34 Cute Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas for Spring 2022
The engagement period is a special time 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," says photographer Petronella Lugemwa of Petronella Photography. A professional engagement session can act as a test run for your wedding day portraits; 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. Plus, it's simply a moment to celebrate the couple's love with some gorgeous pictures. "For most couples, it's a wonderful opportunity to capture a really 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 dive into everything you need to know about spring engagement photo outfits, including what to wear and how to prepare for your upcoming spring photo shoot. We've also picked some stylish attire options for you and your partner to shop now.
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What to Wear for Spring Engagement Photos
Spring is an appealing time of year for an outdoor engagement shoot. "The weather has warmed up for couples who live in colder areas, the trees and flowers are in bloom and it usually creates 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?
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 flipside, you might love dressing up—in that case, get fancy with it!
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 for Women
When it comes to womenswear, Baskin suggests "dresses or skirts that flow, soft floral prints or patterns, cute accessories with color and nude shoes." Fluker recommends romantic design details (think: puff sleeves and bows) as well as two-piece sets. "They're kind of perfect for engagement photos, as you can switch out the top or bottom to give you more outfit options," she explains. For even more outfit ideas, browse this list of shoppable picks.
Lulus Out Tonight Two-Piece Jumpsuit in Sage Green
We're starting with this lovely two-piece jumpsuit for your spring engagement shoot. It has a shallow V-neck, lace-up back and flowy pant legs for a little drama. Plus, the Sage Green color is basically the color of spring. A few simple accessories, like a chain necklace and block-heel sandals, will complete the look.
Reformation Violet Dress in Toile De Jouy
You'll feel incredible in this off-the-shoulder dress. Between the romantic sweetheart neckline, loose sleeves and ruched bodice, what's not to love? Pair this floral frock with neutral-colored heels for a super-cute spring engagement photo outfit.
BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress in Sand Dune
How about a more formal look, like this satin midi dress? The draped cowl neckline and slip silhouette will make your partner's heart flutter. It's a classy engagement photo outfit you'll definitely want to rewear.
ELOQUII Satin Button-Down Maxi Shirtdress in Love Struck
This fashionable maxi shirtdress is another stylish option for your spring engagement photos. We're digging the sweet polka-dot design, built-in belt and polished sleeve cuffs. How cute would this dress look with some gold jewelry and spring booties?
Summersalt The Cinched-Waist Caftan Dress in Ivy Vintage Floral
Style meets comfort with this dreamy floral dress. It's made from a breathable, silky charmeuse fabric, so you'll feel fresh throughout your spring engagement photo shoot. It also has adorable faux buttons, an adjustable tie waist and long sleeves (because it can still get chilly in the spring).
Needle & Thread Peaches Smocked Ankle Dress in Champagne
How whimsical is this ruffled ankle-length dress? We're swooning over the dotted tulle fabric and romantic tiered skirt. Add nude or metallic shoes (and maybe even a cute headband) to make it spring photo shoot-ready!
Boohoo Plus Ruffle Tie-Front Blouse in Multi
More ruffles, please! This adorable floral blouse is a casual spring top you'll reach for on the regular. It has a flirty V-neck, a cute front-tie knot and flowy sleeves. So basically, it'll become your new favorite shirt. Add flared denim pants, gold or silver jewelry and colorful mules for a chic engagement photo outfit.
Torrid Tiered Midi Dress in Granite Green
You can't go wrong with this gorgeous spring photo outfit: a flowy, pastel green midi dress. The light and airy frock is made with soft-knit fabric—ideal for a long day of engagement shots. Dress it up with a stylish neck scarf or layer it with a denim jacket.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffled Tulle Maxi Skirt in Champagne
There's no better time to wear this flowy floor-length tulle skirt than for your spring engagement shoot. The dramatic design would pair perfectly with a simple long-sleeve sweater. For your accessories, feel free to incorporate some fun pops of color!
Lulus Evalina Mock-Neck Midi Dress in Mustard Yellow Floral Print
This beautiful midi dress has everything we love: a flowy midi skirt, ruffled sleeves and a stunning yellow floral design that's made for the springtime. Add heeled sandals and delicate gold jewelry to finish your photo shoot outfit.
