When to Take Engagement Photos

Once you start planning your wedding, the venue and wedding photographer are traditionally booked first due to limited availability. If you and your fiance have decided to get an engagement session you may be wondering when to take engagement photos?

Summer time engagement session

Summer time engagement session

Generally you want to take engagement photos 2-3 months after booking your wedding photographer. BUT that is not a hard and fast rule. There are some variables that go into deciding when to take engagement photos, the biggest being our crazy unpredictable Indiana weather.

Since most couples book their wedding photographer in the first few months into the new year, 2-3 months later is usually spring time here around Indianapolis. This can be great for engagement photos. There is the occasional rain shower or cold day, so be aware that some locations could still be damp or muddy. So have a back up plan of Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations. But Spring is still a great time to take engagement photos.

Fall time engagement session

Fall time engagement session

It also helps to know what to do with engagement photos. Do you plan to put your engagement photos on save the date cards? Depending on your wedding date you may need to take your engagement session sooner to ensure you will have them back in time to send out your save the dates. Be sure to ask how long it takes to get engagement photos back from your photographer.

Know that at the end of the day, this is still your wedding. You can do things your own way. If you want fall engagement photos, take fall engagement photos. You will remember this time of your life forever. Have it captured the way that will keep you smiling for years to come.

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