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What to Wear to Your Engagement Session

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Engagement Session Outfit Ideas from Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Planning your engagement session should be fun, and not stressful! Once you’ve picked the perfect location, it’s time to decide what to wear. Your engagement session outfits should reflect your personality and your location, but sometimes it can be one of the most difficult parts of the process! Today’s blog is all about how to choose what to wear to your engagement session – and some great places to look for the perfect outfit. 

Engagement Session Outfit Ideas from Washington DC Wedding Photographer Alexandra Kent Photography

Your engagement portraits are often your guests’ first impressions of your wedding day. They’re going to be used on your save-the-dates and will be displayed throughout all of the wedding day festivities. Choosing the perfect outfit is about more than just picking out your favorite clothes from the closet. It’s about showing off the vibe you want for your entire celebration. I always encourage my clients: if you want to splurge when it comes to photos, this is the time! Find an outfit you love that makes you feel amazing, because if you love how you look, you’ll love your final images. 

What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

When choosing an outfit, find something that you feel confident in. If you’re adjusting straps or pulling up your pants, you’re not going to enjoy yourself. Trust me on that one. Now’s a great time to break out that gorgeous dress you never found a reason to wear – or to bring out the suit that you had from a friend’s wedding day. Especially if you’re planning a city engagement session, there’s nothing that’s too fancy! 

If you’re wondering where to find outfits, I always recommend a few places. For the ladies, consider Rent the Runway – this is a smart way to find a unique look and not feel bad about the price tag! You can also check out ASOS, Lulu’s or Morning Lavender for other dress options. When it comes to the guys, consider renting a suit or pull out your favorite looks to compliment your soon-to-be-spouse. Ties and jackets are always a great option!! If you need some outfit inspiration, check out my Pinterest board here!

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session

For the day of your engagement session, make sure to set aside time for professional hair and makeup. Remember what I said about if you love how you look, you’ll love your images? Professional hair and makeup will help you look your best on camera. A professional will know how to make you look great and stay looking great throughout our entire session.

Creating a look for your engagement session is about finding what you love and going for it. Now is the time to dress up and enjoy your time together! Don’t forget to book a nice dinner afterwards and just enjoy the time together while you’re out. 

PS. Find inspiration in these DC engagement sessions, too!




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