Dress Whites: Summer Engagement Shoot by Heather Telford Photography

When the engagement shoot of Salt Lake couple Natalie and Spencer landed in my inbox, courtesy of Heather Telford Photography, the first thing I noticed was the bride-to-be’s wardrobe. I love Natalie’s breezy white blouse, cropped white jeans, and bright blue flats. The white-on-white ensemble and pop of blue is perfect for an outdoor summer engagement shoot. Wouldn’t you agree?


Natalie and Spencer are getting married in just a few days on September 1st in Salt Lake City. Congratulations you two!

Brides- and grooms-to-be, are you having a hard time deciding what to wear for your engagement shoot? Below, photographer Heather Telford shares a few wardrobe tips to ensure you dress the part in front of the camera:

Out are the days of wearing black and khaki, white and jeans, or matching polos. The goal is to complement each other, but not be too “matchy-matchy.” Try to avoid big logos on T-shirts, but don’t be afraid of colors or patterns. I always tell my clients to have someone stand out and be the “wild card” in the photos. I like including a fun, crazy pattern like an animal or houndstooth print.

It’s all in the details–I can’t stress this tip enough. Decide your accent color and add that color into your jewelry, shoes, and accessories. Layers and texture look great in photos. Adding a blazer, cardigan, or scarf not only makes your pictures look more complete, but you can drop the layer towards the end of your shoot for a completely different look.  

Thank you Heather, Natalie, and Spencer for sharing these photos with us today!