Post # 1
am i the only one who thinks engagement pics are a waste of time and money? My mother keeps saying i have to set up an appointment with a photographer to take my E-pics but i honestly don’t want to, I think its mone best spent somewhere else.
PS I am in NO way down playing anyone who decided to have E -pics the ones ive seen on here are gorgeous but its just not for me
Post # 3
@allieluvs21: FI and I decided it’s not for us. We’re not picture people to begin with. I also find we may look awkward trying to “pose” for these pictures – though some people say to act natural.
Most photography packages offer an engagement session. I would just tell the photographer I wasn’t interested.
Post # 4
I felt similarly, but our photographer included the session for free as part of our package…..they’re great if you want to do STD’s, or just to commemorate, but I see what you mean about the extra money.
Post # 5
The real benefit of doing one is test driving your wedding photog. If the e-pics suck, that’s a red flag to drop them and find someone else.
Post # 6
We weren’t going to get engagement pictures done at all, except we won a free e-pic session at a bridal show. It was fun, and we got some nice pictures from it for our guestbook, but they’re definitely not necessary.
Post # 7
@allieluvs21: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with not having/wanting e-pics! Fiance and I actually decided we didn’t want to spend the money on them, but then our wedding photog’s package included e-pics in the price. We both ended up being REALLY happy we had them taken, and as @techie mentioned, the session was a great opportunity to get to know our photographer. I already knew I loved her style, but spending a couple hours with her (and then seeing the results) have made us even more confident that we made the right choice for a wedding photog!
Plus, it was fun to document such a special time in our lives! But no, they’re definitely not necessary.
Post # 8
We did engagement pictures because it was only a little bit more to add it to our wedding photography as a package. And to reiterate @techie, it’s a great way to get to know your photographer and vice versa.
We were able to use the pictures on our wedding website and loooveeed the cohesiveness of having a “set” of photos on there. We also used one for our STD.
It was also super fun! 🙂
Post # 9
Our main reasoning for doing e-pics was to get more comfortable with our photographer. I didn’t want to feel as if some stranger taking pictures of us throughout our wedding day, because I thought that it would show in the pictures if we felt awkward. Spending the whole day taking e-pics with him helped a lot! I also wanted to include professional pictures in our save the dates… And the e-pics were included in our wedding photography package.
Post # 10
@allieluvs21: There’s nothing wrong with not wanting engagement pics, but I always advocate for them just because more than likely you are not used to being in front of the camera and having your pictures taken professionally. Doing an engagement session helps you get used to having your picture taken and you get to know your photographer (which you definitely want since he/she will be basically stalking you all wedding day). Also, when my husband and I did our engagement pictures I noticed that my “serious face” looked, well just plain MAD. haha. So the engagement pictures were helpful because they reminded me to smile more during the wedding day and look more relaxed.
Also, how many photos will you display of you and your husband in your wedding outfits? Probably not too many…it’s nice to do engagement pictures just to have some professional photos of you and your fiance that aren’t wedding pictures.
(Plus they make EXCELLENT gifts for parents and grandparents lol)