27 Sweet Ideas for Fall Engagement Photos
Congratulations, you're engaged! Now that you're officially getting married, you're surely excited to start celebrating the occasion. One way couples commemorate their engagements is by hiring a photographer for an engagement session. There's plenty to love about engagement photos: You can send them out to announce the news, include them in the invitations for an engagement party, or put them in an album to look back on for years to come. Whatever the case, you should make the most of your appointment, to ensure that you'll love your snapshots forever.
Fall is a great time for plenty of things, from pulling out your sweaters to cozying up by the first fires of the season. It's also a stellar time for your engagement session. With the leaves changing into brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange, you're guaranteed to have a gorgeous backdrop. Plus, you can really cuddle up—both to beat the bite in the air and to strike a romantic pose! Bonus points if you or your partner popped the question in autumn, and your images really capture the special moment in your life.
Before you set out to smile for the camera, consider some of these sweet ideas. We're sharing our tips for a great autumn engagement session, and including photos for the ultimate inspiration. Are you still waiting for a ring, but can't turn down a chance to see love in all its splendor? You may want to drop some hints, because these engagement photos will have you wishing for autumn proposal!
Choose a Cool Backdrop
Travel somewhere full of organic beauty—we love rustic spots.
Take Them as the Sun Sets
Rays of light look stunning poking through the changing trees.
Capture the Falling Leaves
It may take some extra effort, but the end result is worth it.
Find the Brightest Foliage
Colorful leaves are sure to make your snapshots stand out.
Include Your Best Friend
A walk in the park is made even better with your pup by your sides.
Dress in Outerwear
This advice is practical, but also sets a seasonal tone.
Strike a Classic Pose
You don't need to do anything crazy to score a pretty album.
Look for Golden Trees
Of course, red and orange ones also work.
Don Matching Jackets
Looking completely matchy-matchy can be cheesy, but coordinating coats is cute.
Keep Each Other Warm
Heat things up with a romantic pose.
Have Fun With It
Let your personalities show and don't be afraid to get silly.
Visit a Seasonal Location
Go somewhere that really embraces autumn, like an apple orchard or pumpkin patch.
Travel to a Lake
Fall foliage looks beautiful when reflected in the water.
Hit the Road Together
A street beneath an archway of trees is a great setting for your session.
Select a Pretty Venue
This location was perfectly moody, especially with the settling fog.
Get Close to Nature
Consider traveling a little to find a venue that really showcases the season.
Keep Things Casual
Comfy knits are totally acceptable, if that's the vibe you're going for.
Go into the Woods
There's something dreamy about a forest blanketed in fallen leaves.
Sport a Festive Flannel
Plaid and fall were made for each other, just like you and your partner.
Wait for the Right Lighting
As with all engagement photos—and photography in general—lighting makes all the difference.
Let the Season Shine
It's hard not to be impressed by the natural beauty of autumn.
Put on a Scarf
Break out your best autumn accessories for a stylish engagement ensemble.
Wear Autumnal Colors
Warm or deep shades give a subtle nod to the changing weather.
Sit on Leaf-Strewn Steps
Really, anywhere works, as long as fall's leaves are put on display.
Bring Along Some Props
This couple wrapped themselves up in a chic green throw.
Add Some Sparkle
We're all for a little shimmer in the fall, whether that's achieved with sequins or metallics.
This may not be season-specific, but it's a great way to capture your connection.