Pictorial Planning: Engagement Photos

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.


Gap jeans, Toms, Tilly’s cardigan, Banana Republic tank top / Lacoste shirt via Lyst, Diesel shoes via Zappos (sold out), Lucky jeans via Macy’s

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.


J.Crew dress, cropped cardigan via New York & Company (sold out), Seychelles via AOL Shopping, J.Crew blazer, J.Crew shirt, Lucky jeans via Macy’s

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.


Suzi Chin dress via Nordstrom, Naturalizer shoes via Nordstrom, Banana Republic suit jacket, Banana Republic suit pants, Too Boot NY Shoes via Nordstrom

What do you think? Have we covered all our bases? How did you decide what you were going to wear for your engagement photos?


Mrs. Campfire

Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    goldstar 796 posts, Busy bee @ 10:49 am

    Oh, I love how you have broken this down… casual… a bit dress… formal. I am going to have to keep those in mind.

    Those silver shoes by Naturalizer are lovely, and that brand is always so comfortable.

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:54 pm

    I love your “urban” outfit! So cute. 🙂

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:18 pm

    @GoldStar: Thanks! The shoes are super comfortable, too!
    @priyathescientist: Thanks!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:48 pm

    I love these outfits! And, you’re so smart to send them to your photographer ahead of time, I just showed up with too much stuff 🙂

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:31 pm

    We covered all of our bases too, with dressy, nice casual, and super casual (super casual was our football jerseys.. AND I rocked some TOMS for ours as well!) 🙂

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