(Closed) Skipping professional engagement photos ???

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

smile111:  I never got engagement photos. Could not have cared less. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

We have a large budget and I am skipping engagement photos, I personally just think they are super cheesy. jumping around in a field wearing lightweight fall sweaters tossing leaves.  no thanks. 

Post # 4
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I did get engagement photos dobe however they are by no mean mandatory we mainly wanted an excuse to get some nice photos of us not in wedding clothes and our photographer offers the engagement shoot for free 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

We’re not having engagement photos at all.  The fact that it will save money is nice, but mainly it’s due to the fact that we can’t be bothered.  Just because engagement photos were important to your friend, doesn’t mean that they have to be important to you.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

smile111:  No engagement photos here. Haven’t missed ’em. Fiance and I have plenty of photos of the two of us together. We weren’t going to pay an extra $300 of our photography package for a glorified Facebook photo. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

smile111:  my brother took our engagement photos, but he had a nice camera. I think with editing nowadays, you can make photos look great with any camera 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

We’re not getting engagement photos done. It wasn’t important to me, and my fiance hated the idea.

NovemBride1415:  THIS.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t do engagement photos. Haven’t missed them and no one has asked us where they are. I think it is very safe to skip this expense!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

smile111:  I didn’t do engagement photos either. I think they are kind of a waste of money myself, especially with some of the hokey poses that always seem to appear in them. Ditto to PP who said they seem like glorified fb photos. I much rather fun, candid photos used for announcements and things of that nature. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

smile111:  We did not do professional engagement photos, and I don’t really miss them.  My mom was there and took some pics when I got engaged.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

lol engagement photos are a “must”!  Your friends are hilarious.  I think you’ll be ok without a dozen sappy pictures of you and your beloved gazing into each others eyes as you stand on a bridge/in a field/near some trees.  You’ll have wedding photos! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We didn’t do engagement photos. Not really our thing and we don’t miss them. We loved our photographer though so we are thinking about doing a casual photoshoot later on down the line (we just got married 2 weeks ago).

I wouldn’t sweat it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We didn’t do engagement photos, and didn’t miss them. Planning a wedding was enough work already, so leaving out an optional extra photoshoot meant that much less stress.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

An engagement shoot would have been free with our photography package, and we still didn’t do it because we have no use for engagement photos.  We weren’t announcing in the paper, which used to be the reason anyone bothered.

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