Post # 1
Fiance and I had our hearts set on having our engagement photos taken at the theme park in my hometown where we went on one of our most memorable dates. Unfortunately I just found out that the park closes in early September and doesn’t open again until the week before our wedding. We can’t have our photos taken before September because the park is a 2.5 hour flight away, and our next trip isn’t planned till October.
So what should we do? Can we take the photos after our wedding? Should we try to squeeze them in the week before the wedding? Take the photos in October at a different location?
Post # 3
I would say, take them before the wedding–that’s the point of the engagement photos, imo. But if you can’t fit them in otherwise…
Post # 4
Oh, I just had another idea. Why not, instead of e-pics, do a “Just married” shoot at the park? That might be fun! 🙂
Post # 5
I know they are officially called engagement pictures but like the previous poster said, just use it as a beginning of married life photo shoot.
Post # 6
Do both! Get engagement pictures before the wedding and then “newly wed” pictures at the theme park after the wedding! You can decorate your home with lots of different pictures, or even use the “newly wed” pictures for something like a Christmas letter. A photographer might give you a deal if you give them two bookings in addition to the wedding, or else you could go cheaper with the “newly wed” pictures. I’d try to use the same photographer for the engagement pictures as for the wedding, though, so you can feel them out and make sure the quality is good before the big day.
Post # 7
I’d do an engagement shoot somewhere else before the wedding. You’ll probably want to use your engagement pictures for the wedding.. we used ours on the save the dates, wedding website, on favors, to decorate the entrance at the reception. There’s so many uses!
If you really want pictures at the theme park, do “newlywed” photos after the wedding as others have suggested.
Post # 8
What about a TTD shoot at the theme park? You don’t have to wear your real dress, just find a cheap one online or something and go with him in a rented tux. That would be completely adorable!
Post # 9
Unless you plan to have engagement shots on your save the dates, then I think you can move it after your wedding to the location of your dreams. They’ll just be called “married” shots…
Post # 10
I think the purpose of engagement photos is to use them for STDs, a guestbook album, or something to display at your wedding. I think it’s still a good idea to take the pictures at the theme park after your wedding, but as a “couples photo session”.
Post # 11
I’m actually having the same problem. My wedding will be in Southern California, our photographer will be from Southern California, I’m from Northern California and my fiance is from Canada. He proposed to me while he was down here visiting two days before he had to leave. He probably won’t be able to come back down until a few days before our wedding due to his work. We’re either going to see if we can do our engagement photos a day or two before our wedding or after our wedding.
That being said, if the theme park is a special place for the two of you, I suggest doing them either before the wedding or after the wedding. You can always look back at those photos and think, this is where it all started/this is when I knew I loved him/reason for memorable date. The title of the photos isn’t important but the sentiment is.
Post # 12
Take them where you want them, that will make you happiest but don’t call them engagement pictures. Call them “newlywed pictures” 🙂
Post # 13
I think it actually might be a fun stress reliever to do them the week before. OR you can do them the week after, bring your dress for some rock-the-dress shots too.
Post # 14
Take pictures whenever you please! If you aren’t using them for invites/STDs I think it would be so fun to do the shoot once you’re already married and the theme park sounds SO fun!
Post # 15
Another resurrected thread! She probably already did one or the other given the fact that this thread is 5 months old. I’m curious as to what she did do, though.