Are you so tired of cheesy engagement photos that you could scream? If you’ve come close to logging off of Facebook for the foreseeable future (especially after engagement season), this couple will help you regain your hope in humanity. Marian Schembari and her fiancé Elliot were just as tired of cheese-fest engagement photoshoots as the rest of us, only they did something about it other than subtweeting. In protest, they created the greatest engagement photos of all time. All time.
Marian, a blogger and social media maven, said the couple didn’t plan on doing engagement photos at first. Once they started planning their wedding, they saw the same photos over and over again. Marian noticed a pattern: “1. Woman looking daintily up at her intended while he looks broodingly into the distance, 2. Couple holding hands in an awkward position so the shiny bling was obviously front and center and 3. Couple kissing on the beach with pre-wife lifting one leg and pointing her toes.” If all of these poses don’t sound familiar, peruse your Facebook feed for .5 seconds and I’m sure you’ll be faced with all of them.
After seeing those pictures, they asked their friend to photograph them the same way, but flipped the gender roles. Marian said, “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?).” My personal favorite is her being taken into the woods for a murder, because that just screams romance. If you have any newly engaged friends, which I’m sure you do after the holiday season, you should probably suggest they do the same.
The results are below, and they will rescue you from your Friday boredom: