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5 Tips for Awesome Engagement Photos

Jess Levin, founder and CEO of Carats & Cake, asked a few of the industry's top photographers to share their styling tips on how to make the most out of your engagement session.

Michelle Boyd
Photo by Michelle Boyd Photography

Splurge on your hair and makeup.

"Get your hair and makeup done professionally, and invest in beautiful outfits—talk with your photographer about what styles, colors, and items photograph best!"

- Michelle Boyd, Owner/Lead Photographer Michelle Boyd Photography

Eric Kelley
Photo By Eric Kelley Photography

Add some interest with layered looks.

 "Layered outfits always look great. A stylish, but casual jacket, scarf, or sunglasses can add some interest to your pictures."

- Eric Kelley, Owner & Lead Photographer Eric Kelley Photography

Britt Chudleigh
Photo By Chudleigh Weddings

Your wardrobe should match your location.

"Dress the part! Make sure your wardrobe and styling choices fit the narrative you've selected with your photographer. Even if you've decided to keep things simple, pay attention to setting, season, palette, and above all, who you are. Your clothing and styling should assist in the effort to tell the story of you, not distract."

- Britt Chudleigh, Owner & Lead Photographer Chudleigh Weddings

Austin Trenholm
Photo By Trenholm Photo

Location, location, location.

"Pick an awesome location that makes you feel like yourselves!"

- Austin Trenholm, Owner Trenholm Photo

Brklyn View
Photo By Brklyn View Photography

Perfect your posture.

"Stand straight with your shoulders back and relaxed. This posture makes you look taller, thinner, and elongates the body. Put one leg slightly behind the other and put all your body weight on your back leg. This will relax your front leg and give you a slight bend at the knee which gives helps define your curves."

- Jainé M. Kershner, Owner Brklyn View Photography

About the Author

Jess Levin

Jess Levin is the founder & CEO of Carats & Cake, a premier network representing the best in the wedding industry. A native of Laguna Beach, California, Jess attended the University of Pennsylvania before heading to New York to work in venture capital at Burch Creative Capital, where she helped manage investments and brand development for a portfolio that includes Poppin and...


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