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#11 Kristy!

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    Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:26 AM

    They're nice to have, but I definitely don't think they're necessary. We didn't have them taken and I don't feel like I missed out on anything. If they were free, yeah, I'd do them, but I wouldn't be super disappointed if I didn't get to take them.

    #12 Lady_Di

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      Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:45 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Kristy!
      They're nice to have, but I definitely don't think they're necessary. We didn't have them taken and I don't feel like I missed out on anything. If they were free, yeah, I'd do them, but I wouldn't be super disappointed if I didn't get to take them.
      That's the route we are taking...we are not going to take them because we'll be doing TTD.

      If the pics are free, then go for it!!

      #13 Amarillis

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        Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:51 AM

        Engagement photos are TOTALLY worth it! I love love love mine, and used them in various aspects of wedding planning. I.e. in the passport invites, in the save the dates, and they are a nice keepsake for your family too!

        #14 sjmacphe

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          Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:05 AM

          Hey ladies,
          I know my FI doesn't want to - but I told him he can get a new outfit out of it, and I have been buttering him up slowly. I think he's coming around, he just doesn't understand the concept and doesn't know how lucky we are to have a talented photog (freelance) as a close friend who is willing to do this for free. Even if I get 1 hour out of him I'm sure we could get quite a few nice ones. I think you guys are right, he's just going to have to suck it up. I'm really not a demanding person, so I think he should feel lucky that I'm not asking for much - and I'm planning almost the entire thing! Thanks for the support.

          #15 KRama

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            Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:15 PM

            I was in the exact same situation! A good friend of ours istrying to build her business and add to her portfolio so she offered to do them for free. If we like her work, she wants to do our wedding photos as well since she'll be a guest at our wedding. We just met with yesterday and did some really fun shots around downtown and in a park by the river. Since she is a friend, she was so easy to work with and we were completely comforatable. She sent me a few "previews" today and they are SO fantastic! I am SO glad we did them. They are absolutely worth it!!

            #16 KittenHeart

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              Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:22 PM

              How can you turn down free?!

              I felt the same way, what's the point? Right until my photographer told me he'd throw mine in for free as well... then I said, what the heck!

              I did mine yesterday in Downtown LA, 104 degree heat inside Union Station, no AC. So it was uncomfortable but I had SO much fun I'm shocked at how amazing the experience is. It's photos of us young and in our 20's I'm going to love showing my kids and grandkids one day and it was free.

              I say if you can convince him to just have fun with it then definitely go for it!

              #17 Erika J

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                Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:29 PM

                I just had ours done and am getting married in 2 months. So there is not right or wrong time to do them.

                My FI 1000000% did not want to do them. He hates having pictures taken.

                I just signed us up anyways then promised him that it would take about an hour, we photographed them near our house, basically as easy and as little work for him as possible. He "tried" to just get through it during the shoot and was pretty miserable about it the whole time and when it ended told me there was NO WAY he would do a TTD now. That is all I get.

                BUT THEN WE GOT THE PICS and.........

                He freaking loved them, and is now excited for the wedding pics and TTD. So it was painful but well worth it :)

                #18 Erika J

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                  Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:30 PM

                  I should add that we only did them because we got a killer deal from an up and coming photog for $50.

                  #19 slapsappyhappy

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                    Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:49 PM

                    LOL!!! I am having the same argument with my FI, I showed him some TTD shots yesterday and his response was "we are NOT doing that! I don't want the whole vacation to be a photo shoot" little does he know that we ARE doing it, but I think getting him to do ttd and engagement is a little much. If your FI is anything like mine then he will probably be reluctant to do both, but maybe because they are so far apart and it is FREE then he will be amenable to it. IDK the new outfit bribe is brilliant! Just keep saying how happy it will make you and he will come around.

                    #20 Danyelle

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                      Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:58 PM

                      I'd say do em if they're free! Good luck convincing FI :)




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