(Closed) Engagment photo ‘look’

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wore a dress with a cardigan in some of the photos and then changed into jeans, flats and a top.  Fiance wore jeans the whole time and the same button up black shirt, which is a bit dressier than his usual t-shirt.  For the more casual photos he rolled up the sleeves. 

I didn’t wear more makeup than usual and didn’t change my hair.  Well, I straightened it instead of wearing it curly but I would do that on another normal day as well.

Here are the two looks:

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

We kept it super casual. I didn’t even bring a change of clothes. Fiance started in a short sleeved button down shirt and later changed into a long sleeved button down with rolled sleeves. I did the whole thing in a purple sweater, jeans and Chucks. We did our pictures up and down the Las Vegas strip.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s so funny that you bring up e photo settings/clothing because I was just thinking about this! We take ours on Tuesday, so it’s top of mind πŸ™‚

We’re doing two settings – one with a modern, city feel and the other set in a park or field with views of the mountains. Still trying to figure out clothes, but I think Fiance will wear dark denim jeans with a casual button down shirt for some photos and the same jeans with a v-neck t-shirt in others. I’m thinking either a green dress or a black dress (both sleeveless, hitting above the knee) and then jeans and a casual top for others.

I feel like I should have planned for this much sooner!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did both dressy and casual looks. I thought I wasn’t going to like the casual ones as much but some of them I like even better than the dressy look! My first look was a cute off-white dress with gold accents that I paired with nude heels (to elongate the legs!)  2nd look was jeans, purple t-shirt, light brown jacket and metallic zebra heels =) I did get my hair done (using a Groupon) and makeup done (at MAC at the mall)

Fiance agreed to wear dress clothes and then got to wear his jeans, Chucks, and t-shirt for the casual. 

Fiance and I talked about where we wanted to go, so we had 3 places picked out that we thought we be really good for photos (where he proposed, the area of town we went for our first date, and then another place that has a really great view of our city!) 

Our out-of-town photographer then came up with other ideas as we were walking/driving so it really worked out for us! For example, photographer saw the tree (which actually had that heart and other people’s initials carved in it) but she changed it to our initials in photoshop (may be cheesy but I don’t care, I love it!) 

Hope that helps a little!  Whatever you do, if it’s meaningful to you, then you’ll love it!

 

http://www.lesliegilbertphotography.com

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This isn’t an e-pic (we are married) but its my new favorite picture of us. We wore casual clothes. My shirt has ruffles going all the way down it, blue jean shorts & that about sums it up. lol My husband even wore his sunglasses & I love it because its so him! πŸ™‚ 

 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We chose to visit all of the places that we went to on our first date (it was an epic length date. lol). We did casual and dressier clothes.

Edit: Sorry for the gigantoid photos. i really need to go re-size them.
 

 

Post # 13
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@misslyn86: I was told by a photographer (and read in a few places like the Knot etc) that what you wear should rely entirely on where your photos are taken. Per the advice if you are doing a city shoot where there will be graffitti, signs etc bright colors/more formal clothes are great. However, if you are doing more of a natural setting muted colors/casual clothes are better and heels are not recommended (or bring a change of shoes) in case you have to walk in mud/grass.

My Fiance and had our E-photos taken in Yosemite as it has a huge significance to me which I shared with him in our relationship. It is also where he proposed. As you can see we opted for muted colors and more casual clothes to go with the backdrop. I wore sandals and thank goodness because I did end up ankle deep in mud!

Here are just a few as an example:

 

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