While there are countless poses couples choose for their engagement shoots, the gender roles in the photos are normally pretty well-defined and somewhat exaggerated.

Engaged couple Marian and Elliot, along with photographer Malia Moss, decided to change this by reversing and playing with the stereotypes. They found various typical poses from other couples and photographers and then recreated them with their own flair.

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The bride-to-be writes

[W]e started talking about doing spoofs of these photos — some gender-swapped (How would Elliot look with his leg cocked while kissing me?), others just extreme takes on traditional photos (What if, instead of leading me gently down a grassy meadow path, Elliot was snapped dragging my body into the woods?).

Elliot and I started a Google doc for fun, highlighting our most ridiculous ideas. When my dear friend, Malia, saw the list, she insisted on taking the photos…. So as our wedding gift, Malia followed us around San Francisco while we acted like idiots and Elliot posed as a traditional blushing bride. I don’t think anyone has ever had more fun…

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