Wear Your Outfit Before Your Photo Shoot
You and your spouse-to-be might choose outfits for your engagement photos, but give them a spin before the day you’re going to your shoot. What can happen otherwise is that you might find you hate the way you feel in the outfit, and then if you waited until the shoot to realize that, it becomes problematic.
You might take a few photos of yourself in the outfit beforehand to see what it photographs like. When choosing your outfits, you want to dress in what you both feel comfortable in.
Things to avoid include neon colors, especially if you’re doing your shoot in direct sunlight. Don’t choose clothes with large logos or mixed patterns. If you wear a pattern, limit it to just one clothing item or a single accessory.
Bright white shirts can be problematic in photos, too, because your eye goes towards whatever is brightest. If the spot is your white shirt, then that’s the first thing everyone will notice when they look at your pictures.
Finally, while you certainly don’t have to have professional hair and makeup before your engagement photos, it’s recommended. You’ll feel more confident when you have your hair and makeup done. When you feel confident, this will show in your pictures. If you prefer, you can also use it as a test run for what you might do on your wedding day.