(Closed) For those doing/ did a Day After Photography Session….. HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, oh! US toooooo. But we have figured out ZERO details. I’ll get back to you. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m doing a Day After shoot. I know that from two proms, numerous sorority functions and weddings, normally I can sleep on my hairdo one night and it’ll still look good the next day (though it kinda sucks sleepnig on bobby pins). The third day, I usually take it down and enjoy the wild curls and amazing body that leaving it up so long has given me.

I’m probably just going to do my own makeup. I’ll probably watch some online tutorials or something. The only reason I don’t want to do my own makeup the day of is that I know I’ll be shaking with nervousness!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m not doing one, but I would think you would want your hair/make-up to be the same for your pictures. I’m not so worried what I look like in person on my wedding day, but more concerned with my pictures. (I know this is weird). Haha, anyway, I would think you could “learn” from your make-up artist and try to get the same look. My hair would hold until the next day (I’m black) but not sure if your hair is the same. So you may have to re-do that, or “learn” from your stylist 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m doing one months later so I am definitely getting my hair done.  I think it just depends on whether you want it to look like it was the same day or not.  If you don’t mind it being a tad more casual then it’ll be fine.  

I’m sad not to have a bouquet, but I don’t want to pay for another one.  I would talk to your florist about what flowers will keep the best and maybe plan that into your original bouquet.  Also white might look worse the next day than colored flowers.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@EffieTrinket:i like this idea!  but, i am a little concerned about the jbf hair. i mean…. it is after the wedding night.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re doing a “Trash the Dress” session a few days after the wedding. From what I’ve seen, a lot of brides just wear their hair more casually and I haven’t noticed many photos with bouquets.

I would definitely like to have my hair done again (because I’m hair-challenged and not a girly girl when it comes to hair) and I would love to have my makeup re-done, but it is so expensive that I don’t know if I’ll be able to. We shall see. I hadn’t really thought about the bouquet but I’ll definitely use it if it is still fresh 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh no! I hadn’t thought about “festivities”! That IS a conundrum. Though to be honest they say something like half of couples don’t do ANYTHING sexual on the wedding night–theyre too drunk or exhausted.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t do one, but I know my flower looked just as nice the day after (actually, they still looked pretty fresh when we got back from my honeymoon). Ask your florist to be sure since it’ll depend on what kind of flowers you get, but chances are the day after would be ok.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

By the way, when you said a “day after shoot” I immediately thought of this post I saw on a photographer’s blog, where they didn’t try to make it look like the wedding day. Some shots made me blush a bit, feeling like I was intruding on something private, but it’s an interesting take on a trash the dress session.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Your flowers should be fine the next day.  Put them in some water overnight….if you have access to scissors, trim the stems before you put them in water.  Up close in person they’ll look a tiny bit worse for wear for having been banged around all day, but in the photos they’ll be lovely.

For me, when we got to the hotel, I was tired and wanted nothing more than a hot shower….and I wanted to be comfortable during the night, so sleeping on my hair wasn’t an option.  And my wedding make up was different than my normal make up, so I didn’t have the right eye shadow colors, etc.  I have long hair and had an updo, so doing my own hair wasn’t going to work either….So for me, I had my hair and make-up done again.  The extra money was worth it for me. 

Good luck and have fun!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

You could probably talk to you make-up artist and get a discount, but I would go with the pro. Pictures last forever.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t know the logistics of your times but FI and I are actually going to get our shots together after we “leave” (we’re having a morning wedding a brunch reception ending at 2ish…)

We’ve rented a VW Bus to “leave in” and out photog will just hop in with us.. get some awesome backseat sweetness and then get some shots of us before we actually get on the road.

Maybe ya’ll could leave the reception (a little early?) and have a place to go to get your shots together?.. inside somewhere or even under the stars… I would think it shouldn’t take too long and then you don’t have to worry about the “next day” look.

@MaybeeBecca those are some racey shots for sure! but pretty awesome nonetheless lol

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