Austin couple stages murder-themed engagement shoot in Zilker Park

It’s been said that love means never having to say you’re sorry. For one Austin couple, it also means always agreeing to help hide a body if your partner just murdered someone.

Shi Jarmillo and Patrick Reetz took a stroll through Zilker Park last month for their engagement photo shoot, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Their photos were just like other engagement photos— pictures of an engagement ring, lots of hand-holding, a little PDA.

The only difference? Those holding hands were covered in fake blood, and the two happily hid a fake dead body all around the park as a part of their murder-themed shoot.

Shi Jarmillo and Patrick Reetz in Zilker Park. (Asha Poyzer, Courtesy of Facebook. Used with permission.)

Patrick Reetz and Shi Jarmillo in  Zilker Park. (Asha Poyzer/Courtesy of Facebook. Used with permission.)

“You kind of get tired of seeing the same old pictures on Facebook and we didn’t want to be stereotypical,” Jarmillo told the Express-News. “If you can’t trust your significant other to hide a body with you, then you probably shouldn’t get married.”

The photo shoot not only featured a fake dead body (a life-size doll named Jorge), but also included sharp knives and the aforementioned fake blood. Reetz, who plays in the Austin band Constellation Prize, can be seen wielding a hatchet in one of the photos.

“I’m surprised no one called the cops,” Jarmillo said.

The couple met on OkCupid in 2014, and plans to wed on Sept. 11, in an effort to subvert that day’s negative connotation. The wedding will be murder-themed as well, with red, black and white colors and “anatomy parts on a mountain of red roses” for centerpieces.

Who says love is dead? See the rest of the photos at the San Antonio Express-News.

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