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July 6, 2019

Favorite Summer Engagement Session Dresses

What to wear for engagement sessions

Something I hear from a lot of my clients is that they don’t know what to wear for their session! And trust me, I get it! Even as a photographer who knows what looks good on camera, I still struggled to find the perfect outfit!

Since I’m a big fan of online shopping and also happen to have several engagement sessions coming up, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to share some of the dresses that I think would look gorgeous for a summer engagement session! I may even make this a series and share more each season! (Thoughts?!) Here are a few of my favorite finds!

Shop Talulah

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I always encourage my couples to bring two outfits to their session— one formal look, and one a little bit more casual. These dresses from Shop Talulah would be perfect for a casual engagement look!


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I love when my clients where neutral or pastel/subtle colors for their session! I think it really helps them to stand out, not just the clothes! That’s one of the reason why I love these dresses from Roolee; plus, they’re modest while still having a defined waistline which is super flattering in photos!

Roots Boutique

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I may be biased, but I love Roots Boutique! These dresses are all so cute and would be perfect for an engagement session. I even wore that first one for my senior photos!


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I love formal dresses for engagement photos. They just feel more luxurious and bridal, and in my opinion, you can’t do better than BHLDN for just that! These are all technically bridesmaid dresses, but I think they work perfectly for engagement photos too!

That third dress is actually one of the dresses I chose for my own bridesmaids, and I wore that first dress in our engagement photos with Annamarie Akins!


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I just adore Anthropologie 😍 They have a great variety of formal and casual dresses on their website, so it’s a great place to search for your engagement session dress! My favorites are that second one with the feather skirt and the third look with the lace jumpsuit for something a little different!


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Lulus has an insanely large selection of dresses on their site! Seriously, I didn’t even make it through all the pages of options before I found enough dresses I liked! With lots of color choices, you’re almost guaranteed to find something in your desired color scheme!

Jessa Kae

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I came across Jessa Kae on Instagram awhile ago, and I love how many neutral-colored options they have on their site! They recently added some longer, more formal dresses, and they have several great casual looks to choose from as well.

Red Dress Boutique

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Red Dress Boutique also has a great selection of dresses, many of them coming in a variety of different colors. I am just in love with those first and last dresses!

Well, that was fun! There are literally so many great options out there, and I hope this at least gives you some inspiration as you plan your engagement session outfits! Let me know in the comments below which dress was your favorite!

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