When you think of Orlando, the first thing that comes to mind is likely Walt Disney World Resort. While this tops the list for best Orlando engagement locations, we wanted to curate the best Orlando engagement photoshoot locations so that you can get photos captured after you’ve popped the question.
Get inspired by some of the best Orlando engagement photoshoot locations which help feature this impressive city and its surrounding areas.
Beautiful Places for Your Engagement Session in Orlando
If you’re looking for the best Orlando engagement photoshoot locations, there are ample opportunities to showcase your love underneath the Florida-sun.
Here are a few places for you to consider:
Get lively in front of wall murals in Downtown Orlando. Head downtown to walk around the Mills and Milk Districts to scout out colorful murals that evoke the vibe you’re hoping for. And since they were painted by local artists, you’ll be featuring art within the city that you love. These can make for some very fun photos!
Downtown Orlando at 400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 (Exact locations will vary depending on when/where you go)
Cuddle under the trees at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Spread across 50-acres, this historic home with sprawling gardens is an incredible backdrop for your engagement session. Walk hand and hand through the flowers, lean against the gazebo, and then stop for some photos under the tall, shady trees.
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Have a picnic near Lake Eola. Positioned downtown, Lake Eola has a lot to offer! The beautiful views of the city which makes a great backdrop for portraits. You’ll also have different options for places to pose--- like at the Chinese pagoda, in front of the fountain, on a rented swan shaped paddle boat, or on one of the lawns. Pro tip: Evenings are most popular. Come earlier in the day or save ample time for street parking.
400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Capture your love of Disney and of each other. If you envision a Disney-themed engagement session here are a few ideas: pick a ride with slow-motion like a carousel or the teacups---so that the crowds can be blurred. You could also find a quiet spot off Main Street, or on one of the lookout spots positioned to the front-side of Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom. Be willing to be patient to find the right spot, and make sure to avoid the prime times of day or weekends. (Just remember that you will need tickets for both you and your engagement photographer.) While it can be tricky with the crowds, the right photographer can work their magic. See what we did there?...Magic…
1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hottest Locations for Engagement Photos Surrounding Orlando, Florida
Since Orlando is such a popular tourist destination, consider driving outside of populous downtown areas to find the perfect spot for your engagement photos.
Go on an adventure at The Rainbow Springs State Park. If you’d describe yourselves as outdoorsy or adventurous, we have an engagement session spot for you to consider! The Rainbow Springs are located about 2 hours from Orlando and known for clear blue water, grand waterfalls, and lush gardens. (This is the fourth-largest spring in the state with almost 500 million gallons of water moving through it every single day!) Before you go, make sure to review current pricing and important updates on their website.
19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Watch the sun set on the dock when the sun is setting at Rollins College. If you’re looking for a charming outdoor engagement session spot, Rollins College is a great option. From the dock to the Spanish-style architecture, you will find multiple locations to take your photos while strolling around campus. And since it’s been around for 135+ years, you will be documenting an important part of Florida history. Pro tip: plan to go on a weekday so that it isn’t as crowded.
1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Twirl down the Park Avenue sidewalks. If you plan to get your photos captured at Rollins College, make sure to visit Park Avenue (before or after.) With many storefronts, sidewalk cafes, and museums, there are multiple different backdrops to create diverse photos. It’s the perfect spot to reflect a relaxed and urban vibe in your images. Make sure to check their website in advance as they post news and activities.
151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 (Exact locations will vary depending on when/where you go)
Run through the fields of Lake Runnymeade Conservation Park. Even though this one is last on our list, it’s one of the best Orlando engagement photoshoot locations. If your love is as steadfast as an Oak tree (or you just think they’re pretty) then consider Lake Runnymeade Conservation Park. It’s a widespread location that’s going to give you room to roam. Pose under the towering Oaks or stop along one of the paths going through the fields.
4600 Rummel Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771
Lean against the columns at Kraft Azaela Park. This is one of the most popular garden engagement session locations outside of Orlando. With cypress trees lining the short of Lake Maitland, and a standout monument (The Exedra), you’re bound to get some beautiful photos at Kraft Azaela Park.
1365 Alabama Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789
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[Photoshoot in the spotlight: Vanessa + Danny in Orlando, Florida]
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