Top Orlando Engagement Shoot Locations

Photo by: Shelbi DeMartino Photgraphs

You just got that bling bling ring on your finger, you want to share with the world how gorgeous it looks and how perfect you and your boo look together, and what better way to do so than to do an engagement shoot!

We at SYD like to recommend booking your Orlando photographer fairly soon after your venue has been secured. There’s a good chance that your photographer will either come with an engagement shoot in their package or offer one at a good rate. There are so many reasons to do your engagement shoot with your wedding photographer! We’ve written a whole blog filled with engagement shoot tips here. Basically, it’s a great chance for you and your photographer to get to know one another and help you feel as comfortable as can be so that your wedding photos come out stunning and look effortless!

Now for the crucial decision to be made for your engagement shoot - where will it be?! Since you asked, we have reached out to some of our favorite photographers and asked them where their most recommended engagement shoot locations are in Central Florida. Let’s dive in!


Kraft Azalea Garden

1365 Alabama Dr

Winter Park, FL 32789

*Admission is free to the public

Photo by: Natural Flash Photography Photo by: Cona Studios

Reasons Why Cona Studios Loves It There:

  • Serene lakefront and garden scenery with shady cypress trees

  • Numerous photo opportunities including the dock, Exedra, and park benches

  • Leashed pets allowed

Reasons Why Natural Flash Loves It There:

  • Along side of a river, which creates a unique feel

  • Has very beautiful Greek columns

  • Bathrooms located nearby


Smyrna Dunes Park

2995 N Peninsula Ave

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

*$10 per vehicle / $20 annual inlet parks pass

Photo by: Cona Studios

Reasons Why Cona Studios Loves It There:

  • Beautiful sunsets with Atlantic, Indian River, & Ponce de Leon Inlet views

  • Leashed pets allowed on inlet shore beach area

  • Clean, well-maintained elevated boardwalk access to the beach and restrooms for outfit changes


Washington Oaks State Park

6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.

Palm Coast FL 32137

$5 per vehicle

Photo by: Dreamscape Photography

Reasons Why Dreamscape Photography Loves It There:

  • Has two amazing photo ops

  • Gorgeous green gardens and green spaces

  • Stunning beach across the street with rocks which is not so common in that area


Lake Louisa State Park

7305 U.S. Highway 27

Clermont FL 34714

$5 per vehicle

Photo by: Dreamscape Photography

Reasons Why Dreamscape Photography Loves It There:

  • Huge and has so many options!

  • Open grassy fields, woodsy spots, wooden walkway

  • Amazing sunsets from the beach and in the fields!


The Acre

4421 Edgewater Dr

Orlando, FL 32804

Photo by: Lindsey Alaine Photos

Reasons Why Lindsey Alaine Photos Loves It There:

  • So much character with all the greenery!!

  • It has this charming feel to it with the architecture and design that compliments couples in love so well.

  • Many backgrounds to choose from.

  • Also a gorgeous wedding venue!


St. Augustine - both city and beach

350 A1a Beach Blvd

St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Photos by: Jessica Thomas Photography

Reasons Why Jessica Thomas Photography Loves It There:

  • Historical and romantic

  • So many places to choose from but St. George Street and the Lightner Museum are her favorites.

  • At first glance these places might seem crowded but there are lots of nooks and crannies to sneak into with no one around.

  • Close to downtown is the beach and the pier!