If I can be honest, I never really understood the importance of engagement shoots. When I got married five years ago, some of my friends were sitting for traditionally beautiful portraits with their partners and since we live in NYC, most of these took place in the same exact locations -- under the Manhattan Bridge, on a beach in Coney Island, in the center of Times Square. The results were cool, but nearly identical to one another. I definitely felt I could take them or leave them. So I left them.
But viewing photos from this Canadian couple's horror film engagement shoot totally makes me change my mind about this tradition. It's amazing, awesome, personal -- and I officially have total engagement photo regret thanks to them.