We’ve seen some very creative and different engagement sessions through the years – from the funeral directors with a coffin, a session with an extensive period drama setup, to a Breaking Bad themed shoot and the ever romantic Friday the 13th engagement session. Couples are thinking more and more outside of the box when it comes to their engagement photos and finding something specifically to fit their personalities as a couple, which makes things fun for a photographer.
Texas-based photographer Daniel Grove dreamt of shooting a Star Wars-themed engagement session and one day, as he was discussing a CGI Light Saber image on his page, he mentioned it to someone on Facebook who jumped on the idea. To put together the caliber of shoot that Daniel was envisioning took a bit of work and quite a bit of planning, but a few months later, Daniel and his clients, some assistants and “bad guys” met for the shoot you see in the video below. Daniel wanted the couple, not to be fighting each other (as he never thought it made sense that the engaged couple would be battling it out against each other with light sabers), but to fight together against common enemies. The team created a storyboard sequence and made the entire session into a mini comic book.
Watch the behind the scenes video that shows some of the rendering of the light sabers and other special CGI effects.
To see the actual photos from the shoot, check out Daniel’s blog here.