With as many inquiries as I’ve gotten in the past few weeks from brides-to-be, I KNOW a lot of people got engaged over the holidays. And although the wedding date is months away, now is the time to start thinking about engagement portraits — especially if you want to send out personalized save-the-date cards.
For some great layered looks, check out what Wardrobe Wednesday contributor Erica May put together! Here’s what she had to say:
This week I choose to put a few outfits together for a couple’s session. I really wanted to pull in some classic fall/winter colors and give couples some layering options. Although most of these items are a little pricey, I think most of us would be able to find the jeans, shoes and possibly blazers from our own closets (or a friend’s). I love the option during a session to throw on or take off another layer to really mix up the looks. These bold and rich colors photograph well and look beautiful in color or black and white. Always spring for a nice new pair of dark jeans for your man if his are starting to look a little too worn.
You definitely don’t need to have two different outfits for your couple’s session, but if it is in the budget and it is okay with your photographer, it can really give a whole new look to your portraits. (It is also good if you are on the fence about what to wear!) This is also a nice time to touch up your make-up, fix your hair and re-group. (The guys always enjoy the break, too). The second outfit I put together is a more carefree almost spring-like look. It would be great to throw on for a few more pictures at the end of your session to really change it up (if it is not too freezing!).
Woman – Outfit 1
Silky cascade ruffle blouse – Gap – $44.99
Perfect boot jeans (dark wash) – Gap – $69.50
Ambition Women’s Army Green Military Inspired Jacket – Ovestock.com – $35.99
LifeStride Unity Bootie – DSW – $49.95
Man – Outfit 1
Three-button topcoat – Banana Republic - $275.00
Silk/cashmere v-neck sweater – Banana Republic – $59.99
Timberland Earthkeepers City Plain Toe – Piperlime – $80.99
Woman – Outfit 2
BR Monogram Clara jacket – Banana Republic – $99.99 (optional)
Monogram ruched goddess dress – Banana Republic – $89.99
Man – Outfit 2
The new classic polo – Indian earth – Gap – $29.99
The vintage khaki – Chino Tar – Gap – $49.50 –