So you’ve just got engaged – congratulations are in order! Agreeing to marry your partner is a big deal and one that should be treated as such. If you’ve just got engaged, then you need to decide how you want to mark the occasion.
One way that has become increasingly popular over the past few years is with an engagement photo shoot. The great thing about these shoots is that they allow you to have some beautiful photos and memories to hold onto. The photos taken can also act as announcement cards, informing your nearest and dearest of your engagement.
When it comes to engagement photo shoots, there are two things that it’s essential you get right. One is picking a reputable photographer, and the other is choosing the perfect outfit and accessories. The last thing you want is to be dressed in an unflattering way in the pictures that you’ll keep forever, so getting your outfit right is crucial.
To help you dress to impress for your shoot, I thought I would share a few tips and ideas below. Take these on board, and you can ensure that your photos are beautiful.
Neutrals are best
For your outfit itself, your best bet is to stick to neutrals. This is because there’s something about neutral colors that don’t age. Meaning that even in 20 years time, your photos will still look beautiful. If you opt to wear a printed outfit, your photos will age quickly.
Choosing to wear neutral pieces allows you to blend into the background of the shots. So that the photographer can focus on the small details, like your Verragio ring design, for example. For beautiful photos, stick to white, cream, gray and beige for your outfit colors.
Add accent accessories
To give your outfit a little pop of color, add a few accent accessories. A bright pair of shoes, a bold hair band or a clutch bag that’s beautifully patterned, are all perfect for livening up your look. If you want to add color to your outfit without it being too bright and bold, opt for accessories in pastel tones. You still get the pop of color, but it’s slightly muted and less bold.
Be careful of your jewelry
The whole point of an engagement shoot is to show off your ring, so it’s important to keep your jewelry to a minimum. To make your engagement ring stand out, avoid wearing any other rings. If you’re going to wear bracelets, opt for designs that are delicate and minimalist. Not things that are large and chunky and will take emphasis away from your ring.
Your necklace, however, can be a little bolder as this is far enough away from your ring not to overpower it. Lastly, make sure that all your jewelry matches your engagement ring in terms of color of metal, else you’ll clash.
Ensure your fiance’s outfit works with yours
Just a little something to be aware of is your husband to be’s look. You need to ensure that whatever he wears, works well with your look. It’s best that he dresses in neutral colors too and goes for a look that’s smart-casual.
If you want to look great in your engagement photos, all you need to do is take these tips on board.