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How to Dress for Stunning Engagement Photos: A Comprehensive Guide


Dress to impress but feel comfortable. Colorado’s stunning landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos, and choosing the right outfits can enhance the beauty of your surroundings. Check out our tips to help you select the perfect attire and dress for your engagement photos.

1. Dress for the Season

  • Summer: Opt for lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton to stay cool and comfortable. Flowy dresses, shorts, and plain T-shirts are ideal choices.

  • Spring & Fall: Layering is key for transitional seasons. Consider adding a jacket or sweater over your summer attire, and swap shorts for jeans.

  • Winter: Dress warmly to combat the chilly temperatures. Choose cozy sweaters, jackets, and scarves, and opt for jeans instead of dresses to stay comfortable throughout the session.

2. Prioritize Comfort:

Select outfits that allow you to move freely and comfortably. Avoid overly complicated clothing that requires constant adjusting, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time with your partner.

3. Bring Extra Outfits:

Pack an additional outfit as a backup, just in case. This ensures that you have options if anything happens to your planned attire or if you decide to change looks midway through the session.


4. Express Your Personal Style:

Embrace your individuality by incorporating elements of your personal style into your outfits. Choose clothing that makes you feel confident and reflects who you are as a couple.

5. Color Coordination:

Opt for colors that complement each other without matching exactly. Neutral tones like blacks, whites, and tans are versatile and timeless, while lighter tones and pastels can add a soft, romantic touch to your photos.

6. Accessorize Thoughtfully:


Elevate your outfits with accessories that enhance your overall look. Consider adding jewelry, watches, hats, scarves, or even umbrellas to add visual interest and personality to your photos.

7. Photography-Friendly Attire:

Choose clothing that photographs well and flatters your body type. Avoid busy patterns or fabrics that wrinkle easily and opt for solid colors or subtle textures that will stand the test of time.

8. Hair, Nails and Makeup Considerations:

Coordinate your hair, nails and makeup with your chosen outfits to create a cohesive look. Opt for natural, flattering makeup and hairstyles that complement your facial features and outfit choices. Choose a nail polish color that enhances your outfit and is durable against the elements. Check out our Hair and Makeup Tips here


9. Location Adaptability:

Take into account the location of your engagement session when selecting your outfits. Choose attire that harmonizes with the surroundings, whether you're shooting in the mountains, a park, or an urban setting.

10. Prepare for the Elements:

Be prepared for unexpected weather conditions by bringing along weather-appropriate attire. Pack umbrellas for rain, layers for cooler temperatures, and sunscreen for sunny days to ensure your comfort throughout the session.


11. Additional Resources:

Explore Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration: Browse through photoshoots in similar settings or with similar themes to gather ideas for your own engagement session outfits. 

12. Consult with your photographer:

Don't hesitate to reach out to your photographer for personalized advice and recommendations based on your vision and preferences.


Final Thoughts:

By following these guidelines and incorporating your personal style, you'll be well-prepared to create beautiful and memorable engagement photos that capture the essence of your love story against Colorado's breathtaking backdrop.

Receive a detailed PDF 'How-To Guide & Checklist' when you book your next session


Stay Inspired,

Your Photographer - Greg

Tilted Frame Photography & Design, LLC



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