Post # 1
Has anyone done a wedding photo reshoot? We ended up really not liking our photographer and have hired a really good one for our reshoot.
The pictures from the ceremony were actually pretty beautiful despite our photographer, and the pictures of the bridal party and family are good enough (im not in love with them though). Its the pictures of the two of us that are so disappointing. There arent a lot of them and they arent at all what I asked for, so we decided to take another shot at it.
I can wear my dress and original accessories, and we had fake flowers so we can use these again as well. I am either going to do my own hair or go back to the salon. Would it be weird if I changed my hair a little? I want to keep it similar enough that no one else would really notice.
My biggedt dilemma is what my husband is going to wear. I bought him a really nice Ralph Lauren black wool suit, so he can wear that instead of renting a tux again… but he originally wore a white bow tie. Should he buy a bow tie and try to pretend the suit is a tux? The material is really close, but no satin.. or should he buy a white necktie or even switch to black? He could rent again but that would be expensive and a hassle. What would you do?
Post # 2
Personallky, I would save the money.
Post # 3
If you guys are trying to re create the whole wedding pic thing then he should prob re rent the tux. Alternatively you guys could both just wear different outfits and dress up. It might look weird if you are in your wedding outfit and he is in a non wedding outfit
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
Personally I would save the money, everytime you look at these pictures youu know its a reshoot there is so sentimental feelings attached to these photos
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens
I’m not really familiar with reshoots but I probably would embrace that it’s a reshoot and not try to totally replicate it. It’s not like you won’t remember that it’s a reshoot. The purpose of the wedding photos is to capture this time in your life, in my opinion. So I would take the opportunity to get photos at some different locations and have your fiance wear the different suit. Then if you do an album use the actual wedding photos and just have the reshoot at the end to add to them. That would result in a more complete album without attempting to replicate something that just doesn’t exist.
Post # 6
We’ve decided to skip hiring a photographer because of RIDICULOUS cost and the fact that the quality is too much of a risk. I have looked at hundereds of portfolios and I’m sick of it. Mostly blurry, poorly posed or shot from too far away for my liking.
My sister and uncle are both photographers. They will be taking pictures and we will figure out how to print them ourselves.
We are putting the extra money towars our honeymoon in Algarve, Portugal 🙂
Post # 7
What about saving money now and doing a 1st anniversary portrait session? Dress up, but don’t try and replicate the wedding.
Post # 8
We had bad weather and a not-super photographer. Like you, I wanted to reshoot a little on a better day, sort of a ‘what might have been’. As the day got closer, I realized I didn’t want to wear my dress again. Didn’t want to have to explain if someone saw us and asked if it was our wedding day. So I just wore a nice new dress and he wore a decent outfit and we took new pics ourselves. On our anniversary. Still good photos, still holds sentimental value, but isn’t going to make me think ‘fake’ every time I see them. As someone who was in your shoes, I agree with other posters – do an anniversary shoot or something, don’t try to recreate your wedding day.
Post # 9
Thanks for the advice everyone but Im doing a reshoot. Im not worried about thinking “fake” when I see them. Im more worried about thinking about how much I hate our photographer every time I see our photos (and no, I won’t get over it in time, its already been some time and its only gotten worse).
I also dont want to think about how bad he made me look in them. The pictures we have dont capture how we really looked on the day either. I know this for a fact because Ive seen pictures our friends and family took (there just arent any of the two of us).
I dont care if the photos arent from our wedding, they are still of us and we are still married. People used to (or maybe still do) get formal bridal portaits done on another day, I dont think this is any different.
Also we do have a wedding album. It has lots of pictures of our families and friends in it and Im fine with those. I just dont like cringing when I get to the page of just us and know thats all there is.
Post # 10
Well bridal portraits are typically done before the wedding, when the bride is still a bride and not a wife 😉
I think this is a waste of money, but if you want to redo them, I’d go for different outfits.
Also- your new photog probably won’t include the previous photos in an album and vice versa- something to think about.
Post # 11
You go girl !!!!!! I am doing a reshoot tomorrow !!!! So exciting . It won’t be exactly as it was but who cares . We had some great photos but lots were blurry and could not be blown up big so sad but with a reshoot we just hope to get a few more great pics to add .i have a much nicer bouquet this time and a few differences but who cares . I am aiming for better than my wedding pics and it’s around our first anniversary . In fact we are so into the reshoot idea we think next year Vegas and just keep its going for the fun of it . I love my dress and will bring it out as often as I can . I am eccentric and that’s how I wanna roll .
Post # 12
I would rent a tux.
I think it’s a waste. BUT. If it makes you feel better and you are able to get past the issue, then by all means..do what you gotta do.
I hope they turn out how you want them to! 💛
Post # 13
I would go for suit with bowtie or white nacktie. Of course it is not the same as a tux, but you got him the suit so it proably means a great deal to him:)
We also did a reshoot but didn’t plan for one. The photographer who took my boudoir pictures wanted to expand her portfolio for wedding photography and asked us if we were interested. We were thrilled as MIL’s boyfriend (now husband) who were gonna take our wedding pictures forgot about it and didn’t bring his camera! They only brought a cheap digital camera with not enough memory. Yikes!
Still it documented our day and all guests who took pictures sent them to us afterwards. We printed them on photo paper ourselves and made a lovely album. The reshoot pictures are in a Picture Box provied by our photographer.
The reshoot will never be from the wedding day, ut they will feel just as spacial to you. You will both dress up in (almost) wedding gear and pose together. The love you guys feel for eachother will make these pictures just as special as those from the actual day. I feel you when you say you don’t like your original photos. My dislike for some of our originals have only gotten bigger over time. I was so thrilled with finally having wonderful pictures of my husband and me taken in proper lighing, with proper camera and no blur to them.
Post # 14
Im kind of surprised by some of these responses telling me its a waste of money. If you read the post, I said I already hired someone great. We are taking them around our anniversary (I wanted to take them on the day but it didnt work with us working that day and she wasnt available anyway).
Just because its not our wedding doesnt mean we cant take sentimental photos, and I love my wedding dress and really want some good pictures of it, so theres no question Im wearing it. I may see about bringing another dress too to try to get some anniversary type photos.
I ordered a white bow tie, and we also found a nice white tie he wanted for colored dress shirts anyway, as backup if the bowtie doesnt look right.
Post # 15
thanks! What you said about liking your new photos makes me a lot more confident about my decision. Im glad yours turned out well!