Post # 1
Not trying to bash anyone.
Just wondering why so many people have engagment photos taken?
Is it just the commorative aspect?
When did they become so popular?
I can understand taking a few photos for your annoucements/invitations. Maybe I’m just missing some aspect or reason for them.
Post # 3
I’m getting engagement photos done because I will be using the photos for our Save-the-Dates, (we have no good pics of us together) But even if I wasn’t doing save the dates, I would still want some good pics of FI and I, just to hang in our house.
Post # 4
wedding industry complex. All these things the industry tell women they have to have. Once upon a time you hired a wedding photographer to do your wedding. now you can hire them to take photos of the proposal, engagement photos, events before the wedding, boudoir shots, the wedding, and now trash the dress.
With that being said, we are doing e-pics just to have some nice photos of us for our house and my mom’s house. We only have cell phone photos of us. All those other photos? No thanks.
Post # 5
Many photographers offer them free when you book a wedding, so why not?
Ours doesn’t but we are having them done anyway. We just bought a whole big empty house (YAY First Home!) and would love to have some pics to put up on the walls. We have NONE of us right now!
Also we are having some taken at our new place and I think it will be great to have some photos of our new digs 🙂
Post # 6
I think it is probably because people want to do something ASAP after they get engaged…this is something you can do that provides an instant product. We did them and they were great Christmas gifts to everyone in our family. It also gives you a nice professional picture to display at the reception or put in the newspaper for an announcement.
Post # 7
Ours were free with the wedding package. Plus we don’t have any good photos of the two of us together. I think it will be nice to look back on later.
Post # 8
It was included in our package, so I figured why not. It’s nice to have some cute casual pictures of ourselves.
Post # 9
My parents had engagement photos done when they were married in 1982! I always loved seeing the photos of them so young and in love, outside of a formal setting.
Post # 10
We didn’t have them done, but we also didn’t have a professional photographer. A woman who goes to church with my inlaws took photos at our wedding, along with several of our friends who are amateur photographers. We had one professional photographer there, but he was the best man, and didn’t want to take any pictures. We didn’t have the time or budget to find an outside professional.
I’m thrilled with my wedding photos (although the friends’ photos are much better than the woman’s) but if I had, I would have loved to have had engagement photos taken, just to have some nice professional pictures taken of us to put up around the house.
Post # 11
i voted “other” because the reason we didnt do them when we got engaged was because i didn’t know AT ALL that it was something people did until long after we got engaged. then we moved to a meaningless town for my internship, so no need for photos around this town.
If i could go back in time, i MIGHT get e-photos done in the town where FI proposed (where he lived for a year on his internship last year), or i might get them done in our hometown where we met.
But, all that being said, i had those opportunities but never took them at the time because i was not on weddingbee, never heard of e-photos before and therefore it never occurred to me! so i guess if it never occurred to me, it can’t be all that necessary (for us)!
Post # 12
We didn’t have official engagement pictures taken. However, coincidentally, just before we got engaged, we had been on a day cruise at which they took our picture. It came out so nicely we decided to buy it. And we ended up using it on the closure for our wedding invitations.
Post # 13
For me, I will be one to admit that it partly had to do with seeing all the other great engagement sessions out there.
However, for me it’s also because FI and I have never had professional photos taken of us, and I wanted some nice pictures to display in our apartment.
Also, I don’t think that having an engagement session done is really that different than people who go to a portrait studio to have a yearly family photo- the only difference is that they’re (usually) using a better photographer and the photos come out more artistically styled that a traditional portrait setting.
No, they aren’t necessary at all. Are they nice to have? Absolutely.
Post # 14
Oh, and because our photographer (who is a close friend) included the engagement photos session in our discounted package 🙂
Post # 15
We’re doing them to get a chance to get to know our photographer better. She gives them to us relatively cheaply and really likes to get a chance to meet her clients and interact a bit before the big day. We don’t have very any formal photos together, so it will be great to have something to use on our Save-the-Dates and to hang on the wall. *And to pull out in 20 years to show the kids how Mom and Dad used to look* Hahah.
Post # 16
We wanted something for our save the dates, as well as the opportunity to become more comfortable with our photographer and in front of the camera. Since our photographer is not local, we might have skipped it, but she was already in our area for another couple’s engagement session so it worked out perfectly to have one that weekend too.