(Closed) "Find engagement pictures nauseating"

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We got them for two reason.  1) We wanted some nice pictures of us together.  2) My friend wanted to be our photographer for the wedding, so we were testing out her skills.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ehh….they came with the photography package.  Otherwise I might have just skipped them altogether. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would never do them but I think they’re fine, if they make you happy, who cares what other people say? Go for it!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

That sounds like a bunch of sour grapes, to me 🙂

I love seeing pople happy and in love too!  The only engagement pictures I don’t tend to like are those which look really forced and unnatural.  I don’t mean the setting – I love field pictures, even if it is a city couple, and vice versa!  I mean the interaction.  I think as long as the focus is on each other, e-pics are awesome.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think they are very important for both the photographer and the couple.  The photographer doesn’t really know the couple’s style or what is important to them without working with them.  The engagement shoot is a great time to get to know eachother and to figure out the best way to work together. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Meh, I really don’t give them a second thought either way. Sure, they’re cheesy, but who cares? It’s fun. We didn’t do them because we would have had to pay extra and because we figured the wedding would give us more than enough formal pics of us together to sustain us for years to come. If they’d been included in the package, we probably would have done them to get our money’s worth.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

As a photographer, I offer them to my clients complimentary. Its up to them if they want to take pictures or not. I highly recommend them. It gives the photographer a chance to get to know the bride and groom before they spend the wedding day together. Kinda makes for a more comfortable, and fun day together on the wedding day. Also, it’s great posing practice and something to have fun with before the wedding.  Some grooms are up tight at engagement sessions and they are more relaxed for wedding pictures because they feel like pros after and engagement sessions. You know how men are..so full of themselves in a funny kinda way.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

They just sound jealous. We wanted e pics so that all of our distant family members could see us before the wedding via the Save-The-Date Cards. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think our generation is exposed to a lot more professional photography for milestones than in previous generations – we do engagement shoots, boudoir shoots, bridal portraits, newborn shoots, pregnancy shoots… It gets to be a bit much. 

We declined the engagement shoot that came in our photography package and scored all-day photography with TWO shooters for an absurdly low price, especially for the Boston area.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wanted nice pictures of my FH and I… plus we have something for the Save-The-Date Cards (and Christmas presents for parents!!!)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I took them because I wanted nice pictures of my Darling Husband and me. One of the e-pics is going on our Christmas cards this year because Darling Husband the lazy bum silly man he is didn’t want to bother going out to take proper Christmas pictures. see? e-pics have a purpose! 😛

they just sound like sour grapes.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think they’re ok.  I like the ones that are more like art, than (sorry to say it) boring  nauseating lovey dovey couple pictures.  I’d never just display a picture focused on us looking lovingly at each other, but with amazing scenery or something, then maybe.  We didn’t doing it since it wasnt in the package and we didnt want to pay for it on their own since we have tons of pictures together.

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