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What to wear for your Engagement Session

Washington DC Wedding Photographer: Stephen Gosling Photography

There are hundreds if not thousands of posts out there about what you should wear during your engagement session.  Almost every wedding photographer has written such a post and I think every wedding blog out there must have a post on the subject.  So why add my hat to this ring?  To be honest; laziness…  I get asked the question all the time; ‘what should we wear’ and I obviously don’t want the couple to look at a different website to get these answers, I want them to go to my website or blog to get those answers.  So truly as a traffic boosting measure; here are my 2 cents about what you should wear during your engagement session…

1.  An outfit change is fine! My couples often ask about an outfit change during the shoot.  I tell them to bring a casual outfit and a formal outfit, this way we can get 2 different types of looks to add variety to the shoot.

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2.  You want to wear complimentary colours/styles as apposed to matching colours & styles.  This is not a family photo shoot at Sears from the 80’s; you don’t want to wear matching denim shirts and pants.  Colours and styles that go together well are what you are aiming for.  Again; complimentary, not matching!

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3.  Dress comfortably.  If it is going to be 10 degrees outside; WEAR A COAT!  It if is raining; bring a cute umbrella, etc, etc…  An engagement session lasts up to 2 hours and we walk around finding the places where we are going to shoot.  So you need to be dressed comfortably for the climate and for the walk!

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4.  Unless you are wearing sports jerseys as a theme to your shoot, you want to avoid wearing anything with a large logo on it.  Your engagement shoot is not an opportunity for the GAP or Nike to get some free advertising.

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Contact Stephen about your wedding – stephen@goslingphotography.com
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