One outfit for engagement pics

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

We had a 2 hour engagement session and we only had one outfit.  We were originally planning on two outfits, but we were having so much fun that we kinda forgot to change.  Our location had a lot of variety of scenery, so all of the shots still looked different from each other even though the outfits were the same.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Our engagement shoot is tomorrow.  We only have an hour, so I decided on just one outfit because I think it we would lose too much time if I changed.  We are also just going to use the photos for our guest book and maybe an engagement announcement.  

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I prepared like…8 outfits (‘just in case,’ I sez to myself), and ended up just wearing the same dress because it was the most versatile. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We just did one outfit; didn’t actually occur to us to do two.  We did our engagement pictures quite late in the game (the week before the wedding, actually), so we did do a wardrobe change.  We both had different outfits for ceremony, and reception, so to save time on our wedding day, we did our reception outfit photos during our engagement session.  But, if not for that, we’d have just done one outfit each.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We just did our 2 hour session last weekend and we had 2 outfits, but I think the only reason we managed to do that was because we shot in our neighborhood so it was easy for us to run home to change.  If we had gone to some other location, we would’ve done 1.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

 Kacie209:  I decided on one outfit. Just that was causing me such a headache that I refused to do a second. FI was more than happy to see me put my own limit on my game of Ken Doll, so that he didn’t have to be a grouch about it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wore one outfit. FI and I both brough lt a change of clothes but never ended up switching outfits. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Our session was 2 hours, we had 2 outfits.  One was dressier the other was jeans and hoodies (a Canadian hockey hoodie for me and an Irish rugby hoodie for him.)  I love them both.  The hoodies are ‘us’.  But I’m really happy we have the nicer outfits too.  Can you do a quick change?  FI wore jeans for his dressier look, so he just had to change shirts.  I am a quick change artist, so I changed in a bathroom stall.  I left my hair/make up the same. It literally took me minutes to change (I would go dressy to casual again, its much easier.) 

If you’re just doing one outfit, find something that is very ‘you’.  That’s my only advice. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I think one outfit is good enough unless you’re getting pictures at drastically different locations. For example, when we were thinking of some indoor shots and beach shots, it seems impossible that we would wear one outfit. Now that we’ve decided on an outdoor greenery feel, it doesn’t make sense to change. Hair and makeup will be the same anyways.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We wore 1 outfit…. and shared it 🙂 just kidding. We each wore 1 outfit for our engagement pictures. I WISH I wouldve changed. The dress I wore looked awful from the back. I cried when we picked up the engagement pictures, because out of the 300 shots I only found 4 that I liked. Which is veru uncommon for me- usually I dislike 4 pictures out f hundreds. 

Wear as many as you like! 

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