You know I love to write about engagement fashion tips, right? Today we’ll cover what is ultra beautiful in images. You see, the camera sometimes takes away (or adds!!) from what we see with our bare eyes. For example makeup. If you’re getting your makeup done for a photo shoot, the artist will add just a hint more. Because the camera eats it all away. The same can happen with your clothing. Some pieces might look gorgeous in real life, but the camera can’t quite grasp it the same way. So here we go.
1. Beautiful, Flowy & Full
When you pick your dress, gravitate to something flowy and full. Especially when we plan your session on the beach and wind is a possibility. You want lovely layers that play with the wind. You want a long Maxi Dress or Skirt that truly hugs and caresses your feminine figure. Soft, luxurious fabrics are best. Like chiffon, silks or soft tulle. For some reason the camera loves this. And you will feel oh so beautiful!
2. The Right Color, My Dear
While I full heartedly believe that you should wear something that makes you feel gorgeous (aka, your favorite color, your favorite cut) I also know that some colors don’t look quite as amazing in print. With my style of photography lighter colors are best. Sweet pastels, earthy neutrals… Pinks, blues, cremes… You also want to consider your wedding colors, especially if you’re going to use the images for Save The Dates or your Invites. Make it cohesive all around. Another point to consider are the seasons. Which brings me to the last tip for today.
3. Seasonally Correct
While you are considering your wedding colors and your location, there’s one last thing to think about. Seasons. If you’re getting married in Spring, sweet pastels are darling. But if you’re planning your wedding in late Summer or Fall, you might want to consider richer colors. Like a gorgeous burgundy or a soft purple. Even though slightly darker, these look phenomenal in images and will really tie together your entire wedding – from engagement to big day.
BONUS: Add A Splash With Flowers
So your outfit is gorgeous, but you might be yearning for a little bit of of a color splash. Noooo problem! Ask your wedding florist for a bouquet and flower crown (or let me know and I’ll gladly share some amazing floral designers with you!) Add long, beautiful ribbons to the bundle and you’re good to go! The beauty of adding floral is – other than the actual beauty of the flowers – that we can add the texture of the blooms for one shot, yet change up your look drastically by leaving out the bouquet for another. Perfect simplicity!
Where To Buy
Here are some of my favorite places that satisfy above tips. Have fun shopping!! Morning Lavender // Alexandra Grecco // Lulu’s
So here you go! Three plus one tips for choosing the right dress for your engagement session! If you want to know tips for your guy, give this post a thumbs up and I’ll put together some advice for mens fashion!
xoxo, Rahel ♥