What to Wear to Your Engagement Photo Shoot | NJ Photographer | NJ Weddings | Ring Szn pt. 1

Engagement szn is upon us! 💍 Over the next week I'll be posting some informational posts to help the recently engaged (is that you? Hey, congrats!! Let's work together!) in a short series I'm dubbing "Ring Szn." I hope these knowledgable tid bits help you in some way in your upcoming wedding planning...


DO: Have an overall color theme. You don't have to be matchy-matchy (that might look weird honestly), but say you're wearing a pale blue dress, have your partner wear a shirt that has a large pattern with the same color. You will complement each other this way.

DON'T: Wear logos or brands. Now's not the time for giant Nike swoosh t-shirts or graphic tees talking about tacos (unless that's your thing!).

DO: Pastels, cool colors and neutral tones. Think about what will complement your background. Are you going to be in front of a bunch of bright colorful fall foliage? Opt for whites, neutrals and soft blues. What about at a campus like Princeton University with lots of white-colored architecture? Go for bold colors that pop against it, like reds, emerald green or fuchsia.

DO: Find something seasonally appropriate to tie in as a prop - like a boho hat in fall, giant beach hat for summer, cozy blanket to wrap around yourselves in winter. Have a beach cruiser bike we can play with? Bring it! And if it rains, we can either reschedule, or play with my giant, clear umbrellas!

DON'T: Worry about patterns. A good rule of thumb is to always opt for the larger pattern, as the smaller ones will not show up as well on camera. It's not the end of the world if you wear a tiny checkered shirt! But bold polka dots, flowers or flannel pattens definitely will contrast better.

DO: Bring your pooch! I LOVE dogs (if you couldn't tell already by my personal photos of Theo) and think they make such cute additions to your photos. Just be sure to have either a long leash to tie them up or extra buddy that wouldn't mind holding them for when we don't use them.

DO: Wear a flowy dress, flowy skirt, heels or ankle booties. I personally love the way these look!

DO: Use this as an opportunity to dress up! My standard session includes an outfit change. Splurge on a Rent the Runway outfit for your second one - we'll want to show you two as a casual couple AND an elegant and classy one. Better yet, get your hair blown out or your make-up done to feel extra pretty!

DON'T: Forget to iron or use your lint-roller. Save your photog some time in Photoshop! ;)