(Closed) The purpose of engagement photos?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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jnjsoinlove:  Personal preference, really. Many people do engagement photos to get a feel for/build a relationship with their photographer. Lots of couples use the engagement photos on save the dates. It’s not a must-have, again it’s just personal preference. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Or to get a practice session in so your wedding pictures go more smoothly.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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jnjsoinlove:  for us, it was a great opportunity to have professional pics of us done. They aren’t getting used for anything else but personal use. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ours came free with our wedding pictures, but it was nice to see how our photographer operated ahead of time. We also used them for our save the dates. I also like having nice professional pics in normal clothes rather than just our wedding attire. We got to take pics at all kinds of places that we wouldn’t have on our wedding day. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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heputaringonit:  same! We aren’t doing them for anything other than to have some professional photos done before we are married, and hopefully to look less awkward by the time the wedding day rolls around lol. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ours were included in our photography package, and they were just a great chance to get to know our photographer and practice posing together before the big day. If they are included in your photographer’s package you should totally go for them! Also it’s great to have nice photos taken of the two of us. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

For us it was so we had nice professional photos of us not in our wedding gear

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Ours came with our photographer’s wedding contract. It helped us relax in front of the camera before the wedding, and we also got some awesome casual pictures out of it. I loved the whole experiance!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We decided to have the engagement pictures in the city where Fiance proposed, Boston. The wedding will take place in Montreal so we thought it was fun to take pictures in 2 different cities! Also we used them for our save-the-dates.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We didn’t have any professional photos together, and wanted to get some.  Engagement photos were the perfect excuse.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I never really understood the purpose either. We didnt do them. Even more so when most people have already anounced on soical media of their engagament, almost saying just to show everyone how happy we are over and over agian. But to each their own. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Ours was also included by our wedding photographer and I organised a hair and make up trial around the same time so I could see how my hair and make up photographed and also to get comfortable with the photographer. On the wedding day we got into our poses so quickly because we’d had practice.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

We want them because we don’t really have any nice photos of us together, I’m not very photogenic, I want a ‘practice run’ for posing and actually looking good in photos… Plus, it’s a nice keepsake 🙂

We are only getting them because one of my best friends is a photographer, if we were paying we would be doing without them.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

people I know put te engagement photo in or on their wedding invites

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