So, you’re engaged (congrats!) and it’s time to start thinking about that engagement photo shoot—as well as what to wear. Choosing your engagement photo outfit is one of the most exciting parts of planning the shoot, but with so many options to choose from, how do you narrow it down to just one? Whether you’re looking for a long, flowy dress for your engagement photos or men’s engagement photo outfit ideas, we’re sharing some of our favorite seasonal looks for you to shop, plus expert tips to help you choose your outfit.
What Should You Wear For Your Engagement Photos?
Firstly, you’ll want to consider the season you’ll be taking your engagement photos in. Will you have a fall engagement shoot or will it be in the spring? The season can help you decide on the right color palette, plus you’ll want to be comfortable whatever the weather. You also need to think about the location of your engagement photos. Opt for colors that’ll contrast with your chosen background, and consider factors like wind as you're planning your look.
Other things to consider include your wedding color scheme and if you want to showcase your favorite portrait on your wedding stationery. Of course, you’ll also want to consider what your partner is wearing—choose outfits that complement each other and let your personalities shine. The most important thing is to wear something comfortable that makes you feel like the best version of yourself—you’ll see this confidence reflected back in your photos.
Fall Engagement Photo Outfits
Fall is one of our favorite seasons for your engagement photo session as it presents one of the prettiest natural backdrops: foliage. Be inspired by those autumnal hues when considering what to wear for your fall engagement photo shoot.
Let the dark green of this pretty Reformation dress contrast with the gold and orange foliage at your fall engagement photo shoot. With a high crew neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and an A-line skirt, this engagement dress can be worn with sandals or ankle boots, depending on the weather.
Reformation Moon dress, from $40 for a 4-day rental, Rent the Runway
As the weather gets cooler, consider swapping a floaty dress for a jumpsuit instead. This white V-neck number is as comfy as it is chic—and it will add an extra dose of fun to your engagement photos.
Curvy Sense Alondra cross front jumpsuit, $52, CoEdition
Rust is the perfect fall hue (and it suits everyone), so why not wear this long-sleeve calf-length dress? Dress it down with white sneakers for a cute engagement photo outfit option.
ASOS DESIGN Tall long sleeve tiered smock midi dress in Rust Spot, $36, ASOS
Pairing an olive-hued blazer with a crisp white shirt and rust-colored pants is a stroke of autumnal genius. We couldn’t think of a better color combo for your fall engagement photos.
Bonobos Italian knit blazer in Olive Texture, $350, Bonobos
Tobacco is such a versatile color for fall—it goes well with burgundy, deep green, and bright whites. This button-down shirt is an ideal piece for when you each want to wear complementary hues.
Tie Bar Utility casual shirt in Tobacco Brown, $65, The Tie Bar
Lean into those fall tones with these burgundy chinos. One of the best things about Indochino is that the pants are completely customizable to your measurements, so they’ll fit you just right.
Indochino Houndslow burgundy chino, $79, Indochino
Winter Engagement Photo Outfits
Baby, it’s cold outside which means it’s the perfect excuse to opt for long-sleeve engagement dresses as well as sharp, tailored suits. Whether you want to go daring with a backless midi dress or prefer a more casual engagement photo outfit, we’ve got you covered.
Cold-weather engagement picture outfits don’t have to mean throwing on every piece of clothing you own. Instead, consider an indoor setting so you can wear this backless, long-sleeve midi dress. This look works well with a simple up-do and sky-high stilettos.
Lulus Va Va Voom black backless midi dress, $48, Lulus
For an elegant showstopper, consider this white dress for your engagement photo shoot. With long sleeves, a high slit, and a deep V-neckline, you’ll feel like Cinderella in this gown, which is available in sizes 0 to 24.
Reformation Gatsby dress, $488, Reformation
Give a subtle nod to the festive season with this sparkly midi dress coated in crystals, sequins, and intricate beading. It’s such a chic engagement photo outfit idea. To make the sparkles truly shine, opt for a fairy light-filled setting.
Adrianna Papell Petaluma sequin dress in Navy, $250, BHLDN
For the best engagement photo outfits, you can’t go wrong with a classic black suit. This sleek—and affordable—ASOS number pairs well with any color.
