This engagement session is off the hook! Inspired by this painting, the couple fearlessly trusted the talented photographer Caroline Ghetes‘s idea and incorporated coffee bean bags into the shoot, along with a vintage mask and other props I have never seen in an engagement session before. I truly believe that a photographer’s creative freedom is always for the best interest of the couple, and it never fails. I am in awe with the result!

From Caroline:
Originally, their idea was to do a “The Notebook” inspired shoot, in a more modern way and we accomplished that with about half the pictures. I’ve also always wanted to inject a few strange ideas into an engagement session with a willing couple and some of these ideas/concepts were inspired by one of my favorite artists: Rene Magritte. In so many ways, we are alike in that the type of photography that I love the most, are the ones that when the viewer looks at a photo, they are left confused. Non-sensical & whimsical poses with no idea or concept or story behind it.

Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
The photo on the right translates Caroline’s inspiration from Rene Magritte’s painting Les Amants:
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina
These last two look like fashion designer ad campaigns:
Surrealist Whimsical Engagement Session Rene Magritte Inspired Sack Caroline Ghetes North Carolina

Prop resources:

Vintage refurbished umbrella: Designs By Victoria

Creepy 1920’s style mask & fuchsia w/pink ribbon top hat: D. Cyzon’s Flapperdashery

Gray top hat with black feather: Hey Sailor! Hats

The grayish green Shrug with Black Lace sleeves: Angelika Liv

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