It’s Timeless Tuesday! So what better day to share tips for a wonderful tradition like engagement portraits?
We love to share Q&A’s from some of our fabulous clients!
“When should we book our Engagement Session?”
There’s really no right or wrong answer to this question. I personally give my brides the following advice when deciding on engagement portrait dates.
Are you planning to use them for save the dates? Save the dates should be sent out 6-7 months before the wedding date. If you are desiring to send out a photo with your save the dates, then you’ll want to do the photoshoot anywhere from two to three months before the cards are due. This gives your photographer time to retouch your photos and also allows time for the ordering process.
If you’re not opting for save the dates, anywhere from 3-9 months before the wedding is normally fine for your engagement session. I’ve had brides want to do their portraits as soon as they were engaged, but I’ve also had some that wanted to wait until closer to the wedding date.
As most already know, the Biloxi Coast can be VERY HOT during certain months and make your photoshoot uncomfortable. So if your hair turns into a lions mane, or you worry about your clothes sticking to you, we can always opt for a cooler time of the year to do your photoshoot.
We even have some indoor options if you need them!
Are you planning to display prints or books at the reception? Many couples have a sign in book at their reception featuring their portraits, while some choose to display their photos on easels and tables.
If ordering prints you will always want to allow for printing time and delivery. Some canvas products can take as long as four weeks production time, plus shipping. I would suggest giving yourself a solid two months to order prints, and other products. While two months may sound like a long time, you’ll want to plan for any printing errors or accidents you may not see coming. Always be prepared for the unexpected, right?
Want to learn more about Engagement Sessions?
Still have questions? We’d love to talk with you! Feel free to contact us!
Looking for a Wedding Photographer? All of our Wedding Collections include an Engagement Session.
Office: 827 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530
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