How long to wait for engagement photos to come back??

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I assume your photographer didn’t give you a timeline? At this point I would definitely email them and ask for an update or at least some proofs. I’m a photographer and my engagement photo turnaround is within 2 weeks for the full set, and I usually send a sneak peek within 48 hours.

If you’re using this photographer for your wedding, I’d definitely get a date for photo delivery added to your contract so everyone is on the same page before the wedding. Good luck!!

Post # 3
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Depends on the photographer and their workload.  Our photographer told us upfront that it was normally 6-8 weeks to get photos back for engagement sessions.  We actually received ours within 4 weeks because we took our photos at the end of wedding season and she could get to editing ours more quickly.  Your photographer may have given you a rough estimate in a previous message, but you should ask them for an update if over a month has passed with no word.

Post # 5
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

my photographer let me see the photo after 1 week and I have to select 25 photos to retouch for printing + album 

Another 6-8 weeks, I can see the album 

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We got a sneak peek with a few photos a few days after our shoot and then the full set of engagment photos on a CD by mail within about 3 weeks. 

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