Post # 1
My friend recently took her engagement pictures, about 1 month post proposal. Her photographer was telling her that its good they did it when they did because after 4 weeks the engagement “glow” wears off and you can notice the difference in the pictures. Have you guys heard of this??
I have been with my bf for 6 years now, so even though I know I will have a glow, I’m not planning on getting engaged turning everything upside down. Since I know we cant afford a wedding earlier than Spring 2012, its likely we wouldnt take our e-pics until long after engagement (hopefully next few weeks).
Should I be worried about this “glow”? Should we take our e-pics right after the proposal to catch the “glow” or right before the wedding to capture our most “current” self?
Post # 3
I have never heard of post engagement glow. Sounds kind of like BS to rush people into getting pictures fast after the engagement without possibly making an informed decision. I would wait until a year out from your wedding or so to take pictures.
Post # 4
No, sounds like total BS to me.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Thanks! Question though, a year out even if I dont plan to send until months (7-8) after taking them?
Post # 6
i think it kind of makes sense we had our pictures taken the day of (like an hour later) our friend is a photographer and took our pictures as a gift since FI and i just got engaged you can see the happyness the excitedness all those other -ness’s you see in a newly engaged couple if we would have done it like for instance now? a bit before the wedding or even in the middle of the wedding i do think you would have worry or not as excited on the engagment because your looking forward to the wedding or have the wedding planning in your head instead of the omg i love my FI omg i can call him FI type pictures so i dont think its BS
Post # 7
@prncss47: You could do less than a year out if you don’t need them for anything but if you are doing Save the Dates or something, you might need them earlier than a few months before the wedding. We sent ours about 6 months before the wedding.
Post # 8
Sounds like BS to me too. Maybe she is low on clients at the moment???
Post # 9
We had a proposal photo shoot the night he proposed (FI set it up) and there definitely was a glow.
One month later, everything is back to normal.
Post # 10
J wouldn’t have any sort of glow regardless. He hates having his pictures taken. Haha. But I believe it’s BS myself. I’m not taking my engagement photos until fall probably since we aren’t getting married until 2012. I’m not worried about the glow. I always have one when I’m around him.
Post # 11
I don’t think most people take them that soon, and I’ve seen seriously beautiful e pics where the couple looks deliriously happy. So no, I don’t think you need to worry. I would honestly rather wait so I could integrate some wedding details into the e- pics, like wearing the color of the bridesmaids dresses and groomsmens ties. that way if you use them for anything like save the dates, they will all match the rest of your decor. I think you are happy and excited to be engaged no matter when the pictures are taken. And unless you take them like in the first few days, I think that glow would be long gone by the month mark. People have lives and things go back to normal rather quickly.
Post # 12
I think I glow more now, over a year into marriage, than I did one month post-engagement. And in 20 years I hope I glow ten times more :-).
Take your engagement photos when you want (maybe choose what look/weather you’re going for) and I’m sure you’l still glow 🙂
Post # 13
I’ve never heard of this… but I can tell you about our experience. We were engaged for 14 months and did 2 e-shoots with 2 different photographers. Our first shoot was about 5-months after being engaged and we were SUPER happy to do it. BUT – we were also super nervous. Seeing the finished product, really made me see how my expressions (and feelings taking the pictures (being worried, etc)) translated on film.
Our second e-shoot was with our wedding photo, 5-weeks before the wedding. We were much more relaxed (because we had that first experience with the other photog (who is a friend)) and I also think it helped our photo know what she needed to do for us to get great pics (DH is a blinker, and she knew she had to take a lot more pictures to get non-blinking ones, etc.)
I really think the ‘glow’ comes from taking e-pics – not really the timing of doing so!
Post # 14
I understand the people who got pics taken that day would have a glow. Sure I was smiling ear to ear that entire day. But after about a week it was business as usual. So I don’t believe there would be any reason to rush into pics.
Post # 15
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I agree. Sounds like BS to hurry up and make an impulse decision. I have been engaged for almost two months and I’m still smiling ear to ear!
Post # 16
@prncss47: I’ve never heard of said glow…sounds like a crock.
The reason we got ours done approx 8 months earlier is because we wanted to see how the photographer would work out. And we used the pics on our STD.