(Closed) Day-After instead of an Engagement shoot?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
209 posts
Helper bee

Nope not weird at all!  Majority of us photographers are customizable in terms of what we offer with our wedding photography deals.  So, I think it is fine to ask your photog to do a day after instead of an engagement session. 

Just ask.  You might be surprised.  🙂

Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think that’s weird at all, and I doubt your photographer will either. I’d e-mail her to confirm she doesn’t have anything planned for the day after your wedding! Mrs. Flamingo did something similar to this, not the day after, but some time after her wedding day.

Post # 5
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think that would be wonderful. And a good way to get some great pictures of you in your wedding attire in different locations without seeing eachother before the wedding. I bet you get some fantastic photos out of it!

Post # 6
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I was thinking about switching options as well! We have the rehearsal dinner as part of our package, but part of me really wants to make it into a day-after shoot.

I’m worried that I/we will be too hungover/fried/etc the day after to get all dressed up again, though.

Post # 7
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Go for it!  I don’t think it’s weird at all.  We did our e-session following a court wedding (for practical reasons); hence, we were technically married when we had the e-session.  😉

Post # 8
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That makes perfect sense to me. I would make it clear that you mean day after casual style pictures. Since I think usually “day after” means you do your pictures together in your dress the next day…

Post # 9
52 posts
Worker bee

It’s actually not as uncommon as you may think.

The day after can be really fun, and lead to a lot of great pictures for albums and post wedding announcements!

I’m sure your photographer will work with you on this.

Post # 10
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think a day-after is a good idea!!!  If it works for your schedule, and you and your hubby-to-be are for it, why not?!

Post # 11
216 posts
Helper bee

You can definitely request that!    It’s actually easier for the photographer to do shoots back to back like that !     Then we can just download both, edit, and burn to one DVD,

Amanda Bowers Photography


Post # 12
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

We’re doing a day-after shoot too, and I’m really excited about it because we’ll get lots of focused shots of the two of us without having to see each other before the wedding.  Plus, we can mix it up– our wedding is in the church, and reception inside at a hotel, but for the day-after shoot, we’re going to get pics taken on the beach and in the garden.  I’m looking forward to having a wide variety.

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