(Closed) What to wear for engagement shoot?

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think whichever selection is fine!!! Could you wear both and just do a wardrobe change? And maybe have your fi’ go in with a blazer and take it off when you do the change?

Post # 4
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Honestly, I wish I had put more time into deciding what to wear for my E-pics.  If I were thinking, the perfect thing for me to wear would have been a skirt (it is the most flattering on me).  Instead I wore trouser jeans that really added un-needed bulk. 

What I really wish I could have done was an outfit change so that I got half in one outfit and half in another – i just wasn’t thinking.

Regarding your dress in the park issue- I really think it will look great.  You have to imagine what the pics will look like (not how you feel in the moment).  I mean if you think about it, a lot of weding parties have wear their formal gowns and tuxes for park pictures….

I would be more concerned about looking cohesive with your Fiance.  So, if you wear the dress, I would just make sure your Fiance is wearing something complimentary.

Post # 5
131 posts
Blushing bee

I think your engagement shoot should look like the two of you – if your mom wants a more formal and “special” look, perhaps you can take a few close-up “beauty” shots that doesn’t really matter what you wear.  Because I think a dress probably would look a little off in the woods…


Post # 6
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom questioned us wearing jeans at first, too, but it looked like us and it fit the scenery. I think the pics turned out great.

Go with your first instinct and wear what you want to wear. If you’re most comfortable in jeans and think they look best on you, then you’ll be happy with the pictures.

Post # 7
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Fiance and I both wore jeans–that’s basically all I wear when not working. I do wear dresses during the summer but our pictures were taken when it was a little cold out so I decided not to do a dress. I wanted us to both be comfortable and I think if you have a nice pair of jeans, then go for it.

Post # 8
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wore a dress, tights, and boots with a knee-length wool coat.  Fiance wore trousers, shirt/tie, and a coat too.  We were on a college campus. 

No matter what, wear what you’re comfortable in.  It will show in pics!

Post # 9
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wear something comfy but nice. I think you should wear jeans if you want to…it would look cute!

Post # 10
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think jeans would be fine.. especially if you’re wearing it with a sweater.. get some nice boots to wear too and you should be set! Have fun!

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If it is possible, I think you should get pictures in both!  The 2 outfits will give a different feel to the shoot, and both will be beautiful!  If not, I would go with what you feel best in – it is ultimately about who you and your Fiance are.  As the other bees said, either the jeans or the dress will look good in the park.  Have fun!

Post # 12
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wore jeans in mine! I think it’s not about what’s appropriate so much as fitting your personality. But I second the suggestions of changing outfits. Why not? Then you’ll get to wear both! 🙂

Post # 13
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wear what you’re most comfotable in.  We both wore jeans in our E pics and they turned out great!  If you want a more fancy look, wear a dressier top.  Also, just as a side… we both wore white tops and it looked awesome in our pictures.

Good luck!  You will have so much fun doing your e pics!

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