What to wear for engagement photos?!

on Jul 10, 2014 @ 08:49 pm

Hi Chicks!

I have my engagement photos this weekend and I'm so lost looking in my closet! Any suggestions on cute outfits?

I would like two options perhaps... A casual and a dressy... The setting is my fiancé's mom's farm! So it might be rustic and outdoorsy! Thoughts/suggestions?

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A couple of ideas on Jul 11, 2014 @ 07:52 am

I love having two options - a casual and more dressy one. Play off the location for sure and think of longevity. Will you love what you wore in the photos 10 years from now? 20? I know this is cliche, but I love the photos where both are wearing blue jeans (of similar tones but not matched) and white shirts - that is classic and universal. Then maybe a dressy set to be a juxtapostition of city-sexy against the country background? One thing I've heard is to match his and hers 'volume of outfit' (not one puffy and one slim) and have your outfits of balanced formality (not him in jeans and you in cocktail dress). You're gorgeous, so everything will look good!

:) on Jul 11, 2014 @ 09:59 am

Thx TashaCat! I totally agree with your suggestions! I love the jeans idea too!! Thx!! :)

anything classic on Jul 11, 2014 @ 01:09 pm

Congratulations! How exciting! We all wish you the very best as you plan your new life together.
To the clothing suggestions: keep it simple, but I think you could wear something safely trendy-ish as it would be a neat snapshot to look back on and remember "the way we were". The jeans & white shirt thing is very popular but for that very reason I don't really like to wear that in pics (a bit overdone?).

What you want to stay away from is strong prints because those don't photograph well. For the casual look, you/your man could do a plaid if it's not too garish since that would work well with a farm theme. Just make sure you're not both wearing different plaids or you'll clash badly :) Even though it's a strong print, plaid is kind of exempt if done well. My SIL and her then-fiance did plaids plus cowboy hats for their pics. Kind of overly cutesy but it was their "thing".

Also definitely stay away from character tees (think beer tees, licensed characters, slogans, etc) not because they are inherently tacky but because they are SOOO dated. Usually this is an instruction for the men who would love to show up in a Cabela's tee ;)

For the classier pics, I would suggest something flowy to keep with the farm theme. If you go too fitted it might be too much of a city/metro look. 

The most important thing above all other considerations is that you are comfortable on your picture day. If you are wearing an outfit that you need to squeeze into Spanx to wear (or have to suck in) then your discomfort or self-consciousness may translate onto the pictures. The very best thing you can do for yourself is to remove any silly restrictions so that you can be completely carefree and relaxed during the shoot. It will make for the best photos! You might also consider that advice for your hair and makeup too. If you are super worried about your hairstyle, you are bound to be disappointed if it's windy, etc. Anyway, that's what Photoshop is for :)

Good luck, and keep us posted!

Congratulations on Jul 14, 2014 @ 04:36 pm

Wear what you would be comfortable in. A nice flowing dress would be great for the farm pictures as would jeans and a simple top. Just be yourself :)

maybe on Jul 15, 2014 @ 08:23 pm

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think it should be special and NOT 'casual'. The clothes don't have to be old-style formal, but it shouldn't be something that could be mistaken as (good/professionally-done) photos of a visit to mother-in-law's farm. :p
Definitely pick something a bit more regal/ceremonial. :)

Def on Jul 20, 2014 @ 05:52 am

I agree, go nicer- dress or skirt for sure- you have a million regular clothes photos these days- it's nicer to be special

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