Post # 1
I’m taking my engagement photos next Sunday, Oct. 20,2013, and need help deciding on an outfit ! Since my wedding will be next spring, i really wanted to wear something “springy” for the photos, but it’s going to be cold and the pics will be taken outdoors, in Verona Park,NJ.
This is the dress i was set on http://images.dailylook.com/images/product/dress/DL-69237_V1-350.jpg, i actually own it and have never worn it. I would wear it with nude heels. I can stand the cold for the photo shoot (that’s not the problem) but will it look silly for me to be wearing this with fall leaves around ?
Another option is this skirt http://cdnc.lystit.com/photos/2013/01/03/nasty-gal-pink-like-candy-scuba-skirt-product-1-5925368-021183933_medium_flex.jpeg with a black crop top, black wedge pumps and a statement necklace.
I realize both options show some skin, but i don’t think it’s in a tacky way. I’m 22 and i’m going for a sweet yet sexy look. A little playful.
So should i go with any of these options or a completely different outfit ? I’m open to suggestions. (Maybe after i get home i’ll post pics of me wearing both outfits) Thanks !!
Post # 3
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
@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
@jesssamesssa: or if the photographer wants OP’s FI to dip her. it’s all a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.
Post # 6
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
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
- 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)
Or this (Theory – Nordstroms.com)
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
Wow really i didn’t think it would be that bad, my family isn’t THAT conservative. But I’m glad i asked. I’m not planning on doing any lifts or anything,but i appreciate the advice. Does it matter if i wear a “fall” outfit when my wedding will be in spring? Any other suggestions?
Thanks for keeping me from making a fool of myself! That’s not what i was going for.
Post # 12
Wow, those are some risqué outfits you have picked there! Nasty-Gal? Hmm… I’d say neither.
Post # 13
@kellynn323: thanks for the suggestions ! i’m so glad i asked, i honestly didn’t see it as bad until now haha. I totally understand the looking back and thinking “what in the world?”
Post # 14
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”
Post # 15
@MissBatman: thanks. i though that since my wedding will be in spring, i should also have engagement pics centered around that. Gosh i feel so embarrased now :/
Post # 16
@blondie_bride: thank you ! is that your photo ? I absolutely love it !