Faithfull the Brand Romilla Midi Dress in Varsha Gingham Sage
When we think about spring, we can't help but think of gingham. This seasonal midi dress has a cute checkered pattern, fun puff sleeves and two back bows. It's safe to say we're fans. As for accessories, consider carrying a trendy wicker handbag.
Boden Notch-Neck Linen Mini Dress in Chambray
You'll feel beautiful and breezy in this simple linen dress. It's made from 100% linen, so it's perfect for a warmer shoot day. We're loving the effortless tie belt, puffy blouson sleeves and functional pockets. For styling inspo, add dangly earrings and cute wedges or sandals for a casual spring engagement photo outfit.
Ever New Bronte Floral-Print Ruched High/Low Dress in Peony Blossom
Everyone will ask you where you got this gorgeous chiffon dress. The deep neckline, flutter sleeves and high-low hemline make it a total showstopper. Plus, the pink peony print screams springtime. When you're ready to accessorize, look for complementary hoop earrings and strappy heels.
Nasty Gal Polka-Dot Seersucker Balloon-Sleeve Crop Top
We're bringing you another puff-sleeve attire option for your spring engagement photos (we simply can't resist). This crop top has a chic polka-dot pattern that can be dressed up or down depending on your style. Go casual with flared denim or try a solid-color maxi skirt for some extra flair. Fun, colorful shoes are encouraged.
Abercrombie & Fitch Tie-Strap Babydoll Midaxi Dress in White Floral
Okay, we're actually obsessed with this white floral dress for spring. The plunging V-neckline is so elegant, plus the tiered bottom makes it an even classier engagement outfit option. Add neutral heels or mules, simple jewelry and a light jacket or sweater for a variety of photo looks.
FARM Rio The Yellow Flowerdoscopic Midi Dress
You'll wow family and friends with this statement-making dress for your spring engagement photos. The unique design includes a V-neck, gorgeous puffed sleeves and a ruffle-edged hem, so it's not your everyday dress. Try neutral-colored booties or sandals and minimal jewelry to balance the multicolored floral design.
ASTR The Label One-Sleeve Side-Wrap Sweater in Icy Pink
If there's still a bit of chill in the air, here's an excellent sweater option that doesn't sacrifice style. The one-sleeve shape, cute tie waist and light pink color are all on trend for spring. Wear it with jeans or white pants, bold earrings and black or nude heels.
Spring Engagement Photo Outfits for Men
When it comes to men's spring engagement outfits, finding the right attire can feel like a daunting task. Our best advice? Shop for style and comfort—it'll help you achieve a look that's polished but relaxed. When in doubt, consider a classic combo. "Guys look nice in a button-down shirt and sport coat and slacks or a navy blue or gray suit and brown shoes," Baskin says. Whether you're in the mood for something dressy or casual, we've gathered even more outfit ideas below. And remember, coordinating your outfit with your partner is key!
Bonobos Stretch Oxford Shirt in Mint Green
This classic button-down is a no-brainer. The shirt is made with added stretch for maximum comfort, plus you can choose your preferred fit and length. We love the Mint Green color, but the other pastel shades are just as spring-worthy. Dress it up with slacks and dress shoes, or go casual with denim and a nice pair of white or black sneakers.
Rhone Commuter Pant in Olivine
There's a good reason why Rhone's Commuter Pant is so popular: it's breathable, stylish and made with comfortable Flex-Knit fabric. So basically, it's a pant you'll want to wear all the time—at your engagement shoot, on the weekends and at work. It even has an extra pocket on the right side to hold your wallet, keys and other essentials, which will come in handy while you're taking pictures.
Johnny Bigg Iconic 2 Stretch Jacket in Navy
We love a good blazer—especially when it's as versatile as this one. The sophisticated navy color is perfect for a formal spring engagement session. Wear it over a button-down and pair it with nice pants and dressy ankle boots.
