25 Top Locations for Your Orlando Engagement Photography Shoot If you're wondering where to propose in Orlando, here are 25 of the most beautiful locations, from gardens to waterfronts around the Central Florida and Orlando, Florida area. I've also included some engagement session tips and proposal tips.
Quick List of Proposal Locations 1. Kraft Azaela Park 2. Rollins College 3. Cypress Grove Estate House 4. Wekiva Springs State Park
5. Downtown Sanford 6. Pioneer Village
7. Lake Louisa State Park
8. Jetty Park 9. New Smyrna Beach 10. Disney Boardwalk Resort 11. Your Favorite Place to Go 12. Winter Park, Florida 13. Downtown Orlando 14. Azalea Park
15. Bok Tower Gardens 16. Lake Runnymede Conservation Park 17. Harry P. Leu Gardens 18. Lake Eola 19. Downtown Celebration, Florida 20. Downtown Winter Park Train Station 21. Casa Feliz 22. Downtown Winter Garden 23. Baldwin Park 24. Downtown Oviedo 25. Maitland Art Museum
Engagement sessions hold a lot of value because they are (most of the time) the first time that you will interact with a professional photographer for your wedding journey - outside of family yearly photos (which I also shoot). This is why I also tell my couples not to sacrifice their engagement session (by negotiating to remove it from their collection) because it really serves a vital point in the relationship you have with your photographer. So, the secret is out! You found the love of your life, you're engaged, and now you're ready for your wedding (marriage)! It's now time for you to have an engagement session. You and I will discuss some pretty and of course comfortable places for you to take pictures in Orlando/Central Florida. Maybe you're wondering where the session can be held or you've been searching all over Pinterest for "engagement photo locations", and now you feel like it's an endless search of locations - making it even harder for you to make a decision. I'm sharing some of the best location that I love shooting at as an Orlando engagement, weddings, and elopement photographer. With that being said there are a lot of photoshoot locations so that's why I came up with this list of the Top 25 Best Engagement Session Locations in Orlando! This list will help you narrow down some really amazing locations for your engagement session.: Kraft Azaela Park Location: 1365 Alabama Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789 What's So Good About It: 5.22 acre public garden located on the shore of Lake Maitland, lined with large cypress trees. If you've been following me for a while, you know I am a sucker for trees and Spanish moss. Another plus, you can also reserve this space for an intimate wedding ceremony of up to twenty people within the most intimate and beautiful space called The Exedra.
Rollins College Location: 1365 Alabama Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789 What's So Good About It: Beautiful architecture and landscaping. It's great for couples that want a rustic look mixed with oak trees, a grand garden area, green-leaf walls and lakeside sunset (based on the time of day for your shoot).
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Cypress Grove Estate House Location: 290 W. Holden Ave.Orlando, Florida 32839 What's So Good About It: The park is huge! There is more than enough space for your session where you don't have to worry about people being in the way during your session. The estate house makes for a beautiful backdrop as well. The landscaping is beautifully manicured. Wekiva Springs State Park Location: 1800 Wekiva Cir, Apopka, FL 32712 What's So Good About It: If you really like the nature-like feel, you're a camper or someone that likes hiking, this is a great location for your session. There is a lot of greenery and the trees are really stunning; tall and standing with authority. Sanford, Florida (Downtown) What's So Good About It: Downtown Sanford has a historic feel with a lot of findings that really make the historic feel come to life. I also love the brick roads. It really dates the area, but will pop in your session if this is the look/theme you desire. Pioneer Village Location: 2491 Babb Rd. · Kissimmee Fl 34746 What's So Good About It: Pioneer Village has an amazing field area, a barn that makes for great photos if you're a coffee drinker that also loves a rustic look. Lake Louisa State Park Location: Clermont, Florida What's So Good About It: Lake Louisa State park is the perfect location if you want a forest-look and feel. It also has a beach location that is perfect for your Engagement session. Jetty Park Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida What's So Good About It: The beautiful beach area is filled with rocks, grass that kisses the edges of the beach and sand, it's a great location for a serene beach feel.
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New Smyrna Beach Location: 2238 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 What's So Good About It: Another beautiful beach location. The best sessions here happen early in the morning - before 9:00 a.m. The beautiful beach area is filled with sand and surrounding vacation-style hotels and homes that actually make your session look like you took a mini-vacation during your session. Great for destination weddings. Disney Boardwalk Resort Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida What's So Good About It: This turned out to be a location that has grown on me. When I first shot here it was because my couple loves Disney, but didn't want to go to the actual theme park for their session.
Downtown Orlando | See their session here.
Your Favorite Place To Go What's So Good About It: It's personal and significant to the both of you. I will work on the entrance process if having a permit or anything like that is necessary, but otherwise, this is a great place to have your session as well.
Winter Park, Florida What's So Good About It: So, I am a sucker for any area in Winter Park. I honestly would take you to the location post office in Winter Park because it is a stunning area. I have found so many hidden areas in Winter Park, Florida. Winter Park Library IS A GREAT place as well. Downtown Orlando, Florida What's So Good About It: A lot of surroundings that will compliment your session whether you dress up or dress down. There are a lot of hidden areas that are really stunning.
Downtown Orlando | See their session here.
Dickson Azalea Park Location: 100 Rosearden Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 What's So Good About It: Dickson Azalea Park offers an oasis for those who want to enjoy its shady trees, picturesque landscape, beautiful birds and flowing water.
What's So Good About It: If you like enormous Live Oak trees this is a great place for your session. There is also a really long trail on location that makes for some beautiful candid photos/moments. Harry P. Leu Gardens Location:1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL What's So Good About It: 50-acres of a botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. There are also themed areas so it's perfect for variety of scenery. Lake Eola Location: Downtown, Orlando What's So Good About It: If you're local to the area, then you've seen the eye-catching fountain that everyone knows as a statement piece at Lake Eola. If you're having a destination weddings, Lake Eola is a popular location as it holds a lot of historic value with a lot of the sculptures featured on location.
Downtown Celebration, Florida What's So Good About It: A lot of surroundings that will compliment your session whether you dress up or dress down. There are a lot of hidden areas that are really stunning.
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Downtown Winter Garden What's So Good About It: Downtown Winter Garden has so many great photo locations. The surroundings that will compliment your session whether you dress up or dress down. I also love the brick-lined streets. It's definitely a choice if you're attire is geared towards the 1950's and 60's. Casa Feliz What's So Good About It: This location truly speaks for itself. It has a beautiful golf-course nearby that also adds to the area complimented by large trees with Spanish moss.
Winter Park Train Station & Hannibal Square What's So Good About It: The vine walls and the surrounding architecture is absolutely stunning!
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Baldwin Park Downtown Oviedo What's So Good About It: The is a huge lake that is a smaller version of the lakefront at Lake Eola. This area is so well taken care of and has grown a lot. I also have special access to an indoor area that can make for a great second location.