Fall is an epic time of year to get your engagement photos captured in Toledo! All of the Metroparks always have amazing colors and it just adds another element to your photos!
With that being said, there are lots of tips and tricks when it comes to your outfit inspiration for your fall engagement session:
Layers are everything. You want to choose an outfit that actually reminds you of fall. So many women try and do shorts, a bare leg, or sandals and it can look out of place with the fall colors. Stick to some fall staples like boots, leggings, and those sock cuffs. Think cardigans and sweaters and things to keep you warm and comfy.
Do pops of fall colors, not a full outfit
You can most definitely do pops of fall colors, but I caution against too much of the fall colors as you’ll blend into the background instead of popping out. Think a mustard scarf, burgundy corduroy pants, etc. A dress with tights is always a super cute option that is classic and perfect for fall photos. Also, all black can be AMAZING because it’s spooky szn.
I always recommend couples get as dressed up as humanly possible (Because when do you get to dress up? Never. And your photos look timeless!) but for those with two outfit changes or a partner who shoots down the idea of getting extra fancy, my tip with jeans is always to have the wash be very similar. It looks better in your photos to have a similar wash versus one much lighter and one much darker.
What are some no’s when it comes to fall engagement photos?:
- Tennis shoes
- Clashing bold patterns between you both
- Graphic print t-shirts
- Out of season clothes such as spring colors
- Clothing that has a disconnect when paired with the other person’s clothes (super formal and super casual)
- Don’t both wearing plaid, your eye is fighting for where to look when two competing patterns are going on.