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The Perfect Engagement Session Dress

Are you stuck choosing your engagement session outfits? Here are our five favorite dresses to wear to your engagement session(on Amazon under $50)!

Choosing engagement session outfits can be really tough, and we don’t want it to be. As Utah wedding photographers, we give all of our clients an engagement session guide that includes some of our favorite Utah & Idaho locations, as well as suggestions for choosing your outfits. We suggest to almost all of our couples to choose at least one dressy outfit because dressier outfits photograph so well. They are very flattering and look great in almost any environment.

When planning your engagement session outfits, balance is really important. If you are in a pastel blue dress, you will want your fiance to be in navy or khaki pants, with a white or different colored dress shirt that will be complimentary to your pastel blue dress but not match.

Remember: the key is complimentary colors. If you want to wear a tan dress, layer with gold jewelry or a denim jacket on top to keep it casual and fun. Then dress your fiance in a more casual dress outfit, perhaps a pair of comfortable slacks or even dark jeans with dress shoes.

Think choosing outfits couldn’t get any harder?

Here’s 1 more thing to consider… You will want to choose your engagement session outfits based on the location that you are planning your session at.

For example, a mountain or field session would call for a more flowy, less structured dress, while planning a city session would be perfect to pair with a really chic, more fitted and formal dress.

We rounded up an entire catalog of our favorite dresses for an engagement session on Amazon, but wanted to share our top five favorites with you. We have curated a collection of formal, casual and everyday dresses that would look perfect at any location.

Here are our five favorites, and what location we think they would each look most beautiful in.

Ribbed Sweater Dress

This dress is one of my personal favorites. I bought it with the intention of seeing how it would photograph, and ended up keeping it just for myself. It is SO flattering and comfortable as well. This dress would be really beautiful with a session at a park or for a fall session in the foothills. It can be dressed up or down, which is another reason I love it so much!

Mock Neck Satin Midi Dress

I bought this dress to wear for a more formal family portrait session that we did with my husbands family, and it delivered! This dress was really flattering. I am 5’1″, so it did hit me at more of a maxi/ankle length than a midi, but I am a huge fan. It was also iron friendly-which is huge!! This dress would be perfect in any season, but I would recommend it for a city or more urban session.

Linen Ruffle Sleeve Eyelet Dress

This is probably one of my absolute favorite spring engagement session dresses! This fabric, color, and texture are absolutely beautiful. This dress would be great at any location, but I think a spring wildflower session, or natural feeling park would be the perfect fit.

Tiered Chiffon Midi Dress

This dress is beautiful and so classy! We love photographing chiffon-the way the fabric moves is beautiful and really flattering! Pairing this with a sport coat and dress pants would be a perfect engagement session outfit. I would definitely suggest choosing this for a city or urban park session.

The Perfect Sundress

Grace used this dress for her and Jake’s engagement session outfits at Cannon Beach! This dress is super cute without a jacket, but can be layered on with a denim jacket for extra dimension. This dress would be perfect for a relaxed engagement session in the mountains or foothills… but honestly, would look great in any location!

Whew!! I know that was a lot of info! We have a casual engagement session outfit post coming soon… Reach out on social media and let me know what you want to see included!


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