We are getting married on Nov 2nd and did our engagement session this last week. I opted to do it because my fiance and I have never been posed for photos before. And I wanted us to get a feel and comfortable with the photographer. So not a necessity but a nice option 😉
We weren’t going to do them but my hubby found a Groupon deal for $50. We used one pic for Save The Date and several on our wedding website. Otherwise I would not have spent $100+ because I would instead have put that’s towards the wedding. It’s totally ok to skip.
I’ve been engaged since May 2015, getting married in two months but had our engagement shoot about a year ago. We weren’t going to do it at all, but I wanted pictures for our wedding website and save the date cards. Plus we used one of the pictures with our dog for our 2018 Christmas card. It’s totally up to you, not at all necessary, but I like to look back at the photos sometimes.
Nice to have, definitely something you need to have. We got ours done seven months after we got engaged. We had them done when we were on vacation so we could meet our photographer for our destination wedding.
I am getting married October 2020 and got engaged January 2019. I haven’t done my engagement photos yet but plan to in early March to use for our save the dates. I don’t think it’s necessary which I know some friends of mine have skipped this part. For me, the engagement photos are apart of my package with my photographer so that is why I’m doing it. It’s also nice to have and look back on but that’s just me
We’ve been engaged since February also, getting ours done next month. (Getting married in July) same as some PP we’ve never done professional photos as a couple and my fiancé is very reserved so I’m hoping it will get him a little more comfortable in front of the camera and w our photographer. I also want to use them for save the dates.
It’s all up to you! I did it for a few reasons. For us to have a shoot together and get comfortable with the photographer, to use the pics for our website, save the dates, and possibly other parties leading up to the wedding, and for memories.
We've been engaged since November and we just did ours last week. It was included in our package, if it wasn't then we probably would have passed. After a few shots we got really comfortable with the photographer! She did my brother's wedding in 2015 then found out she graduated with FH. So we are excited to have her do the wedding.