There’s not a wedding without an engagement. Getting engaged is one of the most memorable moments of people’s lives. Many of our clients remember the intimate moment they decided to spend their life together even more than their wedding day! Here are some interesting facts about engagements and engagement photos!
Holidays Are Popular for Engagements
Before there’s a wedding there has to be an engagement! Our photographers have been lucky enough to capture more than a few of these monumental moments. Apparently, some of the most popular days to pop the question fall on holidays. Christmas Eve is the most popular day to get engaged, followed by New Year’s Eve, New Year Day, and Valentine’s Day. The couple’s anniversary date and Christmas Day are also common days!
Engagements Last Around 13-18 Months
Planning a wedding takes some time, which is why the average length of an engagement is between 13-18 months. This gives couples plenty of time to basket in the joy of the moment and as well as plan a wedding. During this engagement period, engagement photos are commonly taken too!
November is the Month for Ring Searches
Ever notice how jewelry companies begin pushing rings before the holidays? When you look at how most engagements happen between December-February it makes sense that ring shopping happens before the holidays. Don’t rush to buy a ring though. Make sure it’s the perfect one since it will not only be in wedding pictures but also on your wife’s hand for years to come!
October is the Month for Engagement Photo Searches
This may be surprising since most engagements don’t even happen until later in the season. A big reason October is popular for engagement photo searches is because of this month marks the beginning of the wedding season in India and South Asian weddings. People also often want photographers there to capture the actual engagement so it makes sense once you think about it.
Engagement Photos are Becoming More Popular
The popularity of engagement photography has been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. This is likely fueled by the rise of social media. People now have a place to share these beautiful photos and announce life milestones. Over 67% of engaged couples plan on hiring an engagement photographer these days!
Engagement Photos Happen 6 Months Before
One of the most common questions our wedding photographers get asked is when it the best time to take engagement photos? There is no hard rule, but most people take them about 6 months before the wedding. This leaves time for editing, reshoots, and allows them to be used for save the dates.
Fall and Winter are the Most Popular Seasons
Wedding season falls in the summer and spring months, so it makes sense that most engagement photos happen in fall and winter. Our engagement photographers love the colder months for engagement shoots. Toronto is so beautiful in the fall and the cold encourages cozy and intimate engagement photos. The colorful leaves in the Fall and the twinkling lights of Winter make for some stunning pictures.