When we were getting ready for our engagement photo shoot (which was included in our wedding photography package), I spent a long time thinking about what outfits we were going to wear. Sparky was more than happy to let me pick (and tell him what to wear), so I was not only thinking about myself but him as well. I wanted our outfits to be cohesive, but not matching, and I was hoping to wear things we already owned. (I mean, don’t get me wrong, I would have been perfectly happy going shopping for new outfits but that seemed…irresponsible? Or maybe I was just lazy.)
We planned to shoot at three different locations around Seattle, so I wanted to change it up at each location. Before I made any final decisions, I put together inspiration boards and sent it over to our photographer for approval. Her response back was “I don’t think you can go wrong with these and also I want to go shopping.” Then she suggested we finish our session with a snack or a cocktail somewhere since she knows we’re foodies. Krista, in case you are wondering, is a woman after my own heart.
One of the locations is a park, with lots of cool areas and water views. That is our casual portion.
The second location is more urban, in and around some really cool buildings. There’s been a lot of recent development in this neighborhood, which means that we got to take advantage of cool architectural features.
The final location gives the quintessential Seattle view. (In fact, Ms. Wallaby included a picture of herself and Mr. Wallaby at it in her introduction post!) Since most of our guests are coming from out of town, getting a picture of Seattle at its best seemed really important. For this portion, we classed it up and went with more formal clothing.
What do you think? Have we covered all our bases? How did you decide what you were going to wear for your engagement photos?