Help me choose what to wear for our engagement shoot!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which outfit option for our engagement shoot?
    Maroon dress and maroon shirt : (0 votes)
    Light pink dress and maroon shirt : (18 votes)
    33 %
    Light pink dress and blue/teal shirt : (16 votes)
    30 %
    One of my dresses with a grey shirt for FI : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Skinny jeans, boots and a casual teal/green top, with grey shirt for FI : (8 votes)
    15 %
    Skinny jeans, boots and a nicer black top : (3 votes)
    6 %
    None of these, I will suggest something in the comments! : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think the lace maroon dress is definitely too formal and a bit too dark/aging to be honest. I always feel like engagement shoots (especially outdoors ones) should look very fresh and romantic…and the pink dress is really perfect for that. I also think it’s more flattering and probably a bit more comfortable too. I would match that with a grey shirt for your FI, I love blush and grey together.

    Post # 4
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I dunno….. the maroon is out bcs too formal. The pink is very pretty, but I’m concerned about it’s editorial. That’s a tough color to pull off on fair skin when photographed. It can add a few extra pounds that aren’t there. I’m also concerned that the cut and draping will have a blah effect on pics. It seems a little fussy. I think a simple wrap dress like this′ defer=’defer

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    Post # 5
    4739 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would put your DH in a grey shirt like mentioned, and opt for the skinny jeans & top for you.

    What about something like this for you:


    With your FI in white shirt?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  .
    Post # 6
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am a fan of white dresses for engagement pics too but if you dont like white I like the light pink, or something soft and pastel.  I prefer solids, they simply photograph better, patterns and prints draw attention away from the subject, which is you guys:) aand they make photos look too busy and instead of looking professional they will end up looking like ust regular photos you took together, trust me on this!  You have a great figure, so I would wear an A line dress sillouhette to play up your top half and show off the assets, while still looking classy of course.  If you have the time and want to get something new, Modcloth has great little dresses that are inexpensive and so cute or another fav of mine is Dillards and Macys online…you can buy from the juniors department and save some $$.  Dillards carries extended juniors sizes now on so many look tiny though so I dont think it matters in your case.  As for your FI, I am a fan of putting guys in long sleeve collared shirts and jeans for these pics, they always turn out looking so good a tad dressed up!


    Here are some that I think would look fantastic on you:)


      I loveeeee this dress, it will flatter every figure, no worries about crazy arm angles or anything with this the pink/peach color of course:)


    Post # 7
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    Oh and I am with the other poster on a grey shirt (long sleeve color button down, light grey) for your FI if you choose blush color, it will look great!

    Post # 9
    632 posts
    Busy bee

    I love the pink dress, I think it’s perfect!! I think pale pink and dark teal go together nicely IMO.

    Post # 10
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think skinny jeans would be perfect. The maroon dress is pretty but formal and the pink dress reminds me of something for church or Easter (I don’t know why).

    Post # 11
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

      copperbird90:  I think that sounds great:)  You will look beautiful , just remmeber to have fun and the pics will show it.  I would take the pink dress along too, just in case you need it! Never hurts to be prepared and always have options:) Post some pics when you get em, so we can see! xx

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Carmela.
    Post # 12
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think the pink/maroon combo looks nice, and slightly matches together. 

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