(Closed) engagement photo freakout….

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We just had our epics done Saturday so I don’t have any pics yet. We had our pics taken outdoors in a park with a creek, some woods, and gardens. We were climbing rocks and sitting on rocks, branches, grass, etc. We both wore jeans. He wore a rugby polo and I wore a cute tshirt with some detailing at the neckline. I wore a pair of wedge sandles. I wanted to look put together but not so dressed up that we weren’t comfortable. I would suggest wearing something that your going to be able to move around in easy and if you think you might be sitting on the ground or somewhere you might get a little dirty, don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty (ie, white). I almost wore a pair of white jean capris and I’m so glad I didn’t. Especially when we sat in the grass! I also almost wore a skirt but as much climbing around rocks and branches we did, I’m glad I didn’t.

I would wear jeans but maybe a pretty top so you’ll be comfortable but cute.

Post # 4
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are having ours done in a few weeks so I don’t have any photos for you… but, I am planning on 2 outfits, one casual and one a bit more dressy. I would say wear something that you are comfortable in and makes you feel good and like yourself! Also, I would stay away from dressing super trendy… I mean, those looks tend to change quickly and you don’t want to look back on your engagement photos in a few years and be like "What was I thinking?".

Post # 5
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh dont freak out!

I started a post for the very same reason! I didn’t know what to wear!

The post has tons and tons of photos on it and may give you some ideas of what to wear in certain locations!

Post # 6
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

crap – I don’t really know how to do the whole adding tags thing for a post but the post is here in the photos section called "Show us your engagement photos!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hope that can help a bit

Post # 7
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Jeans are fine, but I suggest some cute shoes! I just had two outfits for our engagement shoot and I’m so grateful I wore my two favorite pairs of shoes with them. They definitely made me look much more fashionable than I actually am.

Post # 9
1149 posts
Bumble bee

Thanks Mechiebaby for sharing that great link!

Personally I say wear your favorite outfit(s).  Anything that you feel and look good in.  I don’t think you need to get all dressed up if it’s not your style to do so.  This is about capturing you and Fiance togehter in a way that captures your essence as a couple and as individuals.  

Just my opinion but HTH! 

Post # 10
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Don’t freak out! We had ours done last night, and I work from home so am rarely out of ‘lounge’ clothes, so I totally know how you feel!

I say if you have a "go-to" outfit, maybe a sundress, a nice top and jeans – go with that. Don’t worry about trendy… the clothes don’t make the photos – you and your Fiance, and how comfortable and in love you are will! I learned last night that f you’re not used to being in front of a camera being comfortable in your clothes will go a long way to making the shoot easier on you.

Post # 11
7 posts

Wearing colorful clothes will always help make the photos "pop" a bit more. I would recommend not doing any dull colors. Most of all make sure your photographer can capture your true personality.

 Here are some examples: 



 You can see more examples in if you click on engagement section: http://www.wayneyuan.com


Post # 12
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Such a coincidence that you posted about this.  We had our engagement pictures taken last night, and I was freaked out about the same thing.  Actually, I was ok beforehand, but then once we got there I felt really unconfident about what I was wearing (jeans & plain knit top) and just felt really un-cute.  Hopefully the pictures will not reflect that!    

However, on the positive side, you can think of this as a test run for your wedding day pictures.  It was good to have the experience of having to constantly smile and be "on" for the camera.  I am literally going to have to practice not being uncomfortable having my photo taken.  And I also was thinking, well, at least on my wedding day I’ll love what I’m wearing!  🙂  

Good luck with the pictures!  

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