(Closed) Tips for Engagement Photos Attire

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I think you’re supposed to skip the patterns and florals. I would go with bright colors, but maybe do a couple of shots in a LBD or something similar. Most of all, you need to wear something that you feel comfy and HOT in. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think there are some posts on the blog or on the boards with tips that are more helpful than I am. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our photographer told us to avoid patterns that clash with each other. I think that means if one of you wears a print/pattern, then the other one should go more solid.

My own advice is to wear clothes that make you feel your best. There is nothing worse than feeling like you need to suck in or consciously look happy when having photos of a lifetime taken. On the other hand, you’ll glow if you’re wearing your favorites.

Good luck and enjoy your shoot! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re about to take our engagement photos, too.  Advice from our photographer:

 1) Wear solid colors. You want the attention on you and your spouse….not what you’re wearing.

2) No t-shirts with sayings on them. Too distracting.

3) Plan your change of clothes ahead of time.  Have a list if it helps.  That’ll make the photo session go smoothly.

4) If wearing glasses, be mindful of glare. Wear contacts if you can.

Have fun and congratulations!

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Who did you end up going with as a photographer?  I hope the weather stays nice like this in Denver for your shoot!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we just took our pics with weddingbee pro, amelia lyon and I think while you want to be in clothes you are comfortable in, don’t be afraid to go a little fancy than your day to day wear… i think a cute dress and a cute top? i agree with avoiding patterns and my fiance and i had one black, white, grayish fancy outfit set and another colorful, more casual one. It is probably also important to think about your fiance’s outfits ahead of time so that you two can give yourselves time to coordinate. I had been thinking about mine and not trying to coordinate with him, which was my biggest regret the night before our shoot! lol. but you can check it out for yourself and see what you think, she just blogged us. ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.amelialyon.net/ oh! and accessorize! I think those details make photos so fun!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We both wore black sweaters and jeans. These were the perfect neutrals.. they look clean and classy, but make your faces and hands naturally more prominent in your photos, rather than the clothing.

Everyone has great suggestions – choose simple, non-distracting colors. Avoid patterns (small pinstripes could be an exception – take some snapshots on your digital camera just to see how prominent they actually are)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Pancy~Are you the first couple on the blog? Darling pics! Where did you get your dress? I love it!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also think it’s a great idea to check out photographers blogs, that way you can see what many other couples are wearing to get a better idea.  For sure take a casual outfit and one that is a little dressier, perhaps even a dress or skirt.  Whatever you decide on, make sure it’s something you are comfortable in and that shows your personality!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi KateMW – thanks! yes, we are the first couple on the blog right now… you are so sweet!! ๐Ÿ™‚ The dress is actually a BCBG dress that I bought nearly a year ago and saved for the e-pics! I bought it for 40% off!! If you are in the LA/OC area and my size – I am totally open to anyone borrowing it! seriously, I have received a lot of compliments on the dress (cuz i have worn it twice more after the pics) and I don’t think you can find it anywhere now. cuz like a month after I purchased it, I saw Lindsay Lohan wearing the same thing in a black and white version and I think it just sold out everywhere after that… You can PM me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s funny because I actually wore patterned stuff (a mosaic printed shirt, and then a floral print dress), BUT my fiance kept his colors solid so we blended well and I think our pics still turned out nicely.

Our photographer stressed not to wear fine lines or prints that had small shapes, but yes accessories was definitely something she pushed. She actually just bloged some teasers of us yesterday, so you can see how our colors meshed ~ we are listed under MarieSam + Tommy:

http://www.stephaniewilliamsphotography.com/blog 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yay for Denver e-pics! We are getting ours with our photographer on Sunday. We had already done a session with our landlord/photographer and I wasn’t the biggest fan of the colors we wore (he wore read, I wore like a royal blue). I wanted to use the pics as stamps for our invites, so the colors totally threw off the color scheme. So now, it’s try #2.

I think I’m going to wear this dress, and my Fiance is going to wear like a ivory dress shirt with small pinstripes. Do you think it has too much pattern? I want something flowy and either a light green or a light yellow. Should I wear jeans instead? 

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Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

PS- sorry for the hijacking!

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