In the past few years, the popularity of engagement sessions has increased drastically. Couples love them, as they are an opportunity to take stunning photos together without all the pomp and formality of wedding pictures. Engagement sessions also allow the couple to get to know their photographer better and become more familiar with their work and style. Photographers love these pre-wedding shoots, as they are an interesting break from the regular wedding line-up. Engagement sessions are a fantastic time to get creative and think outside the box. Below we’ve compiled the six cutest engagement session trends that are a perfect way to make your Arizona photos uniquely “you.”

Engagement Session Trends
1. Flower Crown
Engagement Session Trends - Flower Crowns | Arizona Weddings Magazine

While we’ve seen this trend before in beautiful boho brides, the flower crowns are making an appearance in engagement sessions as well. It’s a perfect way to add a bit of ethereal goddess glam to your Arizona engagement photos. Photo: KolorPHX Photographic Co.

2. Furry Friends
Engagement Session Trends - Furry Friends | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Don’t forget your third wheel! Many pet-parents are inviting their beloved companions along to the engagement session. The result: “awww”-inspiring photos! Photo: Minson Weddings

3. Professional Hair & Makeup
Engagement Session Trends - Professional Hair & Makeup | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Let’s face it: not every bride is a gifted MUA (makeup artist). Most brides hire professionals to do their hair and makeup on their wedding day, but we’re also seeing this trend extend to engagement sessions. Photo: Ashley Rae Photography | Hair/Makeup: Makiaj Beauty

4. Rentals
Engagement Session Trends - Rentals | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Most fashion photographers incorporate some sort of rentals or props into their shoots to complete the look. Why not do the same with your engagement session? From candles and ribbons to chandeliers and sofas, the added decor truly brings about an upscale layer of depth to your photos. Photo: Saje Photography | Rentals: The Confetti Studio

5. Sunset
Engagement Session Trends - Sunset | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Arizona is world-famous for its stunning sunsets. Understandably so, couples are choosing to photograph their lovely engagement sessions with the fiery-chromatic desert sky as their backdrop. Photo: Malone Sinclaire

6. Team Spirit
Engagement Session Trends - Team Spirit | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Many Arizona couples are die-hard sports fans. Show off your team spirit by wearing your favorite team or player’s jersey. Express your joint love for the game and get your friends and family pumped for the coming sports season – all during your Arizona engagement shoot! Photo: Love My Life Photography