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Lego Engagement Shoot: Lego Take Some Pictures

By Joseph Cha on October 10th 2013

I’ve seen a lot of unique engagement photos. Some photos have ligthsabers, some have zombies, some even have dinosaurs. But I have never seen an engagement shoot that didn’t have any people in them.


Seattle Photographer Shelly Corbett took the photos of two tiny Lego Minifigures that represent the couple Marika and Justin. Then Shelly put the minifigs in Legofied movie scenes like Lord of the Rings and Starwars.


Marika says “I was looking for a cool photo of us to use as a thank-you card, post-wedding. The eureka moment was in the car when I was looking at her Instagram Feed and said, “Hey! We should ask Shelly if she’d do a portrait.” The fiancé loved the idea.

After seeing ALL of the photos she did, we knew we couldn’t just pick one and had to use them for our “engagement photos,” because we were really not into the normal engagement photo thing”


Marika: “I couldn’t figure out how to get photos of us that had this level of fun. While we’re very serious about each other, we’re not very serious about anything else. I wanted something a little silly, a little different – something our friends hadn’t done yet. If we didn’t do this, we wouldn’t have done anything at all”


Marika: “while most engagement photos are beautiful, they didn’t feel right for us. We’re more into costumes and being crazy. So this was perfect. I like knowing that in 20 years, we’ll still like these. I won’t hate my hairstyle or laugh at my clothing choices etc. They’re pretty timeless”


Engagement Shoots should a be reflection of the couple’s personality, and while a Lego engagement shoot is clearly not for everyone, it’s perfect for Marika and Justin.

Marika: “Reactions have been, yes, insane geek envy / appreciation. I’m fine with both. People have gone nutso, and my blog was like WHERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE COMING FROM?!?”

Check out the full interview at geekwire



I’m a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don’t have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.

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  1. Ondrej

    i found it a great idea, have also some of the lego shots, one of theme here http://500px.com/photo/43295368. Lego was and is a piece of my childhood :)

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