Engagement Session Style Guide

Engagement sessions are our favorite way to get to know our couples before the big day itself! We always have a lot of fun!

Here are a few tips we recommend when planning your engagement session:

  • We typically schedule engagement sessions for weekday evenings and the occasional Saturday morning sunrise session.
  • Plan on about an hour of shooting time.
  • Our favorite locations are the less-manicured areas with tall grasses, sagebrush, rocks, and water, but there are also some beautifully landscaped locations in Southern Idaho available for you to choose from!
  • Most clients wear two outfits: One more formal and one still dressy but more casual.
    • Formal: We suggest a collared shirt/suit for the guys and a dress/skirt for the girls. We LOVE a beautiful maxi-dress, but tea length is also great! We generally suggest not going any shorter than mid-thigh to make posing easier and more flattering. 
    • Casual: Jeans/slacks and a nice top. 
  • Some things to avoid: 
    • Large logos or writing
    • White sneakers (dress shoes, sandals & boots are great!)
    • Ball caps (or wearing one prior to the session... hat hair!)
    • Dressing too matchey-matchey (think coordinating colors, not matching!)
  • Some things we encourage:
    • Texture! Subtle patterns and layers are great! 
    • Accessorize a little more than you normally would
    • Wear a *little* more makeup than you usually would during the day, including powder
  • Dress in what flatters you. Wear colors that you enjoy, and styles that you feel comfortable in! Don't feel like you have to wear a strapless dress! If that is what you love, then go for it! But when it comes to flattering posing, we have a lot more flexibility and variety when armpits are covered.
  • Girls, avoid chippy nail polish, and guys, avoid scruffy facial hair.
  • Consider wearing your dress first (and an undershirt) to make for an easy change into your casual outfit.
  • Bring along flip flops or something comfortable for walking to the location if you plan to wear heels.

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