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What To Wear For Engagement Photos


Stuck on what to wear for your upcoming engagement photos? It is an important photo shoot, as these photos end up in a lot of places! They can be the photos that you use for an announcement, save the date, and possibly other wedding-related invitations. They could end up in your first home together as a couple! You can also use engagement photos for your wedding website as well. Not only those reasons, but they are amazing photos to have as a couple. Let us help break down the different things to make sure you look for when choosing your outfit.

Engagement Photos Outfit Tips

Here are a few things to consider when you are picking out outfits. When picking out outfits, have multiple options ready to go! Changing your outfit makes your background space look like a whole new photo! Keep the following in mind when choosing an engagement shoot outfit (or two).

  1. Make sure you wear clothes that are true to the two of you. Clothes that make you feel like you and you are comfortable in will show in your shoot! Also, if you have a fun thing you share in common (sports team, college etc). This can add a unique photo and still be done in a classy way!
  2. Think about what your partner has in mind for photos as well. You want to make sure that you complement each other, but do not match! This way the photos are more natural, and are esthetically pleasing as well.
  3. Pick outfits that are either neutrals, cool colors or pastels. There is nothing wrong with a bold green top if that is something important to you or goes with the season. Just make sure that it’s the only bold color in that outfit set.
  4. Keep in mind, you will have these photos forever! To keep them timeless, with your outfits try and stick to the classics. Avoid super trendy pieces, and try to limit to one accessory per outfit change.

Remember, these are not rules! They are just a good guideline to keep in mind when trying to come up with 1-3 outfits.




Light and bright colors, some pastels as well fit perfect for your engagement photos in spring and summer seasons. If you do floral prints, make sure they are simple and not too busy. Anything flowy or airy brings a nice brightness to the photos. Barefoot can be playful and go with some areas that you might take photos at like the beach, a park, or a field. Some spring or summer engagement photo outfit ideas are a sundress with a jean jacket or a mid-length skirt with a neutral top.


It will be on the colder side here in St. Louis, so don’t be afraid to wear a warmer outfit. Neutral sweaters, or lightweight tailored jackets. A simple and classic scarf can be an accessory and keep you warm! Fall and winter can be cool tones to really brighten up a field or stone background.

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Author: Cassidy Bringle

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