Congratulations, you’re engaged! The time has now come for you to start planning your wedding, but not before an engagement shoot! Which raises the questions: What to wear on my engagement shoot?! Engagement shoots are the perfect way for you and your partner to start your life-long journey together. Not only do they look great on save-the-dates, but they’re also a great chance for you to meet and get to know your wedding photographer before your wedding. After all, the better you know someone, the more relaxed you’re going to feel about them taking photos of you!

What to wear on your engagement shoot!

Of course, the most important thing now is… what to wear on my engagement shoot? You’ll probably be showing these pictures to your grandchildren in 50 years time so… no pressure, but you need to look good! But don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of the 8 most important fashion tips for engagement shoots. Happy reading!

Catherine & David among the crops in Southwell

1. Confidence is Key on your engagement shoot

It’s important to wear something that makes you and your partner feel as great as possible for your photoshoot. If you feel amazing, you’re going to look amazing! 

Kerry & Ant atop Bamford Edge

2. Comfort is Also Key

Your engagement shoot needs to look as natural as possible, so don’t wear clothes that you are constantly going to have to adjust. You could have the most amazing pair of shoes in the world but if you can’t walk in them, your photos probably aren’t going to come out that well (unless your partner wants to carry you the entire time!).

Casey & Joe Enjoy the sunset at Elvaston Park

3. Work with your Enviroment

Try to wear clothes that match your surroundings. If you’re shoot is in the woods for instance, it might be better to wear jeans and trainers rather than smart shoes and a suit. If it’s on the beach, wear sandals and maybe a dress. Or, if you want to go formal, just make sure it matches where you are, like a decorative hall or country estate.

Jessica & Ben weren’t going to let a few cows stop them from having their photoshoot!

4. Be Prepared for any weather

If you’re from the UK, you’ll know how unpredictable the weather can be. Make sure you’re prepared for rain, wind or sunshine. An umbrella could also be a cute prop for photos! Similarly, if you know it’s going to be cold, don’t wear your Hawaiian shirt or summer dress – you’ll be freezing and the photos might not come across well!

Jessica & Tom experienced most of their engagement shoot within a cloud up Mam Tor, Derbyshire.

5. Don’t be afraid to change outfits

If you’re not quite sure what to wear, bring a couple of outfits with you. It won’t hurt to try a few shots in different outfits to see which one photographs better. You can also trick everyone into thinking you’re having different photoshoots every weekend!

Jessica & Ben had a quick change of outfits before sunset during their engagement shoot.

6. Ask your photographer

Don’t be afraid to reach out to your photographer and ask their opinion. After all, it’s their job to make you look good, and they’ll know what kind of outfit will photograph better in your desired location. 

Karina & Craig in the Peak District

7. Colours

Try to stick to one colour or a similar colour scheme. It’s easier for a photographer to edit photos with matching colours, otherwise some colours could stand out more than others, and not in a good way!

Jenny and David explore the long grass at Newstead Reservoir

8. Coordinate with your partner

Don’t forget that this is a photoshoot for 2 people, not just you! Whilst you don’t need to be wearing the exact same clothes, coordination on colours and style can really make your pictures look great. 

Always make sure your dogs match your outfits too!

Looking to book an engagement shoot?

Now you know what to wear on your engagement shoot, it’s time to get it booked in! Contact us today to book your engagement shoot. Send us over some ideas for locations and any influential pictures you have seen!