Post # 1
I am sort of on the fence about E-pics. I am not very photogenic and everytime I see a set of pics of myself I find some kind of flaw in them…either my skin is too shiny or my legs look boney etc..so I don’t know if I want to shell out the cash for pics that I may not like or do anything with.
Are there any bees who totally skipped having E-pics taken? Do you regret it? Why or why not?
Post # 3
We skipped it- not really on purpose, more because we could just never schedule the time and as time went on it became less and less a priority and the budget kept growing and you know how that goes… Now we’re five months out, and we have no intention of doing them. We don’t have time, we’re too busy, and we just don’t feel like paying for it, to be quite honest. I’m not sure we’d ever display them, either- we’ll have the wedding pics, and I tend to prefer spur-of-the-moment pictures anyway.
I think it’s also a little different for us though because we have pics of our actual engagement- a pic of us together, him turning, him down on one knee, me saying yes, us hugging, the whole process- so we kind of feel like we already have engagement pics.
Post # 4
we are having engagement ceremony (traditional) pix so I will consider that our e-pix..besides we won’t need them for std’s or anything..:)
Post # 5
If you consider yourself not photogenic (which, we all do..hehe) I would highly suggest an e-session with your wedding photographer. Here’s the thing, you want to look at your wedding photos and feel your absolute best. Having a session helps your photographer get to know you, and also find out what works for photographing you. It’s SO different for everyone. I swear all my clients who have great smiles seriously can not pull off the “serious” look. My serious clients tend to look goofy with big grins. E-sessions really are great, and if there is something you see you don’t like it gives you a chance to tell your photographer and they can re-evalute their approach.
Just my $.02. 🙂
Post # 6
We didn’t because our photographer is in Virginia..and we won’t be together in Virginia until July for my sister’s wedding..and my wedding is in September. So, I didn’t see a point in getting them. I do in a way regret it..I see some other couple’s and see how beautiful they look. But we could do a photo session sometime after we are married..if we wanted to.
Post # 7
@starfish0116: Agreed. Getting e pix done was the best thing for my husband. He hates being photographed, but after that session we not only got gorgeous photos, but my husband felt natural around the camera, so our wedding photos came out really well.
FWIW, we had a different photographer for each.
Post # 8
We don’t have E-pictures. I’ve never heard of it until I joined this board :-).
Post # 9
@starfish0116: That’s a GREAT point! I would hate to be awkward in the wedding photos. At least an E-session would give me a chance to play with different angles and positions. Thank you!
Post # 10
@MrsRedPumps: I have pics of the actual proposal, so I feel that it is not neccesary to have an engagement session, even though it is a part of our photography package. But not everyone has pics of the proposal, so I can see why people get them done! 🙂 My photographer said she almost always reccomends doing the session (which is why its included in all of her packages) because it lets the photographer get to know you, but her, her husband and me and my fiance got along super well right away so it wasn’t needed! Good luck 🙂
Post # 11
We had an “engagement shoot” with a friend but it was more to test out the photographer and I’m glad we did as we didn’t like the photographer.
Were not having one with the photographer we picked for the wedding though
Post # 12
We did it… We were debating about it – didn’t want them for Save-The-Date Cards, had pictures from our photog of the actual proposal, etc… But I wanted them for our table numbers… SO SO glad we did them! I’m glad that we have professional, casual pictures of ourselves… And they were great for our table #s… AND I think they helped the photog know us, how we photograph, etc (Like starfish0116 said)
@starfish0116: I’m a smiler 🙂 I don’t even tend to like the serious pictures… but my photog got an EXCELLENT serious photo of me… Actually there are 2 non-smiling photos and they’re both so good. One is a serious one, and one is neither serious/smiling… I had been putting on my lip gloss and glanced to the side cuz someone was talking to me… and it turned into an awesome shot haha 🙂 Anyways, I was really surprised that he managed to get me to pull off the serious look, even though I felt weird haha 🙂
Post # 13
@MrsRedPumps: We didn’t do it, I’m not into pics anyway. I even contemplated (gasp) not having a photgrapher at the wedding
Post # 14
Ok Bees, I did it. I had an E-Session done and the photog uploaded a few of them to my FB (without asking) today. I felt comfortable and they don’t look as awkward as I thought. What do you guys think? Be gentle
Post # 15
We didn’t do them, and I don’t regret it. I just wasn’t sure what we would actually do with them, other than maybe use them for the save the date.
Post # 16
@MrsRedPumps: we didn’t have e-pics done. not really so much into too many pics. the only real pics we have of us together are our wedding pics.