What Should I Wear for my Beach Engagement Shoot?

Beaches are such a beautiful location for your engagement shoot. It’s romantic and soft and combined with golden hour the light is *AMAZING*. As usual, you can wear what makes you feel best but if you are feeling stuck, here are a few ideas to get you going.


Flowy Dresses

Imagine the wind blowing through your flowy dress while the sun provides the most beautiful natural light. The engagement photos would definitely look glorious and lovely. Flowy dresses create a lot of movement that looks romantic and dreamy and are perfect for engagement photos.

Suit or Blazer

This outfit will look formal and glamorous in any engagement photo location.

For more casual beach vibe engagement photos, you can wear a blazer and a casual undershirt and khakis or jeans for that effortless but put-together look.


White is so often associated with weddings so why not bring it into your engagement shoot too?

White looks good on all skin tones and hair colors and highlights the blue of the ocean. For a graceful and elegant look, pair a white flowy dress with a flower crown or boho accessories.

A white long sleeve polo shirt paired with khaki pants looks great on the beach, as well. Wearing white would also look good on black and white beach photos for a vintage, classy, and very chic look.

Black or Grey

Similarly to white, black and grey look great on all skin tones and hair colors.  These colors also make a stark contrast to the beach, really drawing attention to the two of you.

Bold and Dark Colors

Wearing bold colors to the beach engagement photoshoot will make you stand out from the background.

A bold pink matched with a navy blue can be very alluring. A sultry red dress and black suit look formal and classy, yet sexy.

Bright Colors

If you’re into bright colors, they can work for a beach photoshoot as well.

Opt for colors in shades of blue, turquoise, aqua, yellow, teal, coral, and tangerine. These bright colors will stand out on the neutral background of the sky and sand. Avoid neon’s though as they don’t photograph as well.

If you want a vibrant, playful, and carefree look go for coral on one partner and turquoise on the other! Play it up to create a wonderful color combination with these bright colors for a fun and energetic look.

Soft Shades of Blue and Pink

Light blue and pink compliment each other and work beautifully with the colors of the sand and the sea.

Have a photo session during the magical sunset hour where the light blues and pinks would look lovely set against the gorgeous sunset.


Hawaiian shirts aside, floral outfits are good to wear for those beach photoshoots. You can choose to have bright floral prints for you and your partner for a really eye-catching look amidst the tropical background.

Or you can wear romantic pastel-colored florals and a plain pastel for your partner. Whatever you choose, florals will give you fresh and lovely engagement photos.


Sequins aren’t always for formal and indoor settings. Sequins can create a magical and whimsical look on engagement photos on the beach. Go for light-colored sequins like rose gold or gold sequins.

Sequins will do wonders for your photoshoot especially during the sunset hour when they will glitter in the sun creating a gorgeous glow on you. Dress up on the beach for a stunning and glamorous look.


Lace dresses are romantic, flirty, and feminine. Take photos during the golden hour to highlight the subtle lace patterns of the dress.


Boho Prints

Boho patterns look flattering amidst the sandy neutrals and clear blue skies. It also looks great along with a rocky coastal backdrop or a calm and romantic picnic setting by the sea.

Put your hair down and walk hand-in-hand with your partner along the beach in a very chic boho patterned dress. Your beach engagement photos will definitely look charming and effortless.

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