June 8, 2022


Jomkanya Toruen


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Best Engagement Photos Locations in Tampa, FL

As a Tampa Engagement photographer, I’ve explored endless beautiful locations for engagement photos in Tampa, FL. Let’s be honest, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect area to search! Especially, you just got engaged to the love of your life and now you’re looking for engagement photos locations in Tampa Florida. 

You’ve found your wedding venue, a wedding planner, and a Wedding Photographer that you love! (If you need help getting to this point, read my blog post on what to do after getting engaged). And now you’re looking for the best engagement photo location in Tampa, Florida, but where do you pick?! 

You’ve come to the right place. Read on! 

First of all, I want you to ask yourself and your fiancé what you’re looking for in a location. Your style as a couple, What do you like to do together? Your wedding theme. You want to choose a location that feels personalized to you, so take some time to reflect on this together. 

Tampa, FL is such a beautiful and diverse city. In my opinion, it is the best choice for engagement photos! Here are some of my favorite Downtown Tampa for engagement Locations in Tampa to consider:

Tampa University

Tampa University for Engagement Locations Tampa

Tampa University is in the center of Tampa and it offers so many background options in one location. The Henry B. Plant Museum is a landmark of downtown Tampa. It is such a beautiful, historical architectural piece. Then there is the park in front of the building that is right on the river. The palm trees make you want to kick back and relax. The whole campus gives you the downtown vibe if this is what you are looking for for your engagements!

Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange for Engagement Locations Tampa

Right across from Tampa University is the Oxford Exchange. The Oxford Exchange is a restaurant, bookstore, lifestyle gift store, co-working space, design studio, and event venue wrapped up in one gorgeous historic building. If you are drawn to history or the intellectual feel that a library brings, this may be the location for you. Not only is the building beautiful on the outside, but it feels so exclusive when you walk in, every detail is breathtaking. There is a reason that it is classified as one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Tampa Bay. 

Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village for Engagement Locations Tampa

I absolutely love Hyde Park Village Tampa, FL. It is filled with cute boutiques that give you the feeling of shopping down a Paris street. The white walls, fountains, and beautiful corners match my bright and airy style perfectly. We can either pose along the street or stage a date at one of the cute outdoor restaurants. Then after the engagement session, since you’re all dolled up anyway, you should treat yourself to a nice dinner at one of the incredible Hyde Park restaurants. I can give you a recommendation of what to order there, if you’d like 🙂

Le Méridien Hotel

Le Méridien Hotel Tampa for Engagement Locations Tampa

Another luxury engagement location in downtown Tampa is Le Meridien Hotel. The stairs in front of the hotel give off a New York City vibe as they match the stairs of the New York Public Library and the Met Museum. A bonus of this stunning location is that you can walk to Curtis Hixon Park which is only 3 blocks away. I highly recommend a sunrise session in this location, as the front of the hotel has limited space.

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Speaking of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this location is so versatile. It is near the Museum of Art, has a gorgeous view of the river, and you can see Tampa University in the background as well. This is another spot where I recommend doing a sunrise session because it can get so crowded in the evenings. If you don’t mind being patient with people, though, the sunsets are breathtaking in photos. If you are taking your engagement photos on a weekday, I would say go for the sunset shots. However, if your session is on a weekend, the sunrise shoot is probably the best choice.

Are you planning a wedding of your own and searching for beautiful locations for engagement photos in Tampa, FL. I’d love to get to know you guys and what are you planning on your wedding day. Let chat about how we can fill a gallery with the engagement photos of your dream. Reach out and let’s talk about which spot is the best fit for you and your fiancé! 


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