(Closed) Is it stupid to re-do wedding photos?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think you should get them redone. First, becuase you won’t be getting better photos of your wedding; you’ll be getting better photos of you and your husband re-wearing your wedding clothes and pretending its your wedding. The memories won’t be there, and you guys will both know it.

Second, because your photos are not that bad. Some just seem to need color correcting, a little photoshopping, and straightening out/cropping. You should face your fear of confrontation and talk to the photographer. Tell her you’re not quite satisfied and use that as leverage to get her to give you all the unedited photos she took. Then take the unedited photos to a better photog and pay to have them reworked.

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s stupid to want them re-done, but I agree with 

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ohnatto: when you look at them, you’ll likely think more of the whole having-to-get-them-redone thing than your wedding day, so that’s definitely something to keep in mind.

And I also agree that the photos, while amateur-looking, aren’t beyond hope, and I think with a skilled photoshopper, could be made quite nice. I’d give that a try before arranging a whole new shoot.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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LeonardLady:  I don’t think you should get them redone because you will always know they aren’t from your wedding. Maybe do something for your one year anniversary and get good photos for that. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Go get a beautiful bridal portrait done!!! Also if you and your husband! Frame them and hang them in our home to love! 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am sorry, but I have to agree – photos are bad. If you feel that you want to re do – go ahead! It is not stupid by any means.

(but maybe I am biased – my photos are terrible so I want re do my photos too)

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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LeonardLady:  So sorry you’re disappointed about the photos  Honestly, I don’t think they’re bad at all – everyone looks sooo happy in the pictures you posted, and that’s the most important thing.  It kinda looks like your photog was going for a “photojournalistic” (natural expression) approach and got some great shots, but sacrificed good lighting and composition in the process.

So, this is my thought, but I actually like your photos and I think trying to “redo” them will just come across as contrived and not nearly as naturally joyful as the originals.  I understand you want to wear your dress again, and take pictures at the church again, but maybe you could do more of an editorial shoot this time? Something that is intentionally more artistic and staged, that is meant to highlight details that were missed the first time around? 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

Ok, for starters, you looked absolutely gorgeous, as did your bridesmaids! And you can’t mistake the joy on your hubby’s face.

That being said… I would have been absolutely devastated if these were my “professional” picture too! You’re right, the lighting is terrible, the angles are off and no one is even looking at the camera for the group photos!

Go ahead… get your hair done, make up on and have another go at some beautiful pics. I don’t see anything wrong with it 😀

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would get them redone if it was me, though i have a feeling the weird blurriness is from her applying a weird filter on the photos in photoshop? Ask her if the RAW images are the same. but i wouldnt do a ‘replica’ of the wedding ie. same venue. I would choose a totally different place/setting Ie a beautiful beach, We did a trash the dress photoshoot, on the beach at piha, auckland (look it up totally gorgeous place which we love and has a special place in our hearts) in the most dreamy surreal theme and i loved them, and they just captured a different feel of the wedding magic and our marriage, though not necessarily the wedding day. We did our second shoot almost a full year after our wedding as our previous photographer that had been unable to do our wedding offered us a free shoot.

 

here’s our ‘redo’ with just the two of us, we had so much fun! And it did feel like our mini wedding all over again

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ps i thought you looked gorgeous and happy on the wedding day, but i second the editorial idea, ie close ups you wanted, back of the dress shots, etc

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Find another occasion for photos. You’re never going to recreate that day, so even a great photo shoot will always be a bit of an imposter. Those aren’t your wedding photos. But a kick-ass anniversary or birthday photo shoot can be pretty great as its own thing– even if the occasion is just “springtime.”

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

I say redo them, I know that’s what I would do. Would they be your wedding day photos, no. But they will be awesome photos of you and your husband (in your dress and tux) reliving a magic day. You could do them in the church or you could do a trash the dress or lifestyle shoot and have some fun with it!! I know it would drive me crazy to have crappy photos so I think it’s worth it. I mean when is it socially acceptable to put on that gorgeous dress again?! 😉

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yeah you get what you pay for but I thought they’d be worse by your description. I don’t think you can “redo” them, as in it’d be silly to have a whole nother fake wedding and *definitely* do not bother your friends and family to come pretend. That’s asking wayyyyy too much. But having a nice portrait session at the church or somewhere else in your wedding outfits is not weird at all, and Id go for it.

Also, I think you should ask your new photog if you can pay a bit more for them to edit the original pics. The exposure, color balance, saturation etc could be adjusted to make them better. Because for better or worse, those will always be your wedding pics!

Post # 28
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Newbee

If I were you, I would go back and get them redone with just you and your husband at the church.  There will be something romantic and I think relaxing with just the two of you.  I agree that they aren’t professional looking and I think this will give you a set of pictures you would like to display (and really most people don’t display more than a few anyway). 

The pictures from the day of capture you and the people you love, and I think as time passes I think you are going to treasure this.  When I think back to the pictures of my parents and grandparents weddings, they didn’t have professional photographers but their pictures capture an amazing moment in time.  I would get them developed and put them in a nice album.

Post # 29
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Newbee

 

I also think MrsBueslebee’s post above about getting the new photographer to edit digital copies of the original images is a great idea!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Do you think you can hold out for your 1 year anniversary?

My husband and I hired our same, amazing photographer for our 1 year.   We rented our bridal suite at the hotel we were married at, put on our wedding duds, had a replica tier made of our wedding cake.  Put on music, danced, laughed, at the cake in a huge bed with big white fluffy pilllows and sheets and our photog captured some amazing shots.

It was a great way to celebrate our 1 year and document the day.

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