The Engagement Photo Outfits Guide for Each Season

Congratulations on getting engaged! The time has come to finally start planning your engagement photo shoot and, most importantly, choosing your photo outfits. Trust me, an engagement shoot is an opportunity to capture your love and fun moments. It should be fun and less formal than the wedding day photos. Therefore, the most important thing you need to do is pick an outfit. 

This is because you will likely use these photos for your wedding website, save-the-date invites, and more. If you are looking for what to wear for your engagement session, worry not; I have got you covered with amazing engagement photo outfit ideas. My list includes casual and formal outfit ideas for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Let’s read through more about my favorite engagement photo outfit in detail-

Engagement Photo Outfits Spring

Spring is the best time of the year for a perfect outdoor shoot as the weather is warmed up, and every flower and tree is in bloom. This means you will get more lively and memorable photos. When picking up your spring engagement outfit, consider the weather and location. This is because spring days can either be warm or chilly. But most importantly, consider your style and choose outfits that make you feel special and comfortable. In essence, I generally recommend wearing lighter, more muted shades with fewer patterns. I have provided a few examples below, but these can be just an inspiration to tailor your look. Follow your own style.

Casual and Semi-Casual

You will feel like the star of the show when you wear this ivory engagement dress for a spring shoot. It is designed to be fitted throughout, featuring a back slit and a sweetheart neckline. If you aren’t a fan of heels, you’ll love the idea of wearing this gown with flat footwear. Pair it with a jacket or a chic top, and you can pull off any style you like.

Your partner will go ‘Wow’ seeing you in this ethereal, silver blue dress. It has a lovely sweetheart neckline with subtle lacing, slightly puff sleeves, and an airy, relaxed fit to steal everyone’s attention.


  • Ruched Sweetheart Dress
    How about opting for a more formal pick, like this satin blue midi dress? The beautiful, elegant V-neckline gown from Anthropologie comes with shoulder straps and is available in standard, petite, and plus sizes. 
  • Palisade Dress
    The sophisticated, sultry, luxe silk dress is a foolproof pick for outdoor engagement photos during spring. This tunic shirt is beautifully crafted from luxurious silk and comes with a cross back, spaghetti straps, and a delicate high slit. It comes in three muted shades: champagne rose, icy lilac, and dusty sage.

Engagement Photo Outfits Summer

With potential heat and humidity, the wardrobe decision for summer gets trickier. So, what should you wear for a summer engagement shoot? I have compiled the top summer engagement photo outfits to nail your upcoming summer engagement session.

Casual and Semi-Casual

A dreamy, ruffle maxi dress is just what you need this summer. The halter neckline and fitted sleeveless bodice are super comfortable and stylishly romantic. You can pair it nicely with a cute headband, neutral shoes, and long earrings.

The flattering midi dress in soft silk fabric comes with adjustable straps, thigh-high slit detail and slim fit. It is a classy summer engagement photo dress you will definitely want to re-wear. The unique shades of blue, muted light brown, and mint green are just a few things I love. In this case, I would recommend avoiding largely patterned designs. Add a sparkly hairpiece and dangly earrings with high heels to complete the look.


  • Beaded gown dress
    This nude-colored beaded gown dress is a great option for couples who love a formal look with sparkle. It comes in different colors, from taupe and blush to subtle gold, and can easily fit the style modern brides envision.
  • Pass On Grey by Jumpsuit
    The stylish jumpsuit is ideal for a relaxed, comfortable, and formal outfit. I adore this light yet muted gray style, and it has a flattering wide waistband, making it all look good and amazing. You can pair it well with heels and statement jewelry for a stunning look.

Engagement Photo Outfits Fall

If you’re planning a fall engagement photo session, you are in luck! Why? Fall is a wonderful season not only for the romantic views it offers but also for its overall ambiance. The leaves change, and the warm golden light through the trees makes photos look even more special.

Casual and Semi-Casual

The white long sleeves are a piece you will definitely reach out for regular wear. With a sweetheart neckline, puff chiffon sleeves, and sweet tie detail, you can nicely dress it up with a skirt or denim, depending on the vibe of your fall engagement photo shoot.

  • Hanna V-neck Dress
    This beautiful fashion-forward fall engagement photo dress will blow you away. I am sure you will be thoroughly impressed by the bow wrap details. Best of all, it’s available in beige – perfect for the fall season.


  • Draped Puff Sleeve Dress
    The eye-catching midi dress is tailored in the name of luxury and glamor. With the softest muted golden hue, it will harmoniously complement the surroundings.
  • Chelsea One-Shoulder Dress
    The muted champagne dress is ravishing from every angle. It is crafted from crinkle georgette into a flattering silhouette that looks good on everyone. A modern take on a classic style!

Engagement Photo Outfits Winter

Winter sessions are my favorite, and many clients contact me for many proposals and engagements. It’s the time to capture and remember so many fun emotions for a lifetime. Here are my favorite engagement photo outfits for winter.

Casual and Semi-Casual

  • Long Knitted Sweater Dress
    This is one of my all-time favorite casual winter engagement photo outfits. It is simple yet timeless and relaxed. You can easily accessorize with a coat and stylish boots. In addition, some statement jewelry can go a long way here.
  • Exlura Bodycon Pullover sweater
    This gorgeous long sweater dress can be worn alone as a tunic or as a mini dress. The above-knee length makes your legs look longer, and long puff sleeves make you look fashionable. It is a must-have basic dress, perfect for any occasion. You can pair it with blue denim for a perfect casual winter look.


  • V Neck Velvet Open Back Dress
    This long dress features a column silhouette, a plunging V neckline, and long sleeves on velvet fabric. The stretchy material is beautiful, elegant, and utterly gorgeous. The dress is perfect in the sage tone, ideal both for winter and autumn to complement the surroundings and festive vibes.
  • Cali Satin Dress
    The satin dress is gorgeous and doesn’t wrinkle due to its high-quality satin fabric with a flowy train. This cowl neck midi slip dress comes in the most beautiful dusty blue shades, along with champagne and moss.

With this, I conclude the engagement photo outfit ideas for each season. I hope you will find this article helpful. As engagement photos help commemorate one of the happiest times in your life, make sure to get the most out of every moment. In addition to securing the photographer and engagement shoot location, make sure to select the outfits ahead of time.

For more inspirational and informational ideas, read through my next blog. Also, don’t forget to contact me if you are looking for an engagement and wedding photographer.