ASOS DESIGN slim suit in Black, $79 for the jacket and $36 for the pants, ASOS
A well-made suit is a staple investment piece—and this one could even double up as your wedding suit (switch up the shirt and tie and no one will need to know). The navy blue hue is a timeless color, and the fact that this comes in a wide range of sizes is the icing on top.
Bonobos Jetsetter stretch wool suit in Light Navy, $550, Bonobos
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to suit up. Instead, opt for a more casual engagement photo outfit with this modern stone gray jacket. As well as being sustainably sourced, it’s made from wood-derived viscose which means it’s next-level comfy. Pair it with dark denim trousers to complete the look.
Ministry of Supply Fusion Chore coat in Stone Grey, $285, Ministry of Supply
Spring Engagement Photo Outfits
A spring engagement shoot means two things: vibrant colors and plenty of florals. The floral suit below is our new favorite thing.
We can already picture this white dress with a backdrop of colorful florals for your spring engagement photo shoot. The off-the-shoulder sleeves add a romantic touch.
Lulus Day at the Winery white midi dress, $78, Lulus
Florals for spring are a no-brainer when it comes to engagement photo dresses, so embrace the season with this vibrant midi tea dress from La Maison Talulah. Style the sweetheart neckline with a simple necklace, swipe some fuchsia lipstick, and throw on some strappy sandals to complete the look.
La Maison Talulah Beyond midi dress, from $30 for a 4-day rental, Rent the Runway
If you’re looking for a maxi dress for engagement photos, this one is primed for spring. You can wear the floral-patterned dress either strapless or off the shoulder and this style comes in several different colors to boot.
Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda maxi dress in Bouquet Toss, $148, Show Me Your Mumu
Get playful with your spring engagement suit with this fun floral number. It works really well with a white shirt and pants—or you can opt for the matching botanical pants if you’re really feeling the spring theme.
ASOS DESIGN wedding neutral floral print skinny suit jacket, $86, ASOS
A sweater is the perfect option for casual engagement photo outfits for spring, especially if your shoot falls in the cooler months. The indigo hue is a nice nod to spring, and it can be dressed up with a blazer or down with jeans.
Ministry of Supply Atlas sweater in Indigo Static, $155, Ministry of Supply
Match your garden engagement shoot with these green and pink plaid pants from Indochino. A brown belt and shoes would continue the earthy tone aesthetic and you can finish it off with a crisp white shirt.
Indochino Southwell plaid green pants, $129, Indochino
Summer Engagement Photo Outfits
Summer is the perfect time for that beach engagement photo shoot, so go with the season and opt for flowy maxi dresses and stylish shirts.
Those looking for a white dress for engagement photos should look no further: This white bodycon dress from Lulus is an on-trend pick. Its mini length means it’s cool enough for the summer months, but the flounce sleeves add that extra-special touch.
Lulus Gimme Some Flair white flounce sleeve bodycon dress, $58, Lulus
With its shirred bodice and tiered skirt, this is an excellent maxi dress for engagement photos. This boho dress also comes in peach and white (as well as inclusive sizing) and would perfectly suit a rustic engagement photo shoot.
ModCloth Charming Chance Encounters maxi dress in Orange, $89, ModCloth
Tie-shoulder straps are such a fun look for your outdoor engagement photo shoot, and this white floral dress from Revolve is super summery. Complete the look with a pair of white sandals and earrings in the same gold hue as your engagement ring.
Yumi Kim Trisha dress, $248, Revolve
If you’re looking for a matching outfit for your engagement photos, this white shirt will go with almost everything (plus you’ll want to wear this shirt again and again). The short sleeves are summer-ready, while the collared neckline still adds that special occasion touch.
River Island short sleeve shirt in Stone, $46, ASOS
For summer engagement photo outfit inspiration for men, you can’t go wrong with a versatile blue shirt. Pair it with white shorts and boat shoes for a sleek look.
Tie Bar solid cotton blue short sleeve shirt, $45, The Tie Bar
A pair of navy shorts is a staple in any wardrobe—and these Ralph Lauren shorts are smart enough for your engagement shoot. Throw on a white short-sleeve shirt and a pair of sandals and you’ve got yourself a beach engagement photo outfit.
Polo Ralph Lauren Big & Tall Prepster player logo chino shorts in Navy, $119, ASOS