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What to do with my engagement pics?

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#1 nicitica

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    Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:19 PM

    My engagement pics are done. some of them are cute, but I hate that we are so unnatural and posed. and my hair was so funky due to the humidity. Here is one of the photos below; there are 100 more! I am using this in our passport invite. what should I do with them other than this? Some of them are really bad, but some are cute.
    click on proofs.
    click on "Nicole"
    Password is: jaime

    Any ideas?
    Akumal, Mexico 05.29.10

    #2 nicitica

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      Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:21 PM

      click on proof galleries, psswd Jaime
      Akumal, Mexico 05.29.10

      #3 alkoch

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        Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:31 PM

        I love how you had the entire skyline behind you - where did you go to get that background? I think you should make a photo book thats what I plan on doing with mine, that way I have all the pictures some where for others to see. Also I love the pics of you guys on the beach. I think that while a lot of the pictures were posed, you have some great non-posed ones. I love the ones of you guys laughing and the one where your FI is carrying you on his back! I can't wait to get mine we did ours in Chicago too.

        #4 MomentsThatMatter

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          Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:04 PM

          I took at a look at your pictures Nicole. While they are "posed"... I don't think they are as bad as you think. I may suggest that the problem is when you see them all together and with little variety or change in background... they do appear a little repetitive. I think I counted 19 shots of the same angle and same background in a row. While the poses were fine... I think you only needed to see 2 or 3 of them. But definitely a change in camera angle/lens/background to add some variety and spice! A close up, sun kiss, engagement rings close up, some depth of feild, off camera flash, under/over exposed etc.
          That is just one photographers opinion. Don't burn your images... find the ones you like and frame them. Use them on invites/Xmas cards/screen saver etc.
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          #5 debbmach

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            Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:17 PM

            I'm struggling with this too. Not sure if I even want to do them cause I'm not sure what to do with them. I figure after the wedding we'll have lots of pics together...let us know what you decide.

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            #6 TATrisha


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            Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

            I used my engagement pictures in a variety of ways. I used it on my wedding website, in my save the dates, in a photo book, in frames around my house, and for a signature frame at the wedding (picture in the middle, guests sign the matte around it). Now that i'm a photographer, i actually suggest that my clients make a photo book out of their engagement photos for the guests to sign at the wedding. They are super cute and a great way to show off your pictures! :)


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            #7 TammyB

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              Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

              I agree with what the others stated. You can also use the photos for table numbers at your wedding, I say pick out a few you really like and use those.

              #8 sjmacphe

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                Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

                I agree with the other girls - you can make a photobook that doubles as a guest book! It is great way to save all your pics and have a really cute guest book! I just made one and I love it :), I just put in cute quotes and left blank areas throughout it! It is an easy/creative guest book!

                #9 tracyann

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                  Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:16 PM

                  I agree with the others- make a photobook- you can use it as a guestbook too, or just have a photobook of your engagament shots.

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