Pumpkin spice, sweater weather, and a whole lot of layers—need we say more? If you’re eager for cooler weather and colorful leaves, then a cozy fall engagement session is right up your alley. Unlike warmer months, Autumn air brings about a certain romance. Making it a perfect time to hire a talented photographer and announce your engagement with stylish save the date cards.
If searching for the perfect engagement outfit has proven to be an overwhelming and stressful task, you’re not alone. From colors to accessories, the options are endless. But we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up the coziest fall engagement outfit ideas that’ll have you falling in love with fall engagement sessions—pun intended.
Before diving into our inspiration, here are a few tips on what to wear to your fall engagement session:
- Choose items that represent you and make you feel most confident
- With temperatures getting cooler, prioritize warmth when selecting your outfit. If you’re comfortable, that will shine through
- Utilize accessories and jackets to create layers, which will provide both warmth and depth to your photos
- Play around with different fabric textures
- Choose prints wisely but don’t be scared to mix them
Ready to get inspired? Check out our outfit picks below. Don’t be afraid to mix and match them to create a few stylish fall engagement outfits.
A Neutral Color Palette With Subtle Pops Of Color
Since you’ve decided on a fall engagement session, the odds of you being surrounded by vibrant fall foliage is pretty high. To compliment your stunning natural background, we recommend sticking to neutrals.
Neutral shades like black, white, and brown always photograph well. By making the main pieces of your outfit neutral, you leave yourself with more options to play around with subtle pops of color with layers and accessories. Autumn colors like deep hues of orange, red, and yellow make us melt. They’re also a great way to add that desired cozy vibe to your engagement photos.
Mix And Match Different Fabric Textures And Prints
Your engagement outfit should celebrate your uniqueness and make you feel confident. This is your chance to add your own flair—making it unlike any other. Start by playing around with different and interesting fabric textures. A touch of velvet or silk is sure to make your outfits radiate fall vibes.
You should mix and match different prints that represent you. Patterns are sure to add an element of personality that’ll shine through your images. To keep the focus off of your clothes, stick to large, simple patterns that won’t overpower the photo.
Ask your photographer—an expert in visual aesthetics—what they think about the prints. This is helpful especially for unconventional couples looking to incorporate multiple different patterns. Your photographer will let you know if you’ve nailed it or if you need to rework the idea.
Layers, Layers, And More Layers
If you’re planning on utilizing prints for your engagement photos, layers are the way to go. For example, adding a jacket over a flannel shirt allows the checkered pattern to pop without overpowering the photograph.
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Incorporate Sentimental Clothing Items Already In Your Closet
Yes, purchasing a new outfit for engagement photos is a lot of fun. But, before grabbing your wallet and hitting the internet, consider digging through your closet for cherished pieces you already own. The vintage t-shirt you wear every day and that flannel you just can’t get enough of. Then, build off of those items to create the rest of your look.
This is a great way to add sentimental value to your photos while also saving money in your overall wedding budget. The best of both worlds.
Don’t Sleep On Accessories
Accessories are a perfect way to add a subtle, personalized touch to your outfit. The best fall engagement photos feature couples with fun elements like hats, scarves, and sunglasses in their engagement photo wardrobe.
Avoid The Cold With An Indoor Session
Couples dreaming of an extra cozy indoor engagement session, we didn’t forget about you. With cooler temperatures outside—in most places, at least—you might be tempted to stay inside and snuggle on the couch. We fully support this.
This is your engagement session. You get to wear whatever you want, wherever you want. So don’t feel obligated to put on a “real outfit.” Pajamas or loungewear work just fine. In fact, casual attire is always in style for cozy fall engagement sessions.
From picking the perfect outfit to finding your dream photographer—there’s a lot that goes into the planning of your engagement photo session. For couples nervous about stepping in front of the camera or couples just looking to make the most of their engagement photos, check out these easy tips for nailing your engagement photo session.