It all depends on what you want to use them for.

By Aleesha Thomas
March 09, 2021
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After getting engaged, one of the first things you may start thinking about is when and where you'll take your engagement photos. Not only are these sessions a great way to celebrate this new season of your life, but the resulting photos may also come in handy as you start planning the big day. But when's the right time to schedule this shoot? There's a lot to consider, so keep these points in mind to determine what makes the most sense for you.

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Schedule Your Session When Booking Your Wedding Photographer

Some wedding photographers offer packages where they include both engagement photos and wedding pictures, so you may want to finalize your wedding date before reaching out to these pros—if the photographer you have in mind offers joint packages, you'll want to make sure they're available for the wedding day, too.

Consider What You'll Use the Photos For

Some couples like to use their engagement photos for their save-the-date cards or wedding websites. If this is something you are also considering, have photos taken in advance of needing save-the-dates printed and sent to guests. Not planning to use them for anything other than the memories? You can schedule a session closer to the wedding date if you'd prefer.

Get Your Partner's Take

Does your partner want to wait and schedule a session closer to your wedding so they'll feel comfortable in front of the camera on the big day, or do they want to use your engagement photos as a way to road test a photographer? See how they feel about the process and plan to take your photos at a time you both feel great about.

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