friday feature :: styled engagement shoot

TGIF! Today I'm featuring some beautiful photos from one of LIFEstyled's recent styled engagement shoots. I love styling photoshoots because so often they can go SO wrong. Being strategic about the outfits you pick is key. We chose three outfits for Alex and let her fiance Jake {did I mention he's British?!} follow suit. The outfits were themed as follows so that we could make sure there were plenty of photos to love ::

  • Bridal in White
  • Colorful + Bright
  • Classic + Understated

A super-flattering white BCBG dress paired with a statement pearl necklace and white wedges fit the bill for our all white look. It also aligned perfectly with the chic backdrop of J.C.T. Kitchen.Hutchens2014_12Hutchens2014_01Hutchens2014_61

Anyone who knows or works with me knows that I love fuchsia; from clothing, to accessories to home decor and art. I think it is such a pretty hue that compliments virtually every skintone. Pair this Milly top with the turquoise Harlow necklace by Kendra Scott and the colors really pop together! White denim on bottom balanced out the colorful top half.Hutchens2014_16Hutchens2014_77


For the last outfit we went with simplicity. Both of the previous outfits featured a statement piece of some sort and we wanted to leave one basic option. We chose a Splendid cobalt maxi that really brought out Alex's eyes, and a fun chartreuse + gold elastic belt at the waist {I wish we had more pictures of this unique belt!}Hutchens2014_41Hutchens2014_42 If you're getting married soon and want help picking out the perfect outfits for showers, photoshoots, engagement parties and more, LIFEstyled can help. Check out our SERVICES for more information.

Wishing you a fun + stylish weekend ahead!