What to wear for engagement photos in Guatemala // We’ve noticed recently that once we book photography sessions with couples in Guatemala, the first question has generally been the same: what should we wear? A valid question, since you’re planning on using your photos as engagement pictures, hanging them up on the wall or sending them to relatives. Since we have been getting asked this question fairly frequently we figured we could shed some light on the subject. Below are some tips when deciding what to wear for your photography session. Make sure you check the rest of our articles we have written with advice for weddings in Guatemala.
1) Less is more (Not in the way you think :))
The subject and focus of your photos should be YOU. So when it comes to deciding what to wear for engagement photos in Guatemala, avoid distracting, bright patterns or items of clothing that will draw the attention away from you. Not that you can’t get a few shots with your vintage bright yellow pumps, but keep in mind that their bright color might make people focus more on the shoes than how happy and in love you look in your photos. Check out the amazing clothing selection from this couple that got engaged in Antigua.
2) Stay comfy
More than likely we will be shooting in a gorgeous, natural setting which may or may not involve a bit of walking or hiking, so those famous yellow shoes from Tip #1 might not be the most comfortable or practical option. The same goes for your clothing, if you’re not comfortable in your clothes, chances are it might show through in the photos. You might also spend more time adjusting straps and buttons than relaxing in front of the camera. So pick clothes that fit well and aren’t a hassle for you to think about. What to wear for engagement photos in Guatemala
3) Be confident
This tip goes hand in hand with Tip #2. Try to choose clothing that makes you feel confident and secure. Picking clothes that fit well and accentuate your best qualities will make the session a lot more painless. If you have to pin things into an exact position for them to look right then you’ll probably spend the entire session worrying about whether those pins stay in place or not. Most likely when you look back on these photos you want to remember the love you shared, not how stylish that amazing (and expensive) new halter dress looked.
4) Bring back-ups and layers, and have it all fit in 1 backpack that we can carry
Just in case you get a little dirt on your outfit or you realize that it’s just not working in the photos, bring an extra set of clothes or extra layers to change the look of the photos. For example, your first outfit could be more dressy and then you can change into jeans and a comfy T-shirt for the second set to get a more casual look. You can also bring accessories that give you something to “play” with in the photos, like a long scarf or your favorite flowers. Little details like that can often create more interesting or dynamic photos. If you can, fit it all in 1 backpack that we can carry with us, which will allow us to capture more candid and in between photos : )
These tips on what to wear for engagement sessions in Guatemala are definitely not set in stone. They’re more like guidelines that can help the session move a bit smoother and help us deliver an amazing final product. If you need some inspiration on how to dress for your session you can check out this advice for weddings in Guatemala, and if you have any questions feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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