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Outdoor engagement session by Dixie Pixel
Photo: Dixie Pixel via Ruffled

Etched With Love

When you have a stunning setting for your outdoor engagement photos, there's no need for additional props and signs. Keep it simple and romantic by carving your initials into bark.

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Make a Splash

Want to add a twist to your beach engagement session? Don't be afraid to stray from the sands and jump right in.

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Beneath the Surface

Or, dive a little deeper with some underwater photos. This idea makes for some pretty spectacular trash the dress photos, too.

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Snowboarding engagement session
Photo: Jason + Gina

Hit the Slopes

If the mountains are calling your names, answer them with a snowy ski or snowboard e-session. You could even try this for a picture perfect mountain wedding exit.

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Gone Fishing

Got a favorite fishing spot? Grab a hook and line to reel in a catch. No shoes required.

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Top of the World

Whether you're mountain bound or headed to the coast, there's nothing quite like a rocky backdrop. If you're feeling extra adventurous, take a climb to the top for some breathtaking views just like this couple.

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Woodland Escape

You don't need to hike a fourteener for the incredible views. If you're lucky enough to live near some unbelievable landscapes just like this Canadian paradise, you can still capture a pretty epic session. Take a cue from this couple and opt for neutral clothing to accentuate the scenery.

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Camped Out

Throw on your best flannels, pitch a tent and roast some s'mores for cozy outdoor photos. Better yet, why not turn your e-session into a full blown camping trip?

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Reach New Heights

The couple that climbs together stays together, right? Grab your caribiners and put those arms to work for some adventurous engagement photos (and don't forget to steal a kiss or two).

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Boat engagement session by Sheena Jibson
Photo: Sheena Jibson via Ruffled

Float On

If you just want to take it easy, kick back and relax with a lake day. Grab a couple kayaks, paddle boards or a row boat for an engagement session on the water.

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Snow In Love

Nobody said you had to cozy up by the fireplace for a winter engagement session. Bundle up and rent some snowmobiles for a snowy adventure.

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Desert Dreams

Going for a more boho vibe? Take advantage of the desert sun and cacti for an earthy inspired session instead.

If you want to embrace the outdoors theme, consider these bridal shower ideas.