Our Favorite Creative Engagement Photo Ideas
Let's face it, there are few moments more exciting than saying "yes" to the love of your life. And although taking engagement photos obviously aren't mandatory, it's an awesome 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 nine unique engagement photo sessions from real couples.
1. This Acro Yoga Engagement Session
Feel free to bend tradition—Christina and Matthew sure did! An Acro Yoga-inspired album had them all tied up in knots (sorry, we had to). 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
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
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 Photoshoot
What better setting for engagement photos than the place where dreams come true? That's right, Chris and Crystal 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
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 poster. This kind of theme shows your sense of humor and is always memorable.
6. This Romantic Fire Station Session
There's no putting out the fire of Andrea and Treynor's love! The couple wanted to incorporate the most important aspects of their lives into their engagement album, and since Treynor is a volunteer firefighter in Rosemount, Minnesota, the lovebirds took a ton of photos at the fire station and donned some of Treynor's gear. So sweet, right?
7. This Athletic Love Affair
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
How awesome is Katie and Paul's light saber-of-love shot? Act out your favorite film scene for a fun, dramatic engagement reveal. The bride and groom-to-be may look like they're about to battle, but their fun expressions say it all.
9. This Mexican Holiday Tribute Session
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 photoshoot to life.
10. This Perfect Harry Potter Recreation
Harry Potter fanatic April got the best surprise when her boyfriend Jordan proposed with a ring at the end of an Ollivander wand—oh, and with the Harry Potter theme music in the background! The couple didn't stop the fun at just the proposal or engagement photos. They chose to integrate Harry Potter goodies throughout the entire wedding: A custom Gryffindor-themed tie (for the groom) and ballet flats (for the bride), Hogwarts mad libs and even a sorting hat made for their spell-binding bash. See their full real wedding album here!