Engagement photo timing

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would definitely stick to tradition and do them before. I actually think winter weather makes a lovely backdrop for photos and if it’s raining, you could wear a dress with some bright adorable rainboots and take a cute umbrella to pose with. Sometimes the colors of spring and fall really overwhelm the people in the pictures, and when I think of dreary late-winter, it makes me think of all the romantic Jane Austen and Bronte-sisters couples. The pictures will probably turn out really sweet, and who knows, you might end up with a sunny day. I don’t think that a newlywed session after the wedding will capture the same kind of magic and anticipation that engagement pictures usually capture.

Post # 4
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’d do them before, so that you get a feel for posing with your FI and for working with your photographer.  You have a pretty short little window on your wedding day to try to catch some AMAZING once-in-a-lifetime photos, so I’d try to maximize your potential for success.

Post # 6
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bubblesmcgee:  Do them before!!

  1. You will get used to being in front of the camera
  2. You can practice poses that will work for you and the FI
  3. get to know your photographer and discuss what type of photo style you like and do not like

The first 20 minutes of the engagement photo shoot felt so weird to me and the DH. But after a little guidance we got used to the camera and the photos came out great……

Do not worry about the weather….. a good photographer can make the best out of any situation……

Post # 7
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m torn. I think it is beneficial to “practice” with your photographer before the wedding day. However, I really love the idea of “newlywed photos” and I’d play up those rings!!!

Post # 9
1689 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d do them before.  You want to get a feel for your photographer’s work before the wedding.  Plus, getting your hair and make up done for photos and your bachelorette is a big plus!

If you’re worried about weather, what about doing them indoors?

A library, art museum, a old pub, or even just at home by a roaring fire would be cozy and romantic. 

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