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Thanks for the advice we ordered a custom guest book from Shutterfly with our engagement pictures and are giving our parents framed pictures for christmas.  Michael's had buy one frame get the second for a 0.01

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Thanks for the advice we ordered a custom guest book from Shutterfly with our engagement pictures and are giving our parents framed pictures for christmas.  Michael's had buy one frame get the second for a 0.01

Great deal! Wish I could have gotten in on that.

 

We did the custom photobook too (going to get people to sign it yearbook-style) through Photobook Canada, and at our AHR there will be lots of photos displayed everywhere; They are also on our wedding website, and a slideshow at our AHR. Picaboo had a good groupon on a while ago, so I made some calendars for 2013 for our parents, etc., and those engagement pics were featured heavily throughout. 

 

I wish I would have found those Michaels frames though!

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We used our engagment photos as our table numbers for our reception. I had them printed in black and white on a 5x7 frame, and then added a decorative number!

 

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We sent out save the dates in January and had E-pics done in May.  I used our engagement pics for Thank you cards for my showers that I made on shutterfly and then used the pics to help create our photo guestbook for the wedding along with other pics of the 2 of us over the past 7 1/2 years! :)

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We just booked our Engagement Session May 28th at City Park!  We will be taking picture in the park with our dog right before sunset.  We already sent out our save the dates, what other ways can we display our engagment photos to our friends and family??

 

Awww I wanted to have an E-session and include our dog. You can use them at the reception for a slideshow, or frame a few of them and use them as table numbers, or hang them in a line as guests are coming in to sign the guestbook etc. 

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We might forego an E-session unless I can find a cheap one on Living Social. I have seen deals in the past for $99 but there are usually restrictions on locations and dates etc. I wanted to do them along the Bronx River Parkway- there is a park with bridges over water and picturesque scenes and we can include our beloved dog (we already added her to our cake topper...we wanted her to be our flower girl :( ). Right now, an E-session is not in our budget, but I am hoping to secure a second job on the weekends to pull in some extra funds. My friend who recently got married said the E-session was the most fun part of the process for her. 

 

Initially I wanted to use the pictures in photo cubes on the tables as table numbers, but they don't fit in with the rest of our decorations. I want to incorporate pictures from our courtship somehow because we have many great ones from travels and our HS prom! I will find a way to sneak em in lol 

 

But there are many uses for the E session photos- and they are so nice. I have not seen any E-sessions I have not liked. It gives you a chance to show your personality. 

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I scheduled my e session via Livingsocial in January, so I will let you know how it's going. It is cost effective for me. Every little bits of saving counts!

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I was on the fence on whether or not we would have engagement photos taken. Since we are bringing out photographer with us we decided to do an e-session to get to know her before. I'm glad we did because she is awesome and we will have those photos forever. I personally think having photos you love is something you will never regret. 

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I was on the fence on whether or not we would have engagement photos taken. Since we are bringing out photographer with us we decided to do an e-session to get to know her before. I'm glad we did because she is awesome and we will have those photos forever. I personally think having photos you love is something you will never regret. 

 

That's a good idea.  Use the e-session as a test to see if you like the photographer's style before using him/her for your big day!

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