(Closed) Photo shoot – already married?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: WWYD
    Go for the new family portraits : (38 votes)
    90 %
    Just skip it all together, you already are getting wedding photos elsewhere : (0 votes)
    Donate it to another couple/family : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @sienna76:  I’d just use them for portraits or whatever. Sorry to hear about your dad and the hectic wedding journey.

    You could make it a fun shoot since you paid for it, make it worth it.

    When I first read your post I was going to say that e-photos are usually to give your photographer a test run and it would be weird to call them e-photos if you’re already married, but I see how your scenario is different. Just go, have a fun, and at least the pressure is off since you’re already married.

    Post # 5
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    If she doesn’t change her offer, go for the portraits.  Engagement photos are called engagement photos… but really they are just pictures of you guys at a certain time in your life, it’s not like you need to wear a wedding dress and tux for them or anything.  There’s no reason you can’t get them done post wedding!  They will be great to hang up in your house, give to your parents, or just to have a reminder of when you guys were young and just got married.

    Post # 6
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I would go for the photo session. Having pro photos of you as a couple is awesome and will give you great lasting memories. You’ve had such a rocky road getting here, you should take some time and enjoy married life. We actually did something similar with photos… we still made it about us being married, and I got Mr. and Mrs. t-shirts from Etsy and some other fun stuff for props. Just have fun with it. I used one for a canvas, and we have others around our house.

    Post # 7
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d weigh the pros and cons for you, as a couple. I think having the photos would be lovely, and reflect your new family, however, I also sense that you don’t really feel like taking the time off to have these photos done, so Iguess I wouod have to decide i it felt like a waste of $300 if Ididn’t use the session or if it feels like a bigger waste to spend the time to et the taken. I don’t think there is a wrong answer here. 


    BUT now I want to hear all about your road trip! I hope it was awesome.

    Post # 9
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hi sienna76:  just catching up with you now (saw you on another topic) and am working my way thru your recent postings since your Wedding / Honeymoon… can’t wait to hear all about your Great Canadian Rocky Adventure !!

    For the Photo Session… You could certainly use it if you want more casual pics of you and your Hubby… and your Dog.  They could be awesome… and something different from the more traditional Wedding Photos that I am sure you had taken recently (BTW have noticed your new WBee Avatar / Icon Photo)…

    As someone over 50, I look back on my life and have never regretted the times when we had professional portraits done… they are all fabulous memories.  Sure they seem overwhelming when first starting out as the timeframes at least for us were close together (E-Photos – W-Photos – Honeymoon Photos – Baby Photos – Generational Photos) so we had a lot hanging up when we were young… and of course adding to them over the years (First Day of School Photos – Milestone Anniversary Photos – Family Reunion Photos – Kids Activity Photos… like Sports & Dancing etc – HS Graduation Photos etc)… BUT they did mean the world to us as we got older.  Cannot say I’ve ever regretted purchasing photo enlargements.

    On the other hand… you could certainly donate the item or sell it off here on WBee to another couple (that is IF your Photographer doesn’t have a non-transferable clause in the agreement)

    Lol, as I had 2 Choices… needless to say I didn’t vote in the Poll

    Hope this helps,

    Now off to read some more of your recent posts…


    Post # 10
    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    why not do post wedding bridal groomals if you still got the dress spruce up your man and go look pretty!

    Post # 11
    6522 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely do the session! As a photographer, I shoot a session with a couple (married or not) in the same style I would an engagement session. Honestly, it’s really JUST a portrait session of a couple. I always encourage people to get them because for most, aside from their wedding, they have no professional photos of them as a couple or in “regular” clothing.

    Post # 12
    4781 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    You should get them! They’ll be nice to have to look back on later, married already or not. Just think of it as a regular photoshoot. You can frame some and hang them in your home or use them for your Christmas card or wedding announcements too. 

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