(Closed) Was your FI into the engagement shoot?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance had fun with it, but he didn’t smile like he normally does so I was kinda bummed with half of the pictures.  But at least we got SOME good pictures of us!

Post # 4
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance wasn’t very into them, but he went along with them because we used a friend who was inexpensive ($150). He doesn’t really like having his picture taken, but he was really glad we did it because everyone is still raving about them! He still talks about how glad he is that we did them, so if my Fiance can come around, hopefully so can yours! Would using an amateur photographer make him happier? I know you said it isn’t about the cost, but if its the price of a dinner out and just takes a couple hours, what’s the harm? Especially if it is so important to you.

I would say to tell him you were going to use them for X, Y, Z (another tactic of mine – we used them for STDs) but I know you said you already used non-pro pics for these things. Maybe explain you’d like a really good quality picture of the two of you in a casual, natural setting to put in your home or give to your parents? Even really nice non-pro pics can’t measure up to a great professional camera. Our e-shoot was very laidback for the most part, so maybe tell him this is an opportunity to get natural looking pictures that aren’t rushed, when on the wedding day you will likely be on a tight timetable.

Good luck!

Post # 5
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance was all for it but only because we were going to use them for our Save-The-Date Cards…that’s not much help for you.  We did find that the e-pics really taught us what worked and what didn’t when we were in front of the camera.  Perhaps you can tell him you can use the session as a learning tool?

Post # 6
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine isn’t too keen on getting them. We get a free shoot with the wedding package we picked. He said he “doesn’t know what to wear” – good excuse! But once we sat down with the photographer, I THINK she might have him convinced to do it. She said it gives her and us a chnace to get to know each other. It also gives you a chance to see what poses are best for you guys. Sometimes people do awkward things in pictures that you don’t notice until afterwards (like holding your hand a certain way).

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It was really helpful for us to get used to having a photographer in our faces.  Especially since we aren’t really camera toting people and don’t take pictures of ourselves much.  My husband didn’t seem to hate it too much and he enjoyed the kissing!

Post # 8
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was in your exact same boat. The day of the e-shoot he was giving the photographer direction as to where he wanted to take pictures, poses, etc. I thought it was funny. He ended up having a really good time. 

Post # 9
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Mr.D hated it the entire time! But he was sweet enough to take them for me 🙂

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