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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  1. allison

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

  2. Sarah

    Great idea – what a cute couple.

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

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

  5. katie haught

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

  6. 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!

  7. evie

    what a super fun engagement shoot!!

  8. Brian

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

  9. Hilarious! So fun!

  10. chibride

    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!

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. garcia fotos que me gustan mucho

  16. me encantan las fotos

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

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



  19. como puedo ver los mensajes

  20. que tenga un bonito dia

  21. ms.garcia mande me su numerode telefono.

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