Post # 1
hello lovelies. I am very excited about an upcoming anniversary photoshoot I have scheduled. I’m wondering if any of you have had “anniversary” photoshoots done with your hubbies and if so, did you wear your wedding dress? why or why not?
backstory: we love our wedding day pictures but now how we look in them. for example my husband cuts his own hair and doesn’t think he cut it well before the wedding. Also his shirt was bulging out in every picture instead of smoothly tucked in and the photog didn’t catch it. As for myself I didn’t absolutely love my dress as I feel the bust area was too large and made me look bigger than I am, which I did not like because I had lost a lot of weight in the years prior and didn’t want to look big! So I’m wondering if I should get my dress altered some more to bring it in, so I have pictures in my wedding gown that I am proud of. OR if I should just find a simple white maxi dress in my style instead. Thoughts appreciated. PS I know I cannot recreate the wedding, and I don’t want to recreate that day, but I want bride and groom pictures that my husband and I are proud of and want to frame in our home and show our future children lol.
Post # 2
I am one of those women who thinks for the price I paid, I should get as much wear out of my wedding dress as possible. If you don’t feel like the original photos are flattering, sure. Play dress up and get some bomb pictures in your gown. You’ll both know those photos aren’t from your wedding, but they’ll certainly remind you of it. If you end up doing it I’d love to see comparison shots. 🙂
Post # 3
I was prepared to suggest that you wear a different dress.
Until I saw that this is a photoshoot on your first anniversary, and it sounds as if your primary reason for doing it is that you are unhappy with how you look in your wedding photos.
As someone who also would love to be able to go back and tweak some problems I had with the positioning/fit of my own wedding dress and wedding day look (not DH’s — he looked amazing the entire day), I would encourage you to go for the opportunity for a re-do for some of those pictures while you still likely look pretty much the way you did on the day you married.
I didn’t take off my veil the entire evening of my wedding, so no one could see my elaborate up-do except through the tulle of my veil, so I ended up having a formal, in-studio bridal portrait done to address that about five months after my wedding, before I cut my hair. Although I love how the portrait turned out, I had already gained 15 pounds in those five months, and I wonder how much more I would like the photo if I were as “thin” (for me, not in general) as I was on the day of my wedding. Now, eight years and many surgeries and pounds later, I wouldn’t even be able to fit into my dress. Get the shots you want to have in your wedding dress, now, while you can. I hope you and your Darling Husband will have many, many, many years and anniversaries to wear other attire.
Post # 4
Generally I would be against the idea but given that you aren’t happy with the photos you currently have in your dress I think you should go for it whole you have the chance!
Post # 5
I think you should go for it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a pic under controlled conditions!
As an aside, it’s not the photog’s job to catch and monitor wardrobe issues during a live event. Way too much going on, they are already dealing with so many other variables. I’m only saying this because so many brides mention it as a failing if the photographer, but they aren’t stylists.
Post # 6
BalletParker : i agree as an event situation it’s a lot going on and a lot for them to be focuses on. i’m a photographer. i do get it. but since i’m a photographer myself and it’s important to me, we specifically built in half an hour after the ceremony to get special bride and groom pictures — she took about 200 pictures in that time and adjusted my cape and everything but no one caught his shirt awkwardly sticking out :-O