Pirate & 60s Bride
Champion March 2017

Show & Tell Your #1 Engagement Photo

Pirate & 60s Bride, on April 25, 2018 at 2:25 PM Posted in Planning 0 69
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To help the newly engaged, WHY did you take engagement photos and WHAT did you use them for? Worth the cost? We didn't plan to do this. But hubby found a great Groupon deal so we dressed up in the theme our of local reception (early 60s swanky at a vineyard), to use as our Save The Date. Share your #1 fav photo and how you'll use(d) it!

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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
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    Awwww, your picture is so cute! Love it!

    We took pictures mostly for a save the date, and to get to know our photographer a little better. I'll probably print and frame them at some point, too, and put them near our wedding photos Smiley smile

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    I definitely have two favorites. The top one is the one we used for our save the dates. The bottom one is just us. We were genuinely laughing in the second one because he had NO idea how to dip me (Still working on it!) And he was like "OMG I'm going to drop you." We had so much fun taking our pictures and really got to vibe with our photographer. Can't wait for the wedding day!

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  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
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    My best friend is a professional photographer and as a gift, she took our engagement photos. We wanted to capture these moments as a newly engaged couple, and I love doing photo shoots so why not?!

    Half were taken at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the other half were taken in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. We didn't use them for the Save the Date, rather, we shared them with our family, and printed and framed a few for our house. I have a lot of favorites but this is in the Top 3:

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Love your 1st photo (great lighting). Totally understand why you love 2nd because of the back story. Tee hee. Thanks for sharing and soooo excited for your upcoming big day!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
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    What a wonderful gift! WOW. This is like a styled shot for a magazine. Smiley love

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  • Katelyn
    Devoted January 2019
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    We took engagement pictures mostly because we dont have a lot pictures of each other, and because we found an amazing deal of 150 for online copies of all of our pictures. We used them for our wedding invitations, and I plan on hanging them. I love almost all of them so picking my favorites was hard. Also, love seeing all these beautiful photos of other couples Smiley heart

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
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    FH didn't want to do engagement photos. I'm just glad we at least got engaged at the dojo where pictures were being taken while it was happening.

    I look annoyed because he hurt is knee during our belt test and I thought he was messing with me when he went down on one knee and being dramatic lol. I had no idea someone was taking pictures at that moment.


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  • Mrs.Sanok
    VIP September 2018
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    We decided to do it to get to know our photographer better, for our STD's and we never had really nice pictures of us so why not! I love all of our pictures, but right now this one picture is my favorite! I will add our the STD too because those are also my top faves!

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    Our engagement pictures were rescheduled so many times that they took place 44 days before the wedding 😶😳

    I love this picture!

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  • MrsRies&Love
    VIP May 2018
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    Our favorite!Show & Tell Your #1 Engagement Photo 11

    Engagement photos were really important to us so that we could see what we looked like through our photographer's lens and editing! Plus, we had never had any professional photos of the two of us. It ended up serving a million purposes...from being the center of our Save The Date cards, to giving us photos to put on our wedding website, they were strung all around our shower, etc. I would highly recommend them as a necessity!


    There are so many that we absolutely love, and all of our photos turned out gorgeous. The one above is our favorite because it's cute and goofy!


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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    We both loved this one!Show & Tell Your #1 Engagement Photo 12


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  • Kelsey
    Devoted November 2018
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    We kinda had two "engagement sessions". The first one was when he proposed and he had my best friend and roommate from college who works as a wedding photographer, hiding to capture the moment and then we took a few posed pictures.

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    We also did an engagement shoot with our photographer for the wedding because they included it as a part of the package so we can get to know each other and poses. We used the piggyback one for our save the date.

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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2018
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    We took engagement photos (they were part of our wedding package). We thought we’d use them for Save The Dates but we ended up not getting them back in time ( friendor 🙄) so we actually have them displayed in the house. We have a little collage in the hallway and then shutterfly did a deal in the winter where you could get (3) 16x20 so we did that, framed them, and now they hang in our bedroom

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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
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    The dinosaur costume omg Smiley xd I love it.

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  • Nicole
    Dedicated October 2018
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    We had a few good ones, but I thought the colors in this one are awesome. It's one of my fiancé's favorites as well.

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  • Valerie
    Devoted September 2018
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    We used this pic as our save the date! They weren’t actually planned engagement pics, we were in Paris and were heading to dinner. A photographer asked if we would like some pictures taken for 20 euros. Couldn’t pass up that opportunity... they turned out great!

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  • Morgan
    Devoted June 2018
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    Took the photos for the save the date. Used them for the save the date/website. I think we spent about $300 Euros and it was worth the cost.


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  • Shayna
    Super August 2018
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    We got our engagement photos done as part of our photography package. I will add a couple of them to our photo gallery wall in our apartment, but we won’t be using them for our STD or invites. It was such a fun opportunity to really get to know and get comfortable with our photographer. I think it was worth it. I love all our photos so much, but this candid shot is probably my favorite!

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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2018
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    We got them done because they are part of our package and we wanted to get to know our photographer before our big day. Now I love them so much I’m considering doing save the dates. These are my two favorite at the moment because they show who we are and our little family Smiley smile

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
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    So many adorable, wow, romantic photos! Didn't even think of doing to get to know the wedding photographer (great idea). Seeing all these happy photos makes me smile. Smiley love

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  • Mrs J
    Expert May 2018
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    Our e-session was included in our photography package. It was a good trial for our photographer and a chance to get to know her. Additionally, I trailed a salon for hair and makeup. We picked one picture to use for our STD. We're using our e-session pics for a slideshow at our reception too. Finally, it was nice to get good photos of FH and I. 😊

    It's difficult to pick one favorite, so I attached the photo we picked for our STDs.

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