Your engagement photo session is not the time to try a new outfit. You don’t want to spend the entire time tugging awkwardly at an uncomfortable neckline, or feel fabulous during the shoot only to see the resulting images and realise that colour makes you look pasty and ill. Either wear a favourite flattering outfit or, if you are buying something new, try it on and take a few selfies so you know whether that dress looks as great in photos as it does on the hanger.
A pre-wedding photoshoot is the perfect opportunity to see what your wedding makeup will look like so, if possible, schedule a trial for before the session. Clean your engagement ring so it sparkles, and have a manicure (and pedicure, if you’re doing some barefoot-on-the-beach shots) so your affection for each other is the focus of any hand-holding shots, rather than chipped polish.
The best accessory you can bring to an engagement photo shoot is your smile. When you feel comfortable your happiness and excitement will radiate from your photos.