Post # 1
We originally were not going to do e-pics, but we just found out someone FI works with is trying to get started in photography and will do them for us for next to nothing to help build her portfolio. We need to get them done pretty soon so we have time to put one on our save the dates. As we’re working on getting this booked, I realized I have no idea what to wear for our session!
Did your photographers offer any tips on what type of clothing, colors, or prints photograph well? Do you have any advice on what to wear (or what not to wear) for engagement photos?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t go with a print unless it’s very large. I’ve also been told that black doesn’t photograph as well.
Yay for getting your e-pics cheap! 🙂
Post # 4
Our photog gave a a few tips.
She said to wear minimal patterns. She also reccomended going for basic, muted colours, like blue, browns, etc (not bright yellow/orange). But, you want your pictures to reflect your personality.
She also recommended that I wear a skirt or dress because she says girls tend to feel “prettier” in skirts and therefore, photograph more natural. Obviously, if you hate skirts, you’d be better off a new pair of jeans.
Also, you might want to consider having two outfits. One more casual, one more dressed up. We only had one look, but we ended up wearing our coats in some pictures (it was freezing out), and I appreciate the variety it provided us with.
I wore a Navy Blue sundress and my FI wore a light blue button up shirt with dark blue jeans. They turned out quite nice.
Post # 5
I would say to wear something that you are totally comfortable in, something that is “you”. If you are a jeans and t-shirt girl, buy some really nice new jeans and a nice t-shirt with some embellishment or something on it or maybe a cute summer top. and some sandals. If you wear skirts and dresses all the time, then wear a cute little sundress or something. If you wear both? Then change!
My photographer stressed that we really just wanted to look like ourselves, just polished versions of ourselves. lol.
Post # 6
Thanks, Bees–those are all things I hadn’t considered, so I appreciate your feedback! I was also wondering if anyone did anything special with hair or makeup for their engagement photos. I don’t think I would go get professional hair or makeup done, but did anyone curl their hair or wear fake lashes or anything like that?
Post # 7
I did curl my hair, and I put on more makeup than I usually do. Just like with wedding makeup, you’ll want to go a bit darker so that it will show up better.
Post # 8
I got a haircut the morning of our e-pics. I just wore it down but the freshly cut layers looked nice.
my big makeup tip, is to wear more than you usually would. makeup just doesn’t show up on film the same way. I put on a lot (for me) and it just look natural on film. Possibly, could have worn more. Also, touch up part way through. I didn’t, and I feel like my make up was wearing off a bit by the end.
Post # 9
Wear something that makes you feel great! I wore a bright green sundress with white polka dots and red shoes. You’d think the contrast wouldn’t work, but the end effect was fabulous. Amp up your makeup just a bit, too, so it shows up in photos.