Post # 1
Well I got engaged a few months ago on Feb. 3rd and our wedding will be June 2013…
We don’t have hardly any money to put towards Epics… So i cant just pay a few hundred for a package tomorrow… We’ve seen that many photographers include a free engagement session in their wedding package so we were planning on waiting to decide on a photographer… but honestly that probably won’t be until the end of the summer…. is that too late to have engagement pictures taken?
Post # 3
@Kate0558: We got engaged in the summer of 2010 and didn’t take our engagement photos until fall 2011 (we’re getting married fall 2012), partially because we were a bit slow on picking our exact date and partially because we were even slower at picking our photographer. I honestly think it’s just personal preference. Some people like to take them early because you capture the excitement of the new engagement, some people prefer to take them closer to the wedding but it’s totally up to you. Congrats on your engagement!
Post # 4
It isn’t too late! We had our pictures done a few years after we got engaged. It helped us to get used to the photographer and having pictures taken since we aren’t picture people.
Post # 5
We took ours the week before the wedding 🙂 still techincally engaged right?
Post # 6
We did ours about a month ago and we’re getting married in October. I think you have plenty of time.
Post # 7
You have time! I got engaged in July 2011 and we wanted to wait to find our wedding photographer as well. We are not getting married until June 2013, and we are taking our pics a year before – this June, 2012! I think the timing works out because not only can we get comfortable with the photographer before our wedding, but we will get the photos to use in plenty of time for save the dates.
I would recommend booking your photographer earlier than late summer if possible. I am not sure where you live, but in my area (NY and NJ) the photographers are super competitive and book very early. The earlier you book, the more options you will have of photographers you like!
Post # 8
We got engaged in May 2011, our wedding is this September and we just took our e-pics this past weekend. Don’t worry about taking them “too late.” If you want to take them, do it whenever you feel like/get around to/have the money to do it.
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s too late at all. Get them done when you can. 🙂
Post # 10
We did ours the day before the wedding haha! So I guess it’s never too late?
Post # 11
There’s no such thing as too late – unless you’re already married, in which case, it would be! But you’ll still be engaged at the end of the summer! Don’t stress about them, and take the pictures when you can afford them!
Post # 12
I honestly don’t think that’s a problem. I became engaged in November of 2011 and just had my Epics done last month. I wanted to wait for the leaves to be on the trees and and scenery to be a little prettier in pictures I was going to have to look at forever
Post # 13
We’re doing our engagment pics at the end of this month, and getting married at the end of july – – so 55 days before the wedding. We weren’t going to do them, but the photographer wanted us to get them (free) as an opportunity for her to get to know us and how we photograph best, etc.
She says she’s done engagment pictures days before the wedding before, just to get to know the bride and groom before the wedding…
Post # 14
take them whenever you want to!
we are getting married in june 2013 and probably wont do ours until the early fall, sometime in septmber most likely. we will still have them in plenty of time for a STD if we want to go that route… my reasons are 5-fold:
1) our photog is a busy lady and i’d rather wait until she isnt slammed with 3 weddings a weekend
2) our summer is already looking bananas (how is EVERY WEEKEND in july already booked?) and i want to have them done on a day when we arent about to run off to another wedding or something
3) also i’d rather not be a sweaty mess in my e-pics so id rather wait til it cools off a bit
4) i secretly wish i was having a fall wedding, so this will be a nice way to get some pro pics of us in the fall still
5) i am in the process of losing weight. i am down 20 lbs since our engagement and would like to be down another 20 by the end of the summer. *this is the most minor reason of all, but it did enter my mind, so i guess it counts as a reason.*
Post # 15
I would think anytime before the wedding would be fine?
Post # 16
We got engaged December of 2010 and didn’t have E-Pics taken until August of 2011. We are getting married this month. You have time!