(Closed) A question about engagement pictures

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we have a second engagement photo shoot since it's included?
    No, one is enough : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, fall themed : (21 votes)
    75 %
    Yes, winter themed : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Other option, please state below : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If I had to pick one or the other I’d say fall… but that’s because falls my favorite… It’s 100% up to you guys if you want to do them or not but I think multiple pictures is fun!

    We just finished up our 2nd set of epics and we have 2 more… fall and winter. 

    Post # 4
    3574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes!  For us, the most valuable part about engagement photos was getting to know the photographer.  Engagement photos give everyone a chance to work together and get a sense of how things will be on the wedding day.  Our photographer requires them, because she wants to work with each couple before the big day.

    Post # 6
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @MrsTVLover: Our photographer had a really similar mindset- she asked us to do things to ‘practice’ for our wedding photos haha!  Maybe I’m just narcisistic but if someone told me to take a second set of e-pics I’d go get showered and put on make up RIGHT NOW! lol

    Post # 7
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Well.., sometimes it’s good to take engagement photographs with your future photographer to see how it (they) will work with you on that day and if there are any issues to iron out before the big day. If you are okay with not taking any with your photographer, that’s cool too. I’d parlay the engagement shoot into getting more prints, bigger album etc. I don’t see the need for two engagement shoots. I actually don’t even know what to do with the pictures I got from mine!

    Post # 8
    13 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes! It’s a great opportunity to get to know your photographer, and what poses/expressions you like and dislike, and if it’s included, why not?!

    Post # 9
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Another option is if you don’t want a second set of engagement pictures ask if your photographer would be willing to do a boudoir or trash the dress session instead.

    Post # 10
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Ask if you can do a “Day After Shoot” or a “Trash the Dress” if your into that!

    If anything I say redo them it’d be a great opportunity to work with your photographer and they get used to you! =)

    Post # 11
    11168 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @MrsTVLover: Agreed! My Fiance HATES having his pictures taken and our E-pics were a great way for him to get used to the idea (and work behind the various poses). It also allowed us to get to know our photographer and his style a bit better.

    If it is included, why not? Do you have pets, maybe you can include them in the local shoot?


    Post # 13
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You could always see if the photographer is willing to trade them for bridal portraits, trash the dress, etc  or ask if you can have a discount for them – that is what we did.


    If not I say go for a second session!!! I dont think you will ever be sad you have too many pictures and we had a great time with ours!  Two times would be even more fun!

    Post # 14
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I say go for it, they are complimentary, its an experience you wont forget and an additional thing you can use in your wedding!

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