10 Fun! Engagement Session Theme Ideas

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Need help choosing a location or theme for your engagement session? Add that something extra to your save the date with a unique photo that represents your engagement session. Check out these

10 {Fun} Engagement Session Theme Ideas:

1. GO RETRO

Get dolled up in the clothing of your favorite era and have a retro-themed engagement session. Use props from the time period to enhance the look and feel you’re going for. This 50′s retro shoot features an adorable couple in a malt shop {a 1950′s hotspot!}. Impeccably styled, this sesh is so cute, colorful and fun! {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

Retro theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

2. GO DOWNTOWN

Give guests a vibe of where you live with a city engagement session. That’s what Chicagoans, Emily and Joe did… They went downtown for an awesome photo shoot amid the skyscrapers and cool neighborhoods of Chicago. From hanging out at the doughnut shop to riding the L train, these two were on the move! {Browse city skyline Save the Dates}

Chicago engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

3. HAVE A CHALK WAR

Get crazy with color and have a chalk color war! Elizabeth and Caleb had a totally relaxed engagement shoot getting messy with chalk. Their photographer wanted to capture the essence of this couple–vibrant, forgiving, fun and happy. Oh, and I’d venture to add playful to that list! {Browse Unique Save the Dates}

chalk color war engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

4. GO PLAY IN THE SNOW

Joe and Rachel’s snowy sesh in winter is just plain gorgeous! Don’t under estimate a winter engagement session. The muted colors of the background allow your colors to stand out. Plus, who doesn’t love snowball fights? {Browse Season Save the Dates}

rustic winter engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

5. GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS 

Chrissy and Josh went from a yogurt shop to the zoo … to playing guitar on the beach … to finally ending their engagement session in the city for a night on the town. Fun, varied and telling of their personalities, we get a great feel for who Chrissy and Josh are–perfect for sharing your love story and lifestyle with family and friends. {Browse Beach Save the Dates

engagement photos taken at multiple locations- yogurt shop, zoo, beach, downtown (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

6. EXPLORE THE LOCAL BEAUTY

Jonathan and Victoria’s whimsical love shoot at one of Alabama’s gorgeous botanical gardens is a perfect reason to have a park engagement session. What’s in your backyard? {Here’s an article on national & state park wedding ideas}

botanical gardens engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

7. GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK

Let the kids in you come out to play! Jessica and Barron went to a local carnival near closing time and ended of having the park to themselves. They have this vintage vibe and you could plainly see how much fun they had playing games and going on rides. {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

vintage carnival theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

8. GO ON A PICNIC

Tisha and Larry had a flight-themed picnic engagement session. They met by chance at an airport and incorporated their first encounter into their love sesh! So clever. {Browse Hobbies and Interest Save the Dates}

flight and picnic themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

9. SHOWCASE YOUR SERVICE

Amanda and Theo had a really fun e-sesh that combined two themes in one: military and props. These two are clearly in love with each other–and service to their country. We love the push-up shots. So cute! {Browse Military and Service Save the Dates}

military engagement photos with props (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

10. FOOTBALL THEME 

Love football? Have a football themed engagment session. Get everyone in the spirit–for the team and for you! Lori and Thomas returned to their Alma Mater–where they started their engagement session with a tour of the Neyland Stadium. Browse Sports Save the Dates}

UT football themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

What’s your favorite theme?

 

 

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Colorful Fall Engagement Photos + Save the Date

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We have a super lovely fall engagement session for you today! Bethany and Kevin {adorable!} live right here in Minnesota and opted for a rustic sesh at Long Lake Regional Park–a special location for these two. Long Lake Park sits right next to Irondale High School–the same school they graduated from and the same park they skied together at for Nordic cross country ski practices.*Sigh* Not only do Bethany and Kevin’s engagement photos feature great fall colors, woodsy textures and fun photo op ideas, they also have a laid-back sweetness to them that make you feel comfortable and eager to be a guest at their wedding. Thanks to Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography for capturing all this goodness. Enjoy!

modern save the date and rustic engagement session
(Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet)

Wedding Style:  Classic-Elegant, Formal, Traditional with a modern feel.
Wedding Colors: Dark Purple (lapis/eggplant) with Charcoal Gray Accents.
E-sesh location: Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN

Photographer: Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

engagement photo couple in grass

heart shape with hands engagement photo

Fall engagement ring shot on red maple leaf

cute rustic photo of couple laying in the grass

couple sitting on bench

fall, rustic engagement session

rustic engagement photo of couple in field

engagement photos of couple on railroad tracks

adorable boot shot with ampersand wedding sign

Their proposal Story

Kevin purposed during a hike at Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, MN–the afternoon after I finished my first Grandmas Marathon. I’m a running enthusiast so, between running a marathon and getting engaged, it was an incredible and emotional day. Kevin is the first of three brothers to get engaged and I’m the baby of three girls–the last to get married. We enjoyed traveling home from the weekend race to share our exciting news with our families and friends.

rustic engagement session photo

park engagement photo of couple walking down road with silhouette images

heart shape with hands engagement photo

couple holding save the date chalkboard wedding sign

Thanks for sharing your fun engagement photos with us, Bethany and Kevin! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for your fall wedding this October.

xo

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Mortenson Photography

They say that behind every photo is a brilliant photographer. In the case of Mortenson Photography, Kjersti Mortenson is a natural, talented and beautiful gal who has clearly found her calling in life! She made us feel comfortable and is very creative. I LOVE all of our engagement photos. Especially the candid shots she took when we had no idea she was capturing our precious moments. She will be photographing our wedding come October.

