There are so many great spots in Birmingham, Alabama for engagement shoot locations, so today we wanted to share some of our personal favorites!

We are sure your awesome photographer will have lots of ideas for you, but this is something we are asked about very often. Engagement sessions are such a great time to get comfortable with your photographer and being in front of the camera. It is a great opportunity to get a shot for your save the date as well as images to use for a guest book or photos for showers or the wedding. I also love lifestyle-type shots like at your favorite date night restaurant, local bar or brewery, or coffee shop! What a special way to create a memory in a place that is special to you both and include that in your engagement photos.

I really recommend shooting your engagement pictures with your wedding photographer. It is a great time for you to get to know them, them to know you, and to get comfortable in front of THEIR camera. Everyone shoots and poses differently and it will really help if you know ahead of time what your big day will look and feel like photography-wise.

You will want to consider the time of year you are having photos taken to determine where to go as well as what is the style you want to dress in – formal, dressy but not stuffy, sleek and modern, or casual all the way? Whatever you are going to feel the most comfortable is what we suggest.

If you plan on using photographs from your engagement shoot for your save the date, let the photographer know. That way they will be certain to get some shots that have space for adding text when designing your images.

Here are some of our favorite engagement shoot locations.

Photographs by: Jennifer Oetting Photography (1, 6, 8), Meredith Ryncarz Photography (4, 9), Piper Vine Photography (2, 3, 5, 7)

Photographs by: Jennifer Oetting Photography (4), Kristen Elizabeth Photographie (10), Photos by Heart (1, 6, 11), Piper Vine Photography (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12)

Photographs by: Meredith Ryncarz Photography

Photographs by: Kelli & Daniel Taylor Photography (1, 4, 7), Meredith Ryncarz Photography (2, 3, 5, 6)

Photographs by: Arden Photography

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