If you need some inspiration for your engagement photo shoot, pull up a chair, grab a cool drink and settle in for a line up of great couple poses. A skilled photographer will be able to recreate these for you subject to any limitations of the location of your shoot but no matter, just get creative and make them your own. And don't worry about the time of year, couple poses fit all weathers and all seasons.
1. Rustic Kiss
Countryside couple poses are so beautiful. These two aren't on the fence about their love.
2. Mila and Justin
Beautiful celebrities = beautiful romance
3. Stunning Couple
He's mine - all mine.
Wrapped up in love.
5. In the Grass
Classic poses never fail.
6. Carry Me
Who wouldn't want to be carried through a wheat field by a hunky man?
7. Lift Me up
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This has become one of the most popular couple poses for engagement photos.
8. On the Wings of Love
Let your love soar.
9. Military Couple
Are you just waiting for him to sweep her up into his arms a la Richard Gere and Debra Winger?
10. Down on the Farm
Flimsy fabric skirts and floaty dresses are a must for this ethereal lighting.
He's saying - "I wish this photographer would go away and give us some privacy so I can show you how much I love you."
12. Legging It
You're in my grip and I will do all I can to keep you. I'll love you forever.
13. All Woman
Ellen and Portia show how it's done.
14. Interracial Love
I'm loving how the black and white is so emphasized as an expression of beauty. (Shame Heidi and Seal split)
15. Boho Chic
Everything just screams au naturale.
16. Fun Pose
Why shouldn't you have fun celebrating your love?
Demure, seductive and utterly romantic.
I know this is a wedding shot but it would work just as great for an engagement shoot.
19. Arm in Arm
It's nice to see this pose somewhere other than a field or lawn.
20. The Ring
Let's see the ring!
21. Softly, Softly
Such a lovely display of affection.
I think she's saying to herself "how lucky am I to have found the man of my dreams"
23. I Heart You
Actually, as far as couples poses go, this is a bit lame. But you get the idea. There's some great string words you can work with for a lovely picture.
24. Love's a Beach
What a great way to make the beach an accessory to your picture.
25. Heart to Heart
I think this is one of my favorite "make a heart" photos ever.
Am loving how it's the woman standing in this shot. so many couple poses have the male in the "dominant" position.
Sometimes, simple is all that's needed.
Isn't this utterly charming?
Nothing glows like a woman in love. You show it girl!
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This would look great in color too. Just make sure your hair is shiny and glossy.
This is so snuggly-wuggly. They look like they fit together like jigsaw pieces.
32. Couch Potatoes
Just so cute.
This is another of those wedding poses that would translate equally well to engagement photos.
34. Beach Love
Just make sure this is the last of your pics, cos you is sure gonna be messy!
35. Forehead Kiss
The forehead kiss is such a cute couples pose but it just works so well - in all colors and all settings.
36. Red Door
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Love will out against all colors.
37. On Your Toes
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This is a nice variation on the usual tiptoe pics.
If you're both comfortable in your skin, go for it!
Do you trust your man's muscles?
Simple but effective.
41. Hold on!
Don't let go!
42. Is That the Ring?
Yes! In its full glory.
43. Lay Me down
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I know it tickles when I nibble your ear, but be serious, the photographer's watching.
44. Pick Me up
And never put me down.
45. L O V E
Under the spell of love.
46. The Wall
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Oh! So clever.
47. SnuggleD up
Cossetted by love.
I don't care I have o stand on tiptoes to kiss my man.
49. The Wall
There's such a sensual feel to this pose. Don't you agree?
I'm taken with the idea that he's shielding here from harm.
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What a great use of the prop.
52. Underneath the Apple Tree
I know this is one of the popular countryside couple poses, but it's beautiful.
53. Sports Fans
Sharing a passion is always good.
54. Opposite Direction
This is one of the few where I've seen couples facing in opposite directions, but as they're still lovingly gazing into each other's eyes, it works.
You don't always need faces for a great photo.
56. Close up
Simple but far from boring.
The weather's hot. The couple is hot. The picture is hot.
58. Wrap around
What an excellent idea. Forever in blue jeans.
...you're on candid camera
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Making the most of the amazing light (and the kid's playground).
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Now that's what you call a pickup.
63. Tree Huggers
Are they watching a squirrel?
64. Brick Wall
The trend for casual engagement pictures is so ho right now.
65. And Dog Makes Three
Why should pooch miss out on the posing?
66. I Love You
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This would work great with just the heart in bright red.
Arty farty but very clever.
68. Close up
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Who wouldn't love a pic like this?
If you're lucky - choose a romantic destination for your engagement photo shoot.
70. Hand on Heart
71. In the Frame
This will work for any background.
72. Making Tracks
Only do this on a disused track!
73. Urban Kiss
City street shots can be cute too.
74. Poles Apart
Nothing will come between their love.
This reminds me of that episode of Friends with Joey and Susan Sarandon - remember? Holding the face so only she can be seen in the shot?
76. Hold Me
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You'll have to practice this to make sure you can do it on the day of your shoot.
Did you get some great ideas for poses for your engagement photographs? Some will work just as fabulously for your wedding too!