(Closed) Engagement photo regret?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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3312 posts
Sugar bee

I got mine done from a Living Social deal for $50. I am so happy we got them done. The proofs look great and we get our pictures next week.

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

When we first got engaged I thought that E-Photos might be something we’d do… perhaps featuring our City, or an area of the Province that we frequent often.

To be honest, we have TONS of Travel Photos, and some that we took of one another… but not many that someone else took of the 2 of us together over the last 7 years.  I thought E-Photos might be a good way to beef up the very apparent vacancy.

Unfortunately, here I am, 3+ months on, and up to now, I still haven’t convinced Mr TTR that E-Photos are a good idea (lol, finally got him to agree to Wedding Photos for our Elopement / Destination Wedding)

Lucky for us, we have some great friends, who have been “inspired” by our Love Story / Engagement this summer, so there have been some great candid pics of the 2 of us that others have taken and shared with us recently.  These have now become my “unofficial” E-Photo collection

It is one of these photos, that I’ll be using for our Save The Dates… that I’ll be mailing out shortly to announce that we’ll be having a Back Home Reception after our Wedding & Honeymoon.  It is a really cute photo, and ties in well with our theme.  Mr TTR and I both LOVE it, and we will think it will be well received (and there will be positive feedback for sure)

EDIT TO ADD – As an Encore Bride, I can tell you all that Wedding Photos are a fabulous reminder of the joyous event.  BUT the majority of them will make it no further than your Wedding Album (a good item on its own).  Ony a few will ever get framed, because otherwise your home will just become overloaded with them.  After my first Wedding, we had maybe 3 or 4 different ones framed into 8x10s… and spread them out accordingly (1 in the MBedroom – 1 in the Family Room – and 1 in the Living Room).  There were also 2 formals of our respective Parents, that we featured prominently in our home.  And a few candids skattered about… one of my Hubby pre-wedding in his Tux (my favourite photo of him ever), one of me in my pre-wedding finery getting ready (sat on my dresser in the MB).  And we also had a collage frame that grouped together a wider group of photos from that day, (Us, Bridal Party, Extended Family… a few from the Honeymoon etc) that hung in the main hallway of our home

But there were literally another 40 or so in the Wedding Album, and probably another 100 or more that we had the proofs / negatives too.  That never went anywhere.

Thing is as important as the Wedding is, it is but one memory in the life you build together.  That phase will pass by pretty quickly.  And before you know it you’ll be collecting Holiday Pics – Baby Pics – Multi-Generational Pics – Kids School Pics – Kids Sports Pics – Kids Activity Pics – many more Vacation Pics etc.  10 Years down the road, and your Wedding Photos tho loved, will be fighting for space on any mantal / wall.

 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I regret not doing it – we didn’t know about the concept as it’s not that common here. I’m cool with being photographed and our tog used to shoot pictures of my husband when he was in a band so we didn’t feel a getting to know you shoot was so essential. Now I wish we had engagement photos but hubby has suggested we do a first anniversary shoot and I love that idea. He did offer to pay for engagement photos when I said about it but we had 3 months until the wedding and had better things to pay for!

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got mine done for free!  My sis did them (well, she owed me some money that I ‘forgave’).  If you think you might want something done but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg why not look into someone who is new to the bussiness and building their portfolio, or a student?  

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re actually doing a completely optional e-shoot (we’ve already done one with someone who isn’t our wedding photographer) because I really want to get to know our photographer. I’ve done a lot of photography stuff in the past, and even though I haven’t done any wedding photography, I know I would really appreciate getting to know my clients before the actual day of the wedding. I’m excited to have our photographer see our personalities and style so he can better capture it on our wedding day.

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