Post # 1
Does anyone think it’s okay or tacky to have a different photographer shoot our engagement pictures? I really like this wedding photographer but I’m afraid his price is too high for our budget but he does offer an engagement session at an a la carte price. Even though we could not afford his price to shoot the wedding, I still like his style and want him to be apart of our engagement session.
Any advice will help! Thanks.
Post # 4
It’s not tacky, but it might not be as helpful. I like to do engagement sessions with clients because it lets me and my husband get to know them, know how they work in front of the camera, and it lets the couple know how we work and makes them more comfortable on the day-of. I always do an e-session with couples (it’s included in every package) because it makes the wedding day so much more smooth for them.
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
i had a photography major friend take our engagement pictures for her portfolio. we payed her $60, which is a great deal less than what our wedding photographer charges. i’m not worried about anything though… i’ve looked at my wedding photographers blog long enough i know i’ll love his work. plus, we’re easy to work with. we couldn’t be happier with our decision!
and…it’s definitely not tacky. if your photography doesn’t work for your budget, then get someone else to do the e-pics. the economy’s tight–save your money!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I don’t think it’s tacky, but I think an engagement session is a great way to try out your wedding photographer. We originally had another photographer who flaked out the day of our engagement shoot. We quickly got rid of him and booked our current photographer for E-pics. She was professional and her pictures were great! After we got the pics back, we were confident she would do a great job at the wedding and we booked her!
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s tacky at all. Our studio has photographed plenty of couples for their engagement sessions but not their actual weddings. Usually it comes down to budgeting, or they were undecided between 2 photographers and wanted to work with both in some way, or they’re doing a destination wedding and had hired a local photographer, but wanted someone in their hometown to shoot the e-pics. If you like this photographer’s style, go for it!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
If it’s tacky then I must be double tacky because we used two different photographers on our engagement photos alone.