How to Create a Brilliant Outfit for Your Upcoming Engagement Session

One of the most popular questions I get….. What do I wear??

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To answer that question, the experts at have put together a few pieces of advice:

“Creating your own personal fashion style is like building your own brand. The clothes you wear say a lot about your personality and lifestyle – and you want to express yourself in a way that is true about you to attract the people and situations you want, and also create an image of how you want them to perceive you. But it’s also about having and expressing yourself!

What’s Your True Self?

The best way to start determining your true self is to understand what you really want.

When trying to find your personal fashion style, think of the ideal you. Combine your taste, lifestyle, interests, desires, inspirations, aspirations and history together. What clothes will you wear? What will you act like? What will people say and comment about you? The best way to find your style is to understand your inner world.

You can start off by writing down words that describe your personality and characteristics and you will often see a pattern in those traits that tie in to one or two fashion personas.”

Read More and take the Style Quiz on the


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Since style and outfit choices are endless I have put together two Pinterest boards of outfit inspiration for warm and cold weather engagement shoots. It also might help to look at other Engagement Sessions, and get inspired by what other North Carolina couples are doing.

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Koy and I on our own E-session, Photo Courtesy of Chandra Vaught Photography


Lastly, here are my top 4 tips for looking your best in engagement photos:


1. Wear makeup. Even if you normally do not. It’s not about looking different it is about making sure your features stand out for the camera. Just a natural colored lip gloss and a touch of mascara can make all of the difference.

2. Make sure your clothing is not too loose, even if you have a curvy figure like me! Wearing clothing too loose can look sloppy and add extra pounds.

3.  Do the chicken neck….. now that sounds sexy!  look in a mirror. Push your face forward about 1-2 inches.  Don’t point your chin up or down just push your face forward…..see the difference?

4. Relax and have fun. Laugh, smile, don’t take posing so seriously that you become stiff. Even though being photographed can be intimidating try your best to be comfortable.

Most important of all your location and your outfit should reflect YOU, your personal style and story, maybe just a little more polished and refined. Congratulations on your engagement!!

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