Post # 1
For those of you who chose not to get engagement photos, do you regret not doing it? Or, those of you who did, do you think it was a waste of money?
How much did you pay for your engagement shoot and what did that include?
Post # 3
Didn’t do any engagement photos. No regrets. The wedding photos are fantastic and our house is small so we only have so much room for self-indulgent pictures. 🙂 I see other’s engagement pics/shoots and I think they look nice but it just wasn’t us and seemed like another added expense that we didn’t need.
Post # 4
Nope. We didn’t do one either. Thanks to the Bee, I thought it was something important and was upset that hubby didn’t want to do one. Now, I think back and think, WTH would I do with the photos now?
I did a boudoir shoot and have the wedding photos. I think that’s plenty.
Post # 5
Our e-shoot was part of a package, and I never asked how much we would save by nixing it. (I didn’t want to know!)
E-pics were very important to me because Fiance and I have very few photographs together. I literally did not have a single picture to frame on my desk, display in our home, etc. While I knew we would have photographs from the wedding, I didn’t necessarily want to display those at work (which is where I spend most of my time!). I also wanted a professional-quality image to submit to the newspaper. The shoot turned out to be a lot of fun, and it provided a great opportunity to get comfortable with our photographer. We’re very happy we did it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
My take: We were backpacking with friends, including one with a really nice camera, a week after we got engaged. At one particularly scenic spot, I made my sweetie pose with me for a bunch of fun goofy pictures. He’s all ADD and hates standing still long enough to take pictures, but I threatened that either we do this (in our favorite place in the world, in our dirty backpacking clothes and all), or get all dressed up and pay to spend hours with a “real” photographer. Needless to say he went with option #1. He had fun and pictures turned out super fun – we’re using them for our Save-The-Date Cards. So yes, it’s fun to get some pictures taken with the engagement excuse, but I certainly don’t regret skipping the hassle / money / potential cheesiness of “real” engagement photos….
Post # 7
I paid nothing for ours! We won the shoot at a bridal expo! If we hadn’t won it I think we still would have done a shoot because we don’t have many photos together and also being a plus size bride I wanted a trial run so I would know what poses work best for my body before the big day!
Post # 8
Well… Part of me wants to do a shoot, ESP bc I want out STD pic to be our STD card butttt… Technically, I could just have someone take a picture and I could just use the “effects” on mac photo program. I really want to some money but I don’t want to regret not doing it.
Post # 9
I’m having a friend do them for $50 🙂
I want to help my friend build her portfolio, and I want some quality high-res photos at the stable where I ride. Sooooooooo for me, it’s not a waste 🙂
FI’s sister has also offered to take some for free, and she’s great!
Post # 10
We actually decided not to do it. I really did not see a need for it and our photographer actually discounted our package. Sometimes I do wish I did it because i really like some of the ephotos i see, but then again I have A TON of pictures with my Fiance. Either way we will have the wedding pictures. I really dont like posing too much and prefer natural pictures but every person is different. Its really up to you.
Post # 11
I’m soooo glad we did ours. I already knew our “friendtographer” but Darling Husband didn’t. He also HATES having his picture taken so getting to spend time doing Epics was super important for us.
Also it was fun and I enjoy being vain and having more lovely pictures of me! I mean you don’t get a picture like this just from your friend snapping away.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m really glad we did ours because it helped us get comfortable with our photographer and it got Darling Husband used to the idea of kissing with people watching and cameras flashing.
Post # 13
I’m totally glad we did ours. It really helped us get used to the photographer and being more natural in front of the camera. We brought our dogs for ours, and honestly there are a few I love more than my wedding photos! hehe
Post # 14
We did engagement photos and actually, I wish we hadn’t…the only thing we even used them for was ONE photo on the save-the-date. Plus, we had a friend who is trying to start a photography business do them, and they didn’t turn out so hot. She really had no idea how to pose us and we have, like, rolls where none actually exist and double chin galore. Plus weird facial expressions in a lot of them. So our e-pics didn’t really get used for anything…the one I used I cropped the snot out of and turned it black-and-white for our save-the-date.
I do LOVE our wedding photos…THAT photographer was worth the money!!
Post # 15
We did them. I liked having them because I personally prefer having pictures around where we look like “us” and not like “the bride and groom”, ya know? But they aren’t everybody’s thing and I don’t think they are necessary.
Post # 16
I got some done with a photographer that i won a shoot with that only cos $70. Hated them!!!
here they are:
So i got these done and they only cost $100