So, your man has just popped the question- you’ve picked the perfect wedding date together, you nailed down your dream venue and you booked your favorite photographer. Next step is your engagement session so that you can beautify your wedding website and change your phone wallpaper, duh! Here’s what you need to know on your end to create a breathtaking portrait sure to stun all of social media.

Know your skin tone, and the tones that will compliment it:

Here’s a great article from In Style magazine to help,

Warm Skin tones tend to look best in bright yellows and blues.

Cool skin tones will pop in purples and the magenta family.


Pick something you FEEL great in:

Nothing looks better than confidence and when you feel great- you look it. What comes from within will radiate more than any item of clothing.


Be true to who you are:

Incorporate yourself. If you aren’t a super fancy gal, don’t show up in a ballgown. We want you to look back on these pictures and remember exactly who you were in this moment. Even casual styles are chic and fun!


Texture and intricate details make simple pieces unique:

We want the focus of the image we create to be on you, and the love you share with one another. You don’t need a “showpiece” of an outfit. Simple choices that are embellished with special buttons, lace trim, a delicately textured fabric, etc will make a simple item look lavish without stealing the spotlight.


Accessories can jazz things up significantly:.

Like icing on a cake, accessories are a great place to show your personality and excitement to your outfit. Jewelry, fun shoes, hair pieces, neckwear, pocket squares (for him), etc will make for a well thought out portrait.


Treat yourself to a manicure, and perhaps hair and makeup:

You’ll want your nails to be bare or freshly polished for some close ups of your new sparkle! Touching again on looking and feeling great with hair and make-up. Make a day of this and enjoy each moment. We are making memories, afterall.


Rent something- no need to splurge:

Several companies are renting some of today’s hottest fashion so there is no need to splurge on a high dollar garment. The value will lie in the portrait on your wall that you will walk by every day instead of hanging in the back of your closet.


Favorite Stores and Online Shops:

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Hair and Makeup Recommendations:

Blo dry bar - the woodlands

Cristina Mercedante - 832.517.5920

The Fairest One

The Beauty Lounge

BP Artistry