10 Spring Engagement Photo Outfits for Couples in 2024

Let the season inspire your looks.
Men and women's spring engagement photo outfits.
Photos, left to right: Reformation, Bonobos, ASTR The Label
Sofia Deeb
by Sofia Deeb
Updated Jan 24, 2024
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Looking for spring engagement photo outfits? We're glad you stopped by. The engagement period is a special time that you'll want to capture with photos. Sure, you might have impromptu proposal pictures, but there are many reasons why booking a formal engagement photo shoot is a worthwhile investment. "Sometimes a couple has never been professionally photographed and this is an opportunity to practice and get familiar with what it feels like being in front of the camera before the wedding," says photographer Petronella Lugemwa of Petronella Photography.

Whether you're looking to test a photographer, beauty looks or potential wedding photo poses, you'll feel better leading up to the big day knowing you're prepared. Lugemwa also notes that photos from a professional engagement session can be repurposed for the couple's wedding website, printed on save-the-dates, or used at their engagement party. Not to mention, it's a moment to celebrate the couple's love with some gorgeous pictures. "For most couples, it's a wonderful opportunity to capture a blissful time on their journey to 'I do,' so they have memories to look back on and remember this time in their lives," Lugemwa adds.

Below, we're diving into everything you need to know about spring engagement photo outfits, including what to wear and how to prepare. We've also put together shoppable looks for both you and your partner so you can step into the season in style. Let's get started!

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What to Wear for Spring Engagement Photos

Spring is an appealing time of year for an outdoor engagement shoot. "It's wonderful because the weather has warmed up for couples who live in colder areas, the trees and flowers are in bloom and it means more lively and memorable photos, which are the perfect boost as you continue the wedding planning process," says photographer Terri Baskin of Terri Baskin Photography. But what should couples wear to their photo session? We're breaking that down here.

How to Choose Your Outfit

When picking your spring engagement photo outfit, consider the weather and location of your shoot. Spring days can be chilly or warm, so it doesn't hurt to bring layers to your portrait session. And if you're posing for pictures outdoors, prepare for surprise wind and rain—just in case. The best engagement photo dresses for spring can ride out a seasonal breeze. (Bonus points if your shoes can handle a puddle or wet patch of grass!)

But most importantly, consider your personal style. Ultimately, the choice of what to wear to your spring engagement photo shoot is entirely up to you; so pick an outfit that makes you feel special, comfortable, and like yourself. Are you and your partner a casual couple? You don't have to wear anything formal. On the flip side, you might love dressing up—in that case, get fancy with it! Or, you could bring two different outfits and change into one later for an entirely different look.

How to Accessorize Your Outfit

Speaking of your unique style, don't forget about accessories. They're a great way to add dimension and personality to your outfit. April Fluker, a senior product developer for the fashion brand Lulus, offers a few great examples. "A wide-brim fedora hat; a print satin scarf you can wear in your hair, on your wrist or [around your] neck; bright sandals or lace-up heels; hair accessories like a headband, bow or clips; and pretty drop earrings are all pieces you can take on and off easily and add a little something extra," she explains. We're also big fans of a fun tie or bow tie in a fresh, seasonal color.

Spring Engagement Photo Outfits You Can Shop or Copy

For a City Photo Shoot…

A city shoot might not be the first idea that comes to mind when you think of spring engagement photos, but it's one of our favorites. Urban settings allow you to get creative not only with your backgrounds but also with your outfits. Consider it your chance to live out your dream of being a celeb getting caught by the paparazzi. Opt for an eye-catching mini dress or sharp-looking suit, you're sure to catch plenty of compliments (and adoring stares) from passersby. You can also make your outfits more spring-appropriate by adding pastel-colored accessories, like a purse or pocket square.

Women's city engagement photo shoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: Anthropologie, ASOS, Olive & Piper, Bloomingdales
Men's city engagement photo shoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: Suitsupply, Eton, Suitsupply, Banana Republic

For a Garden Photoshoot…

Here's an idea that's sure to put a little *spring* in your step: Why not take your engagement photos in a garden? Seriously– nothing says spring quite like lush grass and vibrant blooms. You and your partner will love posing for pictures against a backdrop of the great outdoors. While you could always opt for neutral outfits to contrast the colors of the flowers, you might want to take the opportunity to go bold. Step in front of the camera in a floral maxi dress or pastel-colored button-up and your engagement photos are guaranteed to be coming up roses.

