Many couples who get engaged hire a professional photographer to take pictures of them to commemorate their impending nuptials. However, instead of traditional snapshots which feature simple close-ups of the pair, The Arizona Republic reports a new trend in engagement photographs is using a set that incorporates props and costumes.
The reason for these elaborate pictures may be that more couples are incorporating engagement photos into their wedding decor.
"If you were just going to order engagement photos and keep them for yourself, that would be a little weird," industry expert Anja Winnetka told the news source. "But most couples use them in the wedding. A lot of these pictures will be looked at by more people than the average photo album."
According to the news provider, some popular settings include candy shops, carnivals, well-known landmarks like New York City's Central Park and involve props such as balloons and silly hats.