Post # 1
We’re planning to have a 5 year long engagement because we both want to be finished with school. He is working and going to school p/t while I attend school. We plan to switch when I graduate. My mind is made up! The problem is, I’m not sure when we’re supposed to take engagement photos. I’ve been reading that some take them 6 months before the wedding, but I want to capture our “engaged” spirit and happiness before the wedding stress starts to take over. We’re going to Thailand next year and I was thinking that might be a good location and time to take the pictures. We’ll have been engaged for a year by then. Any advice would help! Thanks and sorry for the long post! 🙂
Post # 3
@Miss Party Cat: We got engaged over a year ago and just did our photos last month. Honestly, you can do them whenever you want. So if you want them sooner than later go for it! I don’t think you can do it too early.
ETA: Just keep in mind to wear something you won’t dislike 5 years from now….
Post # 4
We took our last october, mainly because we had an offer we couldnt refuse. Take them whenever you want! If I were you, I would take them sooner than later and then when your day gets closer you can take another set 😀
Post # 5
We got engaged at the end of 2009. We’ll be married in 2013. I’m probably going to do engagement pictures in the fall of 2012.
Post # 6
We never did. 🙁 Engaged 2008 and married in a week or so. I regret it.
Post # 7
I think you have to ask yourself what the “purpose” of engagement pictures are.
If they are just to capture the “spirit” of the engagement, then sure, go ahead and take them right now.
But if (like we are doing,) you are using them as a time to “get to know” your photographer, or to have them “go with” your wedding pictures, you probably don’t want to take them 5 years in advance, cuz your photographer could change/move, and you’ll probably even look different! In that case I would recommend about a year before the wedding.
Post # 8
Thank you everyone for your input! I was kind of afraid to post b/c a lot of people are giving me crap or being snarky about our choice to wait to finish school. We’re going to visit my grandparents in Thailand next summer (they both have cancer) and if we can afford it will probably do engagement photos there and probably another little one closer to the wedding date. 🙂
There’s always our vacations up until our wedding too in case we don’t save enough for an engagement session in Thailand!
Little Vegas trip
Weddingmoon in Hawaii