How to Set the Scene for Your Engagement Photos

October 25, 2021 | kailey

Image by Enlow Productions. Keep scrolling to see how to set the scene for your engagement photos

You’re officially engaged—congratulations! Now that your wedding planning is in full swing, we can’t think of a better way to kick off your engagement season than with an epic engagement photo session. After hunting down your dream photographer, it’s time to set the scene for your engagement photos. From selecting the perfect outfit to hunting down the prime location, here are our top ways to authentically capture your love. 

Determining What To Wear For Your Engagement Photos 

The outfit you chose to rock during your engagement photo session is an important decision. Your outfit should be something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Just like the saying goes: if you look good, you feel good. Everyone deserves to feel amazing during every stage of their wedding planning process—engagement photos included. 

For more inspiration, check out our guides for spring, summer, and winter engagement photo outfits

Engagement Photo Ideas 

Now that you’ve hired a trusted photographer, picked out your engagement outfit, and selected a location, it’s time to set the scene. We’ve rounded up a variety of different engagement photo ideas that can be brought to life in all of your favorite places. 

In-Home Engagement Session 

Home is where the heart is. It’s a place where you feel most comfortable, making it the perfect spot for a raw and authentic engagement photo session. 

Recommended reading: Get Comfy for Your Home Engagement Photos With These Tips

Picnic Engagement Session 

Whether it’s in your favorite park or on top of a mountain after a long hike, a picnic engagement session is easy, intimate, and romantic. Throw down comfy blankets, enjoy your favorite snacks, and soak up each other’s company while your photographer snaps away. 

Beachy Engagement Session 

Do you spend your weekends chasing waves or walking sandy beaches? Snap your engagement photos at your favorite beach during golden hour. If you want to add a little extra spice, suit up and take your engagement photos in the water. 

Carnival Engagement 

Carnivals are full of color, unique snacks, and a whole lot of fun. If this sounds like your kind of vibe, plan your engagement session at your local carnival. The vibrant backdrop—during the day or night—is a great setting for romantic, fun-loving photos. With endless rides and props, it’s a prime location for any camera shy couples. Hopping on the ferris wheel or sharing cotton candy is a great way to distract you. 

Adventurous Mountain Top Engagement 

Engagement photos are all about celebrating you. Meaning they should authentically represent your love. If you and your significant other are nature lovers or avid hikers, take your engagement photos on a mountain top adventure. Not only will it make for a fun experience, you’ll also be rewarded with views that’ll make your photos that much better. 

Set Sail For Your Engagement Photos 

Kickstart your engagement season by setting sail in a creative waterfront engagement session. Paddle boats, sail boats, or even an Italian gondola—your options are endless when it comes to boat and location options. You’re able to fully customize your cozy, secluded engagement session. 

Helicopter Or Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Take your love to new heights with an epic helicopter or hot air balloon ride. Whether you soar over the ocean, mountains, or your favorite city skyline, there isn’t a more thrilling way to announce your engagement. 

Image by Shutterfreek. See more of this real wedding here.

Now that your engagement photos are complete, it’s time to share them with the people that mean the most to you. To shout your love from the rooftops in style, check out these unique Etsy save the dates worthy of announcing your wedding.

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  1. Thanks so much for the feature again, guys!

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