Outfit Ideas For A Couple’s Session

outfit ideas for a couple's session

Trying to find the right colors, the right fits, and making your outfits match can be so hard! So, let me help you out! Let’s talk all about colors, styles, patterns, fits, shoes, accessories and more! There is so much to know and possibly learn, so, buckle up! Here are some outfit ideas for a couple’s session.


Spring and summer outfits can definitely be a challenge. You may want a pop of color to being out those spring and summer colors, so let’s do that! Some of my favorite spring and summer colors are those earthy but fun colors! Dull pinks, dull greens, blue jeans, dull yellows, dull oranges, and of course, neutrals. Pair the pop of color with a plain or neutral! For example, if you want to wear a color, have your fiancé wear a neutral to tone that color down and to match well! If you want to wear a fun patterned dress or skirt, again, pair it with a plain solid color! Wearing a patterned dress? Have your fiancé wear a solid shirt and pants. Want to wear a patterned skirt? Wear a solid neutral top and have your fiancé be in a solid neutral outfit as well! Pro-tip: bring something to drink (lots of water and an alcoholic beverage if desired), a blanket to sit on, and snacks to munch on! Also, if you are a girl, bring your makeup to touch up incase you sweat!

If you are uncomfortable with parts of your body, which you shouldn’t be, but we are all human. There are things we don’t like about ourselves. If you are not too fond of your arms, wear a sleeved shirt. If you are not too fond on your legs, wear jeans that flatter you! Sometimes black looks best! Wear things that you are COMFORTABLE in! Try your outfits on and make sure if fits correctly. Not too baggy, not too tight. Also, don’t forget the accessories like hats! 🙂


Fall outfits are my absolute FAV! Sweaters, jackets, you name it. HECK YES. Fall is when those earthy tones REALLY come out! The burnt oranges, the mustards, deep greens, maroons, and obviously, neutrals! Bring out the layers and have fun with them! Plaids? Jackets? Open them up and pair it with a solid neutral underneath! Like I said before, pair patterns with solids and colors with neutrals! As always, bring those hats! Pro-tip: bring something to drink (lots of water and an alcoholic beverage if desired), a blanket to sit on, and snacks to munch on!


Helllooooo winter wonderland! Trust me, I know it can be cold, but wow! There is something about that snowy, cooler vibes! Bring out the jackets, bring out the winter coats, and let’s do it! Kick on the boots, jump into those jeans! Again, wear those neutral and earthy tones! Don’t forget the hats and beanies! Pro-tip for winter: Bring hand/feet warmers, something warm to drink, and a blanket to cuddle up in!

Outfit Ideas For A Couple’s Session

Somethings to remember for your couple’s session outfits:

  1. Pick a location and then pick your outfits. Do not try to match your outfits to your location, accentuate them to your location. So, if you location has a touch of color here and there, accentuate those colors with a color in your outfit.
  2. Bring more options than you will wear! Let you and your photographer decide together! If I am your photographer, feel free to text me your ideas!! 🙂 Once you do, we cant decide together!
  3. Try on your outfits together before you come! Make sure you like them all and feel comfortable in them all! That means, you can move around, sit, and nothing is scratchy or laying funny. After you do, hang them up and keep them hung up!
  4. Remember, less is more. Do not stress on over the top outfits! The more natural, the better! Wear outfits that look like you!
  5. LOGOS. No, No. Try to stay away from the large logos! Nike, Under Armour, North Face, etc. These dress the outfits down! And that is totally fine if that is the look you are wanting! But, just remember, it is also a focal point of your photos!

Hope these tips and ideas helped! Leave a comment if there is anything else you would like to know about outfits for a couple’s session!


Sydney Leigh

Places to Shop For Outfits

For Her:


Mint + Basil

Alter Ego


Love Olive

Laurie Belle’s


Hers and Mine

Willow Creek


For Him:



American Eagle



Old Navy




  1. Brooke ossefoort says:

    Your thoughts are so helpful when planning an outfit! Makes me want to get photos taken again!

  2. Becca Schmitz says:

    Hi Sydney,
    These tips are extremely helpful. I truly think one of the hardest parts of doing a photo shoot is trying to pick out outfits!!
    Thank you((:

  3. Presley Sieve says:

    So stunning😍😍

    • Emilie Boelman says:

      Loving all the tips and tricks you share, make a session easy and non stressful for couples! This blog is amazing! 🥰

  4. Sydney has taken the most beautiful pictures of my family and makes it fun and stress free

  5. Ashley whipkey says:

    Picking outfits is stressful. These tips are great! Thank you!

