Want the best engagement photo locations in Southwest Florida? We’ve got you covered with some of our absolute favorite locations!
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Getting engaged is so exciting! Now you’re thinking about save-the-dates and documenting your engagement. And you want to make sure each engagement photo is memorable in the process, right? Every engagement photo should paint a picture of your love story, and these spots will help enhance the photos! *Updated October 2023*
1. Bowditch Point Park (Fort Myers, Florida)
This popular location is a must on this list and beautiful for engagement photo magic! Bowditch Point Park is known for its lengthy stretch of beaches along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Plus, there are beautiful areas you can choose from to take your photos. There are big rocks with a more private area to take photos and the long stretch of ocean providing a beautiful backdrop for engagement photos. Not to mention, this state park is a local’s favorite and is also heavily visited by snow birds during the winter season. Ask for the best times to photograph here and rest assure I will guide you! Find updated park hours, parking, and other important information here.
2. Seagate Beach (Naples, Florida)
This is the location where I completed my very first photo shoot (at the suggestion of a former student of mine). So, if you’re looking for a low-key (in the morning at least) yet scenic spot for your engagement session, look no further than Seagate Beach! Located right behind the Naples Grande Beach Resort and Seagate Drive, this Naples beach is sure to become one of your favorites and it’s a very memorable spot for your engagement photos. Have your photos taken while you walk along the beach, on the beautiful boardwalk leading to the beach itself, or the many other scenic spots.
Due to the influx of visitors, the City of Naples has limited free parking to Naples residents only. Make sure to get yourself a beach sticker to park in the Seagate Parking Lot for free. Metered parking is also available on site (debit and credit cards are accepted).
3. Marco Island, South Beach Access (Marco Island, Florida)
Furthermore, If you’re looking for some romance and variety in your engagement photo shoot, you’ll definitely find it here. One of the most magical experiences the South Beach Access offers is witnessing the sunrise and sunset. Picture yourself strolling along the water’s edge as the sun paints the sky in hues of orange and pink, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for your evening. These moments of serenity are not just picturesque; they are soul-soothing and unforgettable for your engagement photos.
4. Downtown Fort Myers (Fort Myers, Florida)
Last but not least, If you’re looking for a livelier scene away from the water or parks, this is the spot for you! Downtown Fort Myers boasts some of the best scenery for the city enthusiast. There’s a plethora of modern architecture and beautiful spots to photograph by that will make your engagement photos stand out. This area can be just as romantic and provide an amazing backdrop for your modern engagement photos!
While this list is no where near the end all of locations, they are, in my opinion, the best! Looking for other engagement photo shoot locations or suggestions? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through my website www.zphotoandfilm.com , or contact form, www.zphotoandfilm.com/contact . I’d love to hear from you!