Okay. So there are two things I really, really wanted from my engagement photos. 1. I wanted them to be at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (Google it if you've never been - gorgeous) and 2. I wanted to send photo save the dates w/ a few of the best engagement photos on them.
Now here is the problem. This morning we just had to cancel for the 2nd time due to it raining. The first time we cancelled was May 17, Today is July 1, and the next day my photographer is available is August 8!!! Our wedding is March 22, 2014 and we have a number of guests coming from the other side of the country and in general a lot of friends are getting married next year so the save the dates need to go out ASAP. We wanted to send them out the first week of June but put it off so we could do photos today.
What should I do??? Should I seek out another photographer to do our engagement session who has more availability, even though our wedding photographer is doing it for free? *If so, can anyone suggest a photographer who offers engagement shoots for cheap?* Should I bail on the location I wanted so much and find a place more local so he can squeeze us in to his schedule sooner? *I don't really know this area so I don't know what good photoshoot locations are close to him (East York) so any suggestions would be appreciated* Should we send regular save the dates without the pictures and just get them when we get them? I really don't want to have to do any of these things but it's looking like I'm going to have to.
Just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation and what you did, and if you ended up regretting it or if it was okay. Any advice would be appreciated because I just hate this feeling that it's never going to happen and I hate that I have to make sacrifices because it's my wedding and I should get everything I want, right?? Ugh sorry I'm just upset and venting but seriously any advice would be appreciated. If anyone can think of a suitable location close to E. York that is beautiful so that we can get them done sooner, or knows a photographer who will do just our engagement photos and has lots of availability, that would be super helpful. Okay thanks in advance!