A couple have left many people in awe at their taste after they chose to stage their engagement photo-shoot in the most bizarre way possible.
Shi Jaramillo and Patrick Reetz
The really bizarre couple who obviously had a very dark sense of humour staged their engagement pictures to look like they were hiding a corpse.
Daily Mail reports that Shi Jaramillo, 27, and fiancé Patrick Reetz, 37, from Austin, Texas, planned the murder-themed shoot to represent their undying devotion to one another.
Horror film fan Shi, who works in telecommunications sales, said that they plumped for a theme that reflected their personalities, rather than a clichéd romantic shoot.
She said: ‘We’re a little bit different and didn’t want anything like that. When we told our photographer he said: “‘You guys are twisted, this is awesome”.
‘My fiancé teaches anatomy and I love horror, and we thought “what’s the craziest thing you could test someone with other than the location of a body?”.’
Patrick said: ‘The theme was PG 13 horror, the easy route would have been matching button ups holding hands on the beach, but I am not one to go the easy route.
‘While Shi was the brain child of the whole affair, I suggested the minor subtleties like the knife behind the back and in a way what we did was satirising traditional engagement photos.’
‘Shi is a genius, she’s beyond beautiful and so creative. We literally do everything together other than work, so it made sense to show that in our photos – she’s my best friend’
Photographer pal Asha Poyzer captured the unorthodox set for the couple in Zilker Park last month.
He said: ‘When I first heard about the theme I thought it was definitely a little out there, but I knew it would be a lot of fun and offer some unique engagement shots.
‘I’m sure that along with all the people who’ll like it there will definitely be some who find it far out and maybe a bit gross.
‘We spent a lot of time giggling – it’s hard not to when your hauling a “dead body” along Austin’s greenbelt!”
Shi revealed that the couple, who met on OkCupid, attracted funny looks while they posed for photos with a knife and a make-shift corpse made of a doll and sheets.
She said: ‘It was quite funny – we went on this very busy trail and then wandered off into the woods for three hours and forgot to take anything to clean ourselves with afterwards.
‘There we were covered in fake blood walking down this busy trail. People were waving and saying hello because they’re so nice in Texas.
‘Eventually we found a mini water fountain to clean ourselves off.’
Despite the blood and gore of their shoot, Shi and Patrick’s engagement was a more traditional affair with Patrick popping the question in Costa Rica.
Shi said: ‘The proposal was very romantic and happened while we were on holiday after dating for a year and eight months.
‘After we ate at a restaurant overlooking the ocean we went for a walk and he got down on one knee.
‘He had to ask me twice as I thought: “‘Is this really happening to me?”.’
A bloody rag hangs out of Patrick’s back pocket, while Shi clutches a stained ampersand
The loved-up pair are set to marry in August and have carried the murder theme through to their invites.
The RSVP reads “will you help us hide the bodies?” and instead of guests, those attended have been dubbed accomplices.