Steal these 10 fun and unique engagement photo ideas

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Couple: Bliss and Kat, Photo by Kathryn Cooper Weddings

Looking for nontraditional engagement photo ideas that really showcase your personality? A few of our favorite photographers from the Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide shared their latest engagement shoots with us and WOW, more of these, please!

At Offbeat Bride, we love a beautifully posed, sun-dappled, romantic photo, but we're also excited to see that fun, quirky, unique, colorful, and even nerdy nontraditional engagement photos are trending now, too! We're proud to showcase all sorts of nontraditional engagement sessions. In this post, we've got everything from a queer Fried Green Tomatoes shoot…. to capturing a “She asked, he said yes” moment…. all the way to romantic photos where the couple is surrounded by jarred scientific specimens. Like we said, we're here for all of it!

Here are 10 new and unique ways you can think outside of the box for your nontraditional engagement shoot.

Fun engagement shoot idea #1: Shoot at a location where you always have the most fun together!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by BeauMonde Originals2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Rachel and Zainab, Photo by BeauMonde Originals
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by BeauMonde Originals1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Rachel and Zainab, Photo by BeauMonde Originals

Nontraditional engagement shoot idea #2: We'll shout it from the rooftops: we love seeing women proposing!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Rock Your Rebellion1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Peyton and Lucas, Photo by Rock Your Rebellion Photography

Romantic engagement shoot idea #3: Book a proposal shoot to capture the real-time reaction

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Studio A Images1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Tim and Charlie, Photo by Studio A Images
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Studio A Images2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Tim and Charlie, Photo by Studio A Images

Quirky engagement shoot idea #4: This couple planned a Fried Green Tomatoes-themed portrait session in the town the movie was filmed!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Raven Shutley Studios3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Sam and Tam, Photo by Raven Shutley Studios
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Raven Shutley Studios2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Sam and Tam, Photo by Raven Shutley Studios

Unique engagement shoot idea #5: This couple honored their Indian traditions in a nontraditional way, resulting in a stunning waterfall photoshoot.

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Kathryn Cooper Weddings 3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Vandana and Venkatesh, Photo by Kathryn Cooper Weddings
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Kathryn Cooper Weddings 4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Vandana and Venkatesh, Photo by Kathryn Cooper Weddings

Fun engagement shoot idea #6: Brings props that are ACTUALLY meaningful to you!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Kathryn Cooper Weddings2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Bliss and Kat, Photo by Kathryn Cooper Weddings
Fun and unique engagement shoot by Kathryn Cooper Weddings 5 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Bliss and Kat, Photo by Kathryn Cooper Weddings

Nerdy engagement shoot idea #7: Express your inner nerd with a natural history museum shoot.

Photos By Macramos Photography 1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Emily and Eric, Photo by MacRamos Photography
Photos by Macramos Photography 4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Emily and Eric, Photo by MacRamos Photography

Unique engagement shoot idea #8: Make that cool graffiti wall in your neighborhood your new backdrop!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Tara Arseven Photography4 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Lance and Lance, Photo by Tara Arseven Photography
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Tara Arseven Photography 3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Lance and Lance, Photo by Tara Arseven Photography

Colorful engagement shoot idea #9: Let your colorful personality shine through with brightly colored ‘fits!

Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Tara Arseven Photography 1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Kimberly and Suselina, Photo by Tara Arseven Photography
Fun and unique engagement shoot Photos by Tara Arseven Photography 2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Kimberly and Suselina, Photo by Tara Arseven Photography

Nontraditional engagement shoot idea #10: Capture your favorite activity together so your photog can snap authentic feels!

Photos by Macramos Photography 3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Paola and Steven, Photo by MacRamos Photography
Photos by Macramos Photography 2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
Couple: Paola and Steven, Photo by MacRamos Photography

You've probably got a lot of fresh nontraditional engagement shoot ideas running through your head!

Worried your photographer will raise their eyebrows at your nontraditional, quirky, or funny engagement shoot ideas? What if we told you we have a plethora of photographers who LOVE. THAT. SH*T. (Like the ones featured below!)

Find a photographer who's enthusiastic about your fun ideas in the Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide. It's our curated list of wedding vendors who get excited by creative and nontraditional ideas. (And if you're a vendor who's eager to book clients for a nontraditional engagement shoot, let's get you in here!)

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