Ever thought about how hilariously gendered the standard engagement photos are? Offbeat Bride blows apart all the stereotypes with these funny photos.
When my fiancé Elliot and I got engaged, we didn’t have any plans to take engagement photos. But when we started our wedding research, we had a bit of a chuckle seeing the same series of photos again and again:
- Woman looking daintily up at her intended while he looks broodingly into the distance
- Couple holding hands in an awkward position so the shiny bling was obviously front and center
- Couple kissing on the beach with pre-wife lifting one leg and pointing her toes
…you get the picture.
So, as a joke, we started talking about doing spoofs of these photos — some gender-swapped (how would Elliot look with his leg cocked while kissing me?), others just extreme takes on traditional photos (what if, instead of leading me gently down a grassy meadow path, Elliot was snapped dragging my body into the woods?).
Elliot and I started a Google doc for fun, highlighting our most ridiculous ideas. When my dear friend, Malia, saw the list, she insisted on taking the photos.
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