Are you struggling to put together the perfect outfit for your Minnesota engagement photos? Help is here! As a Minneapolis engagement photographer, I have a few rules to help my couples decide what to wear for their engagement session. Before searching on Pinterest, consider these two questions: What will the weather be like on the day of your engagement portraits? Where do you want to go for your engagement session? Dress smart based on the answers to those two questions. You don’t want to wear a short dress and 6 inch heels if you want photos at Minnehaha Falls in February. You also don’t want to wear five layers and leather boots while walking around the Stone Arch Bridge in July. Choose your outfit’s style based on the weather and location. You also want to wear something comfortable! If those shoes hurt your feet, if those skinny jeans feel too tight, or that skirt seems too short- skip it! You want to be able to move around, have fun, and feel confident! So without further ado, here are the 5 basic rules to engagement outfits along with photo inspiration from real Twin Cities engagement sessions:
- Choose one formal outfit and one or two casual outfits.
- Wear layers.
- Coordinate with your partner’s outfit.
- Add a pop of color.
- When in doubt, stick with solid colors. Avoid logos, graphics, writing, or patterns.