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Engagement Pictures..To Do or Not To Do

September 2nd, 2010 by     


Hydrangea Dude and I got engaged nine months ago and are excited about our upcoming wedding in April.  Once we got engaged, we knew that there were a few vendors we wanted to secure right away including the photographer.  In my opinion, a great photographer is very important in capturing what will be the best day of my life, so I wanted to make sure I did my research.  After a friend recommendation, we chose Emily Harris Photography, a photographer who works near where we will be married in South Florida.  After meeting Emily in person, we knew that she would be a perfect match for our personalities as well as capture beautiful moments.

One thing we debated right away was getting engagement pictures.  I don’t know about any of you future brides, but for some reason, I just couldn’t understand why we needed pictures of ourselves all lovey dovey and posed before our actual wedding.  In my head, I wanted to be different and not send out a photo as a save the date, so I just couldn’t see the reason why to do it.  So, we debated.  Should we get engagement pictures or have Emily come and take pictures at our rehearsal dinner as well?

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Here the rest of our photos

In the end, we decided to go with the engagement photo shoot.  And to my complete surprise, I LOVED THE PICTURES.  It captured Hydrangea Dude and I’s personality perfectly and combined some great close-up pictures, but also great shots of us in our natural fun-loving environment.  We can’t wait to see what she has in store for our wedding.

What did you end up doing? Did you go with the engagement session or do something different?

3 Responses to “Engagement Pictures..To Do or Not To Do”

  1. Sunflower Bud Says:

    We’ve been engaged since September ’09 and still haven’t had our engagement pictures done. I want to lose some weight first so we’ll probably do them in the spring before we get married in May. We’ll see!! I know that I want our guestbook to be from Shutterfly as a picture book so we’ll have to get them done before the wedding if we want the book in time :P
    I do like the idea of having the photographer at the rehearsal though too… or maybe having a session after the wedding as newly weds either getting redressed up in wedding gear or just in regular clothes like the engagement pictures.
    My save the dates went out at the beginning of last month and we didn’t use a picture either!!

  2. Lilac Bud Says:

    Almost one year into our engagement we finally got engagement photos! I’m really excited to get them back soon. We’re going to have one up at the reception and we’re giving them to our families at Christmas. I’m very happy we chose to have them done.

  3. florida photographers Says:

    Love the cover photo. Excellent use of color and contrast. Keep up the good work

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