Engagement Photo Outfits | What to Wear For Engagement Photos

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Let’s talk about engagement photo outfits! POV: You’re engaged, and you are searching in *all* the spots for the perfect engagement photo outfits. What you wear for your engagement photos can have a huge impact on your engagement pictures, so rather than be totally overwhelmed by what the heck to wear, I rounded up my best tips and expert advice from a professional engagement photographer on what to wear for engagement pictures. And I wanted to take it a step further for you. I even curated over 30 engagement photo outfits for you to browse and shop! (Yes, you can simply add to cart and have these looks arrive at your door.)

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What to Wear for Engagement Photos?

Here are some tips to help you find the perfect engagement photo outfits. If you want to dig in more to ideas on what to wear for engagement photos you can read this blog post.

  1. Coordinate, But Don’t Match: Steer clear of the matchy-matchy trap. Go for a coordinated vibe with colors that complement each other, creating a coordinated style without looking like you raided the same closet.
  2. Pick Outfits with Soft and Neutral Tones: Think soft, dreamy vibes. Pastels, creams, and light blues are your best friends. These colors not only make your engagement photos timeless but will also draw attention to your love. Think about the location you are taking your photos at and select colors that compliment that area. For example, if you are taking engagement photos in the desert, wearing black will bring in some needed contrast. Taking photos in a field in the summer, creams, white, and soft neutrals will be your friend.Pro tip : If you are going to be in a location with a lot of green like trees or grass, avoid wearing green or anything in the green color palette like turquoise. 
  3. Include Textures and Layers: Break up a neutral color palette by adding visual interest with textures like chunky knits, ribbed fabrics, muslin, linen, gauze or lace.
  4. Avoid Busy Patterns + Logos: Keep it simple. Skip the bold prints and busy patterns that might steal the spotlight. A pretty floral print or timeless simple print are the exception to this rule.
  5. Clean your engagement ring: Whether you are rocking a gorgeous diamond ring or unique engagement rings, make sure to clean your engagement ring before the session because it will be photographed a lot.

Two Outfits or One Outfit?

Is it necessary to have two outfits for your engagement photos? While it’s not a must, it can add a fun variety to your photos. Consider a formal outfit for the first part of the shoot, and then switch into something more relaxed, like a casual dress, for a more casual vibe.

Pro tip: Save your favorite outfit for the second half of your engagement session when you are warmed up and more comfortable in front of the camera.

Should we wear white for our engagement photos?

While white is classic and undoubtedly looks stunning, it’s not the only option. If you love white and feel amazing in it, go for it! But also consider other shades that highlight your skin tone. Creams, pastels, and light neutrals can be just as dreamy. If you are considering wearing white, be sure to check out my blog posts 25 White Dresses to Wear for your Engagement Session or 30 Short White Dresses For Engagement Photos.

Best Outfit Ideas for Engagement Photos

After photographing over 300+ couples in over an decade, I know what looks amazing on camera and how to style the perfect engagement photo outfits.

I curated 30+ engagement photo outfits from some of the best stores around the web with shopping links. Use these outfits as inspiration for your engagement session or shop the exact look. If you rock one of these outfits, tag me @brittanybekas on Instagram, so I can see it.

A lot of these outfits can be worn in a lot of different locations – from a downtown city engagement session to a mountain top session to a field in the fall in the midwest.

Location: beach, lake or near water and sand

Consider a flowy maxi dress in a soft floral print from Anthropologie or a breezy fabric like linen or chiffon. Your guy can rock a casual yet stylish chambray shirt and khakis.

Engagement dress white

SHOP THIS NEUTRAL ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFIT

gold earrings // pink dress // blue sandals // blue linen shirt// cream pants // beige jeans // white sneakers

Engagement Pictures Outfits Beach

SHOP THIS NEUTRAL ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFIT

white polo shirt // cream pants // brown top sider // white floral dress // white sandal // pearl linear earrings

Engagement Pictures Outfits 5

SHOP THIS ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFIT

short sleeve dress // blue coat // cream pants //   printed polo // brown shoes

engagement party dress

SHOP THIS ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFIT

brown suit jacket // white long sleeves // cream pants // brown belt // brown shoes // pink dress // cream sandal

 

Beach Engagement Pictures Outfits 19

SHOP THIS ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFIT

blue polo // black pants // cream boots // white dress // cream sandal

 

engagement dress white

Location: the mountains

If you are planning for engagement photos in the mountains, select a dress in soft neutral and dress your guy in a pair of colored pants and a cozy sweater.

SHOP THIS MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFIT

gray polo // brown pants // leather strap watch // cream boots // white dress // white sandals

 

Engagement Pictures Outfits 9

SHOP THIS MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFIT

half zip knit // white pants // brown shoes // felted wool hat // white floral dress // cream sandal

 

Engagement Pictures Outfits 18

SHOP THIS SPRING ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFIT

brown pullover // black pants // cream boots // felted wool hat // blue floral dress // cream sandal

 

Engagement Pictures Outfits 5

SHOP THIS FALL ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFIT

blue linen shirt // brown pull over // cream pants // brown shoes // gold earrings // green dress // cream sandal

 

Fall Engagement Pictures Outfits

Location: a field, park or garden

Gentlemen, a well-fitted suit from Bonobos is an excellent choice. Pair it with a crisp white shirt, a silk tie, and polished shoes. Ladies, opt for a beautiful Lulus wrap dress that flows elegantly and complements his attire.

