Post # 1
I wanted to get your perspective on this…
June will be my boyfriend’s and my 3rd year anniversary. Last night we were talking about it and I asked him if we could do something romantic, since the past two years we just went out to a bar- we’re classy like that. We are not really the romantic type, loving? demonstrative? A resounding yes. “Romantic” Erm… probably not. Though I don’t even know what would qualify as romance.
Anyhow we were thinking of things that could be romantic and at first I was saying going to dinner at a nice restaraunt but that just sounds boring to me. And I know I didn’t say it first, but I don’t remember how he did- the conversation of taking pictures together came up. How fun would it be to hire a photographer and take pictures in some of the gorgeous places around San Diego? Right? This is especially cool because we rarely take pictures- in theory it’s always a great idea. But that includes carrying that ridiculously heavy (sarcasm) 1/4 pound camera everywhere
But… is this wierd? It won’t be a holiday like Christmas were people get their pictures taken. And it won’t be like an engagement shoot. It will be just us.
What are your thoughts? Anniversary photos.
Post # 3
I think it’s lovely and you’ll probably get some great pictures you can frame! The only downside I can think of is that people might assume they are engagement photos (if you share them) and you’ll have to explain that they’re not, which has the potential to be awkward. Beyond that, I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 4
@missfrillycoat: DO IT! I have way way way too few couple shots of me and Fiance. When we got engaged my extended family wanted a photo of us (many live far away and have never met him) and they all wanted to see what he looks like. The most recent “acceptable” photo according to him was from 4 years ago. Mind you, this is when I was 17 (we got engaged right before my 21st birthday). I wish we had more photos to choose from. We will do an engagement shoot, I just wish we had more “dating days” photos. My parents have a lovely photo album from before they were engaged and I know that at this point I will never have something like that. Can we take pictures now? Certainly. But will they be dating days photos? No. You are allowed to take awesome couples photos whenever you want. So go out and do it 🙂
Post # 5
SO and I did that last year. We didn’t do it for any real reason other than wanting to have nice pictures together. The only person that asked if they were engagement pictures was my dad. I’d say go for it.
Post # 6
Honestly, I’m not for it. Only because I’m a super sentimental type and would hate if my SO ended up not being my husband and then I had this memory of this special photo shoot together. Plus the great photos. If you aren’t super sentimental, then I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t do it! 🙂
Post # 7
My cousin recently did this with her bf. I like the idea a lot. It’s always nice to have some really high quality photos together. Plus it sounds like a fun experience
Post # 8
I think it’s a great idea. I am actually doing a photo shoot with a couple later this month. They are dating, but he wanted to surprise her with nice photos. I personally wish I could have a second set of engagement photos done–just so my fiance and I could get more great photos together. It’s nice to get pictures of yourself as a couple from a pro photographer, because, really, who else is going to stand their and take lovey-dovey photos of you? 😀
Post # 9
If you’re hiring a photographer to take pics of you as a couple it is exactly like an engagement session the only part is you’re not engaged, yet.
Whatever floats your boat ultimately 🙂
Post # 10
Fantastic idea. Go for it!
Post # 11
Thank you everyone for your input, both for and erg.. 🙂 I think I’ll go for it, I told him I wanted romance and dangnut I”m going to get it. Plus then they’ll be physical evidence. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH.
@asscherlover Your last comment made me all- HELL YES I CAN! Thanks 😀
Post # 12
@missfrillycoat: Yay! Let us see them when you’re done! 🙂
Post # 13
That sounds like an awesome idea. I’d say go for it! 🙂
Post # 14
My mister and I did this and while people did mistake them for engagement pictures, I still love them and I’m glad we did it. We’re LDR so we don’t really have too many pictures of us together anyway (the majority of the ones we have, I took as self-protraits) so having these professional photos was fantastic. I ended up making a My Publisher’s book of ours! I’m pretty sentimental and I’m glad we did them. Even if we don’t end up taking engagement pictures, these are perfect.
Post # 15
Definitely do it! We did it due to a request by my mom about a year and a half ago, and it was totally worth it. It also comes in handy to figure out what you might want for future pictures like an engagement shoot or even wedding photos. I noticed a few things during the session that I would do differently next time, but I could not have known until I’d been through it with the other half at least once.
Post # 16
Why not do it? It would be so much fun! Did he agree to it?