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

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 31
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014


*laughed, ate the cake, in a huge bed.

We didn’t laugh at the cake.  That would have been mean.

Post # 32
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I agree if it’s just the two of you maybe go for a totally different venue/feel. My photographer was amazing but our wedding planners prearranged contract was for her to be at the ceremony and take after photos only. DHs family took tons of photos of him getting ready, the ride over, waiting for the ceremony to start, etc. my stepmom was the only person with me due to some logistical issues and she didn’t think to take any photos of me getting ready at all. 

When I started putting together our album from guest shots I felt like such a small part of my own wedding. There were more photos of his sister than me since I was getting ready in a different location. 

Weve decided this summer to do the classy trash the dress photos (i know the bees hate this but if you read my recap my dress and I have already been accidentally dropped in the ocean so why not) and include the photographer in that shoot. We knew trying to recreate the actual wedding would bring up bad memories. 

Post # 33
2811 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I think what’s done is done and they’re not THAT bad (they’re obviously not good though).

I think making new memories rather than trying to recreate old ones would be a more positive spin on things. Maybe hire an excellent photographer to do a photoshoot with just you and your Darling Husband on your first wedding anniversary.

Post # 34
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

On and unrelated but happier note, the bridesmaid dresses are really pretty!

Post # 35
9760 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Can you get everyone together around your first anniversary and celebrate? Get some pictures there, but not necessarily in your wedding clothes. That way you can get the family portraits you want, and still have a nice memory tied to the photos. I’m sorry your wedding pictures didn’t turned out how you had hoped 🙁 Have you discussed this with the photographer?  

Post # 36
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I dont think having them redone will really recapture your memories. If the shots themselves are really bothering you, there may be no choice but to retake them.  But have you thought about choosing the ones you really want to display and photoshopping them? I think you’re just being overly critical of them like we all are of ourselves in photos. Yes the photographer could have been more experienced but you still look stunningly beautiful and happy. I think when it isn’t so fresh and you look back on yourselves in the future, you’ll appreciate these and the authenticity of the day. edit1aedit2a

Post # 37
19 posts

I’m sorry you don’t like your pictures. For me, photography was one of the most important aspects in the planning of my wedding so I can’t even imagine what it feels like to not be happy with them. I think if it only involves you and your husband, then do a reshoot. Nobody but you can tell you how you’re going to feel about them, so go ahead if that’s what you want! If it involves bridal party and parents, etc, then I’d pick an anniversary to do something special with everyone and have a photographer document that. That’s what I would do. Good luck!

Post # 38
242 posts
Helper bee

My fiancee and I are planning on this, sort of. We have a friend to take pictures the day of the wedding and his sister has bought us a session with a photographer friend of hers. So we were trying to use it to get engagement shots but our schedules didn’t allow that to happen. So now we are planning a photo session in my FI’s town after the wedding. I’ll wear the dress again and fiancee will dress up. I’m looking forward to having a different set of photos also in my wedding dress. Do it!!!

Post # 39
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I hated my wedding photos too (pro tip: never trust a photographer with crazy poodle curls to recognize that your hair isn’t sitting right – I asked my photographer why she dropped the ball on my hair situation and she said: “But your hair looks so pretty in these shots!”). It didn’t make sense to me to retake them, because it wouldn’t be the same. I just picked out the few photos I hated the least to share with family and display. 

As a second set of eyes, I think you look beautiful in these photos, but they don’t look professional. They look like something a family friend with a nice camera shot. 

Maybe you’d like to go to a studio and take some couple’s pictures in your wedding wear for display? That would be great. 

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