Women's garden engagement photoshoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: ASTR The Label, REVOLVE, Reformation, Babygold
Men's garden engagement photo shoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: Bonobos, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Beckett Simonson

For a Beach Photo Shoot…

Beach photo shoots are a favorite for so many to-be-weds and it's no mystery why. Nature offers the perfect setting for couples hoping to capture a laid-back vibe in their photos. Of course, the glistening coastal backdrop certainly adds to their charm as well. When dressing for your beach photos, we recommend choosing pieces made from lightweight materials like linen. Shades of white, blue, and green will also complement the colors found in the scenery. Whether you choose to complete your look with sandals or go barefoot in the sand, you truly can't go wrong. Pro tip: Don't forget sunglasses! Not only is it likely to be bright on the beach, but it'll also serve as an excellent prop to switch up your style between shots.

Women's beach engagement photo shoot for spring
Photos, clockwise: Reformation, NET-A-PORTER, Dolce Vita, Bloomingdale's
Men's beach engagement photoshoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: Ralph Lauren, Moscot, J. Crew Factory, G.H. Bass

For a Trendy Vibe…

Looking for spring engagement photo outfits that make a statement? We love these trendy seasonal looks for 2024. With elegant floral and butterfly embroidery, the tulle midi dress certainly commands attention. Paired with velvet accessories and a set of butterfly earrings, it offers a look that feels distinctly spring. We love how the navy blue button-up and ivory-colored slacks perfectly play into the colors of the dress. One thing is for sure: This outfit ensemble is guaranteed to photograph beautifully.

Women's trendy spring engagement photoshoot outfit
Photos, clockwise: JessaKae, Jennifer Behr, Jennifer Behr, DSW
Men's trendy spring engagement photoshoot outfit
Photos, clockwise: Abercrombie & Fitch, Fossil, Abercrombie & Fitch, Cole Haan

For a Classic Vibe…

Maybe you're hoping for more of a classic look for your spring engagement photos. After all, you'll be reminiscing about them for many years to come. The good news is that these two outfits are guaranteed to stand the test of time. A floral maxi skirt is as classic as it is comfortable. Pair it with a simple bodysuit and some suede booties and you'll be good to go. Likewise, you can never go wrong with a stylish structured blazer. Dress it up with slacks and loafers or down with jeans and ankle boots. Either way, you'll be camera-ready.

Classic women's engagement photoshoot outfit for spring
Photos, clockwise: Lulus, Sézane, Vince, Anthropologie
Men's classic spring engagement photoshoot outfit
Photos, clockwise: Charles Tyrwhitt, Bonobos, Clarks, Bonobos

Where to Buy Engagement Outfits for Spring

Wondering where to buy engagement outfits—or at least where to start? We've rounded up retailers that sell spring-worthy ensembles for men and women. Whether you want to go for a fancy or casual coordinated outfit for your upcoming photo shoot, you won't be disappointed with the stylish and seasonal options these shops have to offer.

    • Nordstrom: Nordstrom carries a mix of formal and casual spring engagement outfits for men and women in standard, petite and plus sizes. Whether you're looking for a cute floral dress or a colorful button-down shirt with jeans, Nordstrom's got you covered with affordable and high-end options. Shop for: Anyone.
    • Banana Republic: Banana Republic is another one of our top places to buy spring engagement photo outfits for the season. We particularly love their cute slip dresses and silk tops, comfy polo shirts, and stylish blazers. Banana Republic carries standard, petite, and tall sizes so you can achieve your best fit. Shop for: Anyone.
    • Anthropologie: Anthropologie and its wedding shop sell fashionable spring dresses, tops, jumpsuits, skirts, accessories, and more, including white and neutral-colored picks that feel extra bridal. Plus, you can re-wear many of their versatile styles after the photo shoot concludes. Shop for: Women.
    • ASOS: ASOS offers stylish and size-inclusive spring engagement photo outfits for both men and women. Search dressy options like a jumpsuit, dress, or suit, or casual ones like a flowy top, a long-sleeve shirt or sweater, and denim jeans, depending on the vibe and location of your shoot. ASOS has it all in standard, plus, petite, tall, and maternity sizes. Shop for: Anyone.
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