This couple decided to shoot a Save The Date engagement photo to reflect their love for each other, as well as their shared love of elk hunting.
Awww! Now skin him. (via Joshua Rainey Photography)
According to photographer Joshua Rainey's post about this photo on his website, it was shot on the couple's family expanse of land near the Siletz River in Oregon. The couple, Stevie and Brady, are avid elk hunters and presented the concept for the photo to Joshua during the shoot. Once the photo was shared on the Facebook page for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, it started spreading across the web, with 100,000 likes in the first day.
Rainey spoke to Happy Place about the shoot that produced the photo.
"I hadn't shot engagement photos like this one but the couple's idea was perfect and I was able to capture their vision on camera," said Rainey. "This was actually just one part of a longer shoot. There are a lot of traditional and artistic images too. And, at the end of the evening we got to shoot photos of the couple in front of a heard of elk. It was amazing!"