When we first got engaged, I immediately started thinking of when and where I wanted to have engagement pictures done. I had visions of myself and Manny frolicking in the snow, wearing adorable boots and hats while a photographer captured us at our winter best. Manny had shown some slight resistance to this idea but I just brushed it off as "being a boy." And he of course assured me that if I really wanted them, then we'd do it.
When we began discussing it more in earnest, Manny posed this very relevant question...what exactly is the purpose of engagement pictures? Good question. So I began to ponder, determined to come up with some brilliant answer. I didn't come up with much.
When I asked myself why I wanted engagement pictures, the only answer I came up with was "because all my friends have them."
So then I asked myself, well what would I do with the pictures, and when the first thought that came to my head was "put them on Facebook," I began to rethink the idea of formal engagement pictures.
Spending several hundred dollars "because all my friends have them" and "so I can put them on Facebook" hardly seems rational. So what's the deal with engagement pictures? Is there some greater purpose that I'm totally missing here? If not, I mean, I would actually love to create an album of pictures taken by family, friends, and ourselves to document our engagement. Then it would really be a documentation of that time, rather than a snapshot (hehe) of one day.