Post # 1
So Im curious to survey the BEE here on who has had an engagement shoot.
For me FH and I didnt have an engagement shoot just because it wasnt really on the priority list with the budget.
What did you do?? Are you having one?
Post # 3
We are not doing an E-Shoot and don’t plan to. We have no real reason except that we didn’t this it was necessary and would rather spend money on something else.
Post # 4
We kind of decided to get married and got married like two months after. =]
So we never did one, however I wish we could take pictures similar to an E-shot. Maybe there is a newlywed shoot?
Post # 5
No, we didn’t do one. It seemed cheesy, and once the wedding is over, we’ll have gorgeous wedding photos to look at instead. We took photos for our Save the Dates, but a friend did them.
Post # 6
We are scheduled for our engagement photos this September. We don’t have any reason to need to “test” or photogs as we already know they’re great from their previous work. The e-session is part of the wedding package that we purchased. But even if it hadn’t been, it was important to us to have professional pictures taken to mark this special milestone in our lives together. Sure, we have plenty of everyday photos together since we’ve been a couple for several years, we just wanted something special.
Post # 7
We didn’t because a) we’re only having a 3 month long engagement and b) it wasn’t a priority when it came to budgeting. I think we’re going to try to get some good shots of the two of us at some of our old favorite places while we’re in Nashville for my grad school graduation though.
Post # 8
We decided against doing an e-shoot for 2 reasons: 1) Our photographer is in another state and we both wouldn’t be able to travel there just for a photo shoot and 2) it helped keep costs down. On the other hand, while I was reading through the boards, I came across a local photographer building a new portfolio and was offering a free e-pic session so we thought why not! Otherwise, we would have been perfectly okay with not doing one!
Post # 9
We didn’t feel a need to try it out with our photographer – we already knew she was absolutely amazing. I had read her blog for YEARS before I ever started planning the wedding! That was literally the first decision I made. I called HER from the venue with their available dates to see when she was available. We got together with her and chatted before the wedding – a wonderful visit in which I ate all her cookies and drank all her wine. I pretty much knew I was in love with her. And I was right, she made us feel perfectly comfortable on the wedding day – I really couldn’t ask for more.
Post # 10
i plan on doing one, because i really like the idea of getting to know the photography. neither N nor i are really comfortable in front of a camera. that being said i don’t think i could ask a friend to do it because i’m kind a photography snob 😛
looking at all those wedding sites, i because hooked and now could never go back to a ‘normal’ photographer.
Post # 11
We didn’t have an e-shoot, but now I want one! Our wedding is only two months away, the invites are done and already sent out, so there really is no way we can use the pics, except for our enjoyment (which is fine). It isn’t too expensive, $100 for our area.
@ Justlike Heaven – I like the idea of newly wed pics! We might just do that!
Post # 12
We haven’t done ours yet. We are scheduled for mid May. They are included in our photography package, and I am extremely camera shy, so we are going to do them.
Post # 13
We didn’t do an engagment shoot. It was included in our photography package but it wasn’t important to us since we’ve been together for a few years and already have plenty great pics of us. What we DID do to save some cash — we traded the e-pics session for additional hours the day of the wedding and 2 small parents albums instead.
I do like our photographer but the one we REALLY wanted was booked. We’re def. doing a post-wedding shoot with him. Not sure if it’ll include my gown & the Mr in a suit or not but I think it’d be cool.
Post # 14
We didn’t do a real engagement shoot, but FMIL hired our photographer to do some family photos, and she made sure there were a couple with just FI and me, so I call those our E-pics.
Post # 15
We thought about it and meant to look into it…but it just didn’t matter enough for either of us to commit to so by the time we thought about it again, it was a few months before the wedding and seemed a waste of time & money.
Post # 16
We did an eshoot because it was part of the package. I would verify before you do your eshoot that you make sure that you get the digital copies of the photos. We did not get them. However I will be able to purchase them after the wedding with our wedding photos… I was pretty pissed.