When it comes to engagement photos, we鈥檙e used to seeing some pretty sappy snaps 鈥 kissing, cuddles, googly eyes, all that jazz. One thing we don鈥檛 often see as props? Exercise聽equipment. For this couple, though, a photo session in the gym just made total sense.


These engagement photos, which were shot by photographers Sean and Cricket Whitman of Cricket鈥檚 Photography, offer up a peek inside the sporty connection between Iliana and Joe. The Florida-based couple are both trainers, who spend most of their downtime working out together at their local CrossFit High-Intensity gym. So while it鈥檚 definitely unconventional, shooting their engagement pictures in that setting seemed like a natural fit.


While themed photos always run the risk of turning out corny or gimmicky, lliana and Joe鈥檚 photos feel like a genuine representation of their shared passion. The photographer, Sean Whitman told Mic, 鈥淚t wasn鈥檛 about showing off what they can do, but really about them as a couple.鈥 We see them hanging upside down, sneaking a kiss behind a giant wheel and holding hands atop an epic robe climb. No sun-soaked, fake laughing in a field of flowers for these two.


The bride-to-be told Huffington Post, 鈥淥n the days we have off together, this [CrossFit] is what we look forward to doing.鈥 She goes on to say,鈥滻t鈥檚 a hobby we are both really passionate about and that鈥檚 something we like to do together. It鈥檚 really fun that you can share it with somebody that you love.鈥

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(Photos via Cricket鈥檚 Photography)