Black and white suit and formal dress for engagement photos in Downtown Jacksonville by Phavy Photography, Jacksonville Engagement Photographer

Downtown Jacksonville Engagement Photos

You’re ready to share your engagement with the world so it’s time to get some photos. I’m Phavy, an engagement photographer in Jacksonville, serving also St. Augustine and surrounding areas. Here is an engagement session I have done recently in downtown Jacksonville.

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Capturing Romance in Downtown Jacksonville

The Waterfront

Downtown Jacksonville’s riverwalk offers the perfect backdrop for romantic engagement photos. With the St. Johns River glimmering behind you and boats drifting by, you’ll capture timeless images in an iconic setting. For an extra special engagement shoot, schedule around sunset when the sky explodes in a vibrant display of oranges and pinks.

Architectural Gems

Venture away from the river to find architectural wonders ideal for photos. Head to the historic James Weldon Johnson Park, named after the famous Harlem Renaissance writer, and pose in front of the life-size bronze sculptures. Just a few blocks away, the Klutho Park features a decorative fountain and pergola, and the old Duval County Courthouse boasts grand Greek columns. The Prime Osborn Convention Center is also a nice place for engagement photos in Jacksonville.

Tips for Rocking Formal Attire in Your Engagement Photos

You’ll want to look and feel your absolute best for your engagement photo session, so choosing the perfect formal attire is key. Focus on an outfit that makes you feel completely at ease and oozing with confidence.

Let’s get dressed up for a formal engagement session

My favorite outfits are formal outfits where he wears a nice suit, and she is dressed up. I feel like its so simple and classy. A black and white suit and a white dress is always a great idea for an engagement session outfit. It’s trendy, yet timeless!

Accessories elevate your look

Add a stylish scarf, chunky necklace, or statement earrings to take your outfit to the next level. For him, a patterned tie or pocket square can do the trick. These small touches show attention to detail in your styling.

Feel comfortable for your engagement photoshoot

Most importantly, choose formalwear that you feel utterly comfortable and like yourself in. If you’re not at ease in a ballgown and heels, opt for a knee-length dress and wedges instead. For men, a classic suit in a preferred cut and fabric can make all the difference in confidence and comfort level.

Your engagement photos should capture this joyful time in your lives together. Focusing on outfits that highlight your unique style as a couple and make you feel fully at ease will lead to authentic, blissful images you will cherish for years to come. With the perfect attire and a few stylish accents, you’ll be ready to rock your formal engagement session!

FAQs: Downtown Jacksonville Engagement Session

How soon should I book?

Booking at least a month in advance is recommended.

As soon as you have a date in mind for your engagement session, contact me to check availability. I offer engagement sessions on weekdays, and sometimes Sundays and I book up sometimes one to two months in advance. Contact me to book your spot, especially if you want to shoot during the popular golden hour times around sunset.

What’s the best time for engagement photos downtown?

The soft, golden light during the hour before sunset and just after, known as the ‘golden hour’, is ideal and will give your photos a warm glow. If you prefer natural light rather than sunset, a morning session can also work well. Weekdays tend to be less crowded if you want to avoid lots of people in the background of your shots.

Will the you help us pose?

As a professional photographer in Jacksonville, I will always guide you through the session and help you feel at ease in front of the camera. I will direct you into flattering positions that capture the love and chemistry between you. However, the best photos often happen when you forget the camera is there, so try to relax, be affectionate and enjoy this experience together.

How much does engagement photos cost?

An engagement session starts at $400 for a quick session. This is best if you’re not looking to venture around much. You will receive 10 high resolution images with this option!

If you are looking for a full session, it is $650 and you will receive double the images. The full session will also allow extra time for an outfit change if you choose to (no extra charge).

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Contact me now for your Engagement Session in Jacksonville, FL

Phavy Photography (
Wedding and Engagement Photographer in Jacksonville and St. Augustine Fl
Phone: 904-228-1350
Instagram: 904photographer

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