Which season for engagement photos?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which season is best for engagement photos?
    Summer : (9 votes)
    24 %
    Fall : (28 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

    @SummerOfLove:  we did ours in the summer and it was soooo hot!! My hair was straight and instantly got wavy and poofy!! We were all sweating!! I say fall!!! You can get pretty pictures with the trees and stuff!!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We did ours in winter but indoors at a conservatory filled with all kinds of gorgeous greenery.  It took weather totally out of the equation, and the photos came out great!  We also got a few outdoor pics in our winter coats with snow.  So perhaps you may want to start by thinking about what locations you want for your photos, and then you can determine what season is best (or whether season doesn’t matter).  Good luck and have fun!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like summer!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @SummerOfLove:  They both have pros and cons! I think go with what your gut tells you – they are both beautiful seasons. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @SummerOfLove:  Ours were done in July, and I do not recommend it! The photographer had to photoshop FI’s shirt in the favorite pictures because he was sweating so bad, my hair was sweaty, we had to keep wiping sweat off our faces in between pictures. Our only saving grace was that it was pretty windy, so we had air blowing on us.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would try for fall when the leaves are changing.  Your wedding pictures will be done in the summer, this will give you something different.

    And it’s miserable being outdoors taking pictures when it’s hot.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We finally did ours just last month. It was perfect. It wasn’t hot, it wasn’t rainy, the trees were starting to get some color on them. They turned out really well.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

    Fall! Pretty colors. My husband and I got ours done in the fall right when the leaves were turning colors. Beautiful!

    Also, you have more wardrobe options as you don’t have to worry about getting hot. And more hair options if your hair is easily affected by humidity.

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We did ours over Labor Day weekend. It was in the 70s and perfect outside. I got to wear cute dresses that I would have never been able to wear in the fall due to colder weather. I love them and so glad we chose that time!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    We did fall… but we are also doing another shoot in winter outside and another one inside that’s Christmasy. Another in Springs as the snow is melting down by the train tracks and probably another few in summer. But we are both photographers and work for a photography company.

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