(Closed) Engagement session … Did you/will you wear white?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just wore a cute (red) shirt and skirt for my engagement shoot. I consider it an opportunity to get nice casual couple pictures (and to get to know your wedding photographer). You should wear something you love and feel comfortable in. I chose a red shirt because red is one of my favorite colors to wear. If you love wearing white, go for it. 🙂

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  ladyamalthea.
Post # 3
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was having the same dilemma! My pictures are next weekend and even though I happen to own a cute ivory lace dress I didn’t really want to wear it as I figure all of my wedding photos will have me in an ivory lace dress, albeit fancier 🙂  I bought a navy blue dress instead.  If you want to wear white, you totally can, I just decided it wasn’t for me.  I also didn’t want to change outfits since we’ll be walking around the city and I didn’t want to carry stuff around with us.  I’m not sure how other couples manage that!

Post # 4
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I don’t really like how I look in white. I want a cream/ champagne wedding dress eventually. So I’ll probably wear a fun bright color!

Post # 5
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go with what you feel good in. I often find that white makes me appear more pale (however, I’m fair and it looks amazing on people with tans!). I wore two outfits: one was jeans, a sleeeless shirt, and a cardigan and the second was a grey dress

Post # 6
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just wore one outfit, and after tons of debate I decided to wear something that I might wear everyday. I am glad I did because the pictures turned out really looking like us. I wore jeans, tall boots, and a really cute bright colored blazer. My photographer suggested bright colors.

We were running around New York City and I was so glad I wasn’t in heels or changing clothes!

Post # 7
6574 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you are really liking the idea of a dress, I would highly encouarage you to do two outfits (unless it’s a long dress). As a wedding photographer, I can tell you that a) variety is good, and b) not every pose looks great in a dress. 😉 The wind, weather, sitting down etc – there can be only so much you can do in a dress. There are definitely some poses (I *hate* using that word, because it’s soooo formal, more like positions/situations) that just don’t work well with dresses.

Post # 8
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I was planning for our e-pics, I was SO set on wearing a cream colored lace dress.  It was actually my sister who encouraged me not to, because of all of the other wedding events when I would be wearing white. 

She ended up being totally right! I wore a cute orange dress from The Limited that matched perfectly to the changing leaves.  Three weeks after our e-session, I ended up buying an ivory lace wedding dress, so I’m awfully glad I didn’t wear a dress like that to our pictures! 

Post # 9
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We wore clothes we already owned. We have NO good pictures of just the two of us so I really wanted to use the engagement pictures as an opportunity to have cute, casual pics.

I would do 2 outfits honestly. The way I thought about it was, if I was going to be framing them in my house, it would be super weird if we were wearing the same outfit in every picture.

First, I wore a casual short purple dress and pink flats. He wore jeans, a green dress shirt, and brown dress shoes.

Second, I wore jeans, a lavender 3/4 lace sleeve shirt, and nude heels. He wore same jeans/shoes but changed to a white/lavender stripey dress shirt.

You can wear white if you normally wear white, but don’t do it just to look bridal. You want to look/feel super comfortable. Like PPs said, you want to look like you.

Post # 10
1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I wore a white lace dress because it was apart of my “vision” lol 

wear what you like and what you feel comfortable in! 

Post # 11
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

We went with the below. I felt our clothes really complimented our surroundings

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