So many offbeat & fun engagement photo ideas to inspire yours

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Wild About You Photography

There's more to fun engagement photo ideas than gazing into each others' eyes in a park. You can do, well, anything! We even saw some back in the day that poked a little fun at a few of the more traditional poses. We put out the call for some alternative ideas for engagement shoot ideas and our vendors came through with some winners. We're talking movie and TV references, arcade gaming, dinosaur cameos, lightsabers, wands, and dance parties anywhere.

Are YOU doing anything a little different in your own engagement shoot? Let us know about it in the comments!

A movie/TV theme

Like this Twin Peaks shoot…

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Parenthesis Photography | Wardrobe styling: Allison Koehler Style + Planning | Prop styling:
Elyse Remenowsky

Like this Buffy-inspired shot!

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Wild About You Photography

Or Bonnie & Clyde, Where's Waldo, Game of Thrones, or Harry Potter.

Stage an attack

If you've got a local big sculpted animal available, use it!

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by ixi photography

Channel your inner animal

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Lauren and Scott | Photo by Jonas Seaman Photography | Masks: Epic Fantasy

Or your own animals…

fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by Black, White and Raw Photography

Totally embrace costumes

fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by Kelly Williams
alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Jason Comerford Photography

Tap into a fandom

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Aaron Kes Photography
Grab a tissue: this LGBT Disneyland engagement with a story needs it
Photos by Ohana Photographers

Stay at home and do YOU

fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by Kelly Williams
alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Aaron Kes Photography
fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by YouAreRaven

Find a cool spot and DANCE

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Caitlyn and Cameron's two-person dance party at Smith Rock | Photo by Twisted Aisle Weddings

Or just chill looking pretty with your pooches…

Chic gay engagement shoot as seen on @offbeatbride
Photos by Betty Clicker Photography

Take a ride

On your motocycle, bike, local horse-drawn carriage, or whatever's around!

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by Lovesick

Arcade backdrops are RAD

alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Photo by ixi photography
alternative and offbeat engagement photo ideas
Duke it out at an arcade like Katie and Tom | Photo by Twisted Aisle Weddings
fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by Elevate Photography
fun engagement photo ideas
Photo by Elevate Photography
fun engagement photo ideas
D'AW! | Photo by Elevate Photography

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  1. If the guy on the right, in the 'Betty Clicker Photography' photo was standing in front of the mountain/rock in the previous 'Twisted Aisle Weddings' photo he would disappear in the background! Perfect camo 🙂

  2. My fiancé and I are both musicians. We actually met in college studying audio production. We're going t be working with a photographer to capture some shots of us at my partner's place of work: a recording studio.

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