(Closed) DIY Engagement photos–pic included!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do the engagement photos myself?
    Yes. Save money, but get the wedding done professionally. : (22 votes)
    65 %
    No. You'll regret it later. : (12 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would have never guessed that it wasn’t professionally done …… Great job! I think you’ll be just fine going the DIY route!!

    Post # 5
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    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Looks pretty good to me!

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it looks good! We just did our engagement shoot and I was really happy that we did because it gave us a chance to get comfortable with our photographer (also, it was included in his package). Just something to keep in mind! If you DIY your epics, maybe you can meet with your photog ahead of time to get to know him/her!

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think if you have the access to good equiptment AND friends with photogenic eye, then why not? We all know having a fancy camera does not equal any skill behind it, but if you know people who have the ability to take the pictures well, then I think it would work. The biggest difference would be in a pro helping pose you and that sort of thing, adjusting awkward hands, noticing and fixing the weird draping on your shirt, things that come with practice and exsperiance. But the other thing is if they don’t turn out great, you aren’t out any $$ and can still get pro ones done!

    Post # 8
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    Photography is an art that is very subjective.  Not everyone has and eye or interest in good photography, and tastes may vary.  The picture posted, to me, looks like something off of instagram (iPhone).  The skin tones look unrealistic, and the heavy vingette gives it an amaturish feel.

    I know it’s tempting to play with photoshop, and trust me I know, when you hvae the ability to do something new, you seem to love the result.  But, your images need to stand the test of time, and I think if you looked back at the photo above in a few yrs, you would be saying to yourself “what was I thinking.”

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I say go for it. As long as YOU love the pictures, that’s what matters.

    Post # 10
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    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Very nice, I say go for it, if you save money by doing your own engagement pictures and having friends do it by all means go ahead. I do think important thing like practices poses, picking great backdrops, and having someome who knows how to capture you in your best lightening will go a long way!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think you can def handle your engagement shots!  My future sister-in-law handled ours and she did an amazing job.  She’s taken quite a few photography classes =D

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    I say go for it, but only because engagement shoots aren’t really required, and it wouldn’t matter to me if they didn’t turn out.

     

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