Post # 1
My wonderful boyfriend and I are planning to have some professional photos taken, “just because.” He and I have lost a total of 300 lbs between the 2 of us, and we’ve been talking a lot lately about the fact that we are going to get married and spend our lives together. As far as I know there’s no concrete timeline for a ring yet, but it doesn’t matter–it could be 5 days from now or 5 years; I’m not going anywhere.
We’ve had a lot of mixed reactions to our photography idea. All of our parents/steps are totally in favor. They LOVE us together and can’t wait to get their copies. 🙂 Some of our friends/random FB acquaintances are like, “…so, are these engagement pics? Are y’all engaged…??”
My question is: is it odd to have couple pictures done if we’re not engaged yet? Do people not do this? Let me know what you bees think.
Post # 3
Not at all! I’m sure u guys look and feel great!
Post # 4
My SO and I had “just because” pictures taken in February! I am glad we did it and I think you guys should too!
Post # 5
We did this too, just because there aren’t a lot of pictures of us together. We probably won’t get engagement pictures though, we’ll see
ETA:engagement pictures are a new trend anyway
Post # 6
@MrsHalpert: First off, congratulations on your shared weight loss! 300 lbs is quite an accomplishment!! I think photos are a great way to celebrate & reward yourselves for such hard work!
I don’t think it’s odd at all. Before we were engaged we got photos done every few christmases for postcards & such, and families have pictures done sometimes just because. Even if your not married it sounds like it’s coming and you are already a little family, so I say ignore your friends & go for it!
Post # 7
@MrsHalpert: Nah, not weird. I did some of these with a boyfriend I’d been with for 3+ years at the time. We were a social unit, and we lived together, it just seemed right. We ended up getting 2 sets taken, but we ultimately parted ways.
Congrats to you and your honey for losing all of those lbs!
Post # 8
No way, I think it’s great! You have every right and reason to want to document your new looks, and what you worked so hard for! Go for it!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
That is a great idea! You should have pictures you really like of the two of you for years to come! I wish I had done that. The only thing I have is senior prom pictures from almost 3 years ago
Post # 10
I think it’s a great idea and I wish we had done it! When we did a photo session it wasn’t so much an engagement session as us just wanting pictures together. Must of our pictures before that were selfies… in bars.
I plan on scheduling a photography session every year now so that we can keep our pictures updated!
Post # 11
My sister and her husband are big professional-photo-sessions-are-great enthusiasts. They have had several sessions of them together for various reasons, and now they’re getting a bunch of pictures of their baby done at different times in her life as well! I say if it works for you, do it. They certainly have a well-decorated house with lots of great pictures of them, while Darling Husband and I just have some weird photos on the fridge of us drunk and wearing dresses (both of us) at running club events … so maybe my sister and BIL are onto something …
Post # 12
My Boyfriend or Best Friend (at the time) and I took some pictures about 2 years ago, which was just about 2 1/2 years before we got engaged!
I love them! They are some of my favorite pictures ever, and we will be using them in our guest book at our wedding haha! I wouldn’t take them back for anything, and on the plus side, the photographer we used for those photos 2 years ago is now our wedding photographer! So not only do we know her already, but we’ve kept in touch since and when I booked her for our wedding it was awesome, we were already comfortable with her!
We did get asked if they were engagement photos and I just said nope! Like you guys, we had already spoken of marriage, and had been dating for 3 1/2 years at the time. I say go for it! It could be like a trial run of engagement pictures, most people dont get that!
Post # 13
Not weird. It’s nice to have nice pictures of you two, you know? My Maid/Matron of Honor did this with her Fiance before they got engaged because they wanted nice pictures.
Post # 14
I’m so glad it’s no a no-no! We are definitely a little family–we consider ourselves much more than boyfriend/girlfriend. We have a life together, and are happy to the point that it’s probably annoying to people around us, lol.
@MrsBeck I like the idea of having a yearly photo sesh! That would be a great way to have a photographic timeline of our life together (and decorate our house like @iarebridezilla mentioned). And @TheRockerBee I love the idea of being able to get comfortable with a photographer before we actually have engagement/wedding pics (woo!) to take!
This is like our pre-engagment I think…we’re making our permanence official in this small way, if that makes sense. Also, thanks for all of the encouragement about our weight loss! We went from being really overweight (obese, in his case) to being healthier and happier than we ever thought! If anyone reads this that’s in that same boat of trying to get started or is already accomplishing that, my kudos and best happy thoughts to you 🙂
Post # 15
What an accomplishment! Screw what other people think! Go for it!
Post # 16
We did just because photo last summer at it was awesome! We had our cute puppy and my now Maid/Matron of Honor took pics of us at FI’s farm. Everyone thought they were engagement pics but we said we just wanted some nice pics of us. I’d definitely say do it, how fun!