Summer Engagement Outfit Ideas

This summer there are so many beautiful trends when it comes to the wedding world. But as a Boise wedding photographer, some of my favorite current trend has to be what I am seeing in engagement sessions! With so many summer engagement outfit ideas out there, I thought I would share my favorite for elegant brides and adventurous couples.

man and woman dancing together in a field as the sun sets with wildflowers surrounding them

Neutral & Casual

Keep things casual with a neutral outfit! Choosing an outfit that you would normally wear day-to-day has a few perks. First of all, you are guaranteed to be comfortable and feel like yourself. Secondly, you will be able to better capture what your love story truly looks like in your daily life. This is one of those summer engagement outfit ideas that is so simple, comfy and timeless!

woman piggy backing on the man as they walk on the rocks of a beach and the man an woman laugh together

Coordinating Colors

Okay, maybe this is more of a tip than a summer engagement outfit idea. But I had to touch on it! Don’t try to match your significant other. Instead, try coordinating colors and hues. This will give your summer engagement photos a more high end look. Notice how this couples (below) outfits compliment each other and add interest to their engagement photo.

Elegant Gown

If there is ever a time to get dressed up, it’s now! Summer engagement photos are the perfect excuse to get a new summer gown. Whether we capture your love story in the mountains, at a lake, or even in downtown Boise. Wearing a simple and elegant gown will truly elevate your images! Add some comfortable and dressy shoes, and you have yourself the perfect fit!

detail shot of man and womans shoes on a lake rock


Of all the summer engagement outfit ideas, this one as to be the most on trend! So many 90s styles are coming back in full swing, including denim. You can really play into the 90s trend with a pair of high waisted jeans. Or be more subtle and timeless with a more modern jean jacket. But trust me when I say, you can’t go wrong with a little bit of denim!


Simple Accessories

Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact. Adding just a few simple accessories can complete your outfit and even bring it to the next level. And making those small details meaningful sentiments will add so much more to your summer engagement photos. Consider styling your summer engagement outfits ideas with hats, trendy shoes, earrings and belts.

man in a blue button down and woman in a white blouse and hat holding hands and smiling together for their Idaho engagement session

Your summer engagement photos will be so much more than a bunch of pretty pictures. It is an experience that will live in your memories for years to come. And serve as a well deserved break from wedding planning! Ready to capture your love? Let’s connect for your summer engagement session!


  1. […] The outfits can really depend on where you live. If you’re living somewhere that stops snowing by April, you can go with a beautiful, short sleeve white dress like you see here. Something light with flowy sleeves would be perfect! Spring is all about new growth and being free. In a cooler climate, you can still attempt this look, however, you might want to add some warmer elements. You could pair a dress like this with some skin colored tights and a pastel blazer!  […]

  2. […] to dress it up quite a bit as the couple did here if you’re going for elegant engagement photos. Elegant clothing is very timeless and makes everyone look good. Instead of statement earrings, you might want to go […]

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