Emily and Roy’s Beckley Creek Park Golden Hour Engagement by Lexington Wedding Photographer Brandi Potter
I’m going to use today’s blog post to talk about when and where to have your engagement session.
I normally tell my clients that they should just pick what season they want, as long as they aren’t doing save the dates or invites with their photos. If you plan on using your engagement photos for Save the Dates I recommend having your photos done 5-6 months in advance from your wedding date. If you plan on using them for invites I recommend doing them around 4 months beforehand. That may seem like a considerable amount of time, but you have to think about how much I currently have to edit, and the designing and printing of your invites.
I also like to schedule engagement sessions during the week, preferably at sunrise. I try to reserve weekends for weddings or spending time with my family. If you are able to have your engagement session at sunrise on a weekday, you cut down so much stress. You basically have to just get up and get ready, have the shoot, and then finish your day as you normally would. No stopping in the middle of the day or rushing after work to get to a location. You get to have your session, and not have to spend a lot of extra time on it or drop everything in the middle of the day to go to it. Also, there are less people out and about, so less interruptions if we’re in a normally busy park or section of town.
Now to the where. I would love it if we could shoot in your home or in a place that is special to you. I also really love being able to explore new places with my clients, even if that means hiking or doing something a bit more out of the norm. Finding some pretty epic locations or shooting in your own home for part of your session is the best way to ensure you have something no one else does.
Hopefully, this helped answer some of your questions about when and where to do your session.