Post # 1
The more I look at my wedding photos, the more I dislike them. They’re either too dark, too blury, my petticoat is showing, or too far away. A friend from church took them for us and I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but we only have 1 good picture of us and I was being a smart butt and had my face twisted up. I’ve lightened, and edited to the best of my ability, but there’s not a single one that I want to use for our Thank you cards.
Is it tacky to have more pictures made or am I just being silly?
Post # 3
Nope. Go put on your dress, have your husband rent a tux and retake them. Everyone should have a nice wedding photo
Post # 4
@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
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 # 6
Meet the wedding party LOL
Post # 7
- 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
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
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 # 10
A garden shoot is what I’d like to do.
I’d rather have some good quality fake wedding pictures than poorly made pictures hanging on my wall.
LOL you have a point. DH wants to have a canvas picture made, but we don’t have a picture nice enough for it. I just want a few good pics, that’s all.
Post # 11
@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
@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
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
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
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
@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.