engagement pic tips?

we're going to try some pics at the huntington library in san marino with a good friend of our's. she's trying to hone her photography skills, and we just so happen to need some engagement pics. heehee...any tips in terms of what to wear or ?

i've read that solid colors are good, so i've narrowed it down to a brown strapless jcrew "beach" dress and the same dress in fuschia. but i'm completely open to wearing something else. =)

thanks! =)
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 9:12 am
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Do you have pics of the dresses? =) I want to see!
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 9:48 am
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the brown "espresso" one looks like this (but mine's from last season):
http://www.jcrew.com/images/nov299/blowup/81972_BR6401.jpg

the fuschia one is the same style as the brown one, but just in a pretty bright fuschia color. =)
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 10:04 am
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I like that dress too! In fact I like it so much I chose them as my bridesmaids dress (in rosebud). You have good taste, thundercloud! =)

I think both colors would look nice. The fuschia is happier and would pop more in pictures, while the brown is more classic.
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 10:14 am
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It was too cold for me to wear a dress in San Francisco in December (when we took our E-pics), so DH and I wore opposite colors and here is one of our E-pics:









I agree with Margaret. I love the style of your dress and the fuschia will "pop" more than the chocolate one which is more classic. What color shirt/pants is your FI (wow, haven't used that acronym in a while) going to wear? Oh, and the Huntington Library ground is beautiful. I used to go to their tea room a lot! =)
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 10:30 am
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thanks, margaret! i love those dresses, since they're comfy too. i'm sure your bridesmaids must love the dress as well. =) i'm really torn between the two colors, since i like both so much. i'll probably end up deciding the day of, depending on my mood! heehee...=)

mrsbabysalute, what a great picture! my fiance was thinking about wearing khakis and a white knit polo or another knit polo. he's got plenty, including light blue, yellow, brown, navy, green, etc. heehee...=)

the good thing is we're having a friend take our pictures for us, since it's a hobby of her's. so it's not anything formal. she just got a new (fancy in my eyes--meaning not point and shoot) camera, so she wants to try it out. =)

the wedding photographer we selected is from florida, so we're going to take some day after (the wedding) casual shots, instead of a formal engagement pic beforehand.
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 10:47 am
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okay, i checked weather.com and it's going to be 88 degrees out in san marino this weekend. we might have to re-think things since i don't want to be all flushed and sweaty in the pics! =p eeeew! heehee...=)
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm
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I would wear the fushia dress and bring the brown one to change into if the photographer wants to tone the color down or do some black and whites and wants you in a darker tone fabric. The fushia will add great contrast of color in the photos, especially if it's a sunny day and you are around other colors.

Sounds like it's going to be fun. I love it when you're already friends with the photographer. It makes the experience much more relaxed.
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm
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Yes it is a comfy dress! Hmm, maybe you can get some nice shady pictures. I've been to the gardens once, but I know they'll make a great background! Def want to see some afterwards ;). Maybe you can go to the Japanese garden...I remember that being a one of the more "shadier" gardens.
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 2:57 pm
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I just wanted to say I froze my a$$ off for my e-pics and it was defiitely worth it.
Posted on July 21, 2007 at 4:25 am
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thank you all for your tips!! =) i ended up wearing the fuschia dress, but you can't always see it. it was a hot day, but we got some nice pictures. =)

i'll see if i can figure out how to post them here in this thread. i uploaded them into my profile, if you want a sneak peak. =)
Posted on July 23, 2007 at 7:00 am
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okay, here are the pics: (let's see if this works?)







if this doesn't work, the pics are in my profile. =)


edit: okay, the [img] tags don't work, but at least the links do. =)


edit #2: now that i read the other thread, i think i know how to insert pictures. darn. they won't appear on here. can i not link my profile pictures?


edit#3: using kristen's advice, i think it's going to work? =) HOORAY!!!! it works!!!!

Posted on July 23, 2007 at 7:04 am
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Those look great. I think the dress color compliments your FI's outfit and the background very nicely. Great color balance.
Posted on July 23, 2007 at 9:08 am
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Oooh, I like that grainy B&W photo. All of them are cute and I think the fuschia looksgreat!
Posted on July 23, 2007 at 12:48 pm

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