Engagement picture substitute…

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
11809 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Carmabelle:  Mine won’t.  The e-photos are her way of getting to know the couple before the wedding, knowing how people react to the camera etc.  Our photog pretty much insists on them and will not credit anything for them.  We don’t own the pictures, the shoot is only an hour.  If we want to buy those photos from her it’s $500.

Post # 4
Member
7319 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think it really depends on your priorities. Having flexible vendors was important to us, so the lack of flexibility would have been a problem for me. For example, our photography package came with a proof book of all of our wedding photos. We were not really interested in that, so we substituted it with the dvd and personal use rights for our day-after shoot. 

Only you will know whether it’s a real problem for you.

Post # 5
Member
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Carmabelle:  It’s very common. @MsGinkgo: hit the nail on the head. They’re complimentary because it gives you a chance to get to know eachother and gets people comfortable in front of the camera. If you go to a store and there are complimentary chocolates, you can’t swap it for something on the shelf.. same idea. Some photographers will, but the majority I know won’t.

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