(Closed) Is it wrong to "Recreate" Wedding Photos????

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Nope. Go put on your dress, have your husband rent a tux and retake them. Everyone should have a nice wedding photo

Post # 4
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Solis2013:  Could you do a  trash the dress? Like, a romantic beach shoot or something in a garden where you can get some pictures in your dress that you like better?

Post # 5
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I mean, I don’t think it is TACKY to have pictures done, but what’s the point? They’re not going to be wedding pictures, they’re not going to have any special memories related and they’re not going to be “real”. They will be pictures from a photoshoot of you in your wedding dress.

Post # 7
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Just do a Newlywed or Trash the Dress session, you don’t HAVE to have pics with your thank you cards but I can understand the desire to have a few good pics!  


Although… lets be honest married ladies — do you actually look at yours alot?  Besides the few I have hanging up around the house — I do NOT!

Post # 8
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like what the PP said…maybe not call it “wedding photos” but call it an after session.  I don’t think you can recreate wedding photos without always thinking in the back of your mind that they were a recreation. 

We don’t have a cake cutting photo and the photographers offered us a “recreation” but I opted for an anniversary shoot with our anniversary cake instead.  If we had recreated, I would feel like those photos weren’t real.

Post # 9
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it is somewhat pointless in that the photos of the day capture that moment and the emotion behind them. Photos aren’t just about looking good – they are about the story. If you are recreating them, they don’t have that same meaning to them.

Post # 11
5636 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Solis2013:  Have you thought about having someone take a look at your pics to see if they can be edited? That pic your posted just looks like it needs to be brightened up.

I think everyone should love their photos and I see nothing wrong with putting on your dress and getting more pics! I say go for it!!


Post # 12
4145 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Solis2013:  absolutely not, you should do whatever you feel like you need to do to get fantastic photo’s of you both dressed up. Even if it’s not ON the day of your actual wedding.

Post # 13
8066 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s fine to put your outfits back on and take some photos of the two of you.  You should have nice wedding photo of you guys dressed up!!

Post # 14
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I have a question…

How would anyone know your wedding photos are recreated? Why would it matter if they are? If you want to do XYZ with your money (retake wedding photos, trash your dress, take finger paint to it, etc) WHO CARES WHAT SOMEONE ELSE THINKS? You don’t have to go around publicizing every part of your life. 


No one is going to know you recreated your wedding photos unless you tell them and quite frankly, no one is really going to care. No one is that intimately involved in your life that they SHOULD care and if they do? They don’t have enough to do with their life.

Post # 15
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do it! I would suggest putting on your wedding outfits and going somewhere else… like a garden or something. That way it’s not “fake ceremony pictures.” A ton of brides go somewhere else on the day of their wedding to get pretty pictures taken in a nice location. I don’t see anything wrong with doing it after the fact! 

And show us the finished results! 🙂

Post # 16
6317 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Solis2013:  I think you’re being a bit silly. I get that the wedding day is super important to some ladies, but I think that the photos you do have reflect the day.. warts and all.. so should be accepted for what they are. We’re also our own worst critics and I doubt the photos are as bad as you think.


If you recreate the photos, it’s a bit odd. Then you’re posting photos that aren’t really of you wedding. And no guests would be in them. And the logistics seem quite complex. Kinda odd.


You could do a trash the dress type session and have those photos displayed… that would be more of a happy medium vs. trying to fake awesome wedding photos by re-doing them.


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