Topman Formal Short-Sleeve Shirt in White
You'll love the lightweight feel of this white short-sleeve shirt for your spring engagement shoot. The simple design has a dapper spread collar and button placket, which will pair nicely with dark slacks or jeans. We have a feeling you'll start sporting this wardrobe staple on the regular.
Banana Republic Extra Slim-Fit Wrinkle-Resistant Sharkskin Jacket in Gray
You'll look so sophisticated in this formal spring engagement photo jacket. It's made with comfortable stretch fabric, perfect for hitting all those poses. Heighten the look with matching trousers, a simple belt and leather shoes.
Brax Chuck Slim-Fit Jeans in Perma Black
What about a pair of good-quality jeans? This black slim-fit pair would look great with a button-down or light sweater. Accessorize with a simple belt, your favorite watch and dressy loafers—or go more casual with sneakers.
Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Stretch Check Sport Shirt in Pink
Here's another great short-sleeve option: a simple pink button-down. The collar adds a formal touch, while the pink color speaks to spring. Also, you'll appreciate the stretchy, wrinkle-resistant material after a long day of taking pics. Consider dark jeans or dress pants to offset the light-colored fabric.
Bonobos Original Stretch Washed Chino in The Khakis
You'll feel snazzy in this fitted chino pant; it's comfortable, unrestrictive and completely appropriate for your spring engagement photo shoot. The khaki color is a classic option for the spring, but there are plenty of other color options too. Try a dress shirt and neutral loafers or boots for a complete outfit.
Flint and Tinder Bone-Button Western Shirt in Stonewash Denim
For a casual spring engagement photo outfit, what about this western-style denim shirt? Style it with a plain white T-shirt, neutral chinos and boots or sneakers for your finished look. (You can also take it on and off during photos for a quick outfit change!)
Goodfellow & Co. Men's Short-Sleeve Loring Polo T-Shirt in Forest Green
A polo is a great blend of formal and casual. This versatile design comes in a few solid colors, including Forest Green (our spring pick), Coastal Wave (blue), Pomegranate Mystery (red) and simple black and white. Now all you need are some dark-wash jeans and crisp leather sneakers.
Open Edit Stretch Cotton Button-Up Shirt in Navy Eclipse
This dressy button-up shirt would fair nicely at a formal engagement photo session. It has a curved shirttail hem and lightweight cotton feel for a refined, comfortable outfit option. Accessorize with a nice watch, dress pants and leather dress shoes.
Joe's Jeans Lakota Dark Wash Jeans
You can't go wrong with these simple, straight-leg jeans. Whether you pair them with a polo, a button-down or a casual T-shirt, the dark wash color will make you look put-together. If you want to buy something that you'll wear again and again, this is it.
GAP Slub Crewneck Sweater in Blue Ibiza Sea
If the weather's still cold outside, you might prefer a sweater for your spring engagement photo shoot. What about this cozy crewneck? The sea-inspired color is so unique, and you can make it dressy or casual depending on how you style it. The lightweight cotton fabric will keep you warm and comfortable all day long.
New Look Slim Smart Pants in Navy
Here's another simple pant you'll want to repurpose for other special occasions. The navy color will look great styled with a light-colored dress shirt or sweater. And you'll feel nice and snug in the super-soft fabric.
Bonobos The Stretch Everyday Shirt in Night Aqua
We're back with another versatile option for your engagement photo shoot. You'll love this button-down shirt's stretch cotton, not to mention the front chest pocket and adjustable cuffs. Consider neutral slacks and dress shoes or sneakers for your final look.
Harbor Bay Performance Polo Shirt in Quiet Grey Space Dye
You'll love the lightweight fit of this performance polo. It's made with moisture-wicking cotton and has odor protection, which will come in handy if you'll be outdoors. For a casual outfit, add jeans and white sneakers.
The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's Classic Fit Button-Down Shirt in Blues
Can you tell that we're big fans of blues for the spring? This button-down shirt has a spread collar, long sleeves and button cuffs, so you'll look well-dressed for your spring engagement photo session. Pair it with neutral-colored chinos and your favorite dressy accessories for a put-together look.