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When outdoorsy isn't you: at-home engagement photos with books, vinyl, and natural black hair

When you think of engagement shoots, you might automatically think of backdrops like local parks, forests, and murals. But what if you're more of a Netflix-watching, cuddling on the couch type? That's why I LOVED these casual, loving, and intimate at-home engagement photos of Jordan and David.

Their passions are books, vinyl records, and their awesomely coiffed natural hair. So what better way to celebrate THEM than by having a session at home? Here's how it came about and why it's so adorably bright and airy…

Fall in love with these women at their Chilean engagement shoot at La Vega Central Market

Camila is a makeup artist and Pilar is a visual artist who live in Santiago, Chile. Their Chilean engagement shoot was seriously destined to be an exercise in creativity, light, and contrasts. When they got engaged, they wanted to celebrate with gorgeous photos in chic outfits among the bustle of the La Vega Central Market in Santiago. When I saw it? Fireworks, y'all. The suspenders, the hairstyles, and the gritty meets colorful meets slick backdrop made my day. I'm sure it will make yours, too.

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So many offbeat & fun engagement photo ideas to inspire yours

There's more to fun engagement photo ideas than gazing into each others' eyes in a park. You can do, well, anything! 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.

YES, we will marry this Harry Potter proposal (with wands, robes, and the Unbreakable Vow!)

Fenil surprised Isha with a Harry Potter proposal while on vacation in New Orleans and we could not love it more. They traveled from their home in Boston for a holiday in NOLA and Fenil squirreled away some wands, wizard robes, and other Hogwarts-style goodies to make the proposal ultra magical. Raise your hand if you'd make the Unbreakable Vow with this Harry Potter-themed proposal…

Masked romance: a quirky masquerade-themed engagement story in the rain

I'm no Cinderella. As a child, I was one with the sword saving the prince-in-distress. But somehow I was the one, 20 years later, with a fairy godmother, the gown of my dreams, and a magical masquerade ball. Just after midnight, instead of the dream melting away, my very own button-nosed Prince Charming poured out his heart, asked for my hand, and sealed it with a kiss and a sparkling sapphire.

Eight-year-old Lydia, eat your heart out. Here's how my real life fairy tale engagement story played out…