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Are engagement photos "worth it"?

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#21 edSweety

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    Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:55 PM

    we just did ours in the maryland dc area and are really glad we did it.
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    #22 rodent


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      Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:05 PM

      Why do men hate photography & women love it?

      I bribed my husband by telling him I won't want any expensive jewelry for any anniversary. I just want him to take pictures with me. For now it's just us, but later it will be our family pictures. He knows how much it means to me, so he deals with it. He was such a great sport about our wedding photos.

      I think it's totally worth it. It's great practice for the wedding day. You can also use the epics to make a cute guestbook.

      #23 Erika J

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        Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:08 PM

        Originally Posted by Morgan
        Why do men hate photography & women love it?
        Seriously! I know!

        They are such brats about it, well... at least my FI is a major brat about it :)

        #24 tracyann

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          Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:00 PM

          I think you should do it-- it won't take tons of time, and if it's free- who can complain!

          #25 Jacilynda

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            Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:09 PM

            Worth it? They are free! You have nothing to lose! Especially since you have the same photog for your wedding day! You'll get used her photographing, and you'll have nice pro pics.

            Tell him to suck it up and thats what he gets for proposing... its part of the marriage process, ha!

            #26 OCMDBride05152010

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              Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:29 PM

              I had the same problem with my boy, but in the end he had a great time and loved the pictures. They're great to use for your save the date and/or guest book. They give you a practice session at taking pics together, and they also give you a feeling for the photographer...generally its still early enough at e-shoot time to find another photog if you didn't like them from the e-shoot, but if you find out wedding day it could ruin something very important to you.

              #27 march132010

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                Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

                We did them at the beach and had the best time--- they were so worth it to me----

                #28 KJT1985

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                  Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:12 PM

                  I think so. BUT we didn't pay for ours. I found a photographer on craigslist who was looking to add to her portfolio and get pictures for her website. She did them for free and gave us 10 prints of our choosing. It's only been a year but so much has changed in our lives and I love looking back to see where we were at that step!

                  #29 ChelseaRose

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                    Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:33 PM

                    I think they are absolutely worth it. We have nothing to put up on the website either, but I found something for now. We're getting them done by our photographer down in Mexico in January. It'll allow us to work out the kinks like other brides have said, and get comfortable with our photographer. They were extra for us, but totally worth it to me! I had to bribe my FI a bit too, but it worked out in the end!

                    #30 SandalGirl

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                      Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:24 PM

                      Go for it for sure! I agree - our session really allowed us to get comfy with our photographer and get relaxed, and it allowed our photograher to get to know us, and how to make us look good. So if they're free - I would totally take advantage. I wasn't going to do them, and then they were part of our package and I'm sooo happy we did. The pics turned out amazing, and I love them! Even the fiance who was against it now agrees it was a good idea.
                      March 4, 2010 ~ Mayan Riviera, Mexico

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