Now that your boo has finally popped the question, it’s time to commemorate the occasion with a sweet engagement session. And oh boy, have we got some engagement photo ideas for you. From shopping in Target and surfing on the beach to lakeside beauty and the canals of Venice, we’ve rounded up the unexpected and the gorgeous from couples who totally nailed their engagement photos.
We know you’re on the quest to make these engagement photos the perfect embodiment of you and your partner, so take this chance to show off your personalities. Is there a common hobby the two of you love to do together? Incorporate it into the shoot whether through a prop or location. If you’re both foodies, hit up your favorite restaurant, or if you love cooking, bring out the baking bowl and blender. Are there any spots significant to your relationship? Take rooftop pics against the skyline of the city you both call home. Did you both meet somewhere cute? Reminisce on the past by taking photos there—one couple had their engagement photo session at the record store where they met (cue the awws!).
While location is key, if you can’t think of any place significant, your photographer will be full of suggestions for some gorgeous backdrops, and you can always add “props” to personalize your photos, like wine bottles, fairy lights, or even your dog. While outdoor shots with a stunning nature setting are always breathtaking, we have a soft spot for indoors at-home sessions—they make for some crazily adorable, intimate photos! Being in your natural habitat is a great way to get comfortable and cozy in front of the camera.
We particularly love the creative and unique—photos in the laundromat, at a brewery, or jet setting. And the season can always serve as a source of inspiration for some creative ideas—umbrellas for a rainy spring day, bathing suits at the lake during the summer, or sleds and snowmobiles for a snowy sesh.
Just look at how these couples did it; lighthearted and fun, glamorous and chic, these engagement photo ideas are sure to inspire you.