Not gonna lie, finding that perfect engagement outfit was harder than picking a wedding dress! I am not sure if it’s supposed to be that way or of its just me but today I am sharing a few things I learned while deciding what to wear for our engagement photos!
We had never taken professional photos before so I think in my mind I added more pressure because I knew I would cherish these forever. And in a lot of ways, I knew this would be our only test run before the wedding photos!
Our photographer gave us a few ideas of things to wear which helped a lot but I really had to think hard about what we were most comfortable in. Being comfortable is SO important for your photos because for a lot of couples, engagement photos are the first time you are taking professional photos together. And trust me, if you are comfortable in what you wear to your engagement photos it shows.
Engagement photos are also a great time to show a little personality! Do you both love jeans and sneakers or do you prefer getting all dressed up? Take the opportunity to pick an outfit that encompasses your relationship as a couple. For our photos we did one formal look and one date night look and feel like we got the best of both worlds.
I also purposely picked outfits that had a little bit of motion. A long flowy dress or a ruffle detail adds a bit of flair and motion to what can sometimes seem like an endless moment standing still. And when there is a small breeze, it makes your photos that much more spectacular!
Through it all the main thing to keep in mind is that these photos are the best representation of your relationship. Without all the glitz and glam of a wedding, these photos truly capture the love and spirit of your relationship. So as long as you keep love at the center of your photos, they are sure to be perfect!