This Engagement Session Reinterprets All Those Oh-So-Familiar Couple Poses

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  1. Great piece that made me chuckle!

  2. Alyssa Royse says:

    Of course, I had to post a photo of me lifting my husband up in my arms on our wedding day! ;) Right here on GMP, because, well, that sums us up so nicely.

  3. Well done, Offbeat Bride! May I suggest one more to work into your prenuptial reportoire: A sendup of those ridiculous, come-hither portraits of brides-to-be, posed in the suggestion of filmy lingerie, with the fingers of one hand spread demurely under her perched chin. (Who started that, anyway?) How about an unshaven, disheveled groom-to-be in a wife-beater, with one hand in the “blushing bride” pose and the index finger of the other halfway up his nose?

  4. Not that I against gender equality, but the “cliches” that are shown just happen naturally since men are generally stronger and taller than women on average.

  5. wellokaythen says:

    It would be great to compare the sound effects, too. I’ve gotten in trouble for grunting or grimacing with effort when holding up a woman. (Never been my idea to do so, by the way, only hers.) A man is NOT allowed to show that the woman he’s carrying is the least bit heavy. I would hope the women carrying men will show the same courteous illusion?

    • I’d love to see one step further: a woman on one knee holding out a ring that cost her a couple paychecks.

      [No, not bitter, just curious.]

      • wellokaythen says:

        Does the guy get to keep it and sell it on eBay even if he says no? (only slightly autobiographical….)

  6. Samantha says:

    The woman in the reinterpretation photos doesn’t look happy.


  1. […] love the photos that we just posted about a photographer who playfully reversed the genders on all those (weird, in my opinion) engagement photos that are popping up everywhere. (Really, when […]

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