(Closed) Post Wedding Photo Shoot during Honeymoon in Italy? (Poll)

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: To compensate for a venue you really want, would you do a post-wedding photo shoot?
    Nope. If it's not on the day, it just wouldn't be the same : (3 votes)
    33 %
    No, too much hassle and/or money : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, this seems like a great compromise and way to extend the wedding day feeling : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, but only because it sounds like it'd be fun to do a photography shoot in Italy : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    spideringspider:  I would rather have awesome honeymoon pictures instead of trying to create a “cool” look for your wedding pictures. You’re newlyweds, not models. I think the pictures you take at the actual wedding will capture an emotion that won’t be there if you have a recreation shoot in Italy. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    218 posts
    Helper bee

    Hey! My husband and I did a post-wedding photo shoot during our honeymoon. Pro hair and make-up, the works. It was TOTALLY worth it! Honest.

    Here are some photos from it. Our outfits are different from our wedding day ones (we used our back-up outfits). It was so much fun! And it didn’t feel weird or apart from the wedding day, either. Could not recommend it highly enough!

    We also just had a 1st anniversary shoot done, but still waiting on those pics. Cannot wait! For that we also had pro hair, make-up, ect, and used wedding attire. Some people think it’s OTT, but really, the memories are amazing and it just strengthens your relationship so much more. All those smiles.

    Post # 4
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    spideringspider:  Unless you are renting cars and driving yourselves everywhere or paying the money to have private cars and taxis take you everywhere, I would not recommend this.  I cannot express to you how much you will hate yourself when you are dragging the extra luggage up the aisle/trying to find space for said luggage on your Rome-Florence train OR wilting under the glares of all the people who will be pissed because you’re taking all your luggage on the city bus/tram while they’re trying to get to work. 

    When it comes to train travel in Italy, which is how most tourists seem to get between cities, I’ve found that true happiness comes when one has only one suitcase (that fits in the space behind the seat) and one computer bag/messenger/tote that goes up easily on the overhead rack.  Minimal luggage also means you will be more welcome on buses, ferries, and other public means of conveyance. 

    Post # 5
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    139 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m sorry, and I truly don’t mean to offend, this is a ridiculous idea. I don’t understand why pictures are so important and, like the PP said, you’re not models. Why not just enjoy the present and truly be “present” for one another on your honeymoon?

    Post # 9
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    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    spideringspider:  I am sorry if my comment was confusing. I meant that as newlyweds, your main focus is celebrating your new union, not necessarily capturing a perfect photo like a model would. It has nothing to do with how photogenic you are.

    With your photography background, you probably do have more experience with this stuff than I do. Ultimately, you’re the one who’s going to decide with your Fiance whether or not you have the Italy photoshoot, so it really doesn’t matter what I or anyone else thinks about it. I’m sure your photos, wherever you take them, will be beautiful. Best of luck!

    Post # 11
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    spideringspider:  I don’t think either of those posters meant to attack your looks or to say that you weren’t attractive enough to be models.  As I read it, they were merely suggesting that trying to stage photoshoots in Italy, as though you were models by profession (which, as far as they knew from reading the OP, you guys weren’t), might distract from the honeymoon itself and ultimately be unsatisfactory/not provide the real memories you desire–much in the way that a model’s photoshoot does not reflect reality.

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