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Summer is known for its bright sunshine, warm weather, and outdoor adventures, and it’s also a great time to take engagement photos. Beaches, flower fields, and mountain adventures are only a few of the many photoshoot locations available. As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, couples around the country are preparing for summer engagement photo sessions. The blooming flowers and lush greenery provide the perfect backdrop for engagement portraits at this time of year, but there is one drawback: the heat!

What to wear?

It’s difficult to pick an outfit for an engagement photo shoot, you want to look good, but you also want to feel comfortable so that you can relax and be yourself. When you weigh in the possibility of heat and humidity, the wardrobe decision becomes even more difficult. So, what do you wear to your engagement photos this summer? 

We’ll show you some great ideas for your summer engagement photoshoot, even if you are under the sun. But first, here are some outfit suggestions for your summer engagement photos:

  • Pick pieces of clothes that best reflect you and make you feel at ease.
  • Over the summer, make sure your outfit won’t overheat you.
  • Find pieces that complement each other without being too matchy, rather than wearing the same color or pattern.
  • Experiment with different colors and patterns, add pops of color and unusual designs instead of sticking to neutrals.
  • Outfits with a wide range of motion can bring variety to your pictures and produce stunning results.
  • Don’t be afraid and accessorize to add personality.

Pros of Summer Engagement Photos

It’s critical to consider the weather when planning your engagement photos! To work around the heat, a summer shoot can necessitate traveling to cooler weather or being up and ready for the shoot at sunrise.

  • Summer is truly perfect for couples who enjoy lush garden scenery. You have these lovely, full blooms in the summer, particularly in the natural gardens.  
  • A couple may prefer to begin the engagement photoshoots one or two hours before sunset to take advantage of the soft golden-hour colors. 
  • Sunrise is very different; the best light is about 30 minutes before sunrise, during “first light.” So grab a big cup of coffee and some water and head out to see the sunrise. It’ll be well worth it! 
  • Instead of photographing outside, a portrait session at home is a great option. Make the most of the lovely natural light that streams in through the windows and relax. Cook breakfast in the kitchen, and lay back on the couch.
  • Indoor studio spaces also have a blank canvas on which to create anything you want, which you can capture in any indoor location. Look for a cute coffee shop, brewery, ice cream shop, or hotel lobby to use as an artistic backdrop.

Cons of Summer Engagement Photos

  • The heat (and humidity) is the season’s major drawback. 
  • Another disadvantage to scheduling your engagement session in the summer is that it falls in line with the wedding season. You might have trouble scheduling your photographer for a summer engagement session if they are photographing weddings every weekend and editing.

Say Yes to Memories!

Summer ensures there are more outdoor photo opportunities, whether it’s hot or not, it’s just about having a good time. You’ll treasure these memories for a long time, so don’t stress the small stuff like the sun. Remember, you’re one step closer to marrying, so enjoy yourself! Make sure you’re comfortable with whatever you want to wear for your engagement session. What you wear and how confident you are in front of the camera can make a big difference. So, trust me when I say you’ll be jumping around a lot for your engagement photos, so make sure you’re comfortable! 

I want my couples to say a resounding yes to making memories during their engagement! Keep the following advice in mind: 

  • Consider wearing a long, flowing dress.
  • Soft neutrals look great on everyone.
  • Don’t be disturbed by the sun or humidity.
  • Complement with the scenery.
  • Dress it up, get it more appealing.
  • Look for a summery place.
  • Make the most of golden hour.
  • Have confidence in your photographer.
  • Take a chance to be adventurous
  • Invest in a makeup artist.
  • Bring an extra set of clothes.
  • Use personal items as props.
  • Pick colors that go well together.
  • Dress in layers.

And last but not least Have Fun!

Last Words

During the summer, some places are so iconic that you can only photograph them at sunrise or sunset. Summer engagement sessions are challenging since the days are longer and there are more daylight hours to use and everything is green and blooming, creating a plethora of lovely backdrops. Summer engagement sessions should be planned so that everyone is comfortable, hydrated, and not grossed out by sweat and humidity!

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Engagement Photos

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