How many of your engagement pictures did you actually like?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many of your engagement pictures did you actually like?
    Most! like 85-100% : (38 votes)
    36 %
    some- like 60-85% : (27 votes)
    26 %
    just a few- 30-60% : (25 votes)
    24 %
    kinda disappointed 30% or less : (15 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m getting mine back this week as well! I’m soo nervous. We got two sneak peaks and I honestly wasn’t crazy about them. I just can’t naturally smile around people I don’t know well. My MOH took pics of us last year and I looooved them bc I was comfortable. I’m sure your pics will turn out beautifully, be sure to post!

    Post # 4
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I loved most of ours. Sure there were some weird ones in there that I will never show anyone or look at again, but I really liked 75% of them

    Post # 5
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I got 75 pictures and I put 49 online and actually like! I’d say be realistic and know that you won’t like ALL of them, but honestly, you really only need a few favorites that you will use anyway! I got mine back last week and I am very happy with how they turned out 🙂 I know you will probably really like at least 5 of them! Don’t worry about it too much, they are just e pics!

    Post # 6
    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I HATE my usual pictures (anything anyone ever takes of me), so I didn’t even want to bother paying someone to take pictures I’d just hate.

    One of my best friends took them and I kid you not, when you’re in love and having fun, the pictures take themselves.

    I loved 90% of them. I was making stupid faces in the other 10%.

    Post # 8
    2184 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    We did two sets– one we paid for (with a groupon) and one that came with our wedding package. We loved both. We loved the groupon set so much that we actually paid $300 more to get the digital rights to all the photos because we couldn’t choose just a few. 

    Post # 9
    6450 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually hate the way I look in pictures. Also, DH and I both hate taking pictures. However, I loved our engagement pictures! The photographer did a great job giving us directions without looking too posed and told us when our smiles looked fake 🙂

    Post # 10
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We got 430 pictures back and I only liked about 30 of them, so ~7%. I made too many weird faces, unfortunately, or didn’t like the angle that it showed or something. I didn’t hate many of them, but I didn’t love many, either.

    Post # 11
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We got 104 photos back, and there were only two or three that I truly disliked. About 50% I LOVED and would gladly hang up, have in an album, show to anyone, etc. The other half were still great and I enjoyed them, just not as much.

    I was nervous because I had gained weight shortly before the session, so I worried I’d hate how I looked in all of them. Yet, I had super high expectations and excitement waiting for them to come back. 

    I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. The photographer captured the moments perfectly – you can just see the emotions and our feelings for each other. I’m too captivated by that to notice that my arms may look a little bigger or I have a bit of pudge here and there.

    Post # 12
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got back around 350 and I only had about 30-40 picutres I liked enough to ever show anyone. It wasn’t the photographer’s fault though. The ones I didn’t like were because my hair looked weird or my FI wasn’t smiling or he was squishing my boob from holding me or my shirt made me look fat, blah blah blah. I think it mostly came down to half my hair falling out (not even an ounce of a curl on one side) and my insecurities about my body.

    Post # 13
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I usually hate photos of me.  I feel like I’m not photogenic at all and am very uncomfortable with cameras.

    However, I did end up liking almost all of our engagement pictures.  I guess having a professional really helped. 

    Yes, I didn’t look skinny and young in the pictures, but that’s because I’m not.  I feel like the photos captured what I actually look like, but in the best light.

    Post # 14
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Our photog took 200+ shots, and we only liked 1 for our saves, and one to be printed out. 

    Post # 15
    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’d say we liked about 95% of ours. We used 12 of our pictures on our wedding invitations!

    Post # 16
    395 posts
    Helper bee

    I think the moral here may be that some photographers are not editing tightly enough. 400 images from and engagement shoot is crazy. That’s a wedding! A tighter edit would give a couple the 50 they really want 

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