Winter Wedding & Outdoor Photos

posted 7 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I got married in January in the mountains in Colorado! I had a bridesmaid, my husband and the assistant photographer help me carry my dress. In general as long as you don’t stand in a puddle, your dress won’t get dirty unless you drag it, so you can stand still and pose and then just need help to move. Also mostly just the bottom got messy and it looked fine from the top for the ceremony but that would depend on the material/style of your dress. Be careful if you have a long veil, that was a way bigger issue for me. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I wouldn’t worry too much, as if there are any marks/scuffs they will be able to get rid of those during editing.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Why the fuck would you take pictures for 3 hours outdoors in ON winter?! That is crazy excessive lol. 

Anyways, to answer the actual question, bring towels or blankets (white or dress colour). You’ll carry your dress when walking (like HIKE IT UP) and the photog/assistnat/husband will set down the blanket below your dress for posed photos. 

If you want to do more candid/walking ones I’d say youre SOL and will absolutely ruin your dress before the wedding. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I got married in MT in Feb and did not ruin my dress for outdoor pics. Material will definitely make a difference, though. The ground was frozen/snowy enough and we hiked it up where it wasn’t. I had people help me get out of my vehicles, too. I think it got dirtiest at the reception!

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Three hours of photographs ? !! Outside, in winter… ?…Nothing would induce me to do this, so l hope it is only you and you are not making guests do it lol. 

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Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Three hours of photographs ? !! Outside, in a Canadian winter… ?…Nothing would induce me to do this, so l hope it is only you and you are not making guests do it lol. 

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Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think she means that the photos will be three hours before the ceremony, not that the photos will actually go on for three hours….

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Oh thank you, l was shivering for them !

 

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I got married in the winter in the mountains and we took outdoor pictures in the snow before the ceremony and then again during cocktail hour. There were probably a few twigs in there at the end of the day but it wasn’t a big deal. Unless the snow itself is super dirty you’ll be fine. It was the dance floor that really dirtied up my dress by the end of the night!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

the photos will be at golden hour which is when the sun is easiest and most flattering, it wont last 3 hours as theres no need to shoot past golden hour.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Have a back up plan in case there’s a storm or freezing rain.

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