Want to turn heads with your engagement photos? Zombies should do the trick.
face it, there are few moments more exciting than saying "yes" to the
love of your life. And although taking engagement photos obviously isn't
mandatory, it's a fun way to announce your happy news, show off that
ring and get some gorgeous snapshots of you and your partner!
Traditional engagement photos are always lovely, but if you really want
to let your personality as a couple shine, this is the time to go for
it. Get inspired by these 10 unique engagement photo sessions from real
1. This Acro Yoga Engagement Session
PHOTO BY RAYNA MCGINNIS PHOTOGRAPHY
Feel free to bend tradition—Christina and Matthew sure did! The
couple opted for a dramatic mountaintop setting while doing what they
love most: staying active and balanced together.
2. This Rustic Arizona Ranch Series
PHOTO BY COURTNEY SARGENT PHOTOGRAPHY
For rodeo competitors Kellie and Derek, having their engagement
photography session under the open sky of Wickenburg, Arizona, was an
absolute must. Both grew up in the country surrounded by rolling
pastures and grazing horses and cattle, so it was only fitting that
their special album featured the rustic landscape they know and love.
3. This Spook-tacular Zombie Love Story
PHOTO BY UNCORKED STUDIOS
Danielle and Matt are such big fans of AMC's The Walking Dead that
the decision to make their engagement album a full-on zombie saga was a
no-brainer (literally!). Uncorked Studios provided the props, makeup
and costumes and shot the ghoulish fantasy at Colonial Gardens's haunted
hayride location in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
4. This Whimsical Disneyland Photo Shoot
PHOTO BY WHITE AUGUST PHOTOGRAPHY
What better setting for engagement photos than the place where
dreams come true? That's right, Crystal and Chris posed all over
Disneyland to celebrate their big news. Balloons, cotton candy, castles
and, of course, Crystal's stunning ring all make an appearance. Our
favorite shot? Their blissful ride on the spinning teacups!
5. This Classic Sci-Fi Throwback Pic
PHOTO BY RICKY MIDDLESWORTH
It's always fun to dress as your favorite movie characters! Throw it back to an old favorite, like Katherine and Alec's Back to the Future–inspired session. This kind of theme shows your sense of humor and is always memorable.
6. This Romantic Fire Station Session
PHOTO BY KASEY JEAN RAJOTTE OF STUDIO TWELVE:52
Andrea and Treyner's love is literally on
fire. The couple wanted to incorporate the most important aspects of
their lives into their engagement album, and since Treyner is a
volunteer firefighter in Rosemount, Minnesota, the lovebirds took a ton
of photos at the fire station and donned some of Treyner's gear. So
7. This Athletic Love Affair
PHOTO BY EMOTIVE PHOTO
Kaitlynn and Justin took their shoot to the gym. And the
bride-to-be's left hand wasn't the only thing sporting a ring, since the
CrossFit cuties worked it out for the special session.
8. This Star Wars–Themed Power Session
PHOTO BY MICHAEL NOVO PHOTOGRAPHY
How awesome is Katie and Paul's lightsaber-of-love shot? Acting out
your favorite film scene for a dramatic engagement reveal is
fun—especially when it involves a full-on battle!
9. This Mexican Holiday Tribute Session
PHOTO BY CHRIS STRATTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Jennifer and Jason took alternative to a whole new level with their
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)–themed snaps. Incredible makeup,
hair and costumes (and ominous storm clouds) bring this fabulously eerie
photo shoot to life.
10. This Perfect Harry Potter Re-creation
PHOTO BY MON PETIT STUDIO
Harry Potter fanatic April got the best surprise
when her boyfriend Jordan proposed with a ring at the end of a wand—oh,
and with the Harry Potter–theme music in the background! Jordan didn't
just stop the fun there, though: He also made sure there were two
Gryffindor-colored scarves and a handful of what looks like Bertie
Bott's Every Flavor Beans to add some extra fun to the engagement shoot
too. The couple also chose to integrate Harry Potter goodies throughout
the entire wedding—see their full real wedding album here.