(Closed) In the end, how many “GOOD” Engagement Pictures did you actually get??

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 47
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We went to Jcpenney portrait studio and I was not very impressed with the shots we got there. They were waaay overpriced and they talked us into getting a big package.

We had to shell out the most money for the cd with our images on it which was important to me. The shoot was probably an hour long and we got about 38 pics total and out of them I only really liked about 11. There weren’t too many different poses actually, quite a few of them were just edited in different ways. Also, nearly half of the shots I loved were shots of my engagement ring and not us. In the shots of us, at least one of our facial expressions was off in all, but one shot.

Post # 48
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had two e-shoots

First one was an hour long, we got 100 photos back and 5 of them were decent

*hired a new photographer*

Second shoot, our engagement session was about 2 1/2 hours–we got a disc with about 200 photos but I think out of all there were about 80 that we liked and 30 that we loved and we selected those for a small album

Post # 49
1403 posts
Bumble bee

@vmec:  If you like that look better, there is nothing wrong with it, you have to be happy with your images.  I just wanted to point out thought that it was against the consensus so people where not misinformed.


@2bMrsG:  The employees at JCPENNY are not photographers, they are camera/studio operators.  I am not surprised, I lost  few customers that balked at my prices and went to a local big box store called glamour shots.  Some of them actually came back to me afterwards in disappointment.

I don’t like studio for engagement pictures.  There are only about 4-5 unique poses that work well, and unless they are changing the background out, there is no reason to get more than 10 images shot.


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