(Closed) When to do engagement pictures

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Member
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We chose to do ours early (this past month) and I’m so glad we did. It really solidified our choice in photographer since we work well with her and her direction and style are what we’re looking for. 

Another bonus for us was that we had next to no current pictures of ourselves. We didn’t really want to wait until right before the wedding since these pictures were more for us, and to share with anyone who asked, then for a specific wedding-related purpose. 

Post # 4
Member
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can do them whenever… we only had a 9 month engagement and I didn’t want them taken in the snow/cold so we did them about a month before the wedding. We mostly did them to get used to our photographer and being in front of the camera.

Post # 5
Member
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We got engaged this past June and are getting married Jan. 29, 2011..we had our e-pics taken in Mid-August. 

Post # 6
Member
539 posts
Busy bee

We had a 15 month engagement, so we took pictures each season…Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring (my Future Mother-In-Law is a photographer)

Post # 7
Member
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our engagement is in length to yours and I think we’re doing our engagement pics like a year before, so we can use the pics perhaps for STD or something

Post # 8
Member
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we took ours about 10 months in advance because we wanted to use them for our save the dates 🙂 it worked out well because it took about 3 weeks to get the photos, then another 3 weeks to get the save the dates and we sent them out just under the 8 month mark (we have a TON of out of state guests).

Post # 9
Member
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We had ours done in June (this year) and our wedding is next November…I don’t think it really matters when you do it.

Post # 10
Member
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We took ours a couple months into our engagement, and we’ll be using them as part of our save the dates.  If you want to do something like that, I would recommend getting them done sooner rather than later.  

Post # 11
Member
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It only matters if you want the photos to truly commemorate the engagement (because we’re taking ours after the wedding and in that case, the’ll be more like anniversary shots) and/or if you want to use any of the photos for wedding stuff–STDs, thank-you cards, favor boxes etc.

In the latter case, you want to ask your photographer how long before you can get proofs–some can take as long as 3 months, and when you add that to the 5-6 months when you send your STD, you’re looking at a minimum of 9 months out from the wedding.

Post # 12
Member
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We got engaged in April and getting married August 2011. We are taking our e-pics in October.

Post # 13
Member
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are getting married in October 2011 and will do ours in Oct/Nov of this year.  We really wanted some nice photos of us, since there’s only like 2 that we both like.  And we are also incorporating our dog 🙂  Our photog is a dog lover and is really excited about that part too.

Post # 14
Member
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am actually getting my engagement pictures done today, this afternoon!! 🙂 We are getting married next August, so just under the 11 month mark. Do them when YOU feel is right. Good luck!

Post # 15
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Whenever you want, depending on how you want to use them! We’re using ours for our save-the-dates, so we’re taking them about 9 months prior.

Post # 16
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

P.S. Congratulations on your engagement!

The topic ‘When to do engagement pictures’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors