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Planning for your winter engagement session and need some outfit inspiration?

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!

When it comes to your winter engagement session, there's no need to sacrifice style for warmth! We compiled our best winter engagement session tips and did a little research for you to include some links to looks we love!

Winter Engagement Session Tips

Layer

No matter the season, wearing multiple layers gives depth to your outfits. Winter engagement session are perfect for taking advantage of multiple layers! For guys, that means you could wear a stylish sweater or vest under a suave jacket or suit coat. Ladies, this is the perfect time to grab a blazer or stylish coat to wear for some photos, then take it off for a few to add variety to your look!

Bring the Coat

We always recommend bringing a coat to your winter session, even if you aren't planning to wear it for photos. When moving between locations or photo spots, you'll have a chance to slip it on and warm up! We also love when couples purchase or wear a statement coat for their winter engagement photos! Choosing something stylish and slimming that you'd wear again on a date night!

Plan your Winter Accessories

Avoid bulky winter accessories. Instead of knit scarves or chunky boots, try a neutral cashmere or tailored boots. In general, look for well-fitting accessories that complement your features instead of change their shape.

Two Outfits

In general, we recommend wearing one WOW outfit and a second outfit you'd feel amazing wearing on a date! By starting the session with the warmer of your two outfits, you'll have a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera before braving the cold for some amazing images in your favorite dress!

Inspiration & Looks We Love

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

For Ladies

Look for dresses with sleeves like one of these! Skipping the slit means you could still wear warm leggings underneath. When choosing a dark neutral like black, have your parter wear something lighter in color.

Taken from Lulu's, find the dress HERE
Taken from Lulu's, find the dress HERE

Taken from ASOS, find the dress HERE

Sweater dresses like this one can be a warmer option, but look best paired with tailored accessories and when they still show off your features!

From Lulu's, find the dress HERE

A statement coat is perfect for warmer looks: 

Taken from Express, find the coat HERE
Taken from Express, find the coat HERE
Taken from Chicwish, find the coat HERE

For Men

Try pairing dark fitted jeans or dress pants with dress shoes. Layering button down shirts, sweaters, stylish winter coats, and/or scarves like these makes a great winter look...

Taken from Amazon, find the coat HERE
Taken from Amazon, find the coat HERE
Taken from Express, find the sweater HERE
Taken from Express, find the vest HERE
Taken from Express, find the blazer HERE

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Becky Dean

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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