8 Tips for a Stylish Fall Engagement Session

With football on t.v., a warm fire going, and hot chocolate in hand, fall is underway! There are so many things I love about this season. Pumpkin carving, apple cider donuts, and not to mention Thanksgiving are some favorites, but I have to say the best thing about fall in Charlottesville are the colors. The beautiful autumn colors make for a great time for portrait sessions and we know lots of couples are going to take advantage of the beautiful scenery coming up. To help with getting the most out of your engagement pictures, we have created a style guide with 8 helpful tips on how to look your best for your photo shoot! For more be sure to check out our Engagement Style Guide today on the Aaron Watson Photography Blog to see three great color palettes for this fall and what locations we love to pair them with around Charlottesville! Enjoy, Aaron & Amy of Aaron Watson Photography 1. Go with a theme! Anything that represents your lifestyle – such as casual, classic, or formal. autumn engagement session Venue: Belle Haven engagement pictures Venue: Mount Ida Farm engagement photographers Venue: Barboursville Vineyards 2. Adding a pop of color to your outfit can really make a photo. A bright shirt, red shoes, or a fun piece of jewelry are great ways to add color. Venue: Carter Mountain Orchards engagement style Venue: Maymont Park, Richmond, VA mount ida engagement session Venue: Mount Ida Farm 3. Be creative with your outfits. Accessorizing with things like headbands, hats, jewelry, jackets, and boots can create a very stylized look. fall engagements Venue: Mount Ida Farm (left) and Crozet, VA (right) indoor engagement sessions Two Sweet, Richmond, VA 4. Try to coordinate outfits without looking overly “matchy”. Avoid wearing the exact same colors and instead, find a color palette you love and piece together items from that palette that are complimentary to one another. For more inspiration you can find 3 great color palettes for this fall in our Engagement Style Guide! engagement photo shoot Blue Ridge Parkway keswick vineyards engagement session Venue: Keswick Vineyards engagement photographers Venue: Carter Mountain Orchards 5. With mild days and chilly nights, layering not only keeps you comfortable, but also adds lots of depth and interest to the outfit. engagement photographer Venue: Belle Haven carter's mountain engagement pictures by Aaron Watson Photography Venue: Carter Mountain Orchards 6. Don’t be afraid to use props. Incorporating things such as signs is an easy way to make your pictures stand out. These can also make great pictures for save-the-dates and thank you cards! engagement outfits Venue: Trump Winery (left) and Mount Ida Farm (right) 7. Engagement sessions are meant to be fun! Stay away from restrictive clothing and wear something you can move around in. fall charlottesville engagements Chris Greene Lake fun engagement session Two Sweet, Richmond, VA engagement style guide Venue: Belle Haven 8. If you can’t decide which outfit to wear, don’t choose just one! Changing outfits or part of an outfit halfway through the session is a great way to create variety in the pictures and show off a couple different looks. - See more at: http://www.charlottesvilleweddingblog.com/8-tips-for-a-stylish-engagement-session/#sthash.mqdmojr1.dpuf

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