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:


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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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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Creative Colorful Chalk War!

Categories Real Weddings

Have color issues? Have a color war. That is what Elizabeth and Caleb did–and it looked pretty fun, too! Jordan from Jordan Brannock Photography had this to say about photographing Elizabeth’s {her friend and bride-to-be} creative chalk war engagement session with her fiancé Caleb, “I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to capture this beautiful chapter in her life. Meeting Caleb has brought Elizabeth so much joy–the kind of happiness you want your favorite people to have in this life. I wanted these photos to tell the story of their relationship: vibrant, fun, forgiving, and happy. These two have a wonderful love, but more importantly, a true friendship.” What a sweet thing to say! Enjoy this artful, storytelling love sesh.

They’re not the only one…check out our feature from Rachel and Clark’s mini chalk color war e-sesh in the park.

chalk color war engagement photos

Color is our thing
Did you know that you can have any colors you want at MagnetStreet? Yep, you can create your own custom colors to suit your style and palette. Discover how–visit our Color Boutique to play with colors and even request a free custom color palette–printed just for you!


Photographer:  Jordan Brannock Photography | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Stunning Chi-Town Engagement Session!

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If you’ve never been to the windy city before, Emily and Joe’s Chicago engagement photos will whet your appetite to visit and give you a taste of the city’s vibe and the flavor of the neighborhoods. From hanging out at the Doughnut Vault and riding the “L” train, to getting great shots with the beautiful Chicago city skyline behind them…Emily and Joe are definitely in their element. Thanks to Jesse & Gena Weddings for sharing this fun engagement session with us! Enjoy.

great Chicago engagement photo of Emily and Joe running with city skyline behind them

romantic engagement photo of Chicago couple

awesome Chicago engagement photo of couple sitting outside doughnut shop

gorgeous shot of Chicago skyline

engagement photo of couple on Chicago River with Chicago skyline in background

guy giving thumbs up on Chicago "L" train in engagement photo

Chicago engagement photo of couple on stairs

engagement photo of couple in downtown Chicago

Chicago engagment photo of couple overlooking city skyline from balcony sihlouetted engagement photo on Lake Michigan at night

Congrats Emily and Joe!

Want to capture the flavor of your city? Browse the many designs for City Skyline Save the Dates. And if I were to choose a design for Emily and Joe–it would definitely be Rooftop Party an simple but adorable, full photo Save the Date Card.

Photographer:  Jesse & Gena WeddingsSubmitted via Two Bright Lights

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Rustic Save the Date and E-Shoot in the Woods

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

With its inherent sense of calm and muted color schemes, winter is truly a lovely time of year to have an engagement session! The raw beauty and neutral tones of the surroundings help to keep the focus on the couple–and that is exactly why we are in love with Rachel and Joe’s wintry engagement photos in the woods! Our lovely bride-to-be also happens to be part of our MagnetStreet family! Rachel is a graphic designer {check out some of her designs here}. Without further ado, here is Rachel and Joe’s rustic Save the Date and snowy e-sesh in the woods.

“We are an outdoorsy couple and hiking and hanging out in the woods is just our style.” Rachel

Wedding Style & Colors: Natural and Organic
Photographer: Emily Schmidt Photography
Save the Date: Custom-designed at MagnetStreet Weddings


rustic save the date and rustic engagement photos

About their rustic Save the Date 
“I designed our save the dates and had them printed by MagnetStreet. Being a designer, it’s often hard to design for yourself. I had ideas of where I wanted to go with our stationery, but it wasn’t until I saw the pictures Emily took that everything just fell into place! My fiancé comes from a large family of hunters and I wanted to incorporate antlers into the design. We will carry this rustic, organic theme throughout the rest of our wedding stationery and into our wedding. We are going for a simple yet elegant wedding that really represents us.”

antlers in engagement photos

snow engagement photos in the snow

About Emily Schmidt Photography
“Emily is great and she’s been so awesome to work with!! I sent her a mood board of the style we were going for and she was able to really bring our vision to life. It was snowy and a little chilly when we did our pictures, but she made it work and we are so happy with them. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for our wedding this September.”

black and white engagement photo

rustic winter engagement photos

winter engagement photos in the snow

romantic engagement photo

rustic winter engagement session

rustic winter engagement session

Congratulations Rachel and Joe! We look forward to seeing your rustic and organic wedding style translated to and throughout your wedding as well!




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