One great tip that I give all my engagement session clients is to bring one or more changes of wardrobe for their session. Having more than one set of clothing options with which to layer or completely change outfits can make for fun photos that truly reflect your interests and personalities, and even give the sense that the photos were taken on different days. An engagement session with me lasts about an hour and a half to two hours which includes times to change clothes if desired.
Lindsay and Sonny wanted an elegant and formal look for some of their photos at Stanford University (where Sonny was completing his post graduate studies). They had met and fell in love in high school so using Stanford sweatshirts and lockers, their change of clothes gave the second half of their photos a back in the day feel.
La Trisha and John wanted their photos in the San Jose Heritage Rose garden to look stylish and coordinated. When it was time to show their sporty and competitive sides we moved to a nearby playground.