So, you just booked me as your wedding photographer and are looking forward to your engagement session. Now you might be wondering if I have any unique ideas that will make your portraits stand out. The answer is, absolutely! One of my top pieces of advice is to add flowers to your session. Floral details will enhance your beauty and add to the overall atmosphere of your engagement session. Here are a few of my top suggestions for incorporating blooms into your engagement portraits.


A bouquet is a great way to use flowers in an engagement session. Ask your florist to create a mock-up of your wedding bouquet; that way you get to see a preview of your bouquet while simultaneously beautifying your engagement session. Holding a bouquet also gives your hands something to do, so you don’t have to worry about where to place them in your photos. 

Woman holding a floral arrangement of white bouquet of flowers

See all of this Provence engagement session here
Engagement session centered on woman holding bouquet of flowers at the beach
See all of this romantic Chicago beach engagement session here


Flowers can be used to decorate any special props you choose to incorporate into your engagement session. If you decide to use a rowboat, consider decorating one side with florals to add some visual interest. Or if you would like to use a bicycle, you could simply add a little basket with a bouquet to take the look of your engagement session to the next level!

Green rowboat resting on the shore decorated with flowers with engaged couple laying inside
Engaged couple kissing in a green rowboat out in the water

As featured by Style Me Pretty | See all of this romantic Denver park engagement session here

White bicycle with bouquet of flowers in basket


Didn’t we all dream of wearing flowers in our hair as little girls? Well, this is your opportunity—so go ahead and ask your wedding florist to create a flower crown or headband for you! The wonderful artwork of your florist will highlight your own beauty, and will help create a romantic series of images you will always treasure.

An engagement represents such a special season of life that you will absolutely want to remember with the help of a professional photographer. Whether you choose to incorporate flowers into your portraits or not, there’s no doubt that your engagement images will be cherished forever!

Bride-to-be with white flowers in hair and bouquet and groom-to-be kissing her