Fields of grass, sunsets, trees, running – oh, dear lord – the running. Aren’t you tired of all these overused prenuptial photoshoot ideas?
Planning weddings is hard enough. Thinking of a creative photoshoot for your prenup photos and “save the date” photos just makes the preparations even more stressful. Choosing a theme can be difficult, especially if creativity is not your forte. Almost everyone has exhausted the usual ideas for prenup photo shoots.
If you do a quick search on the Internet, you’ll see hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of couples lying on the grass, kissing in front of the sunset, or looking deep into each other’s eyes on top of a cliff.
We’re not saying those aren’t beautiful ideas, but do you really want your photos to look like everyone else’s? Why not try something new, or spice up those old themes to make your pre-wedding photoshoot the envy of every bride-and-groom-to-be?
Here are some LovePanky-approved prenup photo ideas
Go against the norm by trying out photoshoot ideas that are not only creative, but also unique and fun to do!
#1 Travel buddies. This is great for couples who travel a lot. Wouldn’t it be awesome to take your prenup photos on your next exotic vacation? It might be expensive for some, but there are budget-friendly ways to pull this off. Bring a really good camera and a friend who knows how to take good pictures. Bring the proofs home, and let Photoshop do the rest for you.
#2 Interstellar romance. We just had to put this in because there are so many possible outcomes for an Interstellar-themed prenup shoot. You can opt for an anti-gravity theme or a shooting star background using green screens. You could use the moon as a backdrop at a high-altitude shoot location. Whichever direction you choose to go, remember that there are a billion ways to use the galaxy for your pre-wedding photos.
#3 The foodies. If you and your fiancé or fiancée are veritable foodies, you can opt to shoot your prenup photos at your favorite restaurants or stalls. You can take photos while you’re eating or while reminiscing about a wonderful date you had at that location. Just don’t include photos that showcase the food instead of you and your partner. You wouldn’t want the hashtag #foodstagram on your photos, right?
#4 When you first met. Prenup photos are so much better when you and your partner choose a theme that is connected to your relationship. One of the best ideas to use is doing the photoshoot at the place where you first met. Even if you met on the subway platform, there’s nothing stopping you from recreating the moment in a studio or if you manage to get a permit for the shoot.
#5 Love affairs for the ages. Using popular characters from history or books is a great way to showcase your love for the theme itself. This is perfect for couples who love the classics or the great love affairs of the past. It’s also fun to recreate the settings and costumes. Just try to steer clear of doomed lovers like Romeo and Juliet.
#6 Car enthusiasts. For those of you who love car racing or are avid car collectors or enthusiasts, this will be the perfect theme for you. Most guys will love this idea, but make sure that your lady love is also a fan, or at least agreeable to it. This can be expensive if you decide to rent a selection of cars. That’s why it’s best if you ask for favors from your friends to let you borrow their cars for the shoot.
#7 Movie magic. You’re getting married, so of course, you have a favorite movie as a couple! Use that as inspiration, and reenact your favorite scenes during the shoot. Whether it’s a horror movie or a black-and-white film, you’ll still love the results, especially if you enjoyed shooting the whole thing.
#8 The beauty of nature. Yes, I know I sort of bashed the garden theme early on, but hear me out. I’m not talking about taking a picture as you walk through the foliage at the city park. I am talking about actually going out there and looking for the most untouched natural locations where you can click a few aerial shots and wide-range shots, and capture nature at its best, while still immortalizing the love that you are about to commemorate on your wedding day.
#9 Under the sea. It’s the same concept as #8, but way more exciting because you get to take photos in one of the most underappreciated locations in the world – under the sea. Nobody bothers choosing this as a location, but there are inexpensive photographers who would be excited at the chance to take photos of lovers under the crystal blue waters. You don’t even have to go to the Mariana Trench. You can take pictures as deep as five feet into the water, and they would still look awesome.
#10 Cosplay ships. Even if you’re not a fan of anime, comic books, or cartoons, cosplay themes are still great choices for your prenup photoshoot theme. They have so many beautiful and amazing concepts to choose from that it wouldn’t even matter if you don’t know how to pronounce the name of your characters. Just pick one that calls out to you, and work with it.
#11 The bookworms. This theme is perfect for avid readers and intellectuals. You can ask the local library for options, or even commission a tiny bookstore to let you take some photos inside. You can even arrange the books to create wonderful settings, but make sure that you put them back using the coded system that the bookstore or library uses. [Read: How to date a bookworm like you’re in a romance novel]
#12 Romantic theme park. Get with this program because amusement park prenups aren’t as common as the ones we mentioned above. Not many people use this theme because it’s expensive to rent an amusement park. That’s probably because they don’t do it the old-fashioned way: show up with a camera and look good in the photos for the amount of one ticket per person involved.
#13 Tourist attractions. Tourist spots are called that because they look amazing. Just look at photographer Murad Osmann and his partner, Nataly Zakharova – all of their photos look like awesome prenup proofs in different tourist locations!
#14 The hobbyists. If you and your partner share a passion, use it for your prenup photos. Amp up the wow factor by using bigger props, doing the shoot at famous locations that showcase your interests, and making sure that you’re both having fun while doing it.
#15 Journey to each other. It would be nice to create a story with your prenup photos. Why not take photos that show how you and your partner ended up together? If you’re not into that, how about just creating a story that shows you and your partner heading towards each other, which culminates in one set of photos where you reunite with each other?
#16 The love train/bus/cab. Trains, buses, and cabs can be cute backdrops for your prenup photoshoot. Not only is it inexpensive, but not many couples have tried this concept for their pre-wedding shoots. You can get the necessary permits from city hall or you can go to the bus and train companies for permission to take photos at their terminals.
#17 Musical duet. Music enthusiasts have so many options and concepts to choose from. They can take prenup photos at record stores, concerts, gigs, recording studios or music halls. You can even choose a theme based on your favorite band or your favorite song. [Read: 7 ways to make dating a music enthusiast more fun]
#18 Class couple. Remember the movie, 13 Going on 30? The part where Jenna and Matty did the photoshoot for the redesign of their magazine is high-school themed. You can use the same theme for your photoshoot by recreating prom, yearbook photos, and even a pep rally. It might not have any significance to you and your sweetheart, especially if you met after high school, but it is an adorable way to immortalize your photos.
#19 Sports lovers. This is perfect for couples who love the same or rival sports teams. The colors and props are easy to find, and you can even take the photos at a game. If you can afford it or hook it up, try taking the photos at a famous stadium or arena. This can be a really cool theme for anybody, even if they’re not sports lovers.
#20 Something personal. It’s easy to find a tiny personal thing about each other that you can glamorize in the photoshoot. It could be your mutual love of cats, your constant walks around the neighborhood or your late-night talks on the roof. Every beautiful memory can be a theme on its own. You just have to choose the one that’s perfect for you both.[Read: Barn weddings and other strange trips down the aisle]
Next to your wedding photos, prenup photos are the second most noteworthy photos in your album as a couple. Whether you’re into glamor, the outdoors, or unique hobbies, incorporate it into your prenup photoshoot as you have the time of your lives!
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