My philosophy with wedding planning is simple — just let the woman have what she wants as long as it doesn’t involve future shame. Engagement photos are future shame.
Even if the engagement photo is normal, twenty years from now, it will look ridiculous. Won’t the horribly comical wedding photos be enough? Do we really need a photo to remind the world there is more awful photos to come?
People still take awful and awkward engagement photos and there is nothing I can do to stop them…so…I’ll just make fun of them and hope it prevents future photos.