What to Wear: Engagment Fashion With Mckenzie Deakins

09 07 2015

We are starting a new fashion series here on UBB called “What to Wear” and we are starting off with one of our favorite local photos and fashionista’s, McKenzie Deakins. One charismatic babe Mckenzie has created a substantial name for herself as a wedding photographer in UT and she is exceptionally beautiful + always true to who she really is and a complete hoot to work with! We love her personality and couldn’t think of a better fit for our first installment of this series! She kills it with a look at what to wear for your engagements, a question all you newly engaged couples ponder! We love these looks from Soel Boutique, J.Crew, Shabby Apple, and one of our personal fav’s Nordstrom (who coincidentally is having their end of summer sale!

Finding the perfect outfit for your engagement session can seem tedious and daunting. Don’t you fret! Here are some helpful tips to ease the process.


Stay away from the following…
– Wearing solid white on top
This doesn’t mean that you can’t implement ivory or cream. In fact, ivory and cream photograph white.
– Wearing black and red together. Most of the times my backdrop is organic and tends to have shades of green. Red and black are jarring when placed in that setting.


Keep in mind when shopping…
– Location is key! Coordinate the style and colors of your clothing to compliment the backdrop.
– Show me some color! Don’t worry about matching your fella. In fact, it doesn’t match… it goes…
– Layer it up! Scarves, cardigans, vests, hats, jackets…
– Textures and patterns. This adds interest and dimension to your clothing. Solid shirts are sad. 
– One dressy and one messy – I love the juxtaposition of having two looks for your engagement session. One dressy outfit includes a tie for the guy and a skirt for the lady. (I wish lady rhymed with skirt) The messy outfit is usually more casual. This doesn’t necessarily mean that jeans need to be worn.


If all else fails, buy everything, bring it to the shoot, then I’ll help you decide.

Most importantly!
Dress to flatter your body type. Be sure you’re comfortable. Don’t stray away from your personality.

I can’t stress the importance of using a hair and makeup artist before every session. It makes all the difference in the world!

Also… buy some Crest White strips. 
Aaaaaaaaaaaand Spanx!Spanx changes lives.

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Magazine Feature: Groom’s Fashion With True Gentleman Supply Co

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We love our magazine feature days because the content inside those beautiful issues is always stellar! Every fashion shoot we try and bring our readers something unique and different, this last issue we brought in some custom groomal fashion to … Continue reading

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Magazine Flower Feature: Blooms & Blossoms

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Today we take a look inside the beautiful pages of our current issue at some of the floral work created by one of our preferred florists Kelli with Blooms & Blossoms! This melon toned bouquet with accompanying bouts is a … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Luxe Charmeuse

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Flower Friday with Blossom Sweet

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Flowers

06 19 2015
Heather Nan Photography - Utah Wedding Photographer

What a week of beautiful summer inspiration we’ve had! While we are sad to be wrapping things up, we are finishing off this week with a bang! We know how much you all love flowers (so do we!) so to … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Paper Goods

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Heather Nan Photography- Utah Wedding Photographer

The first thing your guests see from your wedding is the invitations so you want them to set the mood for your special event. Today we are sharing the paper details from our summer editorial shoot designed by the amazingly … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Beauty + Fashion

06 17 2015
Heather Nan Photography- Utah Wedding Photographer

For most brides, how they look on their wedding day is at the top of their list of important details. There are so many elements that come together to create a stunning bridal look from the dress to the hair … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Cake + Catering

06 16 2015
Heather Nan Photography - Utah Wedding Photographer

Today we are sharing more from our summer magazine editorial and highlighting the amazing cake + catering. When planning the perfect wedding dinner it all comes down to the details. And by details we mean everything from the place settings … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: BHLDN’s Nomadic Angel

06 12 2015

This post contains affiliate links to BHLDN, a source we find valuable to our local brides. Fashion with international influence! This BHLDN beauty designed by Catherine Deane is in our current issue’s fashion feature shot by Travis J Photography at … Continue reading

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