Engagement Photo Follies

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

These are actually really cute. I love when you can see personalities in the pictures. 

Post # 4
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

These are great….. not sure why you found the need to fire her over a goofy smile and a couple of poses?  The ring shot is really cool to me.  It shows contrast of raw rock and the fine jewelry.

Post # 5
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think these are cute! And I love the colour of your coat.

Post # 6
2346 posts
Buzzing bee

LOL There are some great shots in there, but I would go with someone else for the wedding in your shoes, too.

The fact that she likes the ones you really DON’T like shows a disconnect that probably would not bode well for your wedding shots. You don’t want someone TRYING to capture the kinds of shots you don’t like because THEY find them charming. 

Post # 7
133 posts
Blushing bee

I know they aren’t what you were looking for, which totally sucks when you’re paying a lot of money for something so important, but honestly, the goofy face one made me want to start laughing with you guys! You look like you’re having a blast and both of your smiles are infectious!

The ring one would be super cool black and white and zoomed in a bit I bet! The contrast between the ring and rock, heck yeah.

But in the end, if you aren’t happy, then you need to find somebody who shares your vision. No sense in paying as much as photography costs to not be happy.

Post # 8
95 posts
Worker bee

I can see where you are coming from. Some of the poses look a bit awkward. 

Hopefully you’ll find a photographer you like.

If you are spending a lot of money on photography and it’s important to you, I wouldn’t settle for mediocre shots for my wedding day. 

Post # 9
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

I must be crazy, but I LOVE your photographer’s style! She captured awesome moments! Some pictures might not look “pinterest-que”, but they exude genuineness and your personality shines through as adorable.

Down the road, you might actually look back at those with fondness…

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawe, I really do love those!

Post # 10
9396 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

i love them.

Post # 12
133 posts
Blushing bee

I’m glad you’re mostly laughing. You’re completely right about it not being the style you were going for and that with her professionalism meant it wasn’t going to work out for you and your vision.

You are definitely right about them staying into silly territory. They are pictures that will one day end up in the photo book and you laugh at looking back. Not necessarily what you want for your engagement photos. Just remember, we are all our own biggest critics. Looking at those pictures from the outside, we see a beautiful couple, very deeply in love.

Good luck on your search! I know you will find the right photographer for your vision!

Post # 13
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

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teamroro :  congrats on your engagement first off!! And your wedding will be amazing!! Did you pick a date yet? These pics are phenomenal! I love looking at them and seeing your guys chemistry together. Your best friend is right next to you how darling!! Yup, for sure you have to marry your best friend marriages will last longer when you do.  

Post # 14
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the pictures are beautiful.  To be honest, you look a little stiff and it seems like that’s what you don’t like about the pictures based on your comments.  Maybe have a glass of wine (or three) before you take your wedding pics haha. But I think the background is stunning and you two look great – and happy!

Post # 15
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I feel like your expectations won’t meet reality no matter who you pick. You’ve got some great shots, and I don’t see anything wrong with most of them. Though you’ll do well to find someone you gel with more. 

Keep in mind you are not hiring a magazine photographer, you are not models, you won’t always know how to pose like a model does and your engagement pictures will not be like a glossy magazine spread. 

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