SHOP THESE FALL ENGAGEMENT PHOTO OUTFITS

brown coat //  blue pants // brown shoes // white long sleeves // fedora hat // red ress // brown boots

 

Engagement Pictures Outfits Engagement Party Outfits

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grey coat // dark blue pants // white dress shirt // brown shoes // floral dress // cream sandal

Engagement Pictures Outfits 9

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

gold sandals // pink dress // blue long sleeve // blue coat // gray pants // brown shoes

engagement party dress

Location: Downtown, city or urban engagement photo outfits

If you’re planning an urban engagement shoot, embrace the city vibe with modern and trendy outfits. Ladies, a fitted black dress with statement accessories can be a showstopper. Gents, a well-tailored blazer, slim-fit pants, and leather shoes create a perfect urban-chic look.

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

white knotted sandal // blue dress // blue stretch dress shirt // gray coat // blue pants // brown shoes

City Engagement Pictures Outfits 13

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

ankle wrap sandal // gold earrings // black dress //white long sleeves // gray coat // gray pants // black tie // black shoes

Engagement Pictures Outfits 9

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

white sandals // pink long sleeve dress  // blue wool suit // blue dress pants // white long sleeves // champagne neck tie // brown shoes

Engagement Pictures Outfits

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

blue knotted sandal // gold earrings // ivory floral dress // blue coat // cream pants // white dress shirt // dark blue shoes

Engagement Pictures Outfits 9

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

white knotted sandal // red dress // white long sleeves // black tie // gray coat // blue pants // brown shoes 

Classic Engagement Pictures Outfits 15

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

white long sleeves // gray coat // black pants // brown shoes // blue dress // cream sandal

 

Engagement Pictures Outfits Dowtown

SHOP THESE ENGAGEMENT PICTURE OUTFITS

gray coat // grey pants // white dress shirt // brown shoes //gray dress // silver sandal // gold earrings

 

Where to shop for women’s engagement photo outfits + dresses

  • my curated looks on Like to Know It – Start here! Styled outfits and my favorite finds across all the stores that are photographer approved engagement photo outfits 
  • Lulus: One of my favorite online stores for a huge range of engagement dresses – everything from black tie to formal to causal beach dresses.
  • Vici: great for fun dresses with a boho style to them
  • Petal + Pup: Offering trendy and chic outfits perfect for engagement photoshoots, Petal + Pup has the best on trend dresses – most under $100.
  • Baltic Born: Another affordable online store that offers great neutral dresses – perfect for engagement photos.
  • Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack: With a wide selection of brands and styles, both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack offer versatile options for engagement photo outfits and has the best return policy.
  • Asos: A go-to destination for fashion-forward styles, Asos offers a range of trendy and affordable options. Seriously, they have so many options!
  • Rent the Runway (click here to get $30 off your order) : Elevate your engagement photo session with designer looks from Rent the Runway, where you can rent stunning dresses and outfits at a fraction of the cost. This is a fun way to get a really unique / expensive dress to wear for your session.
  • Nuuly: A fun clothing rental company that has a great collection of dresses for engagement photos. Get $20 off your first box with my link.

engagement photo dresses
gray dress // blue dress // floral dress // pink dress // pink long sleeve dress // blue dress // pink dress // blue floral dress // blue dress // white long sleeve dress // blue dress // white dress

 

engagement photo dresses
green dress // white dress // black dress // red dress // gray long sleeve dress // floral dress // navy blue long sleeve dress // white dress // blue dress // blue floral dress

engagement photo dresses
floral dress // beige dress // pink dress // white dress // floral dress // gray dress // blue dress // white dress // white floral dress // white dress

 

Where to shop for men’s engagement photo outfits

  • my curated looks on Like to Know It – Start here! Styled outfits and my favorite finds across all the stores that are photographer approved engagement photo outfits 
  • Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack : Score relaxed yet stylish menswear options perfect for your engagement photo session, whether you’re opting for a tailored suit a more casual-cool vibe. I love Nordstrom for AG colored jeans. Pro Tip: If you own the Nordstrom credit card, you can get FREE tailoring up to $100.
  • Bonobos: Discover sharp suits and classic pieces for the modern groom-to-be.
  • J.Crew: Classic, timeless men’s style.
  • Gap: Everything from blazers, colored pants, button down shirts and more.
  • Banana Republic: The best neutral basics for men – everything from polished suits, sport coats and casual linen shirts.
  • Sailwind Store on Amazon: Great basics that can be shipped via prime that are afforable and yet look great on camera.

Engagement Pictures Outfits Men
gray polo // black pants // brown shoes // blue coat // white long sleeves // brown pants // beige coat // gray coat // dark blue shoes // printed polo // cream boots // blue polo // gray pants // brown coat // cream pants

 

I hope that this blog post helped you find inspiration and maybe some outfit ideas for your engagement photos. Remember, when in doubt with what to wear for your engagement pictures, stick with neutrals. They never go out of style and they will keep the focus about you and your love story.

I couldn’t put all my favorite engagement photo outfits in one blog post. Be sure to follow me on LTK to see outfit ideas that are updated daily for new ideas and inspiration.

Shop my favorites updated daily on LTK

 

>>Interested in more engagement photo outfits + tips. Check out some other blog posts<<<

Shop my styled engagement photo outfits on LTK

25 dresses that are perfect for engagement photos

25 White Dresses to Wear for your Engagement Session (or any wedding events)

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view past engagement shoots

If you need more inspiration, free to peek at my pinterest board for additional ideas or check out past engagement shoots to see how other clients have styled their crew.

Interested in scheduling an engagement session with me? Send me a note!

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