With Fall creeping up on us, you know what that means…its that time of year for engagement photo sessions. The Fall is a great time to venture our and take your engagement photos because typically you will have nice weather. Engagement photos are so important because they allow you to 1. get formal pictures of you two as a couple as opposed to those selfies you force your partner to take with you when you are at a night out and 2. the pictures from your engagement session can be used on your save the dates.
Engagement sessions help to set the tone for your guest on what type of wedding you will be having as well as show off the personality of you and your partner whether that be super upscale, laid back, fun and quirky, or traditional. One key way you can convey this message is through the location you pick for your pictures. A location can set the tone just as much as an outfit. So today to help you and your partner get some ideas on where you want to do your engagement photos here are 16 Great Engagement Photo Location Ideas and examples from real couples engagement photo sessions.
The Fair or Amusement Park
So when it comes to engagement photos what would be more fun than a fair or amusement park? Bianca and Jared exchange loving glances under the sparkling lights of a carousel. Fairs or amusement parks are full so many places where it feels kind of naughty but sweet to steal a kiss and rides that have great colors that will add so much dynamic character to your photos.
A Local Garden
Just because it is fall does not mean you have to leave the idea of flowers behind. If you live in a warmer climate or catch a garden in late August, you can find plenty of beautiful blooms to meet your flower fix. A garden always creates a romantic mood so it is great for an engagement session. Here Summer and Mark take a stroll through the garden with pretty pink roses perfectly complimenting Summer’s floral dress.
A Sunflower Feild
Live in a cooler climate but still want some flower power in your Fall engagement photos? Check out a local sunflower field. These big bright beauties are a perfect place for a casual engagement session. Lauren and Jose stand out amongst these yellow majestic flowers as twirl and whirl through the field. If you are looking for a field near you for pictures, just search Facebook or Instagram and you are sure to see one of your friends posting about one. But don’t wait for too long, these beauties don’t stay in bloom long.
A Botanical Garden
Another great place to go if you want a little foliage in your engagement photos is your local botanical gardens. Botanical gardens are great because they often have flowers in bloom all year round and have so many different “scenes” you can use to create pictures with different looks. Jessi and Ryan are a Columbus, Ohio couple that gets to enjoy sorts of tropical vibes in the background of their photo at their local botanical garden.
If you are a couple that loves to enjoy a nice glass of wine together why not express your love amongst the vines at a winery. Elizabeth and Matthew exchange smooches at a local Ohio winery. A winery can present lots of locations for pictures like within the vines, or even within their tasting or barrel rooms. And after you are finished with you pictures you can relax over a glass of wine.
Now if you really want Autumn vibes look no further than the nearest forest or wooded area. As the leaves change colors to deep hues of orange, yellow, and red the woods provides just the right cozy feeling for casual engagement pictures. I love how Briana and Greg played up this cozy feel with their flannel blanket and warm fall clothing.
The College Campus Where You Met
For your engagement photos why not take it back to where you two first met? That is what Carmen and Corey did in their engagement session on the campus of Ohio University. By doing this it allows you the opportunity to capture pictures in places where you already have so many memories like maybe your first kiss.
On A Sailboat
Want to take your engagement photos off of dry land? Think about using a sailboat. Damon and Diana sail off into the sunset in their casual engagement photos and I love it. This is such a unique idea and if you really love the water or are having a nautical theme wedding then this is perfect for you.
Love the water but not so sure about sailing off into the sea? Well, try a beach location. If you are lucky enough to have a beach nearby this is a great place to take your engagement photos. In the fall as the weather starts to cool, this is a great time for beach photos since usually the beaches are less crowded with tourist. You all know I am a lover of all things glam, so I am truly head over hills in love with this glam engagement session of Kendra and Joseph. Kendra takes the beach look to the next level with her soft grey dress that matches the crashing waves on the shore but also has just the right amount of sparkle to add the glam factor.
On A Roof Top
Are you and your soon to be hubby all about the city life? Well, you don’t have to abandon your city life for your engagement photos, you can try a rooftop patio. With skyscrapers in the background, Sergio and Sasha share a sweet moment. Rooftops can be great for both a modern chic feel or a super glam look.
In Front Of Your favorite Mural
Embrace your artsy side and incorporate your favorite mural into your engagement photos. Murals are a great way to bring some color into your engagement pictures and showcase the city that you both love. Sarah and EJ smile happily in front of this bright beauty for their engagement photos.
On A Grand Stair Case
Want to show off your glam side like Sergio and Sasha, well find a grand staircase and put on your fancy clothes and there you go. Now you might be saying, Alex, a grand staircase…that is kind of vague. But it isn’t though, because of any large staircase in a city building or public place with great architecture will do the trick. These staircases provide the perfect place to play up drama and glam like you are on the way to your next ball.
At Magic Kingdom
What better place is there to capture the romance of your relationship than the Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom? If you are marrying your prince charming, then this is definitely the place you want to come to take your engagement pictures. Briana even dressed in her Cinderella blue for her engagement pictures with her prince, Kyle.
Jessica and Luke kept it close to home with their at home engagement session and I think this is a great idea. Where else besides your home do you all make the most memories together? Nowhere! So your home is a great place to capture your love and celebrate your upcoming nuptials.
At Your Favorite Local Coffee Shop
Love the idea of keeping with a place that you too love the most? Well, how about taking pictures at your local coffee shop. Veronica and Lauro show us how its done as they smooch the window of their local cafe.
I hope you enjoyed this list of engagement photos ideas. Have one you like the best? Make sure you use the share buttons below to pin your favorite location to your wedding Pinterest board.
Want more engagement photo inspiration? Check out this sweet engagement session that is centered all around true love.