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What to Wear {Summer Engagement Session Guide}

Wondering what to wear for your summer engagement session? With summer engagement season coming up, I thought I’d create a “What to Wear” blog post with some helpful hints for choosing your outfits. As always, please ask if there is anything I can do to help you choose your outfits or if you need hair and makeup recommendations. Choose the colors and styles you like and then mix and match them up! Spoiler alert! There are some real couples at the bottom of the post!

Casual and beachy! The combination of Violet Tulip and Placid Blue look stunning together. Calm, quiet, and breezy, these cool colors are perfect set against warm-tone backgrounds such as sand, wood, and sunsets. Wonderful for all skin tones and hair colors.

What to Wear blue and violet

Paloma Grey, Freesia Yellow, and Celosia Orange combine to make a bold statement sure to make everyone crave icy lemonade. This citrus-inspired summer look will make for dazzling portraits that pop even in the brightest of sunlight. The large amount of grey in each outfit keeps the orange and yellow tones from being too overwhelming.

Two shades of purple and violet blend beautifully without creating too much of a “matched” look between the photo subjects. Don’t be afraid to get creative with rich, strong hues, as long as you have plenty of white and neutrals to balance it out! This purple perfection is a wonderful look for urban environments and floral settings.

summer what to wear purple

Ah, Cayenne – a color nearly as dizzying as the summer heat! This rich red hue is not for the faint of heart, stealing the attention wherever you go and adding an explosive pop of color to your images. Recommended for urban environments, set against neutral palettes of stone, metal, and industrial areas. Cayenne is also a great accent color for photoshoots taken at carnivals, amusement parks, and boardwalks.

summer what to wear cayenne

The subtle tones of Hemlock Green and Paloma Grey intermingle in these dapper vintage-inspired outfits. A perfect fit for classy white beaches, cute main street downtown areas, outdoor cafes, and farmer’s markets. Accessorize with whites and creams to complete the look. A nostalgic color combination that blends softly with the surrounding area.

summer what to wear hemlock paloma

The unbeatable combination of Dazzling Blue and Freesia Yellow is bright, cheerful, and fantastically photogenic. Let strong blue tones constitute the majority of the outfits while accessorizing with deliciously cheerful pops of yellow. A perfect look for almost any setting. Your photos will be colorful, summery, and bold!

summer what to wear yellow blue

Create a look of serenity and unity by combining Sand, Placid Blue, and Hemlock Green. These colors will really shine during golden hour lighting, and look fantastic on just about anyone. Simple, casual pieces create an outfit that’s easy to put together and looks great in front of the lens. Try keeping the lines in your clothing as simple as possible to make your faces the star of the show!

summer what to wear sand blue green

Celosia Orange and Placid Blue combine for a colorful, casual appeal. With a single article of clothing sporting one of these strong hues, little more is needed to complete the outfit. A long skirt for the ladies and a breezy button-up for the guys is comfortable and flattering, helping you relax into your best looks for the camera.

summer what to wear blue orange

And now for some real couples! All of these summer engagement session couples were photographed in the last year or two by Melanie and/or Brian at mbmweddings.comfacebook and instagram

Kayleigh and Shane’s Forest Park Engagemet Session


Monica and Derek’s Harkness Park Engagement Session

Jackie and Matt’s Downtown Mystic Engagement Session

Mystic Engagement

Emily and Eric’s Forest Park Engagement Session


Tracey and Dan’s Harkness Park Engagement Session


Quyen and Mark’s Flower Bridge Couples Sesssion

Kara and Chris’s Wickham Park Engagement Session


Chelsea and Derek’s Wickham Park Engagement Session

wickham park engagement on rock wall

Audrey and Nick’s Stanley Park and Private Farm Engagement Session

Farm Engagementgardens

I hope you found this helpful for when you’re trying to decide what to wear for your springtime engagement session! For more tips, sign up for once-weekly email updates!

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