As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s becoming more obvious that spring is just around the corner. After the cold season melts away, the blue wintery hues will soon be replaced with sunshine and vibrancy.
If you’re planning an engagement session during springtime, this article is for you! And make sure that you don’t miss our special offer at the end.
Pose Ideas for Your Spring Engagement Photos
Springtime engagement sessions are typically bright and carefree. Since this season falls between winter and summer, it can be a transitional period which provides plenty of options for engagement photos. Here are our top fifteen.
Spring Engagement Photo Ideas Using Elements of Nature
Most engagement sessions captured during springtime incorporate an element of nature. From utilizing blossoming flowers to towering trees, here are the best poses for your spring engagement session which can be taken outdoors.
Walk hand in hand in a garden, forest, or open field with him leading out front and looking behind in her direction.
Cuddle up in a field with him sitting behind her. Take turns swapping kisses and whispering to one another.
Lay side by side on a hammock hanging between two trees. (Feel free to bring a prop to make it more interesting. This could be something like a special book or floppy hat.)
Have him lift her feet off the ground, with hands around his neck, while kissing under a tree.
Have her sit on a tall tree branch while he leans against it and looks in her direction.
Hold hands in front of a scenic view that showcases both the engagement ring and a nature scene.
Sit on the edge of a waterfall.
Lean against each other on a pier overlooking the ocean. (While a beach engagement session might scream ‘summer’, this is a suitable option for spring!)
Have him hand her a bouquet of meaningful flowers---like one that reminds you of your first date or ties in with your wedding theme.
Put the engagement ring in a field of flowers, on a twig, or blade of grass.
Classic Poses for Your Spring Engagement Session
If you’d prefer not to incorporate nature, get inspired with these classic pose ideas for your spring engagement photos.
Wrap your legs around one another. while sitting on a couch. To make this one more special, capture the photo inside a meaningful location (like the coffee shop where you met or the living room in your future home.)
Sit side by side on a structure with a neat outline to highlight interesting architecture. Have her knees pointed in towards him.
Have him twirl her in slow circles. (This is one of the most classic poses! It leads to a great photograph because dancing will display movement and there’s usually joy written across your faces.)
Sit one behind each other on a staircase. The steps will add visual interest and gives you a good excuse to be close to one another.
Lean against your favorite mode of transportation: on the back of the bed of a truck, in a convertible, or on a bicycle.
What to Wear for Your Spring Engagement Photo Session
Now that you know pose ideas for your spring engagement photos, consider what you will be wearing!
1. Opt for pastel or bright colors---just make sure that the colors you both wear contrast one another instead of compete.
2. If you’re going to wear a print, lean more into spring/summer patterns (such as floral) versus winter (like flannel.)
3. Select materials that are light in weight, like linen or lace. Heavier materials will be better for colder seasons.
4. Depending on where your engagement session is taking place, the air might still be chilly. Lean into the transitional nature of this season and layer up with a cardigan. You can remove it for some photos which will provide additional options.
5. Keep your accessories neutral, light, or bright, instead of dark. For example, open-toe sandals which match the color of your hair instead of a chunky shoe or boot.
Want to see some of these recommendations come to life? The Knot shares “The 34 Best Spring Engagement Photo Outfits.”
Free Engagement Photography in 2023
We hope you enjoyed learning about styling tips and pose ideas for your spring engagement photos. For more advice for your springtime engagement session, check out this article “The Complete Guide to Spring Engagement Photos (brides.com).”
Now---don’t miss our special offer! If you’d like for us to capture your engagement photos throughout any of the seasons this year, get in touch with us as soon as you can.
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[Photoshoot in the spotlight: Cammie + William in Orlando, Florida]
The Joy Team