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There are a ton of info about what to wear for your engagement pictures but here are my two cents as a photographer.
Here are my 10 Tips on what to wear for your engagement photos.
Wear something comfortable
First of all, I want to emphasize that you should wear whatever makes you feel like you! Comfort truly is key. If you feel uneasy in your outfit, it's likely to reflect in the photos. Trust your instincts when it comes to what you feel confident and comfortable in. Some of us relish the opportunity to go all out with a fun, dressed-up ensemble, while others prefer a more relaxed yet polished look.
Narrow your selections
When it comes to selecting the perfect outfits for your engagement photos, narrowing down your choices can be a game-changer. It streamlines the decision-making process, reducing potential stress and overwhelm. By paring down your options, you make it easier to visualize the final look. Plus, it ensures that the outfits you ultimately choose perfectly complement each other and the overall aesthetic you're aiming for.
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Wear Patterns and/or Solids
When it comes to your engagement photos, opt for a combination of patterns and solids. Don't let trends or the "Best thing to wear in 2023" dictate your choices. By incorporating both patterns and solids into your outfits, you'll get a versatile wardrobe selection that offers a ton of advantages. Patterns can add your photos with visual interest and a touch of personality, while solids provide a classic and timeless look and allow you to express your unique style and personality.
Wear writing on your jacket
My couple wore "Till Death" in all dark colors because they're rad like that. This adds a personalized and sentimental touch to your engagement photos. It also offers an opportunity to showcase meaningful dates, phrases, or initials. Which really makes your photos truly unique and memorable. Also, your uncle may have start a conversation with you.
Wear matching or closely matching colors.
You've probably picked up on the ideas already.
Wear something flow-y.
Wearing something flow-y clothing adds an element of movement and grace to your photos. It's perfect for coastal shoots, where gentle winds can create a dreamy and ethereal atmosphere. Flow-y attire often looks effortless and romantic, ideal for capturing candid moments and genuine emotions. This choice can get you a natural, carefree look, which is especially fitting for beach settings.
Linen in my opinion is superior at the beach linen is a fantastic choice for your engagement photos. Its light and breathable nature adds a comfortable and relaxed feel to your look, making it ideal for beach or outdoor settings.
Wear black and white.
This is just a classic look for guys. Loafers too? can I get an AMEN?
Wear a short dress
Show off your legs, don't be afraid to it being "too short." They're best for shots like these
Trim your beard(if you have one)
Get a haircut, trim your beard or get it groomed. It makes a whole lot of difference.
Here are some of the mom and pop places that I shop at in Wilmington, NC
ModernLove - Vintage Clothing from the 1950s - Y2K
545 Castle St Wilmington NC
Saturday 12PM-5PM and Sunday 12PM-4PM
Quartermaster on Market Street - Leather Wear
Address: 108 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
11:00AM - 10:00PM
Bloke Apparel and Supply - Men's Formal
Address: 216 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401
12:00PM - 5:00 PM on Most Days
Cape Fear Formal Wear - Men's Formal
Address: 412 College Rd #52, Wilmington, NC 28403
11:00AM-6:00PM on most days
Apparel Shops for Women in Wilmington North Carolina
Modern Legend - Women's flowy dress
Address: 130 N Front St #102, Wilmington, NC 28401
10AM-6PM on most days
511 Castle Street @jessjames.co, Wilmington, NC 28401
Desert Rose Boutique
208 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Closes at 6:00PM on Most Days
30 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Closes at 6PM
Edge of Urge
18 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Closes at 6PM
They're all close by, (5 minute drives) but most are walkable from Market St. please check these places out!