In honor of my up coming two year engagement anniversary and #TheKnot featuring our love story in their DC, MD & VA fall/winter 2016 issue, I wanted to share my engagement outfit style for our beachside engagement session withAudra Wrisley Photography.
“James concocted a plan to propose to Jean while on her family’s annual vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The only problem? Jean’s sister’s boyfriend also had plans to propose that same week! With the help of Jean’s brother, the men decided to propose on different parts of the beach without overshadowing the other. One evening during a sunset walk, James got down on one knee and asked jean to make him the luckiest man alive. “I said absolutely before he even got all of the words out,” she says.”
Since the proposal happened on the beach, I really wanted to have our engagement photos taken on a beach to commemorate that detail of our story. Audra was kind enough to find us a beach location within driving distance of the DC metro area at Flags Pond Nature Park and it couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop for our visual announcement of our engagement!
I love putting together outfits and anyone who knows me knows that outfit planning is something I greatly look forward to every week, I am also missing my department store visual days in styling looks for hundreds of mannequins on the regular, so posts like this help to fill that void!
Planning outfits for portrait sessions is an important part of helping to capture a moment or tell a story in the most visually appealing way. Since our important life events are the most photographed and most likely to become cherished heirlooms for future generations, it helps to both look and feel good about how your image is preserved.
I wanted the style to be a little more structured for our engagement shoot since the overall style of our wedding was going to be more boho so I kept the looks for Wyatt and I tailored and color palette crisp and bold.
Her Style Details:
To compliment a modern engagment ring I paired this striking lace Isabel dress by BCBG Max Azria with a pair of Jimmy Choo cork and embroidery wedges. I kept jewelry very simple and minimal. Beauty by Lori Nansi of Le Mariee.
His Style Details:
A pair of slim navy Ben Sherman pants with a crisp fitted white button down and topped with a preppy pink and navy bow tie to compliment the color in her shoes.
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