(Closed) Will we regret not doing Engagement Photos?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cocobe:  We aren’t, just because we already have recent photos of us and FI hates taking pictures. I think if not a lot pf pictures exist of the two of you, then you might want to take a few (even if you just have a friend take some). But you probably don’t need a two hour photo session with a professional photographer. I have lots of pictures of us on our walls in our home, and I think if we didn’t have any couple shots then I would consider getting engagement photos more seriously. Part of the reason we have so many is because we’ve been dating for 5 years, so we have been to a lot of events together and had a lot of photo oppertunities. If you feel like not enough photos of you exist, then an engagement shoot is an excuse to take some that you know will be nice.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve never understood the point of engagement photos. We didn’t get them, and I don’t regret it. Yet…

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got them done because we really have very few photographs of us together besides like family vacations and such. We both hate having our picture taken but I’m very happy we did them.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I love ours, but you can always have family photos taken another time (with or without kids).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you’ll be okay.  I got engagement pictures and while I love them, wedding photos are far more important.  If it came down to a photographer I loved and no e-pics VS a photographer I liked who could do e-pics, I would pick the one I loved 100%.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We didn’t do them, and I don’t regret it.  We have a great wedding photographer and plan to do a holiday picture each year–and once we have kids, a family picture as well.  I love looking at others’ engagement pictures, but we didn’t want to do a session because we wanted to spend more money on wedding photography (plus, we hate taking pictures).

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldnt sacrafice a wedding photographer I loved for another just because it included e-pics.  We didnt get e-pics and dont regret it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I absolutely love ours and would definitely regret not doing them, BUT with that being said, we have like zero photos together throughout our relationship. I mean, maybe a few here or there, but very few good ones and none of them professional. So doing the photos for us are a way to have professional photos done not in wedding garb, photos we can use for our save the date’s, and something we can have for years to come.

If you have lots of photos, then I could see this not being of importance, but if you don’t then I may reconsider having some done.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We took our own engagement photos. Literally with my lil digital elf Canon camera and a tri-pod. My mother came along to push the button. We used the photos once for our STDs…but thats it. I dont regret “not doing” them at all!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I struggled with this too. My photographer for my wedding day is kind of expensive in my opinion, but her pictures are amazing. However I couldn’t afford her $800 price tag for engagement pics. But I finally found one who will do an engagement shoot for $100 and since I always wanted engagement pics, I thought it was worth it. How many times in your life do you get professional photos done?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It depends. I’m 100% happy we did engagement photos because then we realized that the photographer we had booked for our wedding did not have the same vision as we did and the customer service IMO was terrible. Had we not had the trial run of an engagement session, I would’ve never known. FWIW, we liked our photographer’s portfolio but our shoot just didn’t deliver.

However, if you are confident about your photographer, then no, engagement sessions are not a necessity.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We got engagement photos as part of our photography package. While we didnt really want to do them, the photographer insisted we did. It was a wonderful experience and it gave us a chance to get to know the photographer and how he works. And it allowed the photographer to get a sense of exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photos! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t have many photos of us, and we had a friend who does photography on the side who wanted to do it for free. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have done it. That said, I’m really glad we did. I love those photos.

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