I was showing my fiance some pre-wedding pics I liked and wanted us to get some ideas. He is generally not a picture person so I wasnt too surprised that he was completely uninterested in the wedding shoot idea. He believes our wedding pictures will suffice. He doesn't understand the purpose of those shoots and according to his mother, "we shouldnt take any pre-wedding pictures and announce it to the world" I asked him how he felt about maternity shoots because "I plan to take some" He replied "why would you want to broadcast pictures of your pregnant belly for the world to see". Im not a 'hiding girl' when it comes to weddings and pregnancies but I started getting suspicious as to why we shouldn't so I asked my mother in law. She broke it down about a dear friends daughter who put her proposal pictures online and attracted the attention of some "old enemies". She ended up not getting married to him and he remarried the "enemy" within a year. She said she believes it was spiritual and she doesn't want the same for us. Hmmmm. I guess it's not a battle to pick so that's how I'm not taking pre-wedding pictures 😩 Has any one received instructions like this from an in-law? Do you agree that maternity pictures should be for the bedroom only?
Perhaps I'm old fashioned too but there is something in me that isn't overly keen on the excessive publicity of pre-wedding/pregnancy shoots. Not sure when or who started the trend but one can only point fingers at hollywood and the celebrity effect. Although I feel documenting the journey of motherhood is a beautiful thing to do. Some women are so beautiful it would be criminal not to! With social media being the pulse of the world right now, most people are using it as a medium to share their lives and parts of themselves but sharing your joy be a gift and a curse- @conniegirlswag
Indeed sharing your joy can be a gift or a curse. So many scandals, secrets and broken engagements have come to be, simply because someone "shared their joy" on social media? In fact some days ago one popular website shared proposal pictures of a couple, and almost immediately someone popped up on another popular gossip blog claiming to be the boo's boo.
Besides the scandals, I just tend to find them to be a waste of money, something so many people do because it's become quite the trend. Because for the life of me I have tried but still cannot figure out the point of pre-wedding photo shoots!
...maybe I will when I'm about to wed.
But hey. Enough about me. What are your thoughts on pre-wedding and pregnancy photo shoots? Could sharing your joy on social media really be an avenue for "enemies" to get to work and put asunder, or are those simply old wives' tales?
Oh and while we're at it, anyone care to enlighten me on the importance of pre-wedding photo shoots?