Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
I remember it like it was yesterday.
Almost year ago to the day, bae and I had decided that it was time to take our engagement photos.
Our goal was simple. We wanted to take engagement photos that expressed who we were as a couple. Nothing more and nothing less.
Yet the pressure was on. What were we going to wear?
These weren’t going to be photos that we simply shared on Facebook with friends and family. Our engagement photos were going to forever document a major event in our lives. Therefore, our outfits needed to be on point!
And that would take some planning.
How To Prepare For Your Engagement Photoshoot
Think of your engagement photos as a magazine release.
It’s not in your best interest to wake up, throw on some clothes, pick a random wall and take photos. That probably won’t document the best visuals of you as a couple. Plus, if you’re like us, you’d most likely be super stressed.
However, if you plan ahead, you will use this golden opportunity to capture the sweetest and most perfect moments of you and bae, while looking like a million bucks!
So how do you prepare? It’s as easy as A-B-C!
A. Adapt your wedding theme for your engagement photoshoot. You don’t have to exactly match your wedding day optics. Simply coordinate with the overall idea. For example, if your wedding will be on a beach, aim for a beachy vibe in your photos.
B. Be absolutely clear on your location. Scope out your town or even your state! Figure out where you will be taking your photos. This way you and your photographer can create a plan and flow for your engagement shoot.
C. Choose your outfits ahead of time! Outfit plan, outfit plan, outfit plan. You want to feel as confident as possible on photoshoot day while expressing your personal style. If you wait until the last minute to find pieces that accomplish this for you, you’ll be scrambling. That’s no fun. And don’t forget makeup trials! I just can’t stress this enough. Outfit plan!
7 Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas
Now I know I must have sounded like an army sergeant in the previous section when I talked about planning your engagement photo outfit. But don’t worry, I’m not going to just tell you what to do. I’m also going to give you a bunch of ideas to choose from.
Are you ready?
Here are 7 engagement photo outfit ideas that any couple an use!
(1) Tropical Navy & White
This was our color palette of choice, and worked perfectly to show off our relaxed vibe as a couple. It is a matchy-matchy option but guess what? It works!
(2) The Power Couple
Are you and bae building an empire together? Then consider the power couple look. All you’ll need are two suits and a few powerful poses to get your message across.
(3) Casually Eclectic
Word to the wise, you can rock eclectic looks for your engagement shoot. Again, once it reflects who you are as a couple, smile and show it off in front of the camera.
(4) City Chic
Are you guys the urban couple? Go for a city chic look at a location in the downtown area near you. And don’t even think about being matchy-matchy. Give your engagement shoot a twist and simple style coordinate!
Want to show off your love for your country, or even your cultural heritage? Opt for all white ensembles with hints of the place you call home.
(6) Personal Style Heaven
Make your and bae’s outfit a reflection of your personal style. Don’t worry about if it matches. Instead, focus on showing how your differences make you stronger.
(7) Roses Are Red
Roses are red and violets are blue. This classic nursery is actually a color palette that you too can use. Don’t believe me? Check out the photos below for inspiration.
Now that you’ve seen these 7 engagement photo outfit ideas, which one best reflects you and your bae?
Let me know in the comments below!