Tori
Featured October 2019 Manitoba

Season of Engagement Photo's

Tori, on 14/July/2018 at 00:31 Posted in Before the wedding

Looking as some of the discussions that have been posted I have started to second guess when I am suppose to take engagement pictures... I had wanted them in the fall so they match our wedding pics but now it looks like most people say to 1. take them right away which we can't now.. or 2. take them in the opposite season so you have a different look than your wedding photo's. What is everyone doing / what have people done?

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  • Julia
    Frequent user June 2019 Alberta
    Julia ·

    I don't think the season really matters, we are getting married next June and having our photos done this August. we waited a year after we got engaged before planning our engagement photos because we wanted to make sure that we were using the same photographer as we will be for our wedding, kind of like a trial run. We are doing both our wedding and engagement photos outside in forest like settings. I don't think there are very many rules about engagement photos these days. do whatever works best for you

  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·

    We wanted to have some difference in my pictures, we are getting married in March so there may be snow and everything just looks more grey. We did our engagement picture in early July so it had lots of bright greens and blooming flowers.

  • Helen
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Helen ·

    We wanted a different look than our wedding shots which just happened to work out. Our engagement was during cherry blossom spring season in Van and we got mountains, city, Chinese garden and cherry blossoms. A real contrast to the vast desert, winery and lake pics for our wedding. Just happened that our photog from our destination was in Van for spring break and we booked our shoot then. Otherwise I wouldnt have been fussed to have our engagement shoots in the same locale. Either way they will be beautiful!

  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    That is so amazing that he even thought to get a photographer for the proposal!!! They are definitely amazing engagement photos! Love it!
  • Casey
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·

    Hey Tori,

    I had the same problem when trying to figure out engagement pictures. I booked my photographer with that in mind to make sure i had the same people shooting my engagement and wedding.

    We are getting married October 2019, so I wanted something different than fall pictures. I also want to use our engagement pictures in our Save the Dates. So we are doing ours at the end of August to give a late summer/early fall look.

    But in the end, it is completely up to what you and your FH would like. Engagement photos are beautiful regardless of when you do them Smiley smile

  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·

    I also wanted fall engagement photos because where we live is absolutely beautiful in the fall. We scheduled and took these photos before we even booked our wedding photographer. We are getting married 5 hours from where we live so we wanted to use photographers local to the area.

    When we did finally book our wedding photographer, part of our package included engagement photos, so we opted to do them in the spring so we would have 2 completely different sets of photos.

    I didn't care as much about how they would flow with our wedding photos, I chose a time a year that we liked and went from there. If you want to have them in the fall, then that's what I would do.

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  • Jessica
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·

    I think it really just matters what you want your engagement pictures to look like ! i wouldn't worry too much about having them match. I initially wanted mine done in the fall when we got engaged because i LOVE the fall, but it didn't work out and we ended up doing them in the middle of winter and they turned out amazing and were fun to shoot , we were able to get some cool shots of us skating and stuff . I do not regret it at all, i kind of like the idea that my engagement pics are winter and my wedding pictures will be early fall

  • Krista-Lee
    Beginner September 2019 Alberta
    Krista-Lee ·
    My Fiancé has a photographer when he proposed! The pictures were great so we will just stick with those! I think the sooner the better! Get the photos done now and enjoy posting and getting ready to become a wife Smiley smile

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  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    That's a gorgeous picture! I think I need to take my engagement pictures in the winter now, too lol.

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
    We are getting married in the summer and our engagement pics are also during the summer as well. We are doing a “date night theme” for our engagement pics in my favorite wine bar restaurant and then we’ll do sunset at the beach. This way i get 2 different styles regardless of the season!
  • Renee
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Renee ·
    We did opposite look, fiancé's choice actually! I really didn't care either way we only did them because they were included in our photography price we've been engaged for almost 10 years! Lol
  • Lyla
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Lyla ·
    We took ours in the winter and are having a summer wedding.. doesn’t matter to me, I matched them to our wedding by wearing the same colors and chose a dress that looked sorta vintage Smiley smile

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
    We did ours almost this time last year...at the exact same venue as where we're having our reception. it also worked well. do what works for you.
  • Emily
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Emily ·
    There was any rhyme or reason with our photos. We got engaged in October 2017 and we are getting married in October 2018. I didn’t want photos in the winter so we had settled for early April but the date we were schedule was an ice storm so we had to postpone to May. It was a bit later than I wanted but the photos turned out really well. I would just do what feels good for you and your FH.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
    Do what you want.
    We are doing fall E photos.
    We are having a summer wedding.
    I wanted fall. Cuz its a bit warmer here. And winter was a no go. Cuz i hate winter
  • Amber
    Newbie August 2019 British Columbia
    Amber ·
    We’re getting married in the summer of 2019, so we’re doing our engagement photos this fall. I like the idea of our engagement and wedding photos being two different seasons. I think as we grow older I’ll appreciate the variety.

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