(Closed) I feel embarrassed for people when I see engagement pics on Facebook! (closed)

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What do you think of engagement photo shoots? Vote multiple.

    I love them!

    I'm neutral.

    They're cheesy.

    They're phony.

    I feel embarrassed for the couple.

    They're tacky.

    It makes the couple seem full of themselves.

    They're a waste of money.

  • Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @geekspice:  Agreed!! I posted mine..I spent alot of money on them and was excited and wanted to share. When else do you have an “excuse” to get good pictures of you and your love? If you don’t like them or seeing what I post..the “de-friend” button is right there and I’m not forcing you to click on them and look through my album. I love seeing peoples pics!!!

    Post # 48
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m sure there are many similar discussions on here about…photobooths, videographers, and many other ‘trends’ that go through the wedding world. This is harmless and if you’re really taking offence at people expressing their opinions, we won’t ‘click on your pictures’ and you may not want to click on this topic.

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @hidingmyface:  My problem isn’t that you started a thread about not liking engagement photos.

    My problem is that you did it in such a way as to CLEARLY try to be insulting to anyone that takes them and shares them.  Your ridiculous poll just reinforces that.

    I’m sorry, but yes… someone starting a thread for the sole purpose of being rude to others does offend me.  Personally, I don’t even think it should be allowed.

    And don’t bother worrying about my feelings.  Trust me, I don’t really care about yours on engagement photos… I just dislike anyone purposely and obviously being insulting to others.

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I’m with you I’m not a fan of a lot of these. They seem very fake and we just didnt want to do them. ITs great if you want professional photos but in general we just dont do them its how we are as a couple. We are using photos of us through the years together and the places we’ve been. They may not be professional shots but they are real and they are of our life we’re building together :). We really like that feeling more than the super crisp photo shoot that is all planned. I have photos from us on many vacations, christmases, parties, weddings, dates,etc.

     

    Post # 51
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    First, I hadn’t planned on getting engagement shots, but our photog is awesome and is throwing them in for free. He’s a family friend so there’s definitely no extra charge hidden in to our main cost.

    Secondly, we don’t have many pictures of us together. You’d think that 6+ years together we’d have a bunch, right? Nuh uh. It’s sad, actually, how few pictures we have – much less good quality pictures. So why not?

    And, of course, I have to add in that my family is incredibly spread out. I’m talking plane rides, some across the pond, sort of far away. So of couse when I get my pictures I’m going to share them on Facebook for my family to see.

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I feel embarassed by most things I see on Facebook in general, so I don’t tend to go there anymore!

     

    What bothers me most about Engagement Photos is that it’s yet another thing that many people feel they have to do on the wedding industry train.  When really, you could get photo shoots done any time, now it’s another thing on a checklist of the proper way to wed.  (In reality, I know anyone gets to do whatever they want).

     

    Funny thing is, we will probably end up getting them done because our photographer offers them gratis to her wedding clients and we either use them or lose them!  The “engagement” part of it makes me queasy simply because it doesn’t apply appropriately to our relationship, but I realize it works for most.

    Post # 53
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    Bee Keeper

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    @dewingedpixie:  I like that idea much better 🙂 It would be especially aww-worthy to me if the couple has been together many years before being engaged… so there would be a whole age-progression and story about them…a real story about them… contained in the photos.

    Post # 54
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I definitely think it’s cheesy/corny but in a cute way.  I posted a 2 or 3 of mine on FB! Now I would never post all 100 pics, that would be over the top.  Posting engagement pics to facebook certainly isn’t tacky. Maybe embarassing if you are wearing matching outfits or something.  I’d rather see engagement pics than a pic of the meal you had last night!

    Post # 55
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I feel embarrassed for You starting this thread… We all have our own opinions but this thread is petty because its not something you would do… I hope your friends dont ever see this thread. If I saw it I would think you are a jerk… You are mocking them behind their back.

     

    Post # 56
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @seAprilbride:  I agree with everything you’re saying.

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I chose not to get engagement photos done because I am lucky to have a ton of nice pics of my husband (then boyfriend) and I actually doing stuff for real attached to real memories in our everyday lives (like at concerts, travelling, hanging with friends etc.). 

     

     

    To me, the engagement shoot is a little phony (for myself)… like having a fake picnic or snuggling in a weird posed position… but if I didn’t happen to have lots of nice pics of us already,I might consider it. Like a PP said, you get to choose what you do for the shoot so it doesn’t haaaaaaaave to be so phony! 

     

     

    But even though e-pics weren’t for me, I sure don’t knock anyone else for wanting them… and I happen to LOVE it when people post theirs on facebook. I just love love! And I love seeing the good things in peoples lives 🙂

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @seAprilbride:  AGREED!!!! Well said. I have always been taught if you don’t have something nice to say..keep it to yourself.

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Styles:  +one million!

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t really like them and I do feel embarrassed when I see them, but mostly because I personally would have found it completely cringeworthy and cheesy to do it myself with my husband. We’re just not that into being publicly lovey-dovey with one another so I think I project that onto others. (Probably a British thing Wink)

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