Help choosing outfit for engagement photos ?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

wow… those are short and revealing. Are these pics going to be seen by  family? I can’t honestly recommend either of them. Sorry :-/

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsC2014: I agree with PP, those are too revealing for engagement photos.  If the photographer asks your FI to pick you up you whole butt is going to be on display.  Not cute.  You can look sexy without showing all you goods….

 

  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jesssamesssa:  or if the photographer wants OP’s FI to dip her. it’s all a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

You should save the sweet, sexy, playful for a boudior session with your photographer. I agree, thats a bit extreme for e-session photos.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree. The dresses are super cute, but not for pictures. If you have to sit, go on his back, him picking you up, everything will show. You can def look cute and sexy without showing skin. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I was also kinda shocked when I saw the pictures of your ideas.  I think they might be a little too sexy for engagement photos.  If family will see them I would chose something a little less revealing.  If you are dead set on these I’d go with the first dress.  But I really think you should consider something else.  I just had my photos taken yesterday and wore a sweater, skinny jeans and ridding boots, I thought it was perfect for fall, and changed into a red dress for my second outfit.  I think if you go with something too revealing you might look back at them in a few years and not like your outfit choice.  Maybe a body-con type sweater dress would be more appropriate, tight and sexy but not showing too much skin, and weather appropriate…

Maybe something like this..(french connection – nordstroms.com)

French Connection Stripe Sweater Dress

Or this (Theory – Nordstroms.com)

Theory 'Nikay' Knit Sweater Dress

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, girl, you might want to find something more appropriate. You’re going to look at those pictures down the road and wonder, “What was I thinking??”

I would wear something more centered around Fall. One thing a photographer told me was “You’re getting married in the Spring. You’ll have TONS of Spring colored pictures. For a greater option for pictures around your house, take engagements in a contrasting season. You’ll have lots of variety!”

I would wear a fun colored/printed scarf to make your shoot more youthful.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Those are both mighty short and mighty revealing.

While they may be acceptable to you now – you might look back later and have regrets.

I’d say too, with fall weather upon us (even here in New Orleans!) you might want to go with more coverage.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow, those are some risqué outfits you have picked there! Nasty-Gal? Hmm… I’d say neither.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i agree with PP in that they are very trendy outfits that wont stand the test of time.

I had a summer wedding and my engagement photos were dead in the middle of fall, i had some with winter hats, some with very fall-esque outfits (blazers, scarfs, etc) and i LOVE the contrast of the photos, summery for my wedding and fall/ chilly for our engagements.

nothing wrong with doing photos outside of your wedding’s “season”

engagement

 

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