Post # 1
I am new to post here but have been using these boards for months now to answer some of my questions through others posts! It’s been a great help!
We are getting married in Venice, Italy in 5 weeks and only my parents are attending. We want to involve the rest of our immediate family in the photos some how.
I was thinking of using our iPad with photos of couples and children on the screen and having photos taken with the iPad so it is like they are in on the photo.
But I would love to hear any other suggestions that you may have, as this is all I can come up with.
Post # 3
I’m not sure I’m understanding your suggestion. Are you basically “photoshopping” them into the photo? I’m not sure that’s the best idea. They obviously weren’t there so whats the point of a fake photo? Could you get dressed up again when you get back home and take family photos?
Post # 4
We are going to have a backyard BBQ when we get home
Post # 5
No not photoshopping and not a fake photo. For example, have a photo of our 1 year old nephew on the ipad and us holding the ipad and make it look like we are kissing him on the cheek for example.
So a photo within a photo.
I’ve seen it done, where people have a photo taken on their 1st anniversary and they are holding a photo from their wedding. Then they have a second photo taken on their second anniversary with them holding the photo from their 1st anniversary. So you build pictures within pictures. Same sort of concept.
We aren’t going home for at least 2 years so we can’t have a second celebration as such in the near future.
Post # 6
Why not? If I was your photographer I’d be happy to make that happen for you.
Post # 7
@Lashmont: Thanks Lashmont. Do you think it would be too time consuming and painful?
Post # 8
I wouldn’t do it for 50 shots. Haha. Maybe pick the ten most important. Most of the work will be done before hand anyway. Just make sure to let your photographer know.
Post # 9
@jenjenn1804: You know, I think the intention behind this is great….but if people aren’t there…they aren’t there and wishing or photoshop cannot make it so….
if it were me, and congratulations by the way, Venice is lovely. Take as many scenic shots as you can…the bridges, restaurants whatever you can and when you get back, if there’s a reception or other party for your family….see what it would cost to have one of the scenic shots blown up for people to take pictures in front of…I would almost make it a little kitschy, with hats and things….like a Wish You Were Here kind of thing, that’s fun and accessible.
Post # 10
My best friend and i did this at her wedding with a photo of us from 25 years earlier, dressed up as brides. The professional photog took several photos of us holding the picture, but it did not turn out nice at all. It also wasted a lot of time.
I think if you are having a reception back home, you need to embrace your DW and celebrate only with the people there.