Hey there loves!
It’s Wednesday which means we are half way through the week! (HUMP DAY!)
As you know most Wednesdays I come out with a new blog post about Weddings and Married Life.
Today, we are talking about some of the first of many pretty pictures together, your engagement pictures.
I actually had two sessions of engagement pictures, one at the fire house, and one frolicking through Hermann Park.
I’m going to talk about both sessions, and tell you how I picked my outfit for each one, plus my advice for picking the right outfit!
Pick an outfit that matches where you’re taking pictures
As some of yall know my husband is a firefighter, so I HAD to get some of those cute firefighter engagement pictures you see all over Pinterest.
I noticed that in a lot of those pictures, the girl is wearing white with red heels.
While super cute, that just isn’t my style at all.
Plus if you’ve never been in a fire station, let me tell you, it’s not the cleanest place.
Soot and Ash + White Dress=Disaster
I decided to go with something a little bit more relaxed, aka a T-shirt and Jeans.
These are hands down some of my FAVORITE pictures!
For the Hermann Park shoot, I picked something a little bit more dressy.
This outfit was super comfy and easy to move in, and the skirt added a touch of white in there.
You don’t have to wear White.
I don’t know where this thought came up that you HAVE to wear white in your engagement pictures.
Be true to you, and if you don’t want to wear white, don’t.
If you do, go for it boo boo!
Wear something you can move around in
For the park shoot my photographer had me moving around everywhere. More than likely your photographer will have you moving around to get that perfect shot. Make sure that you’re able to move around with them.
Be True to You
Just because you see a picture on Pinterest doesn’t mean you need to recreate it.
There are YOUR pictures.
Your relationship is unique and your engagement pictures should be unique.
I know someone who took their engagement pictures in windsuits, and recreated those amazing 90’s photos we all have.
It is hands down one of the best engagement shoots I’ve ever seen.
Now, I’m not saying you have to do this, but that shoot fit them and their relationship. Plus you know, it turned out AMAZING!
Those are just some of my personal tips for picking your engagement pictures.
Remember to always have fun during this wedding planning process!
I’ve linked everything that I wore, or at least similar items, up above.
My photographer was the amazing Kaley Elaine and her link is: