A Style Guide to Help Plan Your Engagement Session

I’ve had a lot of questions lightly about what to wear during your engagement session. Everyone’s style is different, but I put together some of my favorite looks whether you’re doing your session in the streets of Boston or at the beach in Maine. If you and your fiancé are similar to me and my fiancé, then you probably don’t have many high quality photos together. This one hour session is aimed to capture your personality and relationship. If you are ocean lovers, let’s go to the beach or enjoy an evening sail together. If you love the city, let’s take a stroll to your favorite coffee shops and parks.

I know many of you have already seen my engagement session brochure, but I wanted to give you some visuals – color palettes, links to beautiful dresses, as well as links to some of the styles your fiancé can wear.

The First Style

This first style is one of my favorites. It’s clean, classic, and elegant, which is what I strive for in my photography. I love how timeless this look is and it fits in well with coastal New England engagement sessions. Take this look to downtown Boston, Portland, Maine or to the coast.

LADIES OUTFIT
Dress
Shoes
Earrings
MENS OUTFIT
Blaser
Pants
Shirt
Shoes

NORDSTROM
Dress 1 Dress 2 Dress 3
Rent The Runway
Dress 4 Dress 5 Dress 6

The Second Style

I like to call this style casual dressy, it’s easy yet beautiful. You can add statement earrings and heels to the flowy white dress to make it more sophisticated. Your fiancé can keep it low key and classic in khakis, a white t-shirt, button down, and maybe a pair of vans. This a perfect look for the beach, or a night out downtown.


LADIES OUTFIT
Earrings
Dress
Shoes
MENS OUTFIT
Entire outfit
Shoes

Below are some of my favorite dresses for the above look. The ones on the left are J.Crew and the ones on the right are various brands you can rent from Rent The Runway. Rent The Runway is a great option for your engagement session and it’s an amazing option if you’re not wearing the outfit more than a couple times. It an easy process and I highly recommend it. I provided the links to the dresses below.

J Crew
Dress 1 Dress 2 Dress 3
Rent The Runway
Dress 4 Dress 5 Dress 6

The Third Style

I like to call this the nautical fall look. It’s coastal, clean and the contrast between colors makes it fun. I love the brown shoes paired with the other neutral tones which definitely gives it a more fall, earthy look. If it’s in the midst of summer still, swap out those brown shoes for a pair of beige boat shoes for your fiancé and a pair of beige heeled sandals or flats for yourself. I provided more dresses below with links.

LADIES OUTFIT
Dress
Shoes
MENS OUTFIT
Sweater
Pants
Shoes

RENT THE RUNWAY
Dress 1 Dress 2 Dress 3
MADEWELL
Dress 4 Dress 5
MICHAEL KORS
Dress 6

I like to tell my couples to bring two outfit changes to every session. It allows you to get one casual look and one dressy look. It’s rare that we get professional photos done, so I highly suggest taking advantage of it!

I hope you found this post helpful in planning your engagement session and I can’t wait to capture beautiful photos of you and your fiancé!

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