What I Wore :: Engagement Photos

Remember when I posted a blog about what to wear for engagement photos a few weeks ago? Well, I'm really excited to finally share what I wore for mine! We got the proofs back a few weeks ago, but now that our photographer has shared these photos on her blog, I thought I would show you what I decided to wear for engagement photos (and what I dressed my man in).

I wanted something with a classic shape and feel, so that they wouldn't feel too dated too quickly. And I really didn't intend on us being so matchy-matchy but it felt right once we put it all together. I'd actually bought a special top from Anthropologie for our photo shoot and it ended up looking awful with his shirt he chose from JCrew, so I remembered I had this Jason Wu for Target dress in my closet, new with tags. It had been waiting for it's special occasion. This was it.

I ended up making a costume change into some white jeans and a Zara top for our last stop. We originally planned on doing a casual look and a dressy look, but once we were out doing the pictures and comfortable, it felt better to just go with what we were wearing. I knew these pictures would be much more usable in the future.

All in all, I adore my photos and I'm so glad we decided to get them done. It was a fun experience and I can't wait to fill all of the photo frames we get for wedding presents with these photos. My advice for brides and grooms getting engagement photos done: be true to yourself. It sounded like a lot of pressure to me when I was trying to decide what to wear, but I'm so glad I chose something that I was comfortable in. A tight dress I constantly would have to adjust or a pair of shorts that were riding up would have made me feel really uncomfortable, and that would have shown through in the pictures. An a-line dress was breezy and cool, let me move, and didn't feel too fussy. In the end, I was glad I chose something I would probably wear to Sunday brunch or out to dinner. We looked like ourselves that day. Same goes with hair and make up - I went with classic, and what I knew looked best on me.

HUGE thanks to Christen Byrd Photography for making us feel comfortable and capturing such great moments! If y'all need a photographer in Little Rock, I highly recommend her! You'll see more from her in the future, ie, my bridal portraits and wedding photos. I make no promises that this won't become a wedding blog. At least for the next 100 days.

Oh yeah. 100 days until I get married. Woot!