Post # 31
I get pictures of my kids done at least once a year, because kids change so much and the school pictures always come out awful. We get family pictures done every couple of years. I have never gotten my hair or makeup professionally done for pictures other than my wedding.
Post # 32
Seems a bit excessive to me.
And if I had, say, 24 hours or less in Paris, I would prefer to experience the city and make memories rather than spending my time doing a staged photo shoot.
Post # 33
In 44 years my parents had exactly ONE professional photo shoot. It was on their wedding day. My husband and I had our wedding shoot and one at a holiday party. That was it.
Personally, I find constant professional photos to be creepy and staged. They don’t truly reflect the life the couple has, just a split second where they spent time and money to look ‘just so’.
Post # 34
kaligirl1102 : we take photos every year with just us and also with our dog. We will have a little one next year and will continue yearly photos.
Post # 35
I think it’s too much for majority of people but I like photos and videos myself so for me it’s okay. I think yearly family (or couple) pro photos is reasonable . Who are we to say how someone should spend their money? Some people like shopping for clothes, new electronics regularly, going on trips, eating out, etc. But maybe you should talk to your husband and come up with a compromise?
Post # 36
So much vanity in one post. Honestly i think youre being ridiculous. Pics for what? Why??
Post # 37
Never. Only wedding photos that’s it. To be honest I don’t even think professional pregnancy photos are worth doing…just get people to take your photos.
I would consider professional photos of and with a new born. And maybe when they’re a bit older to update the family photos. But honestly I’d be happy with just regular camera / phone camera photos as a way to document their growth / us as a family.
Post # 38
Never,. Good god what a narcissistic waste of money.
eta sorry, that was a bit brusque, but no, never,. Would never occur to either of us : We are almost certainly much older than you though, and of a generation before this focus on selfies etc.
Post # 39
So much snark and hate about family photos… Lol wow. My husband and I did a couples shoot in 2017. A friend of mine is a photographer and he wanted to do some evening work in a sunflower field, so we volunteered. He also did some couple/family shots for us after we got married. We didn’t do engagement or wedding photos. We might do some family photos later this year since my son is growing like a weed, and I wouldn’t mind doing some photos for our anniversary at some point. So while we don’t do photos every year, we definitely do every 2-3 years. I, personally, like having some nice photos of us and our family to display in our home that aren’t taken as a selfie or by someone using my phone. (comment moderated)
Post # 40
Whoa – I don’t see anything wrong with getting pro photos done regularly.
If your most treasured things are the photos of you, what a wonderful keepsake of your relationship through time. Understanding that your hubby may not be as excited as you are by photo shoots, but if he’s willing to participate and you budget it in as something special for you – indulge!
Post # 41
I had a professional ET, The Louvre the Ponts des Arts (love lock) bridge. I regret nothing! They are AHMAZING. Do it. Don’t think anything about what anyone else thinks. That doesn’t mean you have to go post crazy on social media. Most of them can be special pictures just for you and your album. I love looking at the breathtaking photos. Takes me right back to a wonderful time.
ETA-I never did answer the question. My husband and myself don’t get professional photos often. Before the baby we had engagement, wedding, and maternity. Now through, we will probably have a Christmas card every year.
Post # 42
Tell me something the bees don’t snark about, unless it involves a non-human? I swear the way some of these women respond to all the things makes me realize that I would hate to be around (comment moderated) . I’m sure they would be the same about me because I don’t like to sit around and piss on choices that hurt no one. Lmao.
Post # 43
I wonder then why you are here, if you think pps are “raging beeyotches” . I would personally never call another woman a bitch – no matter how cutely phrased -because she disagreed with me on an Internet forum. l suppose it is to demonstrate your liberal,laid back stance…
Anyway, l find the idea of regular professional photographs of oneself ( not children or pets) silly and self absorbed. It does not make me any sort of bitch .
Post # 44
My husband and I, in our 12 years together, only had professional photos 3 years ago for our wedding. No engagement pictures, nothing. I hate getting pictures so I’m with your husband here. If I was in Paris for a short time I’d see as many sights as possible, and maybe snap a selfie in in front of of the main attractions, but most of the time I’m not in my travel pictures. But I also don’t display pictures of myself in my house so what would I do with them.
Post # 45
I don’t. But if you love it, do it – you don’t need other people’s opinions, really, it’s your own life.