Did you have engagement photos taken? Are you glad you did? Kinda meh? Tell me all your feels!

Future Mr. Buttcheeks and I are probably going to hire his cousin - who is a professional photographer - to take our photos. Yay for 10% family discount! Boo for it still being expensive. The wedding packages we can choose from all have engagement photos included in the price (ranging from $1800 - $3500). I was planning on just having my mom (amateur photographer) take the photos but the more I look around, the more it seems everyone has had professional photos taken. So. Worth it?