A girl's (and sure...the guy's) attire in an engagement shoot can really affect the photos, don't you think???
All of these girls have serious style that really enhances their engagement photographs. That isn't to say that having a fabulous wardrobe is essential to capturing a good engagement photo - I can think of a ton of amazing e-shoots that I can't even remember what kind of clothes the couple is wearing. Yet it seems like when a couple gets it right in the wardrobe department, it can make all the difference!
So the big question of the day is, "What do I wear?!" I've been bookmarking my favorite and most stylish engagement shoots for a while now, and after taking a look at my expanding collection, there does seem to be a few commonalities among them. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you decide what to wear for your engagement photo shoot.
- Pick one bold piece to wear. Whether that be a colorful bangle, hot pink ballet flats, a chunky statement necklace or a long, flowing gown, plan to make a statement with at least one item you're wearing and rock it.
- Stay true to you and your personal style. This probably goes without saying, but pick an ensemble that would fit in with the rest of your wardrobe - this isn't the time to try out any new trends!
- Keep the photo shoot location in mind. Try a little floral dress and cowboy boots out in the middle of a field, a bold red dress and heels in the city, or a cotton button down with denim shorts at the beach.
- Remember to coordinate! Chances are, if your husband is anything like mine, you'll be picking out your beau's ensemble, as well, but if not, make sure he picks something that equals yours in formality and coordinates in terms of color. Don't try too hard to match though - a good trick is to make sure you're both wearing at least one item that is the same color. In example, he wears a red tie, and you wear a skinny red belt. It doesn't have to be much, just a little something to make you look more cohesive as a couple in your photos!
- Don't overdo it. Be careful not to mix too many prints, colors or accessories.
- Keep the venue and theme of your shoot in mind when you're selecting your shoes and attire. Make sure whatever you're wearing will have some contrast against the background of your shoot, and wear shoes and clothing that will allow you to move around the way you want to. For instance, if you're doing your engagement shoot in the middle of a grassy field, you'll want to wear colors that will pop against the green backdrop, and you'll probably want to stay away from stilettos, and choose something that will allow you to sit down on the ground easily.
If you're looking for some ideas and inspiration, here are five looks that I pulled together, with a variety of engagement shoot venues and themes in mind. This is actually my first time using Polyvore, too, which makes these style features SO much easier to do, if I do say so myself! Not sure how I lived without it, really. If you want to see where a specific piece below came from, just click on the board, and it'll take you to Polyvore, which has all of the product items listed for you to easily access.
Picks on Paper - Engagement Shoot Style
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