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We compiled our best spring engagement session tips and did a little research for you to include some links to looks we love!

We've already shared some of our best tips for choosing what to wear to your engagement session HERE, but options change from season to season!

We compiled our best spring engagement session tips and did a little research for you to include some links to looks we love!

Spring Engagement Session Tips

Plan Your Layers

No matter the season, wearing multiple layers gives depth to your outfits. Because spring weather can be unpredictable, plan your outfits with layers in mind. For men, pairing something like a three quarter sleeve shirt or v-neck with a suit jacket leaves options for both warmer and cooler weather. For ladies, bringing along your favorite leather jacket or light coat can add both variety and warmer options in case the weather is cool.

Consider a chance of rain

During the spring months, the chance for rain may be higher. When looking ahead at the weather, think specifically about hair styles and locations that could work in windy or rainy conditions. For example, choosing a location downtown Chicago or Boise may offer more covered options if the weather is iffy. If there's a chance of rain, it could be better to pin some of your hair up instead of wearing it all down. That way, it will still have some volume and body.

Close-toed shoes

Spring engagement sessions are the perfect time to rock close-toed shoes. Whether heels with your favorite long dress or boots with a shorter dress, choosing close-toed shoes will both elongate your legs AND work in almost any weather!

Avoid busy spring patterns

Tiny patterns don't always photograph well, so stay focused on spring outfits that have solids or larger patterns.

Inspiration & Looks We Love

We couldn't just share some tips without sharing some inspiration!

For Ladies

Taken from Lulus, find the dress HERE

If you're thinking about wearing a more casual outfit, consider skipping the jeans and going for a jumper instead...

Taken from Lulus, find it HERE

A skirt like one of these would allow you to wear shorter or longer sleeves, depending on the temperature!

Taken from Lulus, find it HERE

Taken from Express, find it HERE

A dress like this one (or a shorter cocktail dress!) could be worn with your favorite leather jacket or blazer...

Taken from Banana Republic, find it HERE
Taken from Vici Dolls, find it HERE
Taken from Lulus, find it HERE

For Men

Find it HERE

A lighter shirt like this one is great to wear under a blazer or on its own!

Taken from Express, find it HERE

Any time of year, we recommend a well-fitting suit or blazer!

Taken from Express, find it HERE
*Note, small patterns don't always photograph well, so select larger patterns or solids for the undershirt! Taken from Express, find it HERE
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I'm a co-founder and lead photographer at Pen and Lens.

Wedding photography is my heartbeat. I love capturing the interactions between the bride and her tribe as they get ready together, the look on a groom’s face when he FINALLY sees his bride for the first time, and the way a dad wraps his arms around his baby girl on her wedding day. Bride and groom portraits make my heart jump and I cry on almost every wedding day.

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