If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?
Engagement Photo Ideas
1. The Pickup Truck
This photo – by Justin Battenfield – is one of my all-time favorite engagement photos ever. And it reminds me of this song. I love the cowboy boots hanging off the edge of the truck!
2. The Ampersand
You & Me. She & Him. Us & Forever. Here & Now. An ampersand is one of the essential engagement photo ideas. Photo by Stripling Photography.
3. The Ocean
Waves. Sand. Who-cares-if-our-feet-get-wet. Love. Photo by Eric Boneske.
4. The Library
The library stacks can be a very romantic place. By Michelle Gardella.
5. The Hot Rod
One hot car, aviators, and a totally adorable couple. Check, check, and check. By Photography by Jen Philips.
6. The Blanket
Perfect for that snuggled-up shot, By Justin Battenfield. This is an especially perfect prop for the fall!
Loving this one, too, by the lake. By Stripling Photography.
7. The Snow
Snow is a fantastic winter engagement photo idea, and the result is usually a snowball fight (which makes it even more fun). By Amy Carroll Photography.
8. The Pub
This couple is so in love, they don’t even seem to notice they’re on camera. By Cheatwood Photography.
9. The Train
Steal a few kisses on a train. By RubySky Photography.
10. The Chalkboards
Chalkboards are one of the most popular engagement photo ideas right now and for good reason: this is one prop that can display your upcoming wedding date or custom message right in your photo. By Eric Boneske.
11. The Surprise Proposal
Horacio took Courtney to the beach for a romantic walk, but secretly hired Eric Boneske to capture a surprise proposal, making this one of the best engagement photo ideas (and proposal ideas) of all time. By Eric Boneske.
12. The Coat
Aw. Such a sweet shot. By Justin Battenfield.
13. The Church Pew
We featured this engagement session yesterday and the church pew quickly made our list of top engagement photo ideas. By Zack Wilson Photography.
14. The Vineyard
Ah, outdoors in rows of vineyards: a perfect setting. By Eric Boneske Photography.
15. The Local Hot Spot / Artwork in Town
Where’s your favorite place to hang out? Do you have a favorite local attraction? Make sure it’s on your engagement photo location list. We have a few examples for this one. First, a shot of the couple in front of Thomas Oyster Co., captured by Michelle Gardella Photography
… a huge wall mural in Miami by Photos by Mavi…
… and, last but not least, the Detroit Train Station, a local architectural marvel. By Sarah Kossuch.
16. The Wine Barrels
A winery is a beautiful place to have an engagement shoot. This shot is one of my favorites from this shoot. By Eric Boneske.
17. The Alma Mater
This couple wanted to include their alma mater, where they met, into their engagement photos. By Justin Battenfield.
Another way to do so? Take your engagement photos to your college campus, like this lecture hall shot by Erin J. Photography.
18. The Greenhouse
Ah, love in the greenhouse. by Michelle Gardella Photography.
19. The Scrabble Board
One of the most memorable engagement photo ideas involves props or activities, like this Scrabble board. This shot gets a triple word score just for being awesome. By Justin Battenfield.
20. The Pups
Don’t leave your pups out of the fun! I love this shot because it shows their neighborhood and interaction with their pups. By Justin Battenfield.
And, this cutie with a bow tie on. By Charity Maurer.
And, the best prop of them all? That big ‘ol smile.
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P.S. “I’m engaged… now what?” Find out 5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged.
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Some of these look good, but others have serious lighting/focus issues…
Super cute ideas.. thank you for sharing.
These are amazing; make my heart smile, for sure! I’m super antsy for an engagement shoot now! Flawless photography and breathtaking moments captured on film. Love, love, love!
Oh wow, hard to pick a favorite. These are some beautiful shots. The surprise proposal photo is stunning. I must admit the chalkboard one is totally cool.
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