I’m guessing you probably know someone who got engaged within the last month. Maybe you! While the wedding may be months (or years) away, it’s time to start thinking about booking an engagement shoot. You know your mom will want something for the paper, or maybe you’re already thinking about your save the date cards. In any case, the time is now to book a date for your session!
The next thing you’ll need to do is figure out what out will make your ring look the best what you both should wear. No worries, Erica May has it all figured out!
This week I choose to put a few outfits together for a couple’s session. I really wanted to pull in some classic fall/winter colors and give couples some layering options. Although most of these items are a little pricey, I think most of us would be able to find the jeans, shoes, and possibly blazers from our own closets (or a friend’s). I love the option during a session to throw on or take off another layer to really mix up the looks. These bold and rich colors photograph well and look beautiful in color or black and white. Always spring for a nice new pair of dark jeans for your man if his jeans are starting to look a little too worn.
You definitely don’t need to have two different outfits for your couple’s session but if it is in the budget and it is ok with your photographer, it can really give a whole new look to your portraits (it is also good if you are on the fence about what to wear!). This is also a nice time to touch up your make-up, fix your hair, and re-group (the guys always enjoy the break too). The second outfit I put together is a more care-free almost spring-like look. It would be great to throw on for a few more pictures at the end of your session to really change it up (if it is not too freezing!).
Woman – Outfit 1
Silky cascade ruffle blouse – Gap – $44.99
Perfect boot jeans (dark wash) – Gap – $69.50
Ambition Women’s Army Green Military Inspired Jacket – Ovestock.com – $35.99
LifeStride Unity Bootie – DSW – $49.95
Man – Outfit 1
Three-button topcoat – Banana Republic – $275.00
Silk/cashmere v-neck sweater – Banana Republic – $59.99
Timberland Earthkeepers City Plain Toe – Piperlime – $80.99
Woman – Outfit 2
BR Monogram Clara jacket – Banana Republic – $99.99 (optional)
Monogram ruched goddess dress – Banana Republic – $89.99
Man – Outfit 2
The new classic polo – Indian earth – Gap – $29.99
The vintage khaki – Chino Tar – Gap – $49.50 –