50 of the best engagement photos from around the world (2024)

  • Junebug Weddings chooses 50 of the best engagement photos every year.

  • Submissions come from around the world.

  • This year's winners were taken in car washes, record stores, and on black-sand beaches.

The average American couple spends just under $30,000 on a wedding, but for many, the celebrations start long before they walk down the aisle.

To mark the start of their happily ever afters, some couples take engagement photos, even traveling to an epic location — or a particularly meaningful spot — to get the perfect image.

Junebug Weddings has an annual photo contest to choose the best engagement photos worldwide.

Here are its winners from 2024.

A perfectly placed rainbow elevates this engagement photo taken in Glencoe, Scotland.

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In this image, the sunset frames a couple in Toronto.

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This stunning photograph looks like it was taken in space.

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Yosemite National Park is an epic location for an epic life moment.

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Similarly, the mountains of New Zealand provide a jaw-dropping backdrop.

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The contrast between this Indonesian beach's pink sand and the blue ocean is striking.

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This looks more like a piece of art than a photograph. It was taken in Iceland.

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Getting married is like walking into the unknown together, which is visually represented in this photo taken on Australia's Mount Hotham.

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No, this wasn't taken on Arrakis from "Dune." It's actually Ninh Thuan, a province in Vietnam.

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Engagement photographers also captured intimate moments of joy between couples.

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After all, sometimes simplicity is the best choice for an engagement photo.

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This photo, which could be an album cover, shows a quiet moment between a couple.

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This couple is the picture of serenity.

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The simple act of holding hands can be made swoon-worthy with the right photographer.

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So can sharing a laugh with your fiancé, shown in this snap taken in Bali.

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Jumping on the bed is an appropriate reaction to getting engaged, proven by this Kansas City couple.

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A carwash might not be the first place you think of when you think engagement photos, but maybe it should be.

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This image was taken at Hudson Valley Vinyl in Beacon, New York.

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Feeding each other cake is a tradition at weddings — feeding each other sauce after getting engaged should be, too.

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A Singapore couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials by flying a kite.

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A rainy London day didn't stop this couple from celebrating.

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This couple in Kuala Lumpur didn't mind the rain, either.

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Florence's Duomo provides a classic backdrop.

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This pair of fiancés was joined by a pair of deer in Nara, Japan.

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The seagulls in this photo taken in New Delhi, India, make it seem in motion.

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Shadows create a compelling photo taken in Yokohama, Japan.

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Dramatic lighting was also key in this photo taken in Vienna.

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Las Vegas isn't just for eloping — there are plenty of proposals happening there, too.

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A pair of fiancées runs through a field in Colorado with their dog.

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It's easy to miss this happy couple with this view of Los Angeles from Griffith Park.

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In this image taken in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the couple looks straight out of the show "Yellowstone."

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The crowded streets of San Francisco are just as romantic as any national park, though.

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Reynisfjara, Iceland's black-sand beach, is a popular site for wedding photos, but it's also perfect for engagement photos.

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Guatemala's Santa Clara ruins also provide a dramatic location for photos.

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A couple reaches for the stars in Comox, Canada.

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These two only have eyes for each other in a crowded intersection in Tokyo.

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A couple in Bratislava looked giddy while taking their photos.

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A joyful photo taken in London gives us an up-close look at this happy couple.

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These two future brides in Hamburg are also overjoyed.

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Italy might be known for its pasta, but this bride-to-be prefers to take a bite out of her future husband.

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Australia's Anna Bay provided white sands and clear skies for this photo shoot.

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The lavender at Lake Ōhau in New Zealand adds a little magic to this photo.

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This intimate photo was taken in Positano, Italy.

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Love is beautiful at any age, proven by this couple popping a bottle in Australia.

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A couple in Berlin reaches for the light together.

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No engagement shoot in Amsterdam would be complete without bicycles.

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Drone photography made this dockside photo in Germany’s Lake Chiemsee possible.

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A bride-to-be wipes a tear from her fiancé’s cheek in Bali.

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This dramatic photo was taken by West Vancouver.

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Is this a cover of a romance novel or an engagement photo? It's hard to tell.

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