Post # 1
So I am really torn, but then again im not. (makes sense right??)
You see, we are getting married in a city about 30 minutes from Sacramento.
This town has NO beautiful unique place to take portraits with my Fiance for nice pictures.
Its just a suburban city. We are getting married at a golf course and I am sorry to say that I am just NOT a golf course/country club photo kind of gal. My grandfather (who is a proff photographer and is taking our pictures day of) suggested after the wedding we head to san francisco that next week to take pictures…walk on the golden gate bridge, certain spots etc and I LOVE the idea! Were doing it for sure…
So the question is….since we are going to san francisco for pics I know I will love…should I even bother taking any day of? I was thinking that maybe on the wedding day we should focus of family shots together and then SF would be our pics….but im torn….UHG! What should I do? Suggestions??
Post # 3
Maybe you can take a few at the place that you get married. You might want to have htose pics later down the road. If not for the beauty of it, just the memories.
Post # 4
When looking at my wedding photographer’s portfolio, my absolute favourite pictures were the ones he worked with a couple AFTER their wedding. They were able to get really creative pics (standing in the water, for example) and the girl looked so naturally beautiful probably because she didn’t have ‘wedding’ hair and makeup. They were relaxed and had lots of time to take them.
(The reason was because it rained all day on their wedding and they wanted some great outdoor shots).
I say go for i!!
Post # 5
cvbee – I think thats another reason why I lean towards after…It will be after the wedding and thus I wont have to worry about getting my dress dirty! More creative pics!
Post # 6
I love the idea of taking photos after the wedding. Like cvbee said, you’re more relaxed and can take your time. But you may just want to take a few photos on the day of just to have them so you’ll never have to look back and say that you don’t have any professional photos of you and your hubs on your wedding day. It’s only one day that you can never get back.
Post # 7
We did a “morning after” session with our photographers, and it was the best decision. It really took the pressure off the day of, and we got some beautiful, natural, fun, romantic shots. I loved everything about it.
Post # 8
We’re doing the same thing. I lost out on our #1 pick for photographer so we’re going to get all dolled up again & take some pics with him in NYC a couple weeks after.
I would take pictures the day of because you’ll be in that frame of mind & they’re pictures from your actual wedding day. Plus, I’m not sure if you’re going to have your bridal party, parents and family that you also want pictures with when you do the after shoot. We’re going to take picts with those folks on the day of our wedding.
Post # 9
Taking photos after the wedding could work, but make sure to think about your fiance’s tux–are you having to return it the day after the wedding? Would you have to rent another tux to take photos a week later?
Post # 10
sunnydebs- we actually bough a vest/slacks/etc combo, so thats not a problem since we own it!
Maybe we could just take pics of a first look and family portraits…and then next week do our personal portraits??
Post # 11
Oh good! If you own his suit, you have the luxury of being able to choose when you take the photos. 🙂 Good thinking!
Post # 12
I would at least take pics of you during the ceremony. These are the most beautiful moments; even if they’re not necessarily the most beautiful/original pictures, they’re my favorite to look at.
Post # 13
We are doing our family/bridal party pics and some of our couple pics that day and then having a bridal session the week we get back from our honeymoon to take the more unique and fun pictures in our attire. We are getting married at an outdoor ceremony where we will get great nature shots but we are far away fromt the city so when we do our bridal session we can get some of those edgy more artistic pics we wanted in the city. Great idea on purchasing his outfit!! we might do that as well!