Post # 1
Although I had 2 photographers the day of my wedding (1 was present at both the ceremony and the reception and the other was present at just the reception), I’m not satisfied with the amount of photos they took. I guess at the time I was so busy I didn’t realize how unhappy I’d be with the photos. My main problem is that there is only one posed picture of my husband and me, and it’s just us after the ceremony standing at the altar. Even our “first kiss” photo sucks because it’s from a weird angle The ones with the wedding party are ok but there is always one person not looking straight ahead or with their eyes closed!
I know it’d be too hard to get everyone to get dressed in their BM dresses and to rent tuxedos again just for pics. But I’m wondering if it would be a good idea if DH and I got dressed and took some posed photos together just so we could have some amazing “wedding pictures.” Or would that be dumb since we’d know they were fake and not even on our wedding day?
Did any of you married bees do this because you were also unhappy with your photos?
Post # 3
Im not married yet, but I don’t think its a bad idea…some brides do TTD sessions after the wedding. who wouldn’t love more pics of themselves and their husbands in their wedding clothes? And without the stress! 🙂 I say go for it if your husband is on board!
Post # 4
There were a few photos that were missed or that I was unhappy with, but I’m not going to re-enact them. I wouldn’t be able to fly back out to California to do it all over again, and plus, it wouldn’t be the same.
We wouldn’t have the same energy in our eyes, we wouldn’t have the same adrenaline, the same vibe that was on the day-of. It would come out worse than the ones I have.
I don’t think it’s a bad idea, I just think you could work yourself up to an expectation that they wouldn’t live up to.
Post # 5
It’s funny bc I just emailed 2 photographers today for the same reason you mentioned. We don’t have one ‘normal’ posed bride and groom pic, least not one w just the 2 of us. I wish I could have my family back together for portraits too. the photog oddly positioned us, smushed together onto a staircase so my left arm is oddly dangling in the majority of the family pics bc of it. I know that’s not gong to happen but at least we can get more posed and artistic bride/groom shots As well as re do bridal portraits. Word of wisdom for brides to be shot lists mean nothing unless someone (not caught up in moment) is checking off the boxes as they are taken!
I actually sold my dress before I knew about the pics so I’m looking at buying something preowned or maybe a replica . Sticks bc my veil was stolen by someone from staff at our venue so our attire will be different 🙁
its ok though no one will know (in your case) that the pics are from a redo , unless you tell them! I emailed the guy I wanted to go w initially (DH chose the one we used ) as well as another couple who weren’t available on our date to see if they’d be able to help us out! Good luck and dont hesitate to do it!