Post # 1
We weren’t planning on doing engagement photos, but we just got a really great deal today and are going for it. Problem is deciding when to do them…
We live in Chicago, and it’s starting to get cold (43 deg today, but “feels like” 38). Part of me wants to do the shoot this month so we can use them in our save-the-dates (we’re getting married next Sept and I want our Save-The-Date Cards to go out in January), but I am concerned that we’re just going to look like we’re freezing in all the pictures. And I really don’t want us wearing coats…
If anyone else has done their e-pics in a colder month, would you mind sharing them for some inspiration? Or give me some feedback on how you dealt with the cold while doing an outdoor shoot? We might just end up waiting for the spring, and do something else for a STD pic…
Post # 3
do them now! wear cute coats and scarves. i love winter engagement pictures!
Post # 4
We did pictures in November! I wasn’t too horrible. We had cute sweaters, and did some w/o and some with jackets. = )
You could also do some inside of you sharing cocoa or coffee. There are tons of awesome ideas out there!
Post # 5
We did ours at the end of Oct and wore sweaters. It was fun to get some pictures with leaves. It got a little bit chilly towards the end of the shoot but there are some really cute hugging pics
If you want to do them for your Save-The-Date Cards, I highly recommend doing them asap.
Is there an indoor place that you would consider having pictures done? Maybe an art museum?
Post # 6
You guys have convinced me… I think we’ll go for it! Worst comes to worst, we’ll be a little cold 🙂 I think it’s more important to me to get them quickly, as opposed to waiting all the way until April or something (when it finally warms up around here!). I guess since our wedding is in late Sept anyway, fall-ish e-pics would be more appropriate!
An indoor location would be an option; we’re fairly new to the city so maybe our photographer will have a suggestion.
Thanks again for the feedback!
Post # 7
I’m so jealous that you have my preferred wedding date!!! We were planning on waiting until the spring for ours as I think our photographer isn’t a fan of the cold. But how cute are pictures in the snow and all that? Hey, it’s Chicago, after all! I was debating about the timing since we want to send out save the dates too. However, since most of the out of towners already know the date, I’m hoping we’ll still be good to send them in April. Good luck and let me know where you end up taking your pictures!