(Closed) engagement photo question??

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

If it’s too cold it’s too cold.  When we lived in Chicago we used to get people wanting to do engagement sessions in the winter.  It’s a sort of romantic idea, but if both parties are physically uncomfortable it will show in the photos.  Only you know how comfortable you will be in an outdoor setting at this time of year.  Very rarely do I see indoor engagement photos that come out very well, but if you have some good ideas for that you might be able to go that route.  Just keep in mind indoor stuff requires more lighting consideration and is a slower process than outdoor photography (usually).

Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Your date is less than a year away. You need to work on getting a photographer. In my area, good photogs will book up a year in advance.

There’s definitely no harm in waiting until spring for your engagement photos. We got engaged in October and didn’t do our shoot until the following summer. We wanted to do photos in the snow, but we only had 1 stupid surprise snow the entire winter, on a weekday, and it promptly melted. 🙁

Post # 5
15609 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Waiting till spring sounds fine! You can work on finding a photographer you really like between now and then, and then the engagement session can help you get used to working with them for your wedding. 🙂

Post # 6
6122 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d wait until you narrow someone down.  Then I’d wait until you get the weather you want.  If it’s June 2013 so be it! 

Post # 7
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think it’s a good idea to wait not just because of the weather, but because even tho your wedding date is less than a year away, that’s still a pretty good chunk of time. you guys can change a lot (in apprearance) over the next several months. if you choose to have use your engagement photos on save the dates or invitations, the pictures will be more recent.

i got engaged in july of 2011 and we didn’t have our pictures done until june.

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