Engagement photos are typically taken anywhere from one year to a few months before your wedding day.
During this important time you will have the opportunity to get to know your photographer and become comfortable with his/her style. Your photographer will also get to know you and find which poses work best for you, as well as learn what you like and dislike. In this way, the engagement session is a warm-up for the wedding day.
When deciding what to wear, make sure that your colors don’t match those of your future spouse but that they blend in with each other, such as different shades of one color or a light color with a dark color. Be sure to coordinate your colors so that they do not clash. Avoid wearing something too bright or with busy patterns. Lastly, make sure that you wear something comfortable. If you do not feel comfortable, then you will not look comfortable. Typically, women wear pants with a sweater or shirt and men wear khaki pants with a buttoned shirt. Your choice for clothing may also depend on the setting and your own personal preferences. You may want more formal clothing for pictures inside but more of a dressy casual for pictures outdoors. Or you may prefer jeans over pants since you will be dressed up for the wedding. Your choice also depends on your own personalities. For example, if you wear jeans and are comfortable in them, you may prefer to wear them for your pictures. If you still cannot decide, bring several outfits with you to your engagement session and let your photographer choose the pair that looks best on you both as a couple.
Besides using your engagement photos for engagement announcements in the newspaper, your pictures from an Fort Lauderdale, FL photo booth will be one of your first professional photo sessions with your future spouse and a lifelong memento of your engaged days.