This is one of those things you don’t need to be stressed about. Instead, the key is to look inward and consider your current life habits, hobbies, and interests. From there, you’ll be able to find your engagement session style and incorporate it into your photographs seamlessly.

Think about your respective and shared hobbies and passions. For example, do you both love music? Or is cooking every night something you always do together? Maybe you love to go swing dancing.

Your respective professions can contribute to your engagement session style. Is he a firefighter? A scientist? A farmer? Is she a chef? A kindergarten teacher? A geologist?

Whatever the case may be, incorporate your professional lives into your photographs. Maybe it’s as simple as a chalkboard, a hay bale, or a chef’s hat.

Things to remember when trying to come up with a ‘theme’ for your engagement session:


If you are super into sports, you can dress up in your favorite team’s jerseys or other team swag. If you’re having a vintage wedding, you can go along with that theme with your attire. If you like to dress up and go dancing, you can dress the part in your photos. Use your clothing to express your interests and hobbies as a couple.


Bringing props is going to be the easiest way to incorporate your hobbies into your session. It could be a guitar, a Scrabble game, your bikes, some paint for a colorful, messy session, etc. Bring your pets, take your boat for a spin around the lake, pack a picnic…the possibilities are endless.


Another way to incorporate your interests is to think about locations that have significance to you. Where did you meet? Where did he propose? Where is your wedding going to take place? We can go to the lake, a sports stadium, the theater, your favorite bar or park, a hotel, the fair, etc. Think about places you love to hang out together. We’re open to ideas here, so just let us know what you’re thinking!

Are you into sports?

Show some team spirit in your photographs with jerseys, sports equipment, or something similar.

What’s your favorite kind of music?

Are you both Rock n’ Roll lovers? Maybe you’re more into the country music scene. Don’t be afraid to dress the part.

Where do you feel like you’re really in your element?

Is it outdoors at your favorite park? In the museum perusing the art? Or maybe you love the buzz of a colorful city.

What always makes you two laugh or have fun?

Maybe it’s a board game or a visit to the fair or circus.