Myron and I took some studio type pictures a few weeks ago that turned out pretty nice. We took them at Kroger’s of all places, because they were offering a free 16X20, a free 8X10 and some free 5X7s and all we had to pay was a $10 sitting fee. Of course, when the pictures came back, they upsold us on about $75.00 more worth of pictures but they looked so good, we purchased them. Plus, we had a bunch to give to our families because there were solo shots of us included in the package as well. I hadn’t taken any solo pictures in a few years and neither had Myron so both sets of moms were very pleased with us.
However, Myron still wanted us to take some engagement pictures that would be a bit more stylized and less posed. I was on the fence myself, primarily because I had an eyeball on the budget and because I really want to use a bomb photographer for the wedding who I know is not going be all that cheap.
But once again, God has seen fit to bless us in the planning of this wedding. I am so excited! We are booked for an engagement shoot with a lady who is a classmate of Myron’s and is trying to build up her photography business. She is already an accomplished graphic designer. And she is charging us less than half of her regular engagement package fee! SCORE!!! FTW!!!!!
I’m going to go to Walgreens this weekend and try to get a few scans of our studio type pictures to upload to the blog and to FaceBook so be on the look out.
Would you do engagement pictures? Did you do them when you got married? Or are they just not that necessary anymore?