Post # 1
Looking for some input here…
We are going to get some photos done this weekend before all of the pretty autumn leaves fall off the trees.
I’ve of course been all over Pinterest looking up pose ideas and what not since we’re just having his cousin take our photos for us.
I’d love to have some with us wearing some ‘nicer’ clothes but he’s unsure about going ‘overboard’ because we are both have a very casual/lazy style – as in sweatpants and hoodies when we aren’t in our work clothes…heck I actually wear a hoodie and jeans and sneakers to work daily…
I ran to the store to look at tops for me, and then we decided we have a closet full of clothes, just choose something we already have and save the money.
So on Pinterest they of course have super cute outfits in all of these super cute poses – so last night I went thought both of our closets and found a few shirts that will work that in my opinion aren’t over the top at all, but one of his shirts he wears so often, it still has the tags on it from last Christmas (aka he has never worn it but its adorable).
I’d love to get some photos done in clothes more of ‘our style’ so we also have some where we look like ‘us’ (we do a lot of fishing, gun range shooting, yard work, hands on just t-shirt kind of things). He seemed fine with the idea, but then said ‘why are you trying to pretend to be someone you’re not in these pictures? You keep trying to make these outfits with clothes we don’t normally wear, It’s not us’ which I’m not at all trying to do. I just want some ‘nicer dressed’ photos (we want to send out a holiday card/engagement announcement) then also have some that are ‘us’ or ‘our style’
anyone have any input on what I should do? Should I just let him decide what he wears and hope it isn’t some logo shirt and his old pair of nikes for all the photos?
I’m torn on what to do, I don’t want to come off as controlling or bossy but I just think it’d be nice to have a few different outfits in the photos…
Post # 2
We did something that we would both normally wear. Our photographer wanted us to be comfortable, that way they look more natural. We both also had a more dressy look but I dont have any photos of that outfit yet, waiting on pics to come back!
Post # 3
your photos are adorable!! What you all are wearing is what I’m considering to be ‘dressed up’ lol! I mean asking him to wear a button up like your fiance, or a thermal…not really fancy, but also not what you’d normally see him in. I dont want to wear a hoodie in my engagement photos, I’m sure you can understand that lol
thank you for sharing your photos with me!
Post # 4
It’s ok to dress up for pictures, especially pictures marking a special occasion. Sounds like he’s just being lazy and doesn’t want to dress up. lol, don’t wear sweats to your engagement shoot.
I dress in comfy clothes all the time, too, but I love a good reason to get dressed up.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Fiance is the king of slobby clothes lol as soon as we get home, it’s a hoodie and sweatpants for him!
I told him he had to dress up a little. He moaned. I reminded him that these photos are forever, and they’re going on our Save the Dates. He relented a little. We compromised with jeans, shirt and (most importantly) a jumper. I wore a dress because honestly it’s just easier. Dresses are so lazy because it’s an entire outfit at once.
How would you guys dress if you were going for an expensive meal somewhere? That’s how we chose our outfits.
Post # 6
Yeah, I don’t consider wearing a shirt with buttons as “dressing up” haha. Pictures can represent you AND have some effort put in!
There’s some cute things you can do with camo and fishing poles, too:
Post # 7
You make a good point. Usually if we go to a nice pace to eat, it’s ordered out… no im kidding!! That puts a good idea in my head as far as what to wear, and that wording may help to sway him to dress up a bit. Dont get me wrong I HATE dressing up, it’s just not me, I never wore jewlery (besides a neckalce every now and then) until I got my e-ring. Maybe I can convince him to do nicer dressed photos Friday since we’re time limited and dress in our normal attire Sunday since we are taking some at the shooting range too.
I don’t feel like I should be stressing out over clothes for pictures but I totally am! Probably doesn’t help that we both dont’ enjoy having our photos taken either lol
It’s all for the memories, for our future family we’ll one day have, this’ll only happen once in our lives so I want to make the most of it!
Post # 8
Unless the photos are themed, I’ve really seen most people dressing pretty casual.
Post # 9
Our outfits were casual but definitely intentionally coordinated to go with each other and with the fall colors. I deifnitely think the clothing makes a difference in how the photos turn out, so I wouldn’t just let him choose on the day of without planning. My guy was pretty chill about wearing whatever I wanted him to wear, so I dressed him completely — but still kept him in jeans. 🙂
Post # 10
We did casual but still coordinated
Post # 11
I too have been all over Pinterest looking at autumnal engagement photos! TBH I love the ones where they are dressed in sweaters, jeans and boots. Looks a bit more genuine and appropriate for the settings and time of year. Wear what you’re most comfortable in because at the end of the day you should have fun and the photos will reflect this 😊
Post # 12
We’re the people who come home and immadiately take off our pants. We’re very much “indoor people” who like to lounge, watch movies, cook and read.
We dressed up for our pictures, figuring that we don’t get many opportunities to dress up or take pictures together with a professional photographer and we wanted to take advantage of it (… I wanted to take avantage of it. My fiancé likes to get dressed up but hates having his picture taken haha)