(Closed) Engagement Photos…when do you take them?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re waiting until it’s nicer outside as well, but our wedding isn’t until September.  Our sole purpose for the E-pics is to use them in the photo guestbook so we’re not in any hurry to get them dome.

I’m thinking we’ll have 3 different outfits.  We have 3 locations in mind and will wear a different outfit at each one.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We took ours in March even though the wedding wasnt till July, we took them when all the cherry blossoms were out and i got the prints back soon enough that i was able to send them off to get a book made to use as a guest book right away.

Getting engagement pictures done sooner for me was nice as it was one more thing out of the way, no more stressing about outfits etc and I was able to make the book right away and could cross off “guest book” on my huge to do list.

I made things simple. One outfit, one prop and we just walked along the beach in the city for two hours or so and took some pictures (I spent more time figuring out an outfit then i took pictures!!).

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i took mine about 3 weeks before my wedding 🙂

i just wore one outfit but brought a nice winter coat to change it up

you have plenty of time

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We took our engagement photos as soon as we got engaged! We wanted them at our engagement party and everyone loved them. We put them in a little photo album for everyone to see. We also put one in one of those frames where you can sign.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We our taking ours in May because our photog will be in NYC in May. Our wedding isn’t until September, but we will use engagement photos for our guest book.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We took ours shortly after we got engaged. Theres no right time to do them. Do them when you want.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

We just did ours this month. We want them in time to send out our save the dates, and we want to put them on our website, so we needed to get them done early. Hopefully we’ll get them back by the end of the month or early March. I guess it depends on what you want to do with them. 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did ours early because we wanted to use them for STDs.  So we got engaged in September, did e-pics in November and got married in July.

But there is no set time frame within the engagement period that they are supposed to be done.  Whatever works for you, your FI and your photographer is fine!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m with you on theat one angelica3025, our wedding is in 5 months and we still haven’t taken our engagements pictures. He doesn’t care but I want to lose a few lbs first 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are doing two engagment sessions.  One in Fed Ex field where the football team Washington Redskins play and the other session in March when the Cherry Blossoms are out.  We want to use them as a photo guest book and for the save the dates and on our website!  

We are in a rush to do the Redskins pictures do to the potential lockout, and don’t want to wait so we are doing ours this coming Monday!  I can’t wait!!  I still want to do the others at end of March beginning of April and don’t want to wait until next year since our day is May 19, 2012.

I only wish I could loose more by Monday. LOL  We’re happy with taking them early.  It’s up to each couple all are different!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were engaged August ’09 and took e-pics July ’10, not married until July ’12!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think that there’s necessarily a “right” time to do them. It really depends on what you plan on doing with them. We wanted to use ours for our STDs so we took them 6 months before the wedding. If we weren’t planning on using them for that we probably would’ve waited a little longer but I absolutely love ours so I’m glad we got them done when we did!

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