(Closed) Do I haaave to get engagement pictures done? … Is it a “must” …

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Of course you dont silly!

Its just something nice, and something that most of the time gets included in photography packages!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

It’s more like a "bonding session" with your photographer so you learn to work together before the big day.  The photographer will learn how you photograph best and you’ll be more comfortable with each one when it matters. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t have them. My brother and Future Sister-In-Law aren’t getting them done either.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

sorry subitted that a bit quick…

As for what its for – to have pictures to look at, well we are actually using our e-shoot pics to make our guest book.

We thought it would be a little different than the norm – so were doing up a book (one that are like the ones on shutterfly, and kodak and stuff) so make this book with little qoutes and phrases and then space for our guests to write nice little comments to us. were really excited about it actually.

If we didn’t get that idea, we wouldnt have done our e-shoot either actually (because we had to pay for it seperatly, as it wasnt included in our photography package)

Oh and it’s also a nice way to get to know your photographer, and for him to get a feel of you and the MR. before the big day…its actually quite nice in that sense. and if you and the mr. dont have any professional nice shots with one another its great to have those

No biggie

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Some couples also use their e-pics in their save the dates or display them at their reception.  Totally optional, of course!

Here’s a great thread that you can check out to see all of the different things that girls in the Hive have done at theirs.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Totally optional, ours are included with our photography package.  We are having done on Sunday so I’m  excited.

 We are also using our pictures to make our guest book with MAC software like you would use on Shutterfly.

I agree it will be a great way to get to know the photographer especially because I’m worried about our pictures because I tend to blink alot and my eyes are closed so I want to make sure he is fully aware of this! 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

E-pics weren’t included in my package.  We really didn’t care either.  If they aren’t included in your package, and you don’t care, eh. 

We don’t miss them.  It’s not like I stare at my walls and wish I had some e-pics to hang up.  But that’s me. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re both losing weight and shaping up for the wedding, and chose not to do e-pics. He’s already lost 20lbs, and we want to wow them all at the wedding!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t get e-pics done. I’ve always liked my friends’ photos and I also like the way they can be incorporated into Save the Dates and ceremony/reception decor, but we just froze up with stage fright at the thought of it. (I am counting on sheer adrenaline and the more candid nature of wedding day photographs to keep a lid on my neuroses come the actual day.) I was concerned about not spending enough time with our photographer beforehand, though, so we met up with him for coffee. That was helpful, even though we weren’t getting our photos taken.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t get any done either. Our engagement (from proposal to walking down the aisle) was on the shorter side and e-pics just didn’t fit in our schedules or priorities.

 As for getting to know your photographer, we met up a few times before the wedding to go over wedding details and such instead of the e-pics, it helped.

 Also, not doing them…possible way to save money. The engagement pics were part of my wedding photography package to begin with, but I substituted them with other photo options that I thought were more important (more time and money off the digital proofs).

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I was just not interested either. I’m not really interested in a lot of posed pictures at the wedding either. I guess I’m not a big "photoshoot" person lol. Plus, we figured we could put that $ elsewhere or save it! So, not a necessity but they could be fun!

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