What To Wear For Engagement Photos | Spring and Summer

January 30, 2019

When you schedule an engagement session with your photographer – is the first thing that comes to your mind, What should I wear? Are you looking for that picture perfect outfit, yet not sure where to start? So you head to Pinterest and begin browsing countless inspiration ideas but just overwhelmed with unlimited options?

To help simplify the process, I would love to share my go-to tips for getting ready and suggestions for a picture perfect engagement look! I’ll start with outfit ideas for the warmer seasons of spring and summer, and the second part will include suggestions for fall and winter!


1 | Elevate your everyday style

Engagement sessions should be filled with fun, comfort and adventure! In order to be comfortable and confident, it’s best to pick a look that defines your style but takes it up a notch. A look that resonates with your personality and charm. Find an ensemble that you would wear to a first date or to meet your partner’s parents for the first time! You would want to impress, yet be comfy!

Engagement photography at Rittenhouse Square Park


2 | Choose unique fabric textures, light colors and prints

It’s warm and sunny out, everything is in bloom! The streets are lively and nature is picturesque. It’s time to put away the layers and pull out those beautiful floaty dresses! Texture such as lace is always a win! Colorful prints and light colors play off the vibrant backgrounds. Whether you pick a chiffon white flowing maxi or a fitted bright blue printed romper – the camera will pick up the magic of wind-swept white fabric perfectly, and it will make the blue pop in a striking way. Have fun! Use the season and the location surroundings to your advantage!

Spring professional engagement portraits


3 | Select pieces that are flattering and highlight your best features

Don’t be afraid to flaunt your assets! Want to show off your waist, then belt that dress! Whatever that feature or features are, don’t be shy – wear something that will highlight it! If you are not certain what silhouettes are flattering on you, ask your partner or your friend to do a glance over!

Summer engagement photo outfit ideas


4 | Be bold with your shoes, ladies and gentlemen

Picking a fun pair of shoes can really take a photo to the next level. A pair with a bold color or unique detailing can be very trendy!

Fun Summer Engagement Photo Ideas


5 | Accessorize

Accentuate your outfit with jewelry. You can never go wrong with adding a sparkly necklace or chandelier earrings! Jewelry can also draw your eyes to the feature you would like to show off! If you are a guy, consider wearing a flashy watch!

Diamond ring detail photo


6 | Coordinate with your partner

Looking for that cohesive element when you picture yourself and your fiancé at your engagement session? When selecting an outfit for your partner, consider using a similar color or palette – but don’t be nervous to mix and match prints or patterns.

Valley Green Inn engagement photos


7 | Don’t be shy and spice up the glam

Don’t be nervous to stand out and be a diva! Would you like to wear a long gown? Pair that look with your partner wearing a suit or a blazer? Do it! Especially if you’ve chosen a location such as a formal garden or at an upscale cafe. These engagement photos will bottle a special time in your life, and if you want to re-create a dream look, don’t be afraid to go for it!

Elegant Engagement photo outfit ideas


Once you’ve selected your outfits, the only thing left to do is make sure you have a lot of fun with your partner at the shoot!


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