(Closed) When to do engagement pics?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely sooner!  They’re “engagement” photos! We got engaged in June last year, and had our pictures done in September, only because we wanted it to be a little more like fall outside, since our wedding is September this year!

Post # 4
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We got engaged in December and did engagement pictures in April even though our wedding isn’t until February 2014. I loved having those pictures to celebrate our engagement. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Roma:  My photographer recommended doing them in an “opposite” season as the wedding for more variety (summer wedding, take them in fall or winter!)

We waited until February to take ours even though it was a year and a half after our engagement but thats really up to you. 

If you want and you can afford it, take two sessions, one now to celebrate and then one later if you still think you want more recent photos.

 

I also think closer to the date is better because it helps you get comfortable with the photographer and being the centre of attention for a camera 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I agree that you should do them sooner.  We have an almost 2-year engagement and are doing ours this fall, about 1 year before the wedding.  I would have done them sooner, but we couldn’t spare the budget earlier and NC is really hot and humid in the summer and we figured we’d look sweaty if we took pics in the summer.  And by the time the pics are ready, I’ll be ready to order our save-the-dates.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we did ours a week after we got engaged!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I woudl do them any time between now and a year out so you can use them for save-the-dates. Most photographers will include them in their package, so it would be smartest to book a photographer for your wedding and use them for the engagement pictures. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

engagement photos should happen around the engagement. but i would say a year in advance of the wedding is perfect.

but that’s not to say you can’t do something else that will work for you.

i got engaged in february and getting married in october, we are having our e-photo session in june.  our STDs did not include pictures. we are doing this because it is included in our package and to get to know our photog better for our wedding day.

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We got engaged Memorial Day weekend last year and did our pictures three weeks ago. We’re getting married in September. So my answer is, whenever the hell you feel like getting them done!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@Roma:  Since your engagement is that long, I would do two!  FI surprised me by arranging a “couple’s” shoot in the afternoon, and then proposed that night!  So our first engagement shoot was the day of our engagement.  Then we took another one like a year later.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Roma:  I think you should take them now. The point of a engagement shoots are to celebrate your ENGAGEMENT! Maybe your photogapher will do a mini shoot in you want something more current for the STDs.

@Elky:  +1 Definitely do opposite seasons. (or at least a different season!) Our e-photos are fall and our wedding photos will be summer!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Roma:  I think you should take them now. The point of a engagement shoots are to celebrate your ENGAGEMENT! Maybe your photogapher will do a mini shoot in you want something more current for the STDs.

@Elky:  +1 Definitely do opposite seasons. (or at least a different season!) Our e-photos are fall and our wedding photos will be summer!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

a lot of people get them done because it’s part of the wedding photography package.  We did them because I wanted them.  We got engaged on March 24th and had the photos done almost 2 months later (and almost exactly a year before our wedding).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s perfect! I hope everything works out that way. It sounds great!

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