Alternative Engagement Photography Idea, Behind the Scenes

Finding a unique angle for your wedding photography can be tricky, but finding a couple willing to go along with some zany new idea can be even trickier. When British wedding photographer Simeon Quarrie met the soon-to-be-married Nikesh and Lalita, he knew he’d found kindred spirits willing to go along with his plot. They decided that their engagement photos would be eerie, unique, and a little gothic, and the results are pretty awesome:

Storyboards were drawn, locations scouted, costumes designed. The whole concept revolves around the woman being a sort of tied-up doll whom the groom-to-be rescues from this creaky wooden attic.

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The style is predicated on almost operatically exaggerated aesthetics: big fake eyelashes, stiff hair, suspenders, and a strongly neutral color palette.

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The shoot takes place primarily in this very cool rustic wooden studio space, and the whole crew seems pretty thrilled to be there.

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One thing’s for sure: it definitely makes for some of the cooler engagement photos we’ve seen.

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“The pre-production was very very tough. I definitely believe that the success of any shoot comes from the preparation.”

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