Post # 1
How often do you get photos with just you and your husband?! My husband and I got married a year ago so we have an engagement session from two years ago and our wedding photos from a year ago. We are doing a 30 minute ‘mini’ session in September to get photos updated photos with our dog and a photo for Christmas photos. My hubby really doesn’t like photos and does not see why we need professional photos of just us. I on the other hand am obsessed with photos and look at our engagement photos and wedding photos almost every day and have them hung all over the house. I likely would not have done photos in 2020 unless it was just a mini session but we have a layover in Paris on the way to Bali and having Eiffel Tower photos has always been my DREAM. My husband is really dragging his feet on me booking this saying it is a waste of money and we can have someone take a photo of us on our phone. Mind you I do like to wear a nice dress, get hair and makeup and hire a good photographer. Photography is one of my biggest obsessions! I totally get everyone values photos different. We plan on TTC in July 2021 so our 2021 photos would likely be a pregnancy announcement and after that every photo shoot would be with our littles. Am I crazy for wanting two more photo sessions together before kids (the mini and the Eiffel Tower) after already having engagement and wedding photos!?
Post # 2
Not crazy at all! I think it sounds awesome. He will appreciate it in the long run so that you both can reminisce. The Eiffel Tower session is my dream! I booked a photographer to meet us at our hotel grounds on our honeymoon to get pics even though it’s a few days after our wedding hahah. My thought is it’s a great way to redecorate and swap out pictures in frames, etc. 🙂 Christmas pics are a must for me too this fall.
Post # 3
It’s a bit much for me. There is nothing wrong with it if you guys are on the same page. Personally to me all these photo sessions don’t seem genuine just my opinion.
Post # 4
We love photography but scenery, not ourselves. We’ve been married 4 years, together since 2006 and have had pro photos once: at our wedding. Not even for the baby did we do that. Too cheap for one and don’t teally like fakey poses for another. Maybe once the last baby arrives and starts acting human we’ll go for a family session, if we can find someone who can photograph real life.
Post # 5
We haven’t had any done since our wedding but I would love to do another session. I’m in the process of losing 70 lbs and I’ll probably make my husband get some professional photos done with me when I reach my goal weight.
Post # 6
I don’t think we’ll get any done for the rest of our lives lol. We didn’t get engagement pics either. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to, those Eiffel Tower pics will be so cool I bet!
Post # 7
Never. We’ve been married over 20 years, never had professional photos done. We know what we look like, and we have snapshots/candids/whatever. Never saw the need to hire someome to take pictures of us.
Post # 8
I have a cousin who gets pro photos with her husband once a year and makes a huge to-do if posting them and honestly…. I side eye it. It just seems over the top. I get family photos and what not, but we won’t get more photos jus the two of us until we have like a mini newborn shoot or something in a few years
Post # 9
Honestly yes this sounds bonkers to me. If it makes you happy then you do you but I’m totally with your husband on this one. The ONLY professional pics my husband and I have had done in our 8 years together were our wedding photos. End of list. The Christmas card I sent out last year was a pic of our son that I took myself with my phone. And it was just our son alone. We weren’t even in it! 🤷♀️
Post # 10
I love photos too, but this seems over the top to me. The Eiffel Tower session does sounds awesome though (only cause my friend did one recently and the pictures are amazing and Paris seems like a special occasion to me) but the mini session sounds a bit much to me. I doubt you guys have changed that much in two years since engagement photos, or in a year since the wedding that another pro session is needed to capture you guys? For no particular reason, I don’t see the point of another pro session. We have the usual us pictures on vacations and events and what not, but only pro pics from our wedding 8 years ago. I had an hobby photographer friend take maternity pictures for us. And we’ll have a session done for my son first birthday. So i guess the answer was never as far as just us pictures go.
Post # 11
I like the idea of having pics pictures of us, but actual professional pics seems like a lot. We have wedding pictures (no engagement. Husband was firmly against that), and just last month we did professional pics with my husbands extended family, just under 5 years into marriage. That wasn’t specifically for us, but we did get some nice family shots with our son, who had just turned one. We managed to get nice family pictures for an Xmas card ourselves last year, so the only time I’d anticipate getting more would be if we have another kid I’d like another shoot at ~1 year. Toddlers are tricky to photograph. I could see doing cute mini sessions with young kids though, I’ve seen a lot of nice holiday or mothers/fathers day ones. Really I have minimal interest in official pictures of my husband and I, but like nice pictures of us as a family/of my cute kid 😂
Post # 12
Team husband here. Why spend hours of vacation time and waste all that money? Phones take great pictures – invest in a tripod and use the timer.
Post # 13
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
I don’t really get the appeal either, sorry. We have our wedding photos, and an engagement shoot was included as part of that package, otherwise we wouldn’t have had one.
I’m just really not a fan of posed photos, I much prefer candid ones. We have some nice group and couple shots from the wedding, but my favourite pictures by far are the ones where she just caught people unawares as they were enjoying themselves
I definitely don’t think we’ll ever have another professional shoot done.
Post # 14
Our first time will be our wedding, not even for our engagement at all. We just aren’t into it. However, I’ve known lots of people who take annual professional Christmas photos, so I don’t think it’s uncommon.
Post # 15
How often? Never. Basically for our wedding and I can’t imagine why we would ever do it again.
Honestly having professional photos in Paris during a really short layout sounds like such a waste of time that could be spent actually enjoying the city.
It sounds like you basically want a professional photoshoot every year which sounds obsessive to me. I get looking back at your wedding pictures, just are you really going to look back on random “mini sessions”? What feelings or memories would those photos even evoke?
I think if the Paris one is important to you then you should consider skipping the other ones since it is clear your husband isn’t a fan.