Category Archives: Engagement

Urban Grunge vs Glamorous Woodland Engagement Badassery

Engagement shoots are a great way for you and your photographer to get used to each other on a more relaxed occasion than the wedding day, and for you to really get comfortable being photographed by a professional.  And when you approach your shoot with extra thought about what you might wear and where you might go (pro-tip choose somewhere that speaks volumes about you as a couple) you’ll end up with stunning portraits that will be intimate and meaningful as well as beautiful keepsakes.

Brooke and Corey’s gorgeously editorial-looking shoot took place half at Stoney Point Conservation Area in Ontario, Canada and half at nearby Belleriver skate park.

Brooke said, “The main focus was to show the different sides of us as a couple. We have a really fun, outgoing, edgy side of us that really came out during the time with our photographer Alisha. And it very much reflected our creative side by fully exposing most of our tattoos in the dim, almost dark lighting conditions.”

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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.”

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A Fashion Editorial Inspired Engagement Shoot at a Sinking Yellow House

There are some people that ooze cool by simply existing and I think Nancy and Boogie fall firmly into that camp! Even their names sound awesome together. They wanted their engagement shoot to be more of a fashion editorial rather than traditionally romantic.

They shot at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston in front of a piece of art, a sinking yellow house created by Mark Reigelman. “While I was searching for possible locations, I stumbled upon this art piece my friend visited not too long ago”, Nancy explained. “Because of its unique style and since we’re big fans of art, I knew we had to somehow make it a part of our vision.”

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Sin City Inspired Engagement Shoot

It’s very rare that we feature engagement shoots on Rock n Roll Bride anymore, there are just too many awesome real weddings to share instead! However when Kelsey and Gavin’s Sin City inspired engagement shoot landed in my inbox, I knew it had to be published. I have a feeling you’re going to LOVE this too!

Their photographer, Pol, told me all about the session. “They’re set to get married on December 9th of this year. They have always a bit of pin up-ish (especially Kelsey) and we wanted to shy from the typical Utah nature/ landscape theme for their engagement shoot. Instead we decided to shoot around Salt lake city to get a sense of the winter urban vibe.”

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Camp Halloween Engagement Shoot: Stranger Things, Friday the 13th & Addam’s Family Values!

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Ash and Nick are both actors who have also had experience in designing, directing and film editing. They knew they wanted to do something funny and creative for their engagement shoot, rather than the standard cheesy hug-each-other-and-smile-in-a-dreamy-field kind of pictures. Massive horror and Halloween fans too, the idea of recreating some of their favourite TV and movie scenes fell into place after that!

“The inspiration actually came from our wedding venue, Camp Puh’Tok“, said Ash. “The moment we set foot in the dining lodge, we both thought ‘OH MY GOD, IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE KITCHEN FROM WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER!’, and it took off from there.”

“Nick and I came up with the list of films and shows we wanted to pay homage to, and sourced all the costumes and props from friends, online shopping, Halloween stores, and our own wardrobes. My friend Jen is in our wedding party, and also a makeup artist, so she came along to help with each costume change, and our amazing wedding photographer Nessa K worked her magic behind the camera.”

They recreated Wet Hot American Summer…

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A Surprise Rooftop Bridal Shower

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I don’t know if I’ve ever featured photos from a bridal shower on the blog (except my sister’s hen do of course, does that count?) but I loved the photos and story behind Sarah’s so much that I’ve decided to share it.

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“One of the most important things for me in the run up to our wedding was to ask my best friend if she wants to be my maid of honour” Sarah explained. “I was planning on sending her a special card which I’d had designed especially for her. What I didn’t know was that Manuela, the designer, told her and all my closest friends (who were to  become my bridesmaids) about the idea! Together they then started to organise a whole party on a rooftop terrace to celebrate the occasion and our friendships. The whole decoration and details where in the same colour range as the cards!”

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