As I mentioned in the previous post, the sky is the limit when it comes to your engagement shoot, and these couples prove it! Please note, the following photos were found on the internet and were not taken by Hitz. Whether you want to defy convention like these brides and grooms-to-be, or prefer something a little more traditional, these pictures demonstrate the creative possibilities of pre-shoot photography. Enjoy…
Photo by Ashley Eubanks
Walter White’s story had viewers around the world glued to Netflix. The tense moments provided a great opportunity for couples to cling together for comfort, making Breaking Bad ideal date-night viewing! If the TV phenomenon is part of your relationship history, what better way to celebrate that than with a Breaking Bad themed engagement shoot? Simply don your boiler suits and find a secluded spot where you can recreate your favourite scenes from the iconic programme.
Photo by Alex Lee
If you have ever wondered how you’d fare as a couple in the event of a zombie apocalypse, this is your chance to find out! For the couple with a sense of humour and a penchant for Dawn of the Dead, this makes a creative and comical theme. The shoot begins with the two of you posing as normal until the scene is interrupted by a horde of zombies (i.e. your family and friends in copious amounts of stage makeup). Will your husband or bride-to-be flee in the face of the living undead, or will they stay by your side and fight? Don’t be afraid to be as over-the-top as possible – the crazier, the better. With this type of engagement shoot, it’s all in the story, so it may be worth storyboarding with your photographer beforehand to ensure you get the shots you want.
Photo by Amanda Rynda
Bringing a new meaning to the phrase ‘partner in crime,’ another story-based engagement shoot involves you and your partner staging a bank robbery. Hey – you’ve got to pay for the wedding somehow! Of course, you do not want bystanders to think you are REALLY robbing a bank, so make sure to keep it as theatrical as possible, complete with stripy shirts, eye masks and ‘swag’ sacks. Build into your story a chance to change back into civilian clothes – this couple hid their outfits in a laundrette – so that you can have a few dressy shots too.
The photograph below (and the one at the very top of the page) were taken by Hitz Rao himself, based around a fun and flirty school days theme! The bride and groom-to-be to be wanted to recreate their pigtail-pulling school days and have a lot of fun in the process. Hitz worked with the couple to choose an authentic setting and use various props, such as ‘geek chic’ glasses, a chalkboard and even a cane to tell their story. See more from this shoot by clicking the photo below.
Over to you – have you seen any unusual engagement shoots like these or do you have any creative ideas of your own? Why not take a look at Hitz’ pre shoot galleries for inspiration?