Engagement photos & What to wear

We had so much fun taking engagement photos and love how they turned out!  We really wanted our photos to feel warm and natural.

krystal schlegel wedding photos

Outfit 1: Black turtleneck // White pants // Cartier Watch // Heels // Luke’s Sweater

Outfit 2: White Tee // Skinny Jeans // Heels

Beauty:   eye shadow primer stick // Eye Shadow // eye pencil // Blush // mascara // Nail Polish // lipstick in ‘Pale Mauve’ // finishing powder


Since our every day style is pretty simple, we wanted to wear more laid back outfits that still felt put together.  For the first look, I wore this classic black turtleneck with cream pants and Luke wore this cream sweater.   For the next outfit, I styled a fitted quarter length white tee with a favorite pair of jeans to feel comfortable and polished.

I think these outfits work really well together because the tops are fitted, color coordinating (without being too matchy) and both of our jeans are a dark wash.  Nothing too formal, just us.


We wanted our photos to be in a pretty Dallas setting with neutral backdrops – our photographer suggested Flora Street in front of the Dallas Symphony one hour before sunset. The lighting was perfect!

A few other recommendations for engagement photos are the Dallas Arboretum, Bishop Arts and White Rock Lake.


We used our wedding photographer,  John Cain. (Who also took our proposal photos!)  He is so kind and always makes us feel at ease.

Before our session, I pulled up photos for inspiration!  We talked about casual close-ups with a warm natural feel.  Pinterest is a great place to look.  John often gave us subtle direction on how to pose while letting us be ourselves which was really helpful.

The best lighting is always a sunny day in the shade.  We shot just before sun down!

 For hair and makeup, I wanted to look like myself, so I just did my every day beauty routine.  This soft pink nail polish is my go-to color year round!

krystal schlegel wedding

We made a fun date night out of our engagement photos which I highly recommend.  After our session, we went to our favorite Sushi restaurant and sat at the bar then later met up with friends!

Engagement Photos by John Cain

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