Wardrobe Guide – What to Wear for the Engagement Session Photos
We have specific recommendations depending on the location you choose. However, we want you to wear clothing that shows your personality. It’s all a matter of style and planning. The more time you invest in selecting a closet for your photo shoot, the happier you will be with the results. Leaving the details to the last minute creates stress and takes the fun out of the day. Don’t hesitate to ask us about color options and accessories.
As a general rule, we suggest using solid colors, since stripes and patterns draw attention away from faces. It is also recommended that you avoid wearing turtlenecks and loose, baggy clothing, as these often make the neck appear non-existent, and the body appears wider than it is. Also avoid wearing shorts because they tend to make your legs look shorter than they are.
Monochromatic solid colors are easier to coordinate, but primary or complementary colors also look good and stand out in the photograph. Darker colors will make a person look thinner, while lighter colors will make them look bigger. Wearing dark pants or jeans with dark shoes adds texture and makes the picture more visually appealing. When choosing color schemes, consider not only what looks best on you, but also imagine what colors would look best in a frame decorating the house.
Avoid wearing hats, hair ornaments, or other items that will distract from the main purpose of the person
To make the photos as appealing as possible, we suggest you avoid wearing running shoes, white socks, and heavy shoes. If you want more casual photos, wearing boots or sandals can work well.
Makeup – How to do the makeup for the engagement session photos
Looking good on camera does not require a makeup artist, but professional makeup advice
help. Even if you prefer a natural look, the camera tends to overdo it and create
artificial flaws. These make-up tips help you look even better
instead of shrinking in front of the camera.
The make-up suggestions for the camera include a series of corrective effects and
dramatic, as well as enhancing the person’s natural appearance. The key is to consider that
images are two-dimensional, so shadows and highlighted areas may need to be
highlighted, not highlighted or even simulated, for the best overall effect.
Before applying makeup, start with smooth, toned and moisturized skin. If necessary,
get a facial or exfoliating treatment. This minimizes the application of uneven makeup or
artificial and promotes a healthy and shiny appearance.
Minimize shadows: because photos are two-dimensional, the camera ages the subject
enhancing dark, fine lines and wrinkles. To compensate, gently apply a lighter shade of
clear of concealer makeup in the darker areas: around the eyes and hairlines.
expression. Then, using an upward motion, apply a light coat of
base makeup over the face, including the lips. Blend the makeup around the edges.
Except for corrective work, use base makeup colors that match the color
natural of the skin.
Bronzer or Blush: Various makeup effects can be achieved with blush. The powder of
bronzer makeup is widely successful and produces a natural or
slightly sculpted, depending on its application.
To apply powder blush: Remove excess from the brush and gently apply to the apples of your cheeks.
face and above the outer corners of the eyes to the temples. For a guide to applying
makeup, make a big peace sign with your hand. Rotate 90 degrees towards the nose. With
palms outward, place the tip of the “V” at the hairline and align with the corner of the eye and
the lower finger resting on the cheekbone. Concentrate the color on or one finger below this area
on the cheek and above or above this area around the eyes. Apply a second layer
thin on the checks and mix lightly around the edges as needed.
**Additional Makeup Tip: Bronzer makeup can also be applied on the sides
of the nose to minimize the width. And, a darker shade of blush applied under the cheekbones of the
face produces more definition.
Eyes and Lines: Unless you like the look or have the eyes for it, avoid lines that are too
large, this makes the eyes look smaller and deeper. Try a pencil
smoky colored eyeliner and smudge a little if necessary. With liquid eyeliner,
one option is to dot the eyeliner near the base of the lashes, instead of creating a solid
line. For a different look, limit the application of liquid eyeliner on the upper eyelid
and/or the outer corners of the eyes. The smoky eyeshadow applied above the eyelids and
blended with the outer corners of the eyes also creates a desirable effect; an area of
highlighted eyebrow enhances this effect.
**Additional Makeup Tip: To soften lines, lightly wipe the eyelid area
and forehead once or twice with a powder makeup brush dipped in a light pink
Lips: Most lips benefit from definition, even when lipstick is generally not
used. For a natural, yet polished look, try a shade or two darker than the
than the color of the lips, apply lip pencil, smudge the lips a little and use a little lip gloss
**Additional make-up tip: apply a lighter lip color or gloss only on the
center of the lips to improve the pout appearance.
Powder: When you don’t want your skin to shine – Apply a light layer of translucent powder.
on the face to avoid shine and fix the makeup. Concentrate on the T-Zone as
necessary and apply sparingly to outlined or dry areas.
Eyebrows: Before applying makeup, make sure your eyebrows have the
proper shape, because they affect facial expression. As a guide, line up a pencil vertically
along the edge of the nostril and the inner corner of the eye. Do the same for the outer corner of your
eye. That’s a good start and end point for the eyebrow. If the eyebrow arch
needs help, align the pencil with the edge of the nostril and the outer edge of the iris to
determine the highest point of the arc. Brush the eyebrows out of these areas and use a
eyebrow pencil for even greater definition.
Red eyes: to brighten the whites of the eyes and minimize redness, outline the
lower inner eyelid with a light blue eye pencil.