Proposals have gotten extremely over the top in recent years. Long gone are the days of simply getting down on one knee to pop the question. Oh, no. Now, quite a number of proposals require extreme planning that involve an elaborate (yet personal) scheme to tell your prospective fiancé that you want to spend forever with them—oh, and not to mention the hired photographer hiding in the bushes, trying to get the perfect shot for the ‘Gram. Not up your alley? That’s fine (we don’t blame you). So here are some fun and romantic engagement photo ideas you and your fiancé can do after the proposal to announce to the world that you’ll be exchanging vows. Sans hidden photographer, that is.
After the chaos and nerves of the proposal die down, find a photographer to capture you and your fiancé in your post-engagement high. If not just for the memories, these photos would also be perfect to use on your Save the Date and wedding website. (And, let’s be honest, photos are so much better when both parties are in on it—don’t you think?)
From winery engagement photos to reenacting popping the question, but this time during a carnival (yep, that’s a current wedding trend)—there’s a perfect proposal spot for every type of couple. Scroll down for all the inspo you need. Feel free to pin them to your wedding Pinterest board (we know you have one) or, heck, DM them to your SO. Whatever your method of gathering wedding inspiration is, one thing’s for certain: You’ll definitely get inspired to create a one-of-a-kind proposal photoshoot.
1. Cliffside Proposal
Are you and your SO an outdoorsy duo? Then a cliffside proposal is right up your alley.
2. Baby, You’re a Firework
A fireworks display is a great way to tell your partner how excited you are to spend the rest of your life with them.
3. Car Engagement Photoshoot
Rent a vintage car for your engagement photoshoot and play into the ever-popular travel theme, if that’s something your relationship celebrates.
4. Parisian Proposal
This one may require some planning, but nothing is quite as romantic as a Parisian proposal.
5. Love In a Winery
Winery proposals are seriously trending right now. Bonus points for a kissing pic in the vineyard.
6. Carnival Proposal
A carnival makes for a delightful proposal photo backdrop. Plus, you can celebrate afterward with a joyride on a carousel.
7. Celebrate Your City
Take advantage of what’s in your own backyard, like this couple’s Central Park engagement photoshoot.
8. Views On Views
Take your partner’s breath away, not just with a proposal, but a proposal set against a gorgeous backdrop of your city.
9. Romantic Getaway
There’s really nothing more romantic than a couple’s getaway, so why not make it extra special with a proposal? Highly recommend taking trip to Greece, like this adorable couple did.
10. Home Is Where the Heart Is
Keep things simple with an engagement shoot right at home (if your home is this photogenic, that is).
11. Beach Bae
Live near the ocean? Lucky you! It’s the perfect spot for a breezy engagement shoot. Bonus points for the natural salt spray that’ll make your hair look amazing.
12. Hot Air Balloon Swoon
Another one that requires more planning, but Cappadocia, Turkey should be on everyone’s travel bucket list (IMHO)—and a proposal will make it a trip you’ll never forget.