Post # 1
Yes, this is probably a dumb question, but now my mom has me feeling super guilty. Note: yes, I am a younger bride–in my lower 20s.
I was just talking to her about engagement pictures, and she asked if she could go with us to watch. I laughed at her and said no because I thought she was joking/it would be kind of awkward, but she was serious. 🙁
I felt bad for being crass, but I think she is misinformed. Someone tell me if I am the one who is totally wrong…I didn’t mean to sound mean to her, I just really thought she was joking! I don’t want to hurt her feelings.
Post # 3
My mum didn’t come it’s a time for you and your fh wedding photos ate a little different as she will be in some
Post # 4
Nope, she didn’t come. I’ve never heard of anyone else coming to the e-pics shoot. Won’t she get to see the pics when they’re taken?
Post # 5
No, it’s a bit strange to me that she would want to go.
Post # 5
@LizLemon: Ummm…yeah. I’m going to agree with you that that’s a bit weird….mostly because, to me, there are two real reasons to get enagement photos: to have fab pictures of you and your Fiance and to become more comfortable with your photographer.
I wouldn’t have wanted my mom around (or anyone else for that matter) because I really just wanted to be in the moment with Darling Husband and I wanted to get to know my photographer. I also wanted to be able to talk to my photographer about the wedding, discuss styles, etc. Having a bunch of people there would be distracting and, you’d have to have an awkward convo with your mom about letting the photographer do all the talking, etc. You don’t want a bunch of people yelling at you to turn your head this way, while the photog had something completely different in mind and is telling you to do something else<—-I had this happen with my wedding photos and it gets really old, really fast.
Post # 6
Definitely no for me. Like you said, the whole situation is awkward already, let alone throwing a mom into the mix! Plus, I think it’s a nice experience to share between you and your FH (well, + the photographer, but you know what I mean!).
Post # 7
I wouldn’t do it. It would be a total distraction I think.
Post # 9
Mine came, and so did my sister, and my sister’s boyfriend. Well my sister was taking the pictures, so I suppose that’s a little different. But we liked being surounded by people who we feel comfortable around and who make us laugh. And we are really happy with how they came out.
Post # 10
My mom didn’t go. She wasn’t in the same state, but even if she had been..well, I couldn’t see her WANTING to go. It does seem like it would be distracting. :/
Post # 11
I was really afraid my mom would want to, so I totally know where you’re coming from! I would definitely try to tell her it would just be too awkward, though. :/
Post # 12
not yet engaged, but I think it would be terribly awkward to have my mom there while Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are being kissy and lovey… so yea…
Also, don’t know if you’re doing a first look but I’d also not want my mom there for that, either! In fact, no one besides my Boyfriend or Best Friend, me, and the photog!
Post # 13
My mom didn’t come. My Father-In-Law came for about 2 minutes, but that was just to pick up our dog and take her home.
Post # 14
My parents asked to go too. But I politely discouraged it!
My dad is working on his photography and wanted to watch how our photog worked and just shadow them. And while I see no problem with that, I just rather not be the child of those parents that day! lol
Engagement Pics can be kind of intimate, and you dont want to hold back any emotion! xo Best of Luck!
Post # 15
Fi and I just had ours done and it was only him, the photog and i. I too am in the low 20s (22 now, 23 by wedding) and my mother didn’t even ask to go- its supposed to be a fun day for the two of you and to get to know your wedding day photog!!