retaking photos, a long time after the fact

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m not the biggest fan of doing a photoshoot in random wedding attire. In addition, you’ll always know that those aren’t your wedding pictures. However, if you think looking at those new photos will make you happy, then just do it.


Post # 3
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s hard to try and recapture such a special, once-in-a-lifetime moment. What about a gorgeous dress and nice suit for an anniversary pic? But if not, I agree with the PP–if it makes you happy, then go for it. 

Post # 4
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think it’s a nice idea. we got married back in 2012 also and i’ve been wanting to do something similar, but not because i was unhappy with my wedding pics, i just want to have another photoshoot for fun at the beach.

Post # 5
2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree that it seems a little odd to take random wedding-attire photos, and that either way, you’ll know they aren’t your wedding photos.  I would maybe do an anniversary shoot in nice outfits, but not “wedding” attire, but that’s just me.

Post # 7
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I totally feel you on this one.  I just got married in September and I spent the morning of my wedding 4am-9am in the hospital and was given really strong pain meds and sent on my way, I immediately had to start getting ready and we were running behind schedule so I missed a ton of photos getting ready with my girls, and then I was in such a fog from the medication and the emotions of the day that I didn’t get a ton of photos I wanted, some are stupid, like pictures or our feet with our dog, and a picture of me and my fiance (husband) with our dog.  I also didn’t get any photos with my veil that I also forgot to put on for the ceremony! Ugh!

We have talked about doing a one year anniversary shot in our wedding clothes and do a shot with some veil pictures, pictures with the dog and eating the top tier of our cake, but the more I think about it it seems weird to do the photos in our wedding outfits.  We will definetly be doing a one year photo shoot, but haven’t determined yet if we will do them in our wedding clothes.

I think in your situation I would just do it.  You don’t have any profession photos from your wedding/Elopement, and who cares if it’s not from your wedding day.  Wedding photos are something you will look back on and hang in your home forever, if you hate the few unprofessional ones you have do a new photo shoot.  Don’t listen to everyone else who has beautiful pictures from their wedding tell you it’s “weird” to do a new photo shoot! 

Post # 8
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

LauraSW:  WHY NOT WHITE>????? Is there a ban for life on wearing white after the wedding? It does not need to be a super duber ball gown with hoops, but there are plenty of nice white gowns that can work both as evening/cocktail gowns and as wedding gowns.


Especially works well if you do a beach photoshoot, there you can pull off a white dress any time.


google search:


Trust me, you will treasure the pictures afterwards, dont listen to those who think ‘random wedding attire’ – think rather beautiful white gown you get to wear to celebrate the two of you.


PS I woul go or something like this, but you can choose your own memories! Have fun!!!




Post # 10
28 posts

I definitely agree…..if you want to wear white WEAR IT GURL!!  find a beautiful beachy wedding dress…like the one I saw someone already posted above and wear it. Maybe make some vows for each other and read them. It’s your marriage your life and your pictures. At the end of the day…people are always going to have something to say. So you might as well do something that makes you happy. 

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

LauraSW:  Check out Rent the Runway.  You could rent some fabulous gowns and get beautiful anniversary photos taken.

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