Post # 1
hello ladiees!! so our wedding is going to be on May 7th or May 8th and i just started thinking about the photography! our ceremony will start at 6pm and we have to do pics after that.. it will be night! but i dont want him to see me in my dress before the wedding! ughh, so im in a pickle….. has anyone ran into this issue? and what did you do? i neeeeed help!!! if i wasnt all weird and old fashioned, i would do pics before the ceremony!! ahhh i dont know! help please!! i need opinions! thank you!!
Post # 3
Mrs. Gax: definitely chat with your photographer and see what his suggestions are, but there are a lot of night time wedding and i’m sure that lighting plays a large part as well as possibly the flash of the camera? i’m totally not a photographer but there are tons that comment on the boards and i’m sure one will answer your question.
Post # 4
I agree. Speak with your photographer on this. I will be photographing a wedding late at night in March and the photos were a HUGE concern of the brides.
I am a Canon user, and Canon has a new AWESOME camera out that allows photographers to photograph things at night without having to use a ton of light, and the photo quality is still amazing!
Congrats on your engagement and best of luck!
Post # 5
We were stuck with the same scenario, and we just decided to do a first look and take pics before the ceremony. I’m actually glad we did, it made it a lot less stressful and rushed and we got to get to the party faster!
Post # 6
Our wedding was at night too, so instead of doing the engagement session that was included in our package, we switched it out for a morning after session. It was so great– very relaxed, and very romantic, plus we got to try out different locations, like a family garden and the beach.
Post # 7
If you haven’t chosen a photographer then I would definitely look at full weddings by photographers who first have shot several night weddings and second are good with lighting. Having a high-end camera will only get you so far in low light situations, having some one there who knows lighting will make a world of difference to your photos. If you already have a photographer I would definitely talk to him/her about your concerns.
A couple other bees mentioned day after sessions. We just started bundling these (we call them rock-the-dress sessions) with all our packages to help take off some of the portrait stress of the actual wedding day. Its much more relaxed and your don’t have the time restraints of the cocktail hour to get all your families, wedding party and the two of you. They are also great for situations where it’s dark, windy, cold, or raining out side, but you want green grass and blue sky for your photos. Our sessions take place the next day or at some point within the next year. Just be careful not to put it off to long, we’ve had some dress fitting issues and surprise babies, putsome of our sessions on hold. 🙂
Post # 8
I think in your case a session after your wedding would be the best bet. Plus it gives you a chance to dress up all over again! How awesome would it be to have a Rock the Dress shoot AND a TRASH the dress shoot afterwards?
Post # 9
thank you ladies!!! i will def be speaking to the photog about this!!!
Post # 10
Hi! We ran into this problem as well since the time change for next year is apparently before Oct. 30! My FI and I are also old fashioned but we decided we have to do the photos beforehand. Luckily (well not luckily!) my FI wears contacts and we’re just going to have him remove them for the pictures. He doesn’t have veyr good eyesight, the poor dear, so he’ll see me in a dress but he won’t get any of the detail. Hmm that sounds sorta odd once I type it…it was my mums idea. Ah well let us know what you choose! Oh and our photog’s advice was to take pictures in the church and reception place instead of outside *knocks on wood for good weather that day*
Post # 11
I don’t think it will be dark yet in May.
Post # 12
I think you’ll have time. I’m not sure what city your wedding will be in. Here is the sun/moon infor for your day from SF.
<h3>Sun and Moon Data for One Day</h3>
The following information is provided for San Francisco, San Francisco County, California (longitude W122.4, latitude N37.8):
Saturday 8 May 2010 Pacific Daylight Time
SUN Begin civil twilight 5:38 a.m. Sunrise 6:06 a.m. Sun transit 1:06 p.m. Sunset 8:07 p.m. End civil twilight 8:36 p.m.
MOON Moonset 2:14 p.m. on preceding day Moonrise 3:02 a.m. Moon transit 9:03 a.m. Moonset 3:11 p.m. Moonrise 3:27 a.m. on following day
Post # 13
Thank you JoJo!! that makes me feel better seeing that!!! no worries whatsoever now!