Whether the first frost has occurred or the leaves are just starting to turn, it might be difficult to discern what to wear for your engagement photos. Especially if you plan on using one of the photos for your save the dates.
You want them to look professional, and that's why you hire a photographer (specifically Ashley Elwill for all the photos in this post). But you also want to look your best. And you want your significant other to look their best as well. This likely means color matching your outfits. Or at the very least having the colors you wear be complimentary. And you don't need a degree in design to figure it out.
Think in terms of the colors you already wear. You wear those colors because you have, over time, been complimented on them. You feel confident wearing coral pink or ruby red and therefore you should feel confident doing so for your photos.
Now think about what outfit just gets you beaming when you see it on your fiancé. Perhaps it's that navy sweater, er no, it's the green one, but then there's that gray one.... Check out the color combos in this post: red + white + blue, red + blue + khaki, green + gray + burgundy, tan + pink + gray.
Never thought of those color combos now did you?
Swap out accent colors for the one that compliments you. For example, coral pink is not really my thing, Jen looks great in it, especially with her matching lip color, but I would feel more comfortable in a navy or baby blue scarf.
A new color palette that still looks great! Or maybe you don't have brown boots. You don't always have to buy new clothes for your engagement photos... woah who said that? I mean you could buy like a new top or a new belt or scarf, but you should work with what's in your wardrobe. Because you know you look good in that.
Need help with colors? Check out my Pinterest board. And remember that wearing a jacket is just fine too, matching hats? Pretty scarf? Wear it and get out there in the cold! Also, if you aren't sure which season you'd like photos in, scan through the board and see which photos you end up pinning the most, maybe you want to wear a dress and heels -- and there's nothing wrong with that!
Me? I wore a winter jacket, gloves and all. I let my scarf peek out but that was it, and my husband wore a flannel and a Carhartt hat. Winter wear because we took our pictures in below zero weather -- yes, there was a windchill.
What about you? What are you planning on wearing? A tutu for your snowflake-d photos? Do you prefer piles of leaves or piles of snow for you engagement photos? Let me hear about it!
Prosperity, Love & Happiness,