A NSFW, Super Intimate Engagement Shoot

This article features explicit images. Those of a sensitive disposition might want to check out some of the other engagement shoots we’ve featured in the past instead.

I must preface this feature by letting you all know that this is an explicit photo session, and one that not everyone will be comfortable looking at. But in the spirit of Rock n Roll Bride being about self-expression and doing whatever is right for you and your partner, I really wanted to share it! There are a lot of NSFW photos featured below and while I personally think they’re really tastefully done and the story behind them is one worth sharing, I understand that not everyone will agree.

Couple’s boudoir shoots are actually nothing new. For many, they are a really beautiful way to capture their relationship and genuine connection in an unforced, natural way. Some of the more raunchy shoots, such as this one, feature the couple mimicking having sex.

OK for those of you still reading, let’s begin by hearing from the couple themselves. I was keen speak to Charlie and Mark and find out what made them want to be photographed in such an intimate way for their engagement shoot.

“We chose to go with a more intimate shoot for a couple of reasons”, they said. “Both being creative (he is a photographer by trade) we actually take a lot of photos of each other and together, some being nudes and certainly more intimate. We both feel pretty comfortable in front of a camera and also we both felt very comfortable around Sarah, who photographed this session.”

“We have always loved her photography and wanted her to also have the freedom to create and do something a little ‘different’ from what you would expect for an engagement shoot. It was never meant to be a ‘shocking’ thing, to be honest that’s probably because we don’t find these types of photos shocking at all, more of a different look into the dynamics of a couple. It’s just us really!”

This shoot won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, and I’m sure many of you couldn’t think of anything worse than getting down and dirty with a photographer in the room! Although its not something you might consider doing yourself, I hope you can appreciate what beautiful photos the session resulted in, and what an amazing thing for Charlie and Mark to look back on for years to come too!

Supporting Cast

6 comments

  1. Renee

    This shoot was beautiful and I’m so glad you posted it. This is the kind of stuff that gives a lot of people confidence and inspires those that don’t. I think the idea of not shying away of nudity and intimacy is a lot more helpful than the mainstream pre-wedding content you usuall find (diet diet diet).
    I can’t wait to get married one day and have an excuse to rewatch all your videos with Helen, but in the meantime, RocknRoll Bride has been my go-to for all things wedding when helping my sister who’s getting married in September.
    (I hope my comment makes sense grammatically haha, I just woke up and the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.)

  2. Ellie

    At first I was like “why would you do this?!” But then I read the article and understood more. Its actually really beautiful and brave for putting yourselves out there. Fair play to them

  3. Jennifer

    I don’t know if I would personally be comfortable doing this myself, although I love the shower photos so much. They all turned out so beautiful either way.

  4. I absolutely love everything about this shoot. It’s intimate, yes, but that’s what couples are, no?
    More than that, this feels authentic and so *them*. Thanks for sharing a different point of view.

  5. I adore Sarah’s work, it is totally unique, and she is never afraid to break new ground. These images are beautiful, touching, proper grown up art!

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