Looking for ways to spice up your engagement session? You’ve come to the right place! Nothing makes me happier than couples who are willing to step outside their comfort zone and get a little messy. After all, your engagement session is supposed to be FUN! You want your photos to showcase your personalities which means playful prompts, lots of laughter, and a little mess.

Here Are 4 Ways to Get Messy During Your Engagement Session

1. Water

Water is one of the easiest (and cleanest!) ways to get messy during your engagement session. If you’re shooting by a body of water, don’t be afraid to get wet! Walk into the waves, splash each other or go for a dip fully clothed. For in-home sessions, hop into the tub/shower to really spice things up. Water is a sure-fire way to turn up the heat and get you two out of your comfort zone for some amazing photos and even better memories.

2. Sand

Sand is another simple way to have some fun and get a little dirty at your engagement session. Whether you’re at the beach or somewhere in the dunes, kick off your shoes, and embrace the mess. You will probably find sand in places sand shouldn’t be, but I promise it’ll be worth it in the end!

3. Paint

For artsy couples (or anyone willing to sacrifice your clothes!), paint is a super fun medium to add to your engagement session. Hang up a sheet outside and throw paint on each other, complete a painting you’re working on, or paint a room together in your new home. There are endless possibilities with this one. Get creative!

4. Mud

If you’re really adventurous, mud is just about as messy as you can get. While you don’t have to roll around in the mud, necessarily, jumping in muddy puddles or driving through the mud on an ATV will definitely dirty things up. If it’s raining at your session, take advantage of the mud and just have fun!


Making sure my couples have fun is the goal of every engagement session I shoot. I want your photos to feel authentic, and natural, and encompass your personalities as a couple. These are just a few of the ways you can add a bit of spice to your engagement session! I am always open to new ideas and encourage all of my couples to embrace what makes them unique.

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Fun and messy engagement session ideas for couples.

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