If you want fridge-worthy engagement photos to send to your family and friends, you’ll want to carefully plan what you’re wearing! Most importantly, you want your photos to represent YOU! There are tons of directions that you and your partner can choose to take when it comes to engagement photos. You can either decide on a certain style you want to wear before you decide on the location, or you can choose the location and theme, then pick your attire!
We chose four looks by Brumley & Wells that exemplify well thought out engagement attire and location. It is difficult not the browse Brumley & Wells‘ portfolio for hours once you open his webpage. His photographs have been published on numerous popular wedding and film platforms, including Glamour, Once Wed, Ruffled, Martha Stewart Weddings, Rangefinder and Modern Brides. A creative and classy destination photographer, Jacob from Brumley & Wells just might be available for your engagement shoot! Click the name to check out his availability on Gold Calendar!
Casual engagement shoots are filled with the joyful in-between moments that come from feeling comfortable around each other. Once you decide on casual attire, or a casual shoot, you have hundreds of options! Casual is generally anything you would wear on the daily. Jeans, your favorite top, shorts with a pretty tank top, or even bundled up layers if your engagement shoot is on a mountain or in the snow! Casual attire is a great opportunity to show off your own unique styles for your engagement cards.
Great locations for casual attire:
- Coffee shop
- Mountainous or forest backdrop
- Park or field
Cocktail attire engagement shoots are glamorous and romantic. This is a great opportunity to put your best foot forward and stun your guests long before your wedding. Cocktail attire for dapper men includes nice pants and a button up shirt, often topped with a suit coat. For women, this is a short (or longer flow-y) dress that is party-ready! Sport some fun makeup if that’s your style and throw on some sparkly accessories!
Great locations for cocktail attire:
- Urban environments (in a city)
- Classy bar
- Museum or old brick building
Themed engagement shoots are truly so fun! Sky is the limit when you decide on a themed shoot. We absolutely love the picnic theme that this couple chose! Her bright and floral summer dress is perfectly combined with his crisp white shirt, and the patterned blanket just seals the deal. Maybe you and your darling have always wanted to act out a scene from your favorite movie? Or maybe you have a favorite hobby that you enjoy together? A themed shoot is a great way to show off both of your personalities and fun sides!
Great locations for a themed shoot:
- Milkshake bar
- Amusement park
Mirroring wedding day attire is an elegant way to get in the wedding spirit. This direction is great if you want to don white or a flowing dress before your ceremony. Your outfit can actually take on a lot of variation here! A simple, cotton dress, floor-length off-white dress, short lace dress, or an elegant white blouse all fit into this theme! Many couples who decide on this sort of engagement shoot also include other wedding day props, such as a bouquet.
Great locations for a parallel wedding shoot:
- Botanical garden or pond
- Mountain range