Post # 1
Good morning, hive!
Once again, I come asking for advice.
My photo package includes a bridal portrait session. Is this worth it? Do you have photos of just yourself hanging in your house? To me, it seems a little awkward. I have a friend that had them done – and they are absolutely beautiful… but I just dont know how I feel about having photos of just me.
Should I ask him to have the “value” transferred into an extra hour or two of shooting on the wedding day? Has anyone done “after knot” photos of the bride and groom sometime after the wedding in your wedding garb?
Are you going to have bridal portraits? (Or did you have bridal portraits) Why or why not?
Post # 3
I don’t think its worth it, and I won’t be doing them. I know in the South, it’s a big thing. I just think it’s a waste of money, since you’ll have a photographer at your wedding taking pictures of you then anyway.
Post # 4
I’m having bridal portraits because I’m going to be wearing the most beautiful garment of my life and I want pictures of it. I’m not going to hang them around the house or anything, but I will show them to my future daughter. And sure, I’ll look at them from time to time and think “damn, I looked good.” I do not plan on doing an after-wedding photo shoot because I think its odd to wear a wedding dress when you’re not a bride anymore (just my personal opinion).
If its not a priority for you, I think you should definitely exchange it for more hours of wedding photography!
Post # 5
@kariface: I’m in the South… and yes – I feel like everyone does it! They are always HUGE and on display at the receptions. Like I said – HUGE – like 2 foot wide by 3 foot tall, matted, framed, and on a big eisel.
I just dont know where anyone puts that in their house when they are finished without it being awkward haha… thats just my opinion though – which isnt worth much.
I would much rather display a collage of our engagement photos or something.
Post # 6
@BooRadley: I definitely see your point… I’m so torn… haha
Hopefully he would be able to take “bridal portrait-like” before the ceremony….
Post # 7
It’s part of my package, too, and I honestly can’t wait. I agree it’s a tad awkward to think about, but I will never do something like this again in my life. It’s also a cultural thing, I suppose. I am from the South and my entire family has done them. I like that I will have my Grandma’s, Mom’s, and mine.