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Our Engagement Photo Fashion

It has come to my attention that I was so busy wedding planning and losing my sanity last summer that I never actually posted our engagement photos! Which is really a shame since Rebecca Siewert did such a fantastic job. I put them on my Facebook page and had a couple people ask how I chose what to wear.

This is a few tips on how I decided:

Royce is significantly more casual than I am. He’s a ski photographer in the winter so I really feel that speaks for itself. Naturally, he wanted to wear a t-shirt and jeans to the shoot while I wanted to wear a dress and wedges.  After about half an hour of fighting about how I was apparently “over-dressed” and making him look bad, I changed into something that would suit him better.

To avoid being boring and too matchy-matchy, I wore a jean jacket instead of jean pants to look a bit more casual and then wore printed pants in the same sorbet colour palette of his shirt.  The trick is to compliment each other without wearing the exact some colour.  I dressed my outfit up with gold bangles from Stella & Dot, earrings, and a pretty pair of flats.  You might also notice I avoided wearing a watch since you don’t want to distract from your new bling!  I did my own hair and make-up but I recommend getting it done by a professional.  Our shoot was last minute based on the weather so that just wasn’t an option unfortunately!

If you take anything away from this post, remember that when you dress for any shoot make sure you feel like yourself.  If you want to love your photos, you want to be able to see your and your fiance’s true personalities in them.  While we went more casual for our outfits to make Royce feel more comfortable, we kept them pretty and romantic to suit me too.  Here’s how they turned out!

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