(Closed) When Should I Get Engagement Pics Done?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: When Should I Take Engagement Pics?

    ASAP

    Winter (with snow)

    Spring

    Other - please explain

  • Post # 18
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @Lemma: Hey awesome, we’ll both be watching the weather channel at the same time next year!  April still kind of sucks because the leaves aren’t back on the trees yet and I’d prefer to do May, but if I want to use any of the pics at the wedding, I need to give my photog enough time to get them to me.  From what I recall, April can be pretty rainy but also have some nice sunny warmer days, too (like, high teens Celcius).  I think the snow is gone by then, too.  There are tulips all over, so hopefully I can find a place with some flowers.  We live really close to the lake, so we might just go there.  Here’s a pic I used when coming up with my date (I’ve lived in TO my whole life but we’ve recently moved just outside the city) and here is an awesome website that I also used when figuring out the date: http://www.toronto.net/weatherhistory.aspx

    You can look at the week surrounding your wedding date over the past few years, or just look at the date’s history itself!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We were engaged for 10 months before getting ours.  It came with our photographers package and we didn’t find them until a bit later so when we did they were booked for a few months.  I’m so happy with the outcome!!  I don’t think there should be a time limit.. They are engagement pictures so the point of them is taking them while you are engaged!!!  I say as long as its anytime before the wedding you are golden!!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @Lemma: Oooh, nice!  We looked there, too.  We’re having ours in Pickering (one stop East of the Toronto border on the 401).

    I agree with heyitskate, as long as it’s before your wedding, it’s totally up to you.  Do you plan to use the engagement photos in your wedding at all?  If not, you could even do them in May!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @Lemma: Oh cool!  We love Pickering.

    I guess I was just thinking if you were having a slideshow (we are) or if you wanted to use the photos as part of your table numbers (we might).  Other than that, if we get some really good ones we might put one up in a frame somewhere….I’m not really sure yet!  I mostly want them for the slideshow. 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You can take engagement pictures any time during your engagement; it doesn’t have to be at the very beginning.  I just got mine done 2 weeks ago after being engaged 9 months. 

    We’re having them re-taken (due to a number of events) in the spring.  Aiming for March/April even though we’re getting married in May.

    I’m honestly not quite sure what the point of them is at the end of the day.  We’re not using them for STDs… sooo….  ?  But we’ll do them again anyway.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee

    My wedding is in Sepember and we are having our engagement pics done at the end of may. Part of your reasoning is the same as yours… we too would like to lose about 10-15 pounds and we find doing them then would allow us to lose the weight safely and because they are close to the wedding we will look similar to what we will look like in the wedding.

    (Did I mention we got engaged Decmeber 2010 🙂 So it will be a year and 5 months after our engagement and about 4 months before wedding!!)

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We were going to get ours done this summer (our wedding is next august), but our photographer suggested waiting until next spring.  he said the engagement photos are a perfect time to get to know your photographer and them to know you!  if you do them too long before your wedding, you lose all that with so much time in between!  i wouldn’t worry about how long you’ve been engaged when you have the pics taken – you’ll still be engaged!  we’ll be engaged a year and a half when we have ours done!

    Post # 27
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    Newbee

    I agree, do it when you want. We got in engaged April 30th and took our pics September 11th. We wanted to wait until it was not so hot since we are in the south. We both plan to lose weight before the wedding but dont think we our faces will change that drastically so think we will still look the same. And we did use ours for save the dates so we needed to take them in time to get those out 6-8 months prior to wedding.

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