  6. Jasmin Hansen says:

    I love all your ideas! Most photographers don’t have something like this and I think it’s great!

  7. Adrienn Peterson says:

    These tips are so helpful! Picking out an outfit is the most stressful part about an engagement session. Love all the neutrals! 😍

  8. Maggie Bowie says:

    These are so many great ideas! Roolee and Bohme are two of my top two! This is so helpful when deciding what to wear to a session!

  9. Paige Tweet says:

    Figuring out an outfit is so important to how your photos will look! Your tips were so helpful!! You are so amazing & talented😍

  10. Carly Henning says:

    Outfit inspo is what every couple needs. 🙌🏽 Love love love that you offer this Syd. So incredibly helpful!

  11. Samantha Boyle says:

    I love the extra time you take to make things just right!

  12. Darcey Doeden says:

    Picking out outfits for a family of 5 can be stressful! Trying to coordinate and find something everyone is comfortable in can be overwhelming. Thanks for all of these helpful tips!

  13. Paige Tweet says:

    Hi!! Your blog was so helpful. For pictures I don’t know sometimes what to wear. Do not want to be busy with stripes or colors! Your tips were helpful!! You are so talented Sydney! 😊

  14. Britton says:

    This is super helpful! I’m always trying to Pinterest outfits before photo sessions!

  15. Bailey Reyne says:

    Love this! Never thought to accentuate the location.. I usually just pick an outfit out and hope for the best!

  16. Carol Scotting says:

    So many helpful tips! Love all the pictures!!

  17. Carol Scotting says:

    So many helpful tips! Love all the great pictures !

  18. Kristen says:

    I love your blog !

  19. Kristen says:

    I love your blog

  20. Courtney says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! I always try to dress/shop accordingly to today’s trends but always seem to flop… this will definitely help me for when my husband and I are ready for our next photo shoot!

  21. Alexa Ahlers says:

    This is so helpful!! We recent got engaged and have just started looking at photographers, locations, etc. We are planning winter themed photos, so this is amazing advice! I absolutely love how personable your page and posts are! 🤍

  22. Elizabeth Thier says:

    Love this! So hard to decide what to wear sometimes! I will definitely use this next time I take pics 😊

  23. Lauren Waite says:

    Bookmarking these outfit tips 😍 thanks for the helpful advice!

  24. Sara Bolt says:

    As someone who lacks in the “style” department, these tips and tricks will most likely carry into my personal, everyday life! 😅☺️

  25. Kayci Kuebler says:

    The best tips 😍 thank you thank you! I can’t wait to have an engagement session with you someday! Keep rockin’ girl ✨

  26. Kyra says:

    Your hard work and dedication to your amazing work does NOT go unnoticed. ❤️

  27. Elissa Rogers says:

    This is so helpful when planning outfits for pictures! I love that you put places to shop for him and her also!

  28. Thanks for the tips! This will definitely be helpful the next time I take pictures.🤍

  29. Taylor Peters says:

    Love how you broke each season down! Not engaged yet 😉 but when I am this will be so helpful! Keep being amazing girly! 🙂

  30. Ashley says:

    Comfy and cute is key for me!! Love these ideas! ✨🤍

  31. Emily DeBey says:

    I love how you take the time to make sure your couples are 100% happy with the photos, settings, and outfit choices! I don’t know of a lot of other photographers who go so far out of their way to help couples with everything from venue suggestions to outfit suggestions!

  32. Kiley Wiering says:

    Definitely going to use this the next time we take picture! So helpful!

  33. Megan Olson says:

    Hey gurl! Love the tips:) cant wait to come to your page for all the tea when I have wedding pictures to take 😉 great launch week!

  34. Hope Owens says:

    This is SO helpful! I always go back and forth when I choose outfits and this is the perfect guide! LOVE😍🤍

  35. Olivia Veldkamp says:

    This is so helpful Sydney! I will definitely be referring back to this when I am getting pictures taken!

  36. Megan Olson says:

    Hey gurl! Great launch week! Cant wait to come to your blog when I need all the tea!

  37. Madi Frankenhoff says:

    I love reading these! So helpful! These have really helped me with planning 🙂

  38. Ashley Benson says:

    These outfit tips are so helpful and help take the stress out of planning for a session! I’ll definitely be referencing this for future photos!

  39. Kelly Addink says:

    Yes!- I ♥️ Bohme! And ♥️ that you said No logos!😉 All great tips- thank you!!

  40. Reka Meinerts says:

    I am awful at putting outfits together, but this post was super helpful! I love your style 🙂

  41. Mariah Byrnes says:

    “What should I wear?” Is literally my most asked question so this is very helpful! I can’t wait to get pictures done by you someday!

