10 Casual Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas for Brides-to-Be

From tropical prints to airy separates, there's an option for everyone.

couple holding hands while wearing matching outfits

Photo by Matoli Keely Photography

First and foremost, if you've recently gotten engaged, congratulations! This is a moment that you'll absolutely remember forever, and a time for you and your partner to bask in the joy of this new life chapter. And though there may be a million thoughts running through your mind regarding wedding planning, before you completely dive into the next steps, consider scheduling an engagement shoot first.

While there's a lot that goes into prepping for an engagement photoshoot, like finding a locale and photographer, what makes this portion of your engagement so much fun is the ability to make it your own, especially with your fashions. Some brides choose to go the formal route, opting to wear ensembles similar to wedding day attire, while others tend to embrace a more fun and casual look by way of denim pants, t-shirts, and floral maxi dresses. No matter which route you take, though, there's no right or wrong way to dress for this event, so lean into the style that suits your personality the best.

However, for brides-to-be who subscribe to more casual styles, we've rounded up 10 lovely engagement photo outfit ideas to help inspire your own. Take a look below!

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Tropical Prints

couple walking on a sandy beach

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Beachy locales are a wonderful option for engagement photoshoots, especially if you choose to lean into the setting with your attire. We love how this bride coordinated aesthetics with her partner, resulting in an elegant, casual beach photo.

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A Simple Button Down

couple embracing in a kitchen while their dog looks up at them

Photo by Anée Atelier

Worn on its own, a button-down shirt is the perfect look for a casual and intimate engagement shoot. The best part? You can borrow a shirt from your partner's closet for an outfit that feels extra special to you.

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A Floral Maxi

man holding up his wide at the beach for a photo

Photo by Anée Atelier

You can never go wrong with a floral maxi dress, especially if you're planning a photoshoot for the spring and summer months. Draw inspiration from this bride and wear colors that complement your setting and backdrop.

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Winter Layers

couple holding hands while drinking wine in a snowy field

Photo by Anée Atelier

For couples planning to take photos during the winter, lean into the snowy vibes by wearing casual layers that are fit for the season. A snowy backdrop is the perfect setting for you to sport a sweater, jacket, boots, hat, and scarf—the options are truly endless.

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Denim and White

man and women holding hands wearing a matching outfit

Photo by Matoli Keely Photography

A white shirt and jeans are the quintessential pieces for brides-to-be on the hunt for a casual engagement photo outfit. You can even elevate your look a bit by styling your ensemble with statement heels and bold jewelry.

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Dark Watercolors

man and women kissing near palm springs windmills

Photo by Matoli Keely Photography

We absolutely love how this bride's outfit pops against the stunning desert backdrop. Take a cue from her look and style yours with a denim jacket, hat, and leather-heeled boots.

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Airy Seperates

man and women posing under a wooden pergola

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

Stay cool, calm, and collected by wearing an airy two-piece ensemble for your desert-inspired engagement photo. This bride took it a step further and styled hers with trendy heart-shaped sunglasses and a lace duster.

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Bridal White

engagement photo with woman on a swing

Photo by Terralogical

We truly love the simplicity of this bride's maxi dress, which is able to evoke a casual bridal vibe. While you don't have to wear white for your engagement photos, it's an option to consider if you'd like to fully embrace a wedding aesthetic.

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A Mini Moment

bride and groom holding hands while walking in grassy field

Photo by Natalie Bray

For an elevated casual look, consider wearing a white mini with feminine and dainty details. This bride opted to dress up her look even more by wearing pearl-encrusted heels and a loose updo.

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Pops of Color

stephanie hill

Photo by KT Merry

Use your engagement shoot as an excuse to wear color and show off your personality. After all, you are celebrating a momentous affair, so be sure to let your outfit reflect the celebratory moment.

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