If dollar-fifty hot dogs and free samples are the way to your sweetie’s heart, take note. This engagement session is one for your Wedding Inspiration pinboard. Reddit user Kartarsh shared the photos of the session last week via Imgur. When asked by users whether there was something particularly sentimental about Costco, she replied, “Not really, we just both really like Costco. I didn’t like the idea of having the regular engagement pics (or really any, but our photographer offered to do it for free). I thought it would be funny to have pictures of us doing really mundane things, and then decided it would be better to romanticize those mundane things.”
Ah, yes. Because what’s more romantic than picking out bulk butter or a giant plastic-wrapped hunk of meat? How sweet the pair are, him hauling lettuce into the slowly-filling cart, her showing off her new rock against a backdrop of strawberry cake.
Reddit users have largely shown amused approval to the photoshoot. Rdubya44 wrote, “It’s a more accurate depiction of life after marriage than frolicking through a field. Source: am married and go to Costco for fun. Ikea if we’re feeling frisky.”
Rossifan wrote, “I thought this was absolutely hilarious. It’s very…. American.”
Jonye_East asked, “Is your registry with Kirkland?”
Although there are the occasional posts of humorous disapproval, Kartarsh played along. When user FattyCorpuscle wrote, “You didn’t take pictures of you both enjoying Costco pizza or picking up the metric f*ckton package of Kirkland toilet paper. You can’t build a successful marriage on such oversights,” Kartarsh explained, “A hot dog was easier to hold, and the water picture was supposed to look like I’m being wooed by his manliness. Realistically, it would be paper towel in one arm and toilet paper in the other.”
And the best Easter egg: the guy in the scooter photobombing the pair in the flashlight aisle is Kartarsh’s father. They decided to include him “half because it is hilarious, half because he is at Costco everyday.”
After we were done, he picked up a few things, went to the checkout lane where the cashier addressed him by name and goes “You’re back again today? Did you forget something earlier?”
All of the employees at this Costco know him and everything about him, because he spends all of his time and money there.
Looks like this happy couple is planning on keeping that tradition in the family. We’ll be waiting for the wedding shoot from the liquor aisle. Side Note: People are weird and that’s a good thing. We don’t need more pictures in fields.
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