14 Amazing Props for a Summer Engagement Photo Shoot

Engagement photos – love them or not, they’re here to stay! If you’re recently engaged, congratulations! Summer is a great time to have your engagement photos taken as the warmer weather means you can get out there and show your personality as a couple. Whether it be by the beach, the lake, up in the mountains or even in your own backyard, natural summer light is your friend when it comes to taking adorable engagement photos.

You will want to take a number of different shots, from serious and romantic to fun and playful. Of course, not all of us are natural models. Sometimes, a fun prop can help you break the tension and get the natural shots you want. To help you plan, we compiled a few amazing props you can use in an outdoor summer engagement photo shoot this summer.

On the beach, try a dreamy engagement shot by placing an ampersand sign in the foreground. Wear a floaty dress and go barefoot. For couples who love the water, jump into a couple of heart shaped pool floats. Match white swimwear with a red lip and nails for an amazing pop of color. More the mountain type? Matching enamel mugs by the campfire make for a cosy engagement shoot idea with a subtle ring flash.

Do you have a dog or cat? Keep your furry friend involved with a special sign that will look adorable in your photos. Sure, engagement photos might feel a little silly – that's the idea! A clever prop will help your playful side come through so that you relax and enjoy yourselves. It’s an exciting time for you both and you will love looking back on these shots in the years to come. Whatever your couple style, there is an engagement shoot idea out there that will be perfectly ‘you’. One final tip – shoot in ‘golden hour’ just after sunset. The golden glow is so romantic and makes everyone look amazing!


1. Huge 20" Metal Ampersand Wall Décor Letter

2. Photo Prop Wedding Pet Dog Bone Wood Ornament Engagement Décor

3. Marble Creek Ceramic Campfire Mug

4. Pixnor Wooden Wedding Signs She Said Yes Sign Accessories Photo Props Kits

5. Engaged Banner Wedding Party Bunting Garland Vintage Engagement Decoration

6. Loteli Heart Pool Float: Large Red Emoji Floats for Adults, Pool Party, Bachelorette

7. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

8. Engagement photo prop dog sign - my humans are getting married

9. Aqua Ba-Bling Swim Ring Inflatable Diamond

10. Engagement Coffee Mug Set

11. Ganz 6 Piece Wooden Block Wedding Day Countdown Calendar

12. Big Dot of Happiness Engagement Announcement - Photo Prop Kit - 10 Count 

13. Engagement Ring Jewelry Dish | Small Gold Ceramic Trinket Tray Wedding Gift

14. Save The Date Banner - Photo Booth & Engagement Picture Props - Bridal & Wedding Shower Decoration