When you book your wedding photographer, one thing included in just about every package is an engagement shoot. Not only is this a great chance for you and your fiance to get to know your photographers, but you end up with a whole other set of photos! These engagement shots are for everything from holiday cards to printing on a canvas and hanging in your home.
Tips for Choosing the Best Engagement Outfits:
- Don’t be Matchy-Matchy
- Dress for the Location
- Balance Colors From Top to Bottom
- Use Different Prints in the Same Palette
The beach is a must-have location for coastal couples, so if you’ve opted for a sandy shoot make sure you dress appropriately. Choose lightweight fabrics and colors that complement, but don’t match on the same level. A short sleeved button-up and shorts make sure your guy is camera-ready. The classic boat shoe adds a little sophistication. while you look breezy and feminine in this gauzy halter dress with statement earrings and an oceanic sandal.
A countryside or otherwise woodsy locale is always a romantic backdrop for engagement photos. Create a timeless look with simple hues and rich textures. This cream lace dress has a mod feel which always looks chic, contrasted by a casual sandal and statement necklace that give a nod to his mismatched suit. A linen blend blazer pairs perfectly with classic navy slacks and a wing-tip oxford. With a white or light gray dress shirt underneath, this color combination is sure to stand out against the scenic earth tones.
Whether you live near a big city or old-town historic district, urban settings are a modern choice for your engagement session. Keep your look romantic and sleek with this billowy floral blouse paired with black skinny jeans and a textured pump. A vest in lieu of a blazer gives him a touch of vintage style, and contrasts a light gray trouser. His checkered shirt pulls in the warm colors from the floral blouse for that perfectly complementary look.