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9 Outfit Ideas for Your Engagement Shoot

Learn how to pick the right outfit for your engagement photos.

We suggest bringing along two to three different looks – one more casual and one dressy, in order to have a good variety of photos to choose from. Get ideas here!

Engagements & Proposals
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Once you’ve been engaged for a few weeks and the excitement has settled down, you probably want to start planning your nuptials. But what you also may want to do is schedule a session to take engagement photos. Engagement shoots have a lot of benefits; not only can you use the photos for your save the dates, but you can also use the session to test out a potential wedding photographer or a hairstylist and makeup artist. 

After finding a photographer and deciding where the photo session should take place, it’s time for the fun or stressful part – depending on how you feel about fashion. That’s right, you’ll need to pick out outfits to wear. We suggest bringing along two to three different looks – one more casual and one dressy, in order to have a good variety of photos to choose from. Some couples even choose to wear ensembles that look straight out of an elopement – setting the tone for their nuptials.

For your casual outfit, it’s great to wear an ensemble that really represents you. Wear a great shoe in your favorite color, your coziest sweater, or your perfect little black dress. Fashionistas can express themselves with trendy crop tops or chic jumpsuits. For the men, a button up in a flattering cut is always a great choice, as is a pattern that showcases his style. A suit or even just a great sports coat will pair well with your dressier outfit. No matter the couple, you never want to look too matchy-matchy. Complementary colors are the key. For example, if you have a great orange dress, your beloved would look great with a blue or teal shirt. It’s also probably best for only one of you to wear a pattern or print with the other wearing solids. 

For more inspiration, take a look at the outfits from the couples below – all from real engagement sessions. Click each picture to see the rest of their photos. 

engagement photo outfit, checkered white shirt, cream blouse
Photo by Vue Photography

engagement photo outfit, cream blouse, furry vest, jeans, boots
Photo by Vue Photography

engagement shoot outfit, white tulle dress, grey suit
Photo by Molly + Co.

engagement session outfit idea, little black dress, turquoise button up, jeans
Photo by Molly + Co.

engagement photo shoot outfit idea, blue and white sundress, sports coat and khakis
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

karena dawn engagement photo shoot outfit inspiration, blue booties, blue patterned dress
Photo by Jana Williams

karena dawn tone in up engagement photos white crop top two piece outfit idea
Photo by Jana Williams

engagement photo session outfit idea, black jumpsuit, blue plaid suit, karena dawn tone it up
Photo by Jana Williams

katrina hodgsons engagement shoot outfit inspiration, white tulle dress, blue button up
Photo by Jana Williams

engagement photo session outfit idea, ivory dress, black cardigan, checkered button up shirt, grey slacks
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography

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