What To Wear For Your Engagement Session

The Casual Look

Bright colors is a big plus and casual but still a little formal. You can wear your flats to a casual environment like the park. Solid colors are best as anything with stripes or dots distract from the person wearing the clothes.

Bright colors is a big plus and casual but still a little formal. You can wear your flats to a casual environment like the park. Solid colors are best as anything with stripes or dots distract from the person wearing the clothes.

Wearing shorts to engagement shoots are not normally what I would recommend but sometimes the look can be pulled off like here in this photo. Try to not wear anything loose since it makes the body appear wider than it really is.

Wearing shorts to engagement shoots are not normally what I would recommend but sometimes the look can be pulled off like here in this photo. Try to not wear anything loose since it makes the body appear wider than it really is.

This engagement session took place at the Arcadia Arboretum. A really great garden so for a shoot like this you can wear something casual but still a little formal. It really is up to you but wearing a button shirt and a nice dress looks really nice in this setting. I would avoid wearing white to any shoot or green perhspahs to avoid blending in to the background of a park.

This engagement session took place at the Arcadia Arboretum. A really great garden so for a shoot like this you can wear something casual but still a little formal. It really is up to you but wearing a button shirt and a nice dress looks really nice in this setting. I would avoid wearing white to any shoot or green perhspahs to avoid blending in to the background of a park.

The Dressy Look

If you choose to go somewhere more urban like downtown Los Angeles for example you probably should think of going a little more fancy now. A nice dress and suit are perfect for a place like this. Again you should stick to solid colors as stripes may distract from your face. Get your heals out, polish those dress shoes and bring a jacket because in between shots  you may need it. It can get a bit cold since we would more than likely be photographing in the evenings.

If you choose to go somewhere more urban like downtown Los Angeles for example you probably should think of going a little more fancy now. A nice dress and suit are perfect for a place like this. Again you should stick to solid colors as stripes may distract from your face. Get your heals out, polish those dress shoes and bring a jacket because in between shots  you may need it. It can get a bit cold since we would more than likely be photographing in the evenings.

Then you can go all out and dress like this couple. Super classy for a great location. This was shot at San Juan Capistrano Mission. You can tell they dressed for the occasion although such an outfit could also look great for an urban location like Down Town Los Angeles.

Then you can go all out and dress like this couple. Super classy for a great location. This was shot at San Juan Capistrano Mission. You can tell they dressed for the occasion although such an outfit could also look great for an urban location like Down Town Los Angeles.

I encourage couples to bring props if they mean something to them. Bringing props can add to the shoot, rather than distract if it;s something that belongs. Like the bouquet of flowers does in this photo. Having a picnic prop in this setting just would not go but if you are having your shoot at the park then that would be perfect.

I encourage couples to bring props if they mean something to them. Bringing props can add to the shoot, rather than distract if it;s something that belongs. Like the bouquet of flowers does in this photo. Having a picnic prop in this setting just would not go but if you are having your shoot at the park then that would be perfect.

The Beach

California beaches are beautiful and you can get some amazing shots there but they are also the most difficult to get right. Sand will get everywhere (I think everyone knows that right?) and the wind will be blowing. A nice loose dress looks awesome here and the kahki pants will go well in this setting. I would stick to neutral colors too.

California beaches are beautiful and you can get some amazing shots there but they are also the most difficult to get right. Sand will get everywhere (I think everyone knows that right?) and the wind will be blowing. A nice loose dress looks awesome here and the kahki pants will go well in this setting. I would stick to neutral colors too.

Wearing shorts at the beach is perfectly okay but I still prefer khaki pants. Neutral colors still look best in this enviorement. 

Wearing shorts at the beach is perfectly okay but I still prefer khaki pants. Neutral colors still look best in this enviorement. 

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