(Closed) Engagement picture dilemma…HELP!!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hmm!  I have never heard of that, but then again, I didn’t really know about e-pics at all until after we became engaged.  I wish I had a better answer…we got engaged in Feb. and took pics in July…but then again, we live in FL and the weather always looks the same.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee

I didn’t know there was protocol.  We were engaged in April and our e-photo session is in October.  I like the idea of the changing seasons.  I say go with what you want and don’t let it stress you out.  It’s supposed to be fun!

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve not heard that you should do them in the same season. I guess it makes sense to have a memory of the engagement, but it’s not necessary. You’ll be engaged for all the seasons! I wouldn’t stress over it. You could do some really great fall shots. Or take it indoors and wear summer clothes.

Post # 6
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Whoopsies…never heard about e-pics taken in the same season as the actual engagement.  Fiance and I were engaged in Feb but we’re doing e-pics this Fall so we have the beautiful colours in the background.

Post # 7
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

For some of these things it seems like more of a what to do if it’s available but like with a lot of wedding planning the stars don’t align for everything to work out exactly so then it comes down to whats a bigger priority.  Do it somewhat soon after the engagement or wait until the same season.  Tough decisions but you’ll look great either way.  It sort of sounds like you want to do them sooner but not this weekend so go for when you’re ready (and maybe avoid snow if you can) or do a street scene without the changing leaves

Post # 8
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Never heard of any rules regarding engagement pictures. We’ve been engaged almost a year with no pics. I say don’t try to follow any rules; if you want pictures, take them, no matter the season!

Post # 9
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve NEVER heard you should do them when you get engaged/in the season. Do what YOU want! I did mine in February for a June wedding. No big deal, seriously! I would have loooooved to do a fall one, but he was deployed so we went with crappy winter. Indoor of course

Save them! They’re so fun to do =]

Post # 10
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

A photographer that we met with suggested taking pictures in the season opposite to your wedding..  Since you’re getting married in the summer, maybe winter pictures would be a nice contrast? 

Another suggestion… Take your engagement pictures with the same photographer that you choose for the wedding.  This helps the couple and the photographer get to know each other prior to the wedding, in hopes that you’ll be more comfortable in front of him/her and the camera.  You probably aren’t ready to choose the photographer, so I think you should wait on the pictures. 🙂

Post # 11
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can have your engagement session whenever you’re ready!  We got engaged in the Spring but it took a few months to find a venue and photographer to solidify the wedding plans.  Fall is my favorite season so even though we have all our plans in place, we’re waiting one more month to take our pictures.  Since we couldn’t have a fall wedding, we will still have some amazing couple pictures with the changing leaves!

Post # 12
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got married a week ago and I WANT to wait for the beautiful Fall colours and so thats what I am doing!

I have never heard that “rule” before but I am not ready to take them now and I would love to have the fall colours in my pics!!!!

Post # 13
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would go with what works best with your schedule and what season you prefer. We got engaged in the spring, but I can’t wait for our fall engagement shoot. I wouldn’t rush the photographer decision based on getting the e-session out of the way. Good luck!

Post # 14
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Since you are getting married in June, I think you should have your e-pics done in the fall or spring by the photographer who will be shooting your wedding.  If you want your e-pics for save the dates, then I would recommend the fall, if not you can wait until early spring.  It’s really up to you and your schedule.

Post # 15
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’ve never heard of this, either. Lots of our clients do their engagement session well after they get engaged. Don’t stress about it!

Post # 16
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wait until your ready. If it’s 2 months from now, so be it! And you’re right, you want to be in a good mood, otherwise the stress will carry over to your photos. Like another bee said, try October. I bet it would look beautiful with the autumn colors.

Also- We didn’t do our e-session until May (we were engaged last October). I’m glad we waited because I was stressing out trying to find a decent, affordable photographer.

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