Post # 1
So my photography package comes with an engagement pics session. Lately I have been wondering if I even want to do them… I’m thinking instead of doing engagement pictures, I’ll ask the photographer if we can add more pages to our custom hard cover book (this looks amazing as each page of the book is a hard cover and folds down flat. I really think I’d prefer more pages in that book from wedding day then engagement pics), or extra hour of photography day of wedding, etc..
What do you guys think? Did you regret not doing any? Are you really glad that you did?
Post # 3
@Diamond84: If engagement pics come with the package, why the hell not? We weren’t crazy about getting ours done at first, but when we got the pics back we were so glad we did 🙂 We had a lot of fun
Post # 4
@MrsSweetT: Because I was thinking the photographer could add on something else for us for our wedding day in exchange for not doing engagement pics since I’d probably prefer more pics from the wedding day then an engagement session. We have thousands of pictures together in different settings so I just don’t think engagement pics are needed. I dunno, maybe I’m weird, lol.
Post # 5
We skipped em. They weren’t included but I didn’t really see the point. I have recently thought that it would be nice to have fall themed pics since I’m not getting married in the fall like I wnated, but I’m over it.
FI and I work opposite schedules so it seems like a waste of our time and money. This is only for us personally. But actually, I can name three or four friends who had big weddings and didn’t have e-pics.
Post # 6
Please, please, PLEASE do the shoot. I am a wedding photographer, and the reason we include engagement shoots is because it allows us to get to know the couple before the big day. We get to learn what you are comfortable with, how you photograph best and more importantly, we build a good rapport before the wedding, which means you’ll be a heck of a lot more comfortable with us the day of. Most photographers will tell you that exchanging the engagement shoot for more photos of the wedding really doesn’t work to your advantage. As it is, we only have so much time to shoot, and most photogs will give you a heck of a lot of images to begin with.
Trust me, it may seem like a hassle and you may not see the point, but it will make your wedding photos so much better because you and your photographer will know how to communicate with each other. You do a trial for your hair, why not do one with the person capturing those memories.
Post # 7
Engagement pics were a part of our photography package also. I wanted them initially so we could have some nice pictures of the two of us for our wedding website, save the dates, and photo guestbook. After having our session, I’d definitely recommend them if budget and time allows since it helped me feel more comfortable in front of the camera and reassured me that I picked the right photographer for us.
Post # 8
@Diamond84: my bff is a photographer, so she wanted to gift us our engagement pics, she didn’t shoot our wedding (so she could actually enjoy it and not work! ha!), so our photographer took pictures of my mom, aunt, and friends preparing all the desserts for the wedding instead! great compromise.
Post # 9
If they’re part of your package, I’d do them.
We didn’t, but mainly because I completely spaced doing any until it would have been a bit late. We had a short engagment (six months), and I didn’t find a photographer that was A. available, and B. we could afford until like three months out. I remember her asking me, and I said no, so that was that.
Post # 10
Definitely do the engagement shoot!
Post # 11
Definitely do the photo shoot!!!