  42. Moriah Bullerman says:

    I love all of these tips!! Outfits are so hard to pick out, but this will be so helpful for the future!! 🤍

  43. Hannah Davis says:

    Super helpful tips!! Love some of these stores already, but now I have more to check out this holiday season 😋🎉

  44. Lindsay says:

    Wow! Amazing, this is so helpful! Great new website!

  45. Anita Cole-Kraty says:

    Thanks for the tips and linking those cute stores also!! Beautiful pictures as always!

  46. Mayssa Tweet says:

    Love this! ❤️ So much great information and tips!! 🥰

  47. Amber Breuker says:

    I love all of these tips Sydney! I think this is something people probably struggle with the most. This is all so amazing!

  48. Lisa says:

    You’re pictures are amazing! I wish I had your skills and talent. I’ve always wanted to get into photography.

  49. Courtney Tiesler says:

    You are absolutely AMAZING 😍🤍

  50. MacKenzie DeLong says:

    These tips are so helpful! Love all of your pictures. You are so talented! 🤩

  51. Allie LaRock says:

    Wonderful post! You’re so good at your job! 🤩🤩

  52. Jasmine Kearney says:

    Love all of these outfit ideas 🙂

  53. Mikaela Smith says:

    So many good ideas here!! Will be helpful someday! 💍

  54. Hiltyn Heitkamp says:

    So cute!!💕💕

  55. Ashlyn Meester says:

    Everything is absolutely PERFECT!

  56. Katie Eeten says:

    Can’t wait to get some pictures done by you. All the tips and tricks will make them wonderful!

  57. Kimberly Euceda says:

    I am absolutely In LOVE with your work and these tips will definitely be helpful in the future!

  58. skylind dvoracek says:

    Sydney! All of the fun pictures makes me want to schedule a session for my boyfriend and I! Maybe a destination session? 😍 Thank you for the tips and tricks!

  59. Allyssa Tinklenberg says:

    So many great suggestions!!! ❤️ Love all of these!

  60. Vanessa Tenney says:

    YESSS Girl! Fall and winter for sure! I saw the Christmas mini shoot you did, love that idea 😍😉 Are you doing that again in 2021 by chance?

  61. I love your blog and your images! They are so inspiring and so helpful!! Wishing your business the best of luck! Merry Christmas!


  62. Kaitlyn Reinesch says:

    These are great tips and tricks!!

  63. Daylen says:

    I totally struggle with coordinating outfits. This is a great tip and will be utilizing this in the future!

  64. Miranda says:

    Great tips! Now if I can get my husband to do some photos that would be great!

  65. Miranda says:

    Great tips! These will come in so handy next time for photos!

  66. Jackie Hokeness says:

    Always some of my favorite advice from you!! You always have such great ideas and definitely know what looks best 🤩

  67. Jade says:

    Such great ideas! So reassuring having your assistance in making outfits work too! Can’t get that many other places.

  68. Kelsey Kramer says:

    Love the outfit tips. This will come in handy one day!

  69. Rachel Wolff says:

    This gives me a lot of inspiration. Now to sweet talk my other half into photos. 🤣

  70. JoAnn says:

    Needed this info! The struggles of pairing the best two outfits can be fixed right here. Thanks!

  71. Nicole Meester says:

    These are such helpful tips!!!

  72. Brooklyne Miller says:

    This is so helpful! Thanks for sharing Sydney!!!

  73. I need to add all of these to my wardrobe!!!! Love it!!

  74. Pasha Miller says:

    These are super helpful! I’m thinking about doing maternity photos in January or February and I’ve been looking for ideas but I really had no idea what to even look for or start! So thank you!

  75. Love these ideas!!! Thanks so much! 🙌🏼

  76. Sara Schmitt says:

    This was exactly the information I wish I would of had for previous photo sessions! Super helpful!!

  77. Katherine De Wit says:

    Outfit ideas are the hardest!! Taking these tips!

  78. Allison Schelske says:

    Great Post! Very informational!

  79. Rachel VanNingen says:

    These tips have helped me so much in trying to coordinate outfits with my fiancé! We are planning on a summer wedding buttt i love the fall so we might have to incorporate those fall colors into our engagement session 🙂

  80. Hailey says:

    Love these tips!

  81. Kj Farhat says:

    I am in love with all of these ideas! You are killing the game!!

  82. Jenny Lindgren says:

    I love these tips!! My fiancé and I will definitely refer back to this when we take our photos!

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