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Outdoor Wedding and Engagement Photography for Inspiration

With the summer months here, your shooting schedule is ramping up and you are flexing your creative muscles. There are a variety of scenarios you will face with each couple you shoot, from the engagement session to the wedding day, especially in outdoor locations. Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide wedding photography editing services, and we also love to share inspirational wedding photography from top pros in the industry. Although you have a unique photography style, it can be helpful to look at images from others and gain inspiration from them. Below, we have 9 outdoor wedding and engagement photos to help you do just that!

1. Lin & Jirsa Photography

What an amazing shot, especially with the sunflare glowing between the couple! This is a great example of something you can achieve if you are in this type of scenario during an engagement session. Find out how ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro Lin and Jirsa Photography achieved this shot in our Off-Camera Flash Techniques Guide!

wedding photography sunburst

Image by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Lin and Jirsa Photography

2. Roberto Valenzuela

This is a gorgeous place to photograph the couple! Look for places in your area you know can help you create unique wedding photography like Roberto Valenzuela, a ShootDotEdit Customer, did having his couple walk through a tree-lined path with light rays coming through the trees!

couple portraits outdoor wedding photo

Image by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Roberto Valenzuela

Related: How can proper lighting and posing help you achieve stunning images in any location?

3. Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers

What a stunning place to shoot their engagement session, where the couple is surrounded by sunflowers! In any outdoor location, scout around to see what it has to offer and how it can help your photos stand out, like ShootDotEdit Customer Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers did here!

sunflower engagement photography

Image by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers

4. Woodland Fields Photography

This is such a peaceful and romantic location for a wedding photography ceremony! Just like Woodland Fields Photography, a part of our ShootDotEdit Customer Community, did with the bride sitting on the swing, which fits perfectly in this image, look for ways to add elements of the location into your photos!

A wedding ceremony in front of a large tree with leaves covering it.

Image by Woodland Fields Photography

5. Bryan Caporicci Photography

Take a look a the warm golden light filling the images; it’s just stunning! Sometimes you cannot control the time of day you shoot with your couple, but when you can take advantage of the natural light you have in the location like Bryan Caporicci Photography did!

Sunset engagement photo

Image by Bryan Caporicci Photography

6. BOM Photography

What an amazing image of the couple in the rain! Just like the various wedding photography lighting scenarios you are faced with, the weather can also be unpredictable. Even with the pouring rain, you can still create a memorable shot like BOM Photography!

couple portraits rain photography

Image by BOM Photography

7. CHARD Photographer

This is such a gorgeous scene, as the couple uses the bike as a prop for the photo. If your couple is adventurous, encourage them to move and pose in locations where you can capture a unique view, similar to this one by CHARD Photographer!

A couple sitting on a bike with a flower basket attached in a green grass field.

Image by CHARD Photographer

8. Danny Dong Photography

What a wonderful photo of the couple walking and enjoying a quiet moment together, surrounded by trees. While you work with your couple outdoors, help make them comfortable so you can capture genuine emotion like ShootDotEdit Customer Danny Dong Photography did here!

engagement session photography

Image by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Danny Dong Photography

9. Pattengale Photography

The lovely colors from the sunset create a fantastic backdrop for the photo of the couple together by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Pattengale Photography. Use your knowledge of lighting to create unforgettable sunset images for your clients!

An engagement sunset session where the couple is standing near the edge of a mountain and the bride is holding the side of her blue dress out and the groom, who is kissing her head, is wearing a white button-up and black pants.

Image by ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Pattengale Photography

As a wedding photographer, you have the opportunity to create memorable imagery for your clients that they will cherish for years to come. How can you continue to create dynamic images from every shoot? Click the banner below to download our Guide: Pro Photographer Lighting and Posing Guide to discover advanced tips and tricks from industry pros!

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