my favorite summer engagement outfit ideas:

Ah – summer! The sun is shining and you’re wanting some summer engagement photos. Perfect! I love summers in Toledo for engagement photos, too.

Dress super cute!

Cute summer-y tops, florals, dresses, rompers, jean jackets, and lots of colors are some summer favorites! 

Coordinate but don’t match exactly

Whatever you choose, make sure the two of you are in the same color family. Think back to elementary art school – warms and cools. If you’re wanting to wear navy blue, for example, maybe put your guy in a lighter shade of blue or green. Or think about something like white or gray where you can never go wrong. 

Get fancy

I always recommend couples get as dressed up as humanly possible (Because when do you get to dress up? Never. And your photos look timeless!) but for those with two outfit changes or a partner who shoots down the idea of getting extra fancy, my tip with jeans is always to have the wash be very similar. It looks better in your photos to have a similar wash versus one much lighter and one much darker.

water engagement photos

Keep patterns to a minimum

Be sure that if you’re wearing a bold, strong pattern like a floral that your partner is not. Having too many patterns going on does not translate well in photographs.

What shouldn’t I wear for my summer engagement photos?:

  • Tennis shoes

  • Clashing bold patterns between you both

  • Graphic print t-shirts

  • Out of season clothes such as fall colors and chunky sweaters

  • Shorts without wedge shoes for ladies (your legs look so much better with the heel!)

I hope this blog serves as a great guide for putting your summer engagement session outfit together!

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