Engagement photos not only let you capture that first flush of exhilaration and happiness that you feel when you and your special someone decide to marry but they also allow you to re-experience the joy of that moment again and again. That’s why it’s so important to choose the attire that you’ll wear for the photo shoot carefully. Engagement photo outfits that reflect your unique personality as well as your love for one another will be treasured for years to come. The following tips from SnapKnot may inspire the perfect selection.
1. Consider the Setting
Some of the most effective engagement photos are those that showcase the activities that you and your future spouse love to do together, whether it’s strolls on the beach, skiing in the great outdoors or enjoying a night out on the town. Some couples opt for engagement photo outfits that depict the type of attire that they normally wear while enjoying their favorite pastime. If you want your photos to evoke a feeling of familiarity and intimacy, this is a good way to go. Wearing formal attire in casual settings is another option, one that lets you dress up in your best outfit while demonstrating your sense of fun and whimsy.
Shot by Joanna Moss she says: “This couple loves to dirt bike together so first we did a sweet session in the tall grass with lovely yellow and green tones and then they brought out their bikes. Their passion just shows through the photos.”
This winter engagement photo was in Park City, Utah at Park City Mountain Resort, photographed by Whitney Hunt.
Whitney Hunt Photography also captured this graffiti wall engagement in downtown Salt Lake City. Their session was on Star Wars Day (May 4th) and they brought those awesome Darth Vadar masks that added tons of personality to their shoot.
Red pops of color for casual enagement photo outfits work perfect in the Armstrong Redwoods in California, where Emma from Shadowing Lights did this fun-loving shoot.
2. Heighten the Experience
Retro looks are an increasingly popular idea for engagement photo outfits. Wearing historical costumes or vintage clothing adds an aura of glamour to the pictures and heightens the feeling of romance that they convey. Go all out with props true to the period, such as a classic car or steamer trunk, or add contrast by superimposing the retro clothing onto a modern setting.
We love this couple’s amazing engagement photo outfits shot by Liz Caruna! Liz told us “Gwen and Cory are both avid bikers and what a more perfect way to show their passion than to have their engagement photo taken in front of the iconic bridge that represents their home in San Francisco. Mr. Peanut, their rescue pup, is by their side wherever they go, and was their for the ride too!”
3. Smart Style Strategies
Naturally, you’ll want to look your best in your engagement photo outfits, so it makes sense to choose clothing that flatters your figure and photographs well. Expert stylists recommend these savvy tips:
-Black is a slimming color for both men and women.
-Open collars and V-necks elongate a woman’s neck.
-A collared shirt directs attention to a man’s face.
-A sleek fit is more slimming than loose clothing.
-Sleeves are flattering to the arms.
-Solid colors typically photograph better than patterns.
Photographer Caroline Dickson captured these great shots in downtown Raleigh North Carolina. This young couple decided to jump in the fountain at the end of the shoot for some unique fun shots!
The engagement photo outfits that you and your fiancé wear will have a lasting impact, so choose attire that you’ll be proud to display on your mantelpiece and share with your family and friends. Stay true to your unique style, express your personality and choose clothing that makes it easy to convey the joy that you’re feeling at this wonderful time of your life.
Wonderful “engagement photo outfit” photos taken by:
Liz Caruna I Facebook · Shadowing Lights I Facebook · Caroline Z Photography I Facebook · Justina Louise Photography I Facebook · Whitney Hunt Photography I Facebook · Joanna Moss Photography I Facebook · Karen Ard · Leah Valentine · Paired Images
For more engagement photo ideas visit our “Engagement Photo Ideas” board on Pinterest! Also check out our engagement photo series and our engagement advice series, which features some of the best tips on where to take your engagement photos, what to wear, and photo ideas.