MagnetStreet Weddings 

MagnetStreet customer service is exceptional! They were helpful and patient in answering the many questions I had. I loved having a template to start from and being able to make design changes online to create my dream invitations on my time. I had a certain vision in my head and the fact that I could play around with different fonts, colors and designs was convenient and allowed me to explore the many options available. Magnet Street went above and beyond with sending proofs, making minor adjustments such as spacing and size to make the final product perfect. I appreciated being contacted to make minor adjustments on the order that I didn’t catch when placing my order. Your work is wonderful, of excellent quality, and it came so quickly! I would recommend Magnet Street to all my family and friends.

About their Save the Date & Invitation Suite
Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet

We ordered the Forever & Ever for our save the date magnets, invitations- including wedding, shower, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, thank you cards and wedding coordinating products. I loved that all of the invites matched in style, color and theme. I loved the detailing on the stationery from the flowers and hearts to butterflies, decorative letters, ampersands, accents, and borders. The candy stripes add pizzazz to some of the designs, giving it a contemporary edge which fit in with our classic yet modern style.

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13 Stellar Silhouette Engagement Photo Ideas

Categories Inspiration + Photography

13 Stellar Silhouette Photo Ideas for your Save the Dates!

Are you a sucker for a great silhouette photo? We are. Luck, lighting and a super creative photographer create the perfect alchemy to harnessing the drama in a beautiful silhouette engagement photo. If you want a few of these dramatic, story-telling shots in your wedding album, talk with your photographer about your desires. Many of them center around sunsets but those clever photographers…they have their ways of manipulating light and setting you apart!

Be inspired by the following stellar silhouettes as your browse image styles for your Photo Save the Dates.

 

1. This adorably-gorgeous silhouette shot was taken at Galveston Island at sunset. This couple is almost kissing–makes for an adorable silhouette!!

silhouette photo of couple at sunset

 

2. This absolutely stunning silhouette was taken at this Lake Tahoe engagement session and is quite dramatic!

silhouette photo of couple on a pier

 

3. Just LOVE the shilhouette shot from this surprise wedding proposal engagement session in Central Park.

silhouette photo of couple in engagement session

 

4. This southern wedding ended with a great silhouette photo of the bride and groom in their getaway car.

silhouette photo of couple in a car kissing

 

5. This cool and classic silhouette styles is from a football-themed e-sesh on the beach!

silhouette photo of couple on beach behind a parasol

 

6. This Chicago e-sesh features a killer nighttime silhouette with Lake Michigan and the city lights in the background.

sihlouetted-couple-on-Lake-Michigan-at-sunset

 

7. So beautiful–this New England winter wedding silhouette photo of the bride and groom features gently falling snow and a bride and groom peeking from behind an umbrella.

sihlouette-of-bride-and-groom-kissing-behind-umbrella in winter wedding

 

8. This romantic engagement session in our Nation’s Capital features a gorgeous sunset shot with Jefferson Memorial in the background.

silhouette photo of couple in Washington-DC-Engagement-Session

 

9. How fun is this twist on a photo silhouette. The tree tree takes all the credit in this intimate, eclectic Texas wedding.

silhouette photo of bride and groom on tree

 

10. This fun and clever silhouette engagement photo was taken at the beach {they shot at 4 locations for their sesh!}

beach sihlouette sunset engagement photo

 

11. This sunset silhouette in the park was taken at springtime in Seattle.

silhouette photo at sunset

 

12. Dramatic skies dominate the look and feel in this Minneapolis engagement session. WOW.

silhouette photos in Minneapolis engagement session

 

13. How can you not fall in love with this darling silhouette engagement photo taken at sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico!?

Engagement photo at sunset at El Rancho de las Golondrina in Santa Fe, NM

Which is your favorite silhouette photo style idea?

 

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Fun, Retro Styled Engagement Shoot

Categories Inspiration

Giveaway alert: MagnetStreet is giving away150 Save the Dates to 5 lucky winners! Enter on Facebook.

About half of our couples know their wedding theme right from the start and beginning with their Save the Date, start stringing the look and feel together. Now, the other half doesn’t necessarily have their look and feel nailed down so early, so they simply pair their fave photo with their fave Save the Date design. Super fun and it’s all good… Whichever camp you fall in to, a themed engagement session is a really fun option for giving guests a glimpse into your wedding look, styles and personalities. Case in point: today’s themed shoot from Alabama’s j.woodbery photography. Classic attire, vintage props and a 1950′s diner all give laser focus to this retro engagement shoot and a vintage Save the Date. Have you considered a theme engagement session?

From zany to sweet, check out the bottom of this post for 10 engagement theme ideas and sessions.

Couple in diner of retro styled engagement shoot

1950's retro diner engagement shoot

Couple drinking a malt in retro styled engagement shoot

Red poppy flowers in vintage engagement shoot

Vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

red and white poppy flowers in retro styled engagement shoot

Couple near vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

 

Checked out the many themed Save the Date options at MagnetStreet. Any design can be personalized in any colors you wish!

 

Credits

Photographer:  j.woodbery photography
Hair Stylist:Brides and Belles Hair Design
Transportation: Coats Classic Cars
Dress Store: ModCloth
Makeup Artist: Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry
Floral Designer: Studio Flower
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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