Engagement shoot: Dahnya + Fran


I thought these engagement pics were such a change from the usual “pretty” pictures…why NOT get a little colorful and messy with your soon-to-be-groom?  They really show the fun nature of this couple.

The paint pictures came completely out of the blue. Francis, was adamantly opposed to the idea of taking engagement pictures. One day, in an attempt to make the idea sound more appealing I proposed the paint fight (not really thinking he’d take me seriously) but he took the idea and ran with it. The more we talked about it, the more excited we got. From there it was a matter of finding a photographer willing to expose his camera to such chaos. The instant we met Clint, we knew he was the photographer for us; easygoing and creative.

The day of the session we headed over to pick up the paint (our wedding colors) and believed ourselves completely ready to go! It wasn’t until the last drop of paint had been flung that Francis & I realized we had not thought to bring a change of clothes for after the fight. The blankets we’d brought were completely futile in protecting the interior of our car so, we hopped onto the back of Clint’s truck and headed to a nearby car wash to hose each other off. Clint was such a trooper; I fear we may have left lasting hand and foot prints in his truck bed. Instead of berating us, he kept his camera going & spurred us on.
It was a day filled with browsing a bookstore, swinging in the park, dodging paint and being blasted with water- all accompanied by my future husband. And to think, I was lucky enough that such an amazing day was documented for us to look back upon for years to come! Thank you, Clint.







[images from Clint Shuttlesworth]

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24 Comments to “Engagement shoot: Dahnya + Fran”

  1. allison Says:

    the pictures are wonderful and such a creative idea! they look like they were a lot of fun to take, too.

  2. Meg @ Sienna Wedding Says:

    This is certainly an interesting shoot! Looks like fun. =)

  3. Chantale@La Belle Bride Says:

    Getting messy is fun…

  4. Sarah Says:

    Great idea – what a cute couple.

  5. Julianne Smith Says:

    now that’s a fun engagement shoot session! thanks for sharing!

  6. Vicki Grafton Says:

    How fun! Such a great idea. I love the image of them back to back and covered in paint.

  7. katie haught Says:

    your creativity and fun-loving energy are an inspiration! thanks for kicking engagement sessions up a notch!!!

  8. Olivia Says:

    I love seeing non-traditional engagement shoots. Looks like so much fun- I’m sure they’ll remember this forever! Hopefully they’ll inspire other couples out there to try something crazy! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  9. evie Says:

    what a super fun engagement shoot!!

  10. Brian Says:

    This is super cool– I’m a photographer and it is really refreshing to see something outside the box!

  11. Kathryn Says:

    Hilarious! So fun!

  12. chibride Says:

    What an awesome shoot. I like seeing spontaneity and personality beyond the typical shots that are becoming routine. The photographer did a great job too!

  13. Bridal Magazine Editor Says:

    What a fabulous idea! Their handprints on the invitations/thank-yous would have been a nice way to tie this shoot in with their wedding.

  14. Rebecca Says:

    love this shoot! What fun it must have been to photograph and be photographed!

  15. Denalyn Says:

    that’s nice!! good 2 c u Ms. Garcia! 4m ur 3rd grade student Denalyn Perez

  16. Denalyn Says:

    all of us students miss u we’re always talking bout how we had fun in ur class. we miss u n we wish u d best. :)

  17. NEREYDA92 Says:

    garcia fotos que me gustan mucho

  18. NEREYDA92 Says:

    me encantan las fotos

  19. NEREYDA92 Says:

    muchas fotos bonitas

  20. NEREYDA92 Says:

    I like when you tack a picture of the egg of hello kitty!!!!

  21. NEREYDA92 Says:

    cuando llege manana a la escuela me dice como puedo ver los mensajes que me mandan



  22. NEREYDA92 Says:

    como puedo ver los mensajes

  23. NEREYDA92 Says:

    que tenga un bonito dia

  24. NEREYDA92 Says:

    ms.garcia mande me su numerode telefono.

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