Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Engagement Photo Anxiety

Ok this will be my LAST engagment photo post, promise! :)
I had severe engagement photo shoot anxiety. It stemmed from the huge question WHAT WAS I GOING TO WEAR?!
So I spent a good 2 months collecting pieces and spending all of my paycheck on random articles of clothing. 

and then taking pictures of myself and creating a snapfish album to share with my mom so she could give me opinions from across the states!

When it came down to it I wasn't sold on any of these outfits, and these aren't even all of them! eesh!
A few short days before our shoot I found this beautiful J.Simpson number on Zappos.

Thankfully I am VIP status with them so I get free next day shipping (FYI they hand this status out like candy just express some dissatisfaction and you too will be VIP!)

Anywayy... In my anxious state I scoured sites to find tips on engagement photos and in turn came up with my own mish mash of tips for you all :)

DO NOT LOOK TOO MATCHY MATCHY (this was a HUGE no no for me)

Wear a neckline or accessory that frames your face

Don't look like a hooker!!!

Wear your make up and hair the way you normally do! No need for glamour shots!


 Trust your photographer! (sooo easy for me to do because we were CLUELESS and I 100% counted on her to tell me what to do!)

DRINK ANOTHER 1/2 GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE BEFORE YOUR SHOOT, but DON'T over do it, we dont want drunk eyes! ;)


  1. Lol. Your tips are great. And your photo is beautiful. Glad you found the perfect outfit. I'm sure I myself will struggle with this one. Especially since we have to take it inside in December. :(

  2. Beautiful! Such a classic, beautiful dress!

  3. great tips! Wish I had done the champagne thing!! I love your dress, great find!

  4. I LOVE all of these tips - your pictures were gorgeous. It makes me want to retake all of mine!

  5. soooo cute!!!!!! we didin;t have engagement shots :)many blessings!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I am also hosting an amazing limited edition giclee print giveaway by the very talented, Lark Calderon Gomez!

  6. Love the dress you are sporting in your engagement pretty and a lovely color!

    Liesl :)

  7. Just stumbled upon your have some BEAUTIFUL engagement pictures...and I couldn't help but giggle at your photo tips! They're great! :) Congrats on your engagement and good luck with all of your wedding planning