16 Unique Engagement Photo Ideas You’ll Just Have To Try
Get ready to be inspired with these crazy creative photo op ideas for your engagement pics.
Before you get to the wedding dress, the vows, or even start thinking about planning your honeymoon, you'll need to tackle engagement photos — if you and your partner choose to do them (they look super cute for Save the Dates!). And they're no walk in the park — even if you are taking snapshots while you stroll in the park — you'll need to coordinate outfits, poses, locations and not to mention, find a photographer. Take a deep breath: We know all about photos and holding onto what matters, and your engagement pictures are important! (Hint: Print them in a Layflat photo book and add blank text pages to every other page to create a personalized guest book for your wedding.) We found 16 unique engagement photo ideas so you and your partner can nail your engagement photo shoot.
Opt for a memorable location
Maybe there’s a beautiful hiking trail where you had your first kiss, or perhaps there’s a cute cafe where you first met. Whatever your place is, choose that as your backdrop for a beautiful and memorable engagement photo shoot.
Include your kids
If you have children, they deserve to be included in this special moment. This is a great way to show everyone how important your little family is to you.
Don’t be afraid to get silly
The thing that made you fall in love with them in the first place was their sense of humor, so be sure to show that in your photos. Don’t be afraid to take some goofy pictures that will make you and your S.O. smile, laugh and fall in love all over again.
Go for a greenhouse
Natural greens and florals can serve as an amazing setting for photos. The natural light will bring out the shine in your blowout. And if you live somewhere cold or rainy, this is a great option for staying dry and warm during the photo session.
Include your pet
You may have a third love in your relationship and that third member walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. Bring your pet in on the photoshoot for some adorable moments.
Head to the mountains
Even if you have to drive to find the perfect backdrop, mountainous pictures will be a timeless addition to your photo selection.
Choose your best and most *extra* outfits to celebrate. A photo shoot with you and your significant other dressing to the nines make for some super memorable pictures.
If your personality is chill and low-key, then don’t do anything that makes you feel out of place. Go for something understated and let your love do all the talking.
Take a close-up
Sometimes all you need is a simple photo of you and your love’s happy faces. Don’t worry about getting the perfect backdrop. Just choose the best picture that shows how happy the two of you are.
Play by the water
There is nothing more romantic than a walk along a shoreline. Find a beach or a lake where you can snap some photos of the two of you walking barefoot. Take a moment to play and run through the water for some beautiful candids.
They say that home is where the heart is, so try a home photo shoot. Cuddle up on the couch or hang out around a backyard fire pit for cute, casual pics.
Romantic snow photos
Nothing is more romantic than a light snowfall in the winter. If you live in a place where it snows (or even if you don’t), take some time for a winter snow photo shoot. You’ll love the romantic lighting and beautiful pictures.
Coordinate your outfits with the scenery
For vibrant engagement photos, wear colors that coordinate with your scenery. Pro tip: Consider matching your engagement shoot colors with your wedding colors for on-point invitations.
Hit the city
Find some city backdrops for your city photo shoot. Graffiti and a bit of grit make crisp, formal outfits look that much cooler.
Find a field
Stumped on a setting? Go classic with a romantic field photo shoot. Channel your inner Jane Austen with a walk through tall grass, holding your love’s hand.
Stick to a studio
Nothing is more classic than a studio photo shoot. The natural lighting and stark colors will create a classy, modern vibe.