Engagement Photos: In Need of Outfit Inspiration

Adam and I have our engagement photos this week after being rescheduled from about a month ago. Originally, we had our outfits picked out...but that was a whole "season" ago in terms of Wisconsin weather. Originally, we were going to be taking photos in the 80s. Now, I look at the forecast, and it's supposed to be around 60 degrees with potential rainfall. Talk about S-O-L!

We make the best of it, regardless! However, we're both trying to figure out what to wear (mainly me. I'm trying to figure out what we're going to wear.). It's funny that I can always pick out outfits for clients or my friends when it comes to this sort of thing, but never for myself! Our colors are navy and green with accents of copper and light gray.

With that being said, I went to Pinterest to find some sort of "algorithm" for picking out an ensemble...funny how today's technology is used!

I came across this article from Brides.com that I thought was fairly useful, so I figured I'd share!

  1. Wear clothes that make you feel like you. - Valid point. I keep going back and forth with myself, asking if I should wear a dress. In reality: I NEVER wear dresses. I only do that when I absolutely have to, so why in the world would I wear one for a photo shoot?! Same thing goes with pink, sparkles, sequins, etc...
  2. Complement each other, but don't match. - This is SO tricky, but it's something I say to my clients all of the time. You don't want to be that couple that's both wearing white t-shirts and black jeans. Pick out colors in each others outfits and pull them out on your own. For example, if you're wearing a navy blue top with a white pinstripe, have him wear a lighter blue or white shirt.
  3. Choose neutral tones. - This is something I can't express enough! You may love the neon colors, and if that's true to you - go for it. But, will you feel the same way about this year's "coral" when next year's "taupe" is in style? Pick something neutral so YOU'RE the first thing that people look at...not the shirt.
  4. Incorporate one accessory. - This is something mainly for the ladies. Grab a chunky necklace or a scarf...you technically look like you have two outfits when you pull it off for a couple of pictures!
  5. Opt for classic rather than trendy looks. - See my explanation for number three. Stick with what you'll love forever.
  6. Flatter your body type. - While this isn't easy for everyone, if you click on the brides.com link, they have a great explanation for this!

There are more tips on the article, but these are what I found most helpful. I work way better off of pictures, though, so I guess what I'm asking is if you could share some photos of previous photo shoots you've done - whether that's family, couples, engagements, etc... I like to see how other people made things work and pinned it to their personality!

Below are some photos of how Adam and I dressed for our last photo shoot (we got a great deal on it, so I thought, we should just take some photos for fun!). I thought it worked out well, but...can't use the same outfits twice!

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