Choosing what to wear for a portrait session can quickly become one of the most stressful parts of getting your pictures taken, which is why I’ve grouped together seven different collections of outfits from romantic to vintage to sophisticated to an all-out luxe selection for the dreamers. To help flesh out each look, I’ve included a handful of local vendors, including florists, boutiques and venues!
Whether you’re preparing for a session booked with me or someone else, I hope these outfit ideas will help you prepare! While most of these pieces are very affordable, I’ve thrown in investment pieces here and there to serve as inspiration, but don’t be afraid to search for the same concept in a different price bracket – you might be surprised what you can find!
Striped Shirt | Harmony Tunic Dress | Linen Blazer | Apronneck Print Denim Maxi | Magnolia Mini | White Sports Coat Set | Charcuterie Beach Setup | Palma Fedora | Linen-Blend Dress | Linen-Blend Camp Shirt | Glass Sea Shorts | Off Shoulder Maxi Dress | Untucked Linen Shirt | Seafoam Mini Dress
In the Country Top | Sage Classic Fit Suit Set | Smocked Swiss Dot Maxi | Tan Slim Fit Suit Set | Classic Cruiser Bike with Basket | Chambray Suit Vest | Criss Cross Tie Dress | Floral Ruffle Tiered Dress | Navy Linen Shirt
Ruffled Pleat-Sleeve Dress | Polo & Blue Short Outfit | Chambray Vest & Jeans Outfit | Puff-Sleeve Dress in Gingham | Mustard Check Shorts | Smocked Maxi with Sweater | Woven Bag | Linen Short & Striped Shirt | Josefina Parfait Pant | Tulle Midi Skirt & Lace Top | Olive Green Rhiannon Skirt
Khaki Pant Outfit | Sailing Vessel | Blazer Dress | Ecru Wash Jean | Puff Sleeve Maxi | Cream Sweetheart Knit | Periwinkle Bow | Chambray Sports Coat | Poets of France Pants | Button-Front Mini Dress | Cream Sport Coat | Navy Suit Pants | Twila Hair Scarf | Home Run Hair Scarf | Alaia Blouse | Bluebird Sailor Jean | Dala Shorts
White Sport Coat | Twist-Front Floral Dress | Plaid Suit | Brown Brandford Microsuede Suit | Dolman Sweater Dress | Linen Puff Sleeve Dress | Boss Lady Cape Dress | Cotton Pocketed Yellow Dress | Ankle Strap Pump | Striped Oxford Shirt | Balloon-Sleeve Safari Jumpsuit | Dress with Belt | V-Neck Bubble Sleeve Dress | Sadie Solid Maxi
I had a little (okay, a lot) of fun with this one… one can dream, right?! Did you know you can rent designer gowns for a fraction of the cost of purchasing your own? (Check out Rent the Runway!) And while it may not be plausible to rent a luxury venue for your actual wedding day, MOST have the option of renting their space just for an hour or two for portrait sessions and styled shoots!
Black Sport Coat Set | Illusion Sleeve Dress in Black | Leather Pumps | Black Lace Booties | Tulle Skirt | White Sport Coat | The Bradford Venue | Cotton Poplin Dress | Long Sleeve Lace Top | Biltmore Estate | Floral Pleated Dress | Swan House | Claudia Lace Shoes | Blue Bow Low Heel | Genevieve Ruffle Gown | Collection of Wedding Gowns