How to Pull Off the Classic Waterfall Engagement Photo Shoot

Well-planned and beautifully shot engagement photos are simply magical. As your partner gets down on one knee and you break into a massive smile, the tender moment will be preserved forever. And if the pictures feature a stunning backdrop, even better!

2022 has been the year of outdoor engagement photo shoots. Couples have been heading to meadows, forests, beaches, riversides, mountains, and waterfalls to make the special moment even more memorable and aesthetically appealing.

In this blog, we’ll focus on one of the most popular natural engagement photo shoot locations: waterfalls. If you want to pull off the classic waterfall engagement shoot, keep reading! Our engagement and wedding photographers are breaking it all down.

1. The Special Moment

a man getting down on one knee and proposing to his partner next to a waterfall

It’s happening. As you get down on one knee and pop the question, ensure the photographer captures the moment in all its glory! We love this particular shot. The photographer has intentionally angled the shot so that we can’t quite see the bride-to-be’s face. Her surprised reaction was captured from other angles and revealed in the photo album much later to create the perfect impact.

2. The Ultimate Waterfall Portrait

 a couple posing in front of a waterfall

Powerful, romantic, and visually satiating, this shot is what dreams are made of. The photographer captured the perfect portrait that offers an eyeful of the beautiful waterfall. The surrounding forestry makes this shot so much more impactful.

If you want to recreate this, head to the most beautiful local waterfall you can find. If you live in Maryland, head to Muddy Creek Falls, Cunningham Falls, or Gilpins Falls. Couples in Virginia should head to Crabtree Falls or Virginia Falls. And if you live in DC, plan a trip to Great Falls, Scott’s Run Falls, or Stubblefield Falls.

You’re in for a treat!

3. The Beginning of a Lifetime

a bride-to-be smiling and showing off her ring after a proposal

This shot offers a little bit of everything: a sweet, tight hug, the ring in all its glory, and a hazy view of the backdrop. It’s the perfect recipe for a dreamy engagement portrait.

Shots that feature the engagement ring are a delight. We particularly love this photo because the bride-to-be’s twinkling smile gives the sparkling ring a run for its money.

This photo radiates joy, warmth, excitement, and tenderness. It’s an A+ in our books!

Ready to start planning your upcoming engagement photo shoot? At TLIC, we have a team of experienced engagement and wedding photographers and videographers on board. Our team goes the extra mile to understand your unique vision. The outcome? Photos that exude aesthetic appeal the way that you want them to!

Take a closer look at our portfolio and packages. When you’re ready, give us a call. We’ll transform your magical day into a set of heart-warming photos that capture the sweetness of your special bond. Let’s begin! If you have any questions, give our team a call. We serve couples across Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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