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What do we think about them, then?
Although excellent pisstake fodder.
for another way for idiots to waste money and piss off their facebook friends.
a real celebration of love.
balonx is wise to this
WHAT IS THE BALLY POINT
don't do it. Good God don't do it
what are they /for/, exactly
though someone who popped up on fb because a friend liked their photos had done a few photos showing the build-up and aftermath of him popping the question. i thought that was a bit sweet, not that weird because apparently he was a photographer of some description
it looked like he was just taking photos of whatever they were doing (it looked like it was in the countryside somewhere) because that's what photographers do, then at some point proposed and took a photo of shocked delighted reaction shot
but it kind of looked like she was being proposed to by a camera
bear in mind that it is nice for you guys to be able to spend some time with the photographer. The day itself is pretty heightened (no shit) and they can be there for most of it, including during the pre-ceremony frenzy where they'll likely be the only person that the bride won't know closely so it *is* good to build up some trust that way if they're chucking it in for free (ours did).
I was dreading it but we just ended up having a mill around in Victoria park with our hyperactive lovely photographer so idk.
really hate these but you're practically the best poster on here
It's making my brain hurt
We got married like 6 months after the engagement and she threw in some snaps which we referred to as engagement ones. Probably got the wrong end of the stick here.
Come back RFWare!
I mean I was envisaging a proper photoshoot either right at the moment of engagement or staged very shortly after to 'promote' the whole we're engaged thing.
It's hard to really get wound up about these things, though.
I cannot think of anything worse than the whole white-background-get-posing-you-crazy-cats thing. And this wasn't exactly my idea of a nice time. But for the reasons above, Mrs Stack was then a bit more comfortable having snaps done on the day.
Seeking them out for the actual engagement as above is kind of odd.
Practically the best poster on here is nice though! I kind of consider myself to be like the most forgettable person here, like the Times New Roman of DiS or something!
you're the prick that had an engagement photoshoot
And yeah as you say even these snaps aren't *really* engagement pictures AND it's a good point that they might not just be for vanity. Just in most cases s'pose.
that's just a trial for your wedding snaps, and is good for building a rapport with your tog and all that.
an actual 'look, we are ENGAGED' *gummy smiles* is so cringey.
Although this is more my personal failing as a human as I find all of wedding stuff a bit embarrassing, going to 100% elope.
Falls firmly into the category of "things I have absolutely no use for". Not for me.
But we didn't *quite* have the courage of our convictions. do it if you can, it'd be amazing.
You're right, all that stuff is 100% cringe. It's possible to do it without all the guff, though some of it is fun to nod at a bit.
It's so much fucking hassle (and some foreign government will demand 500 photos of you and your partner together at various times and places to prove your relationship is legit and then you'll still find yourself sending your gurning mugshot to friends and family so they have some tenuous link to your 'new' life and love and relationship even though they really weren't fussed about it when you were 5 miles away)
...or so I've heard...
It was free, Mrs czuk wanted to do it for her family (it's much more low key than the traditions are in Taiwan where the bride wears half a dozen different wedding dresses BEFORE the wedding photos) and as you say, was a good opportunity to meet the photographer and just really involved us wondering around Banbury. Not really any ridiculous posed photos or anything and we've ended up with a decent book out of it. Don't really understand why people make a huge deal of them on Facebook though or start adding zany poses.
Didn't want to do it myself, but happy to do it for Mrs czuk on the condition she didn't make a huge public deal about the photos (she didn't want to anyway) and tbh, don't regret it.
Asking for a friend
some dude proposed by getting the Ritzy(?) in Brixton to put up a "will you marry me" thing, and got a photographer mate to take photos to document it (and he put them up online for like a week with the couple's permission to go all 'i did this')?
that was quite cute, too
it would've lit up your day, ohgood
Wedding photoshoots are enough of a cringe, but engagement ones are even worse.
Thinking about it, anyone with professionally shot photos on the wall in their homes are usually weird IMO.
When are we seeing yours on Facebook?
He thinks they are blates uncool!!
I'll knock up a freedom of information request...
We were back in the US for a week to do a load of admin and wanted to meet up with the photographer anyway, and it was part of the package we'd booked with her (maybe we could have negotiated to drop it and lower the price, but whatever). We did it in a small brewery in Mrs HYGs hometown and a park nearby, so we just got pissed for a while. Then the brewer insisted on getting his '57 Thunderbird so he could show it off and we could do some ridiculous posing in it. It was pretty good fun, all things considered.
But I couldn't resist poking the DiS hornet's nest anyway.
"i mean yes we did it, but it was more an accidental, convenience thing, and you know it was part of the deal, and of course we were drunk, it was fun. guys?"
first Beyonce-Gate, now this
Because he had an incredible package
An amazing car for a good snap
Is becoming a really strong role model and voice for betrothal for people who wouldn't necessarily be interested in that sort of thing
Is absolutely fucking beautiful
here's some involving zombies http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/zombie-engagement-photo-_n_3916649.html
They look like the kind of people who would have all their guests do the Thriller dance just so they could get 100,000 views on YouTube, and then split up in 2 years.
I can only assume people are loaded, or it comes as part of the package (the photographer can use some bullshit like they want to get to know the couple, while charging them of course), or they have been given 20k by a family member and they feel they should use it.
They are like 3D baby scans - great at the time, probably never look at them again after the big day.
a woman approached A at a wedding fair and asked her and her friend if they had ever considered boudoir photography for the wedding.
They were pretty incredulous and mainly just asked "why the hell would you do that?"
Woman got offended, called them prudes, said it made a lovely gift for the groom on the big day and that you could "hang it on your wall in your bedroom".
While I think engagements photos are daft, if utterly harmless, there is something pretty fucking creepy about having a giant canvas of yourself in high heels and small knickers hanging over the chest of drawers.
I'm all in.
that's fucking hilarious. might give one to my best man to ruin his life.
and if you want to keep it at the end no one will notice