious one. My one big MUST avoid, is overly crazy patterns. When people look at your images, we want their eyes going straight to your smiling faces, and seeing how amazing you both look. Not looking at loud and distracting patterns in your shirt or dress.

Sometimes I will suggest that he not wear black, if she is wearing white (or vice versa). Individually this may be ok, but if he is wearing a black suit or tux on the wedding day and since she is probably wearing a white wedding dress, the engagement pictures can end up looking a lot like your wedding day images

If clients are unsure I always am open to them sending me pictures of options in advance or even bringing along an extra option on the day of! Your engagement images are super important and I’m here to help in any way I can.

Check out some more Cincinnati Wedding Advice related to your engagement session: Don’t Worry About the Weather AND Know Your Sunset Time!

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