(Closed) How early did you get your engagement pictures done?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I thought you could get engagement pictures done any time after you, well, got engaged.  Do your pictures whenever you want.  I’ve seen people not do their e-sessions until a month or two before the wedding.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am an October 2010 bride and we had our pictures done in the beginning of June.  We just got the finished product back last week.  If you’re doing a destination wedding, I think now might be a good time.  We did ours early because, like you, we didn’t want to wear winter clothes.  Also, you being a destination bride, you’ll need to send out your save-the-dates earlier than those getting married close to home.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Even earlier!  Some folks get sneaky and get the photographer to do the eSession as the actual engagement happens!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We are getting ours done this August, but there is no telling whether or not we’ll actually be engaged by then!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had ours taken in late January and we’re getting married in October.  So about 9 months ahead.  We used one for our save the dates though, so we needed to do it early for that!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think we’ll probably do ours in the Fall, and we’re getting married in February – so 3-4 months in advance.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Most people like to do it ahead of time so that they can get the pictures finished and use them at their wedding.

Some people even want them in the invitations, so depending on what you want them for, that will influence your decision.

And yes, as someone else mentioned, a new idea that is slowly spreading is to actually have a personal "paparazzi" style shoot where a photographer sneaks into place and captures the actual proposal while it happens.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did ours a year in advance! We are having an extra-long engagement, though, (1.5 years) and we were just so impatient. Plus, we got a fantastic deal on our photographer (read: free), so we had to jump on it.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you can do your pictures whenever you want. We are doing ours about 9 months before the big day but I’m sure photographers can finish pictures as quickly as you need them to. Although, there might be a fee connected to that. Consider if you want indoor or outdoor pictures and then choose a time of the year that yall both love. If you find a photographer that has good deals, you might do a couple of photoshoots. Just a thought!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

We haven’t done ours yet, but that’s because we haven’t set a date and we’ve got nothing to really send out yet. To be honest, i’m not sure we’ll even do them.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got ours done last month and we are going to get married in September. I wish we would have done them a little sooner but we were kind of waiting for the weather to be nice.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

We are going to do ours just a couple of months before the wedding but thats because we are apart now, I’ll do them as soon as the weather allows me to wear dresses (That’s what i want, It’s winter here) But I think you should do them when you want to 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re getting ours done tomorrow and we’re still 14 months out. Frankly, it feels like a LONG TIME since we got engaged, (10 months), so this makes us feel more like The Wedding Approacheth!

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