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Winter Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration

Planning for your winter engagement session in Boise or Chicago 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 photos in Boise, 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!

couple kissing in downtown Boise for winter engagement photos

Style Tips for Winter Engagement Photos

Wearing layers gives depth to your outfits

No matter the season, wearing multiple layers gives depth to your outfits. Winter engagement sessions 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!

couple hugging for winter engagement photos

couple walking near the Wrigley Building for winter engagement photos

Bring the Coat for your Winter Engagement Photos

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!

couple walking in coats for winter engagement photos
couple in the snow for Boise engagement photos

Plan your Winter Accessories

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

couple with arms around each other for winter engagement photos

Plan to Wear Two Outfits for your Engagement Photos

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!

girl in dress and guy in suit for winter engagement photos
couple walking on the Art Institute stairs for engagement photos

Inspiration & Looks We Love for Winter Engagement Photos

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

Winter Looks For Her

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
From ASOS, find it 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 it HERE

A statement coat is perfect for warmer looks: 

Taken from Express, find the coat HERE

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

Winter Looks For Him

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 it HERE
Taken from Express, find it HERE
Taken from Express, find it 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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