Post # 1
So, my fiance and I just got engaged on August 1. So it’s been about 3 weeks. I have read that you should get your engagement pictures take in the same season as you got engaged in. So, if you got engaged in July, don’t take engagement pictures in December. The wedding isn’t until June 11, 2011, but I don’t want to wait until next summer to get the pictures taken, and if we wait much longer this year the leaves will start changing and the pictures will turn into fall pictures, not summer pictures. It’s starting to get stressful around here with the talk of outfits and places, etc. Some people say it’s too soon to get them taken, but I don’t want to wait a whole year to get engagement pictures taken. It’s like saying, ” Look we’re engaged! Oh, we have been for a year!” It’s not new, fresh, and exciting anymore at that point. Sad, I know. What do you guys advise? Should we just go ahead and get the pictures taken this weekend, as planned, or should we wait a whole year to get them done? I don’t know what to do, and need to decide fast. I was so excited about getting them done this weekend, but it seems like it’s turning into something stressful pretty quickly. And I don’t want it to be an awful day…
Post # 3
Hmm! I have never heard of that, but then again, I didn’t really know about e-pics at all until after we became engaged. I wish I had a better answer…we got engaged in Feb. and took pics in July…but then again, we live in FL and the weather always looks the same.
Post # 4
I didn’t know there was protocol. We were engaged in April and our e-photo session is in October. I like the idea of the changing seasons. I say go with what you want and don’t let it stress you out. It’s supposed to be fun!
Post # 5
I’ve not heard that you should do them in the same season. I guess it makes sense to have a memory of the engagement, but it’s not necessary. You’ll be engaged for all the seasons! I wouldn’t stress over it. You could do some really great fall shots. Or take it indoors and wear summer clothes.
Post # 6
Whoopsies…never heard about e-pics taken in the same season as the actual engagement. FI and I were engaged in Feb but we’re doing e-pics this Fall so we have the beautiful colours in the background.
Post # 7
For some of these things it seems like more of a what to do if it’s available but like with a lot of wedding planning the stars don’t align for everything to work out exactly so then it comes down to whats a bigger priority. Do it somewhat soon after the engagement or wait until the same season. Tough decisions but you’ll look great either way. It sort of sounds like you want to do them sooner but not this weekend so go for when you’re ready (and maybe avoid snow if you can) or do a street scene without the changing leaves
Post # 8
Never heard of any rules regarding engagement pictures. We’ve been engaged almost a year with no pics. I say don’t try to follow any rules; if you want pictures, take them, no matter the season!
Post # 9
I’ve NEVER heard you should do them when you get engaged/in the season. Do what YOU want! I did mine in February for a June wedding. No big deal, seriously! I would have loooooved to do a fall one, but he was deployed so we went with crappy winter. Indoor of course
Save them! They’re so fun to do =]
Post # 10
A photographer that we met with suggested taking pictures in the season opposite to your wedding.. Since you’re getting married in the summer, maybe winter pictures would be a nice contrast?
Another suggestion… Take your engagement pictures with the same photographer that you choose for the wedding. This helps the couple and the photographer get to know each other prior to the wedding, in hopes that you’ll be more comfortable in front of him/her and the camera. You probably aren’t ready to choose the photographer, so I think you should wait on the pictures. 🙂
Post # 11
You can have your engagement session whenever you’re ready! We got engaged in the Spring but it took a few months to find a venue and photographer to solidify the wedding plans. Fall is my favorite season so even though we have all our plans in place, we’re waiting one more month to take our pictures. Since we couldn’t have a fall wedding, we will still have some amazing couple pictures with the changing leaves!
Post # 12
I got married a week ago and I WANT to wait for the beautiful Fall colours and so thats what I am doing!
I have never heard that “rule” before but I am not ready to take them now and I would love to have the fall colours in my pics!!!!
Post # 13
I would go with what works best with your schedule and what season you prefer. We got engaged in the spring, but I can’t wait for our fall engagement shoot. I wouldn’t rush the photographer decision based on getting the e-session out of the way. Good luck!
Post # 14
Since you are getting married in June, I think you should have your e-pics done in the fall or spring by the photographer who will be shooting your wedding. If you want your e-pics for save the dates, then I would recommend the fall, if not you can wait until early spring. It’s really up to you and your schedule.
Post # 15
I’ve never heard of this, either. Lots of our clients do their engagement session well after they get engaged. Don’t stress about it!
Post # 16
Wait until your ready. If it’s 2 months from now, so be it! And you’re right, you want to be in a good mood, otherwise the stress will carry over to your photos. Like another bee said, try October. I bet it would look beautiful with the autumn colors.
Also- We didn’t do our e-session until May (we were engaged last October). I’m glad we waited because I was stressing out trying to find a decent, affordable photographer.