Spoiler alert! If you’re one of the handful of people who haven’t read or seen The Hunger Games, look away from this post now (and go find yourself a copy!). If you are a fan of Suzanne Collins’ epic series, you’ll love this Hunger Games inspired engagement shoot from Elle Golden Photography! Photographer LeiLani Golden couldn’t bear not knowing what happened to the Girl on Fire and the Boy with the Bread after the Games had ended, so she put together this styled shoot, filled with bows and arrows, Mockingjay pins, and oodles of other details inspired by the books, to try out some new techniques and to inspire other fans. Read on to see how she put together this memorable–and surprisingly simple– Hunger Games shoot!
“After devouring the Hunger Games books, I couldn’t quit imagining what life was like for Katniss and Peeta after the games. We know where they ended up, but how did they get there? So I decided to bring their post-games love story to life with an engagement session! With only two weeks to plan the entire shoot, we didn’t have time for pro stylists. I used Pinterest to visualize ideas and Polyvore to create outfit collages. I gave Katniss and Peeta ‘everyday chic and ‘capitol glam’ looks. I did Katniss’s hair and makeup myself. The Save the Date was custom-designed by a friend of mine. I just printed out the digital file at OfficeMax!”
“Half the models’ clothes are from our own personal closets. and the handmade bow, arrows, and quiver are borrowed from a friend. The food is from a local grocery store, and the vases, candles, and tray are from a thrift shop! So it doesn’t take much to make your engagement session a little different. The odds are ever in your favor with a little imagination!”
Thanks to Elle Golden Photography for fueling our Hunger Games obsession with this creative shoot! Want more literary inspiration? Check out this Water for Elephants Styled Shoot, or these adorable Harry Potter portraits!Invitation Designer: Killer B. Designs Cinema and Video: Life Bridge Productions Shoes: BCBG Max Azria Jewelry: Spiffing Jewelry,Natural Abstract Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Kenneth Cole Reaction Other: Courtney DeeAnne Modeling Second Shooter: j. leigh Captures