10 Engagement Photo Themes for your Engagement Session | Saphire Event Group

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Planning your engagement photo shoot is one of the many exciting aspects of wedding planning. Although not a necessary part of the planning process, engagement photos are a fabulous way to showcase the start of this exciting new chapter in your lives, while also helping you get used to being in front of the camera before the wedding day!

If you’re new to having your photos professionally taken, choosing the perfect theme for your engagement photos may not be a walk in the park. Although your photographer can give lots of insight on the best locations for your photos, no one knows your relationship better than the two of you, and you want your engagement photos to express just that!

Here are 10 unique engagement photo themes that’ll get you inspired for your upcoming engagement photo session.


1. City Living

A city skyline is a gorgeous photo backdrop for those drawn to the hustle and bustle of urban living. Being based in Massachusetts, of course we here at Saphire Event Group recommend using Boston as the location for your engagement photos! With endless photo locations ideal for every kind of couple — adventurous, romantic, classy, laid back and everyone in between — engagement photos in Boston can be as casual or fancy as desired. Opt for a more formal look in the Seaport District or Back Bay area, or go more casual with a cute pair of jeans and a chunky sweater for lively Fenway Park photos.

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2. Picnic in the Park

For the bookworms, deep-thinkers, and those who cherish a peaceful Saturday in the park, a picnic engagement photo theme may be just the right way to showcase your commitment to one another. A wicker basket filled with yummy snacks, your favorite books, and a bottle of wine make the best props for a romantic photo session that feels as authentic as your love.

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3. Sand and Sunshine

For engagement photos as free-spirited as your love, roaring ocean waves and a gorgeous golden sunset may be the perfect vibe for your photo session. Run along the shoreline with your spouse-to-be and dip your toes in the water while your photographer captures the beauty of it all.

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4. Let the Good Times Roll!

Roll into your engagement session in style by incorporating an activity you can do together! Rollerblading, bike riding, or even paddle boarding are some exciting ideas that can illustrate the fun-loving nature of your relationship.

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5. For Love and Coffee

Calling all hopeless romantics! Head over to a cozy cafe for a hot cup of joe while your photographer snaps candid shots of you enjoying the finer things in life — aka coffee!!

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6. Date Night In

What better place to authentically capture your love story than in the comfort of your own home. Elevate your in-home session by incorporating an activity you love doing together. Whether it’s having some fun in the kitchen or cozying up with your pup on the sofa, there’s no better way to express your love than in the home you’ve created together.

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7. Cocktails & Conversation

This moody engagement shoot idea is an amazing choice for those who seek the finer things in life, or those who want to get out of their comfort zone and try something new! Sip your favorite cocktails and soak in the ambiance for engagement photos that make you look like movie stars.

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8. The Great Outdoors

Do you love spending your weekends in the great outdoors? Bring a photographer along to capture you in a setting you love most! Cozy up by the fire with warm blankets and twinkling fairy lights and let the beauty of the outdoors enhance the beauty of your love story!

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9. Runaway Love

“Alexa, cue “Getaway Car” by Taylor Swift.”

This dreamy engagement session idea is modern yet timeless. Rent a chic vintage car and drive out to the middle of nowhere for that “runaway love” vibe. This idea is perfect for the adventure-seekers, trend-setters, and those who swoon over an Insta-worthy moment!

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10. New England Classic

What better way to capture your New England love story than in the snow! Sure, this idea takes a little more coordination with Mother Nature, but how fun does it sound to bundle up and dance around in the empty streets as crisp snowflakes fall for a romantic and cozy engagement session.

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Not only are engagement photos an amazing keepsake from an incredible time period in your life, they are also great to use for the “save the dates” you’ll be sending prior to your wedding invitations. Some couples opt for an engagement shoot theme that’ll pair perfectly with their wedding vibe, while others let creativity soar and opt for something totally different! We suggest teaming up with your photographer to choose the best location for the shoot. With years of experience under their belt, they may have location ideas in mind that might lend the perfect backdrop for your vision. Whichever of these engagement photo themes you choose, pick one that feels the most like you to create cherished memories for years to come.

After choosing one of these awesome engagement photo themes for your session, it’s time to find the perfect venue your special day! Check out our four incredible Massachusetts venues located across the South Shore.

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