(Closed) Engagement pics, couples pics family pics. What to wear? Help! Share Yours!!

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Post # 2
606 posts
Busy bee

mrsbrizz2017 :  I was actually proposed to while a hidden photographer started our engagement photos. However I told my fiancée what I was wearing “to dinner” that night and she asked what she should wear. We like to….not necessarily coordinate but to look good together. So I was wearing my little black dress and she wore a black polo and jeans. You don’t have to wear fancy outfits, we went with a similarity theme. A “flow” if you will. 

Post # 3
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Coordinating but not matching. Avoid white (it’s tricky to photograph). No patterns or fussy garment structure, and long sleeves if possible. 

Our last family pic:

Post # 4
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

mrsbrizz2017 :  That sounds like it’s going to be a great time and I’m sure you guys are going to end up with wonderful pics! I don’t usually dress like how I did for my engagement photos, but I liked the look so just went for it and I love how the pics came out. Whatever you choose, just make sure you’re comfortable as that usually comes through in pictures. Please show us what you decide on! 🙂


Post # 5
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

These pics might be big, I apologize. SO! We got family photos done for my mom’s birthday, and then had engagement photos done. For our family photos we picked a “cool” color theme – basically nothing matchy but everyone had to stay in green, blue, purple, grey, black. We had some patterns, and everyone wore long sleeves (more flattering!) and layers are EVERYTHING if you don’t have a model body (none of us do!). 

For our engagement photos, we did one country outfit (FI is super farm boy) and one not country outfit (bc I’m not country and I wanted one photo in my life without his cowboy hat on! 😀 ). Once again, long sleeves and layers are your friends. Nothing too flowy if you’ve got some chub to hide because it actually makes you look larger in photos. In the green shirt i was wearing, I think I should have made a more defined waste by tacking it in the back or something. 

Good luck!!upload1




Post # 6
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

My photographer friend had us wear jeans and a black top.  Best pictures ever.  

Post # 8
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

That’s great that you are going to be able to take family photos! I’m happy and excited for you. I’m going to post a few of our couple pictures. I hope you are able to find some inspiration!

Ruth Marie Photography

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