How important are engagement photos? Is this weird?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

TwinkleBoss:  they are not that important in my opinion. Unless you plan on using them as your STDs, then maybe.

But the only reason I took engagement photos was bc it was included in our package, otherwise, I wouldnt have done it.

On another note, how do you kmow your getting proposed to in Disney?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

typically engagement photos are taken after your engagement anyways, not during.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

TwinkleBoss:  oh. I guesz there is a little bit of a surprise. Lol he sounds like me, I get so excited that my excitement gives everything away..ive gotten better over the years bc DH really likes surprises. 

 

andixlyn:  i dont think theres a rule that says e-photos can only be taken after, not during. Some guys hire a photographer to secretly catch their proposal on camera and then take some nice photos after she has said yes.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

TwinkleBoss:  I got engaged at Disneyland and ended up using the photo pass photos as my std after we had someone photoshop out people etc. as far as it goes that was our engagement photos. So I don’t think they are a must cause I just worked with what we had going on that day and they are so perfect to me Cause it was legit the day we got engaged. 🙂 being I did it. I say do it.  Ha

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

TwinkleBoss:  we never took any. it wasnt important to us. for our save the dates, i used lots of different photos of us threw out the years, and it was put together in a shape of a heart. 😉 so trip pictures will be great!! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Our engagement photo was us going to the beach, writing future mr and mrs in the sand and asking a stranger to take our picture about a week after we were engaged. I actually used that to announce it on FB instead of the standard check out the ring pic. my friend then called me asking how we got a photographer so soon. It worked perfect for us and we used that photo for the save the date

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My MOH took pictures of us and I love them! Just have someone take some pics and that should be fine! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Not important at all really. I wouldn’t have done it except it was included in the package from my photographer. I didn’t do save the dates. It was good to try out the photographer though so we can be more comfortable on our wedding day.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I would suggest getting a photopass. Then you can have Disney photographers throughout the park take your picture for you. Plus you get all your ride photos!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

TwinkleBoss:  I guess it really just depends on how important it is to you, and what you want to use them for.  If it’s just memories, taking your own photos will probably be fine. It’s different for everyone. I personally really value professional photography, so engagement photos (and good quality photos in general) are something that is super important to me. Have you considered hiring a photographer local to the area to come to Disney and do an engagement session for you?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i think it’s not THAT important, but it’s nice to have. 🙂 professionally styled and taken are always nice to look back on. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We got engaged in Hawaii two weeks ago. I hired a photographer before we went and scheduled a session for the night before we left because I figured it gave him all week to propose and even if he didn’t we would still have awesome pics in hawaii lol He proposed that morning and that evening we had our “engagement photos” done! I have a good friend who is a photographer back home and she is also going to take our pics this fall. They will be on our schools campus and our fur child will be involved!  I would look into a cheaper photographer to just come to Disney and meet yall! I’m sure there’s someone around the area that’s not outrageous! 

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