My daughter got engaged in May and the engagement party was in September. I would have had it earlier, but her fiancé is in the military and was away for a little. Engagement parties are usually within a few months I think.
They had engagement pics don’t the July after they were engaged, but are having another session this week (they got engaged in 2019 and are getting married in 6/2022). They want photo save the dates and their engagement session from 2019 is now two years old. In addition, engagement sessions are included in their wedding package so why not have them redone? Lol
We didn’t have an engagement party, but we got engaged in July 2018, had our photos done in June 2019, and got married in September 2020 (originally planned for July 2020). Perfect spacing to keep the excitement up during our long engagement.
We got engaged in November 2019 and had our engagement photos in December 2020. We wanted to use our photos for the Save the Dates so we had some time to get them back by doing them in December, plus it had the look we wanted to go with. I'd suggest picking a time of year you want the photos done and timing it out with when you will send out Save the Dates if you're sending them out and planning to have one of your photos on it.