(Closed) Using a different photographer for engagement pictures

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t see why not?

Post # 4
32 posts

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
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
297 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
27 posts

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
487 posts
Helper bee
  • 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.

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