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What to Wear: Engagement Pics

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Hello!  I’m happy to be posting from home again!  I had a fantastic trip but there’s no place like home! Make sure you keep an eye out this week both here and my FB page for some giveaway info! I can’t go to Europe without bringing you all home some surprises, right?
For some reason when I got married I didn’t think much about engagement pictures. In fact, if my mom hadn’t wanted to put a photo in the local paper I doubt I would have thought about it at all. Which is odd, in hindsight.  Anyhow, I asked my sister-in-law to borrow her dad’s camera, we met on the college campus we all attended and my now-husband and I both wore jeans and plain sweaters. (His black, mine cranberry) Seriously, I just wasn’t thinking. I mean, if nothing else this was an excuse to buy cute dresses, right?

engagement pic


We really don’t do pictures together, like ever. So I have these dreams that one day we do some sort of grand photo shoot with glamorous images to hang over the mantle, but in reality, this is probably it. And that’s OK, we know what we look like. But for those of you who actually think ahead and want a full-on engagement shoot, I highly recommend that you do!
Skip the sweaters and jeans (unless that’s truly your style) and find a look (or several) that really show your true personality and unique taste. Oh, and if you decide matching camo t-shirts is the way to go, please, just don’t. (And if camo t-shirts reflect your unique style, I’m guessing you aren’t reading this blog anyway.)

Engagment Outfit 1


If your taste runs pretty classic but still comfortable, this is a great outfit to showcase some style but not feel like you’re not being yourself. 



Engagement Outfit 2


If you want a timeless look that won’t date your photos (Sorry, but chevron print dresses are definitely going to be dated. If you’re fine with that, feel free to proceed.), go for a classic silhouette. A simple black pump and elegant studs could take this look from 1950 to 2050.  And if I were doing engagement pics now, this is one outfit I’d definitely pick.



Engagement Outfit 3



If preppy speaks to you, this look fits the bill. Love a fun shoe too!



Engagement Outfit 4


Keep your jeans dark for a chic look.



Engagement Outfit 5


If you’re a little more casual as a couple, that’s OK too!



Engagemnet Outfit 6


And if you just can’t handle skirts and heels, you can still get a feminine look with dainty jewelry and a feminine silhouette. Stay away from anything too baggy and you’ll be good!
 If you already took engagement pics, what did you wear?


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