Wedding Photo Re-Do
Wedding Photo Re-Do
Time and again, I hear from couples who aren’t overly thrilled with the pictures from their wedding day. Mind you, these aren’t past clients of mine – these are people who have sought me out after being disappointed with their own wedding photographs.
Maybe the professional they hired didn’t come through. Or maybe the friend they thought could handle the job just wasn’t up to the challenge, like the woman I told you all about a few weeks ago. It also sometimes happens that a bride or groom just didn’t feel at their best on their wedding day. Sometimes one or the other will go on a health kick post-wedding and lose a lot of weight or just get to feeling better about themselves in general. When that happens, there is usually regret there over not having made the same changes sooner.
They often wish they could have a re-do of the happiest day of their lives. Or at least, of the pictures meant to memorialize that day.
The thing is, they can to some extent. No one is ever going to tell you that your wedding day should be the only day you ever take professional photos as a couple. And if someone does try to tell you that, promptly ignore them.
For any number of reasons, a couple may want to re-do their wedding day photos. And while you can’t assemble the whole cast of characters again or capture those candid moments that will forever live within that day, you can still get some amazing shots of the bride and groom together.
Shots that are surely just as worth cherishing as those taken on the day of.
So if you find yourself looking back on your wedding day photos with remorse, remember that the pictures you have today don’t have to be the final word on the shots residing within your wedding album. You are allowed to have more, and making that happen really isn’t as difficult as you may think.
It starts with pulling out that dress. You remember the one. It’s the dress you spent days and weeks agonizing over, determined to find something that matched your vision perfectly. You love that dress and you probably haven’t gotten rid of it yet. After all, something that sentimental is hard to part with.
Of course, depending on how long it has been since your wedding day, that dress may no longer fit in the way it once did. The good news is that if you have lost a ton of weight, having a dress taken in is a pretty simple task. And if you’ve put on a few pounds, maybe the dress can serve as your motivation to get back into wedding shape. (Give this program a try, its one of the things I do.)
Either way, visiting a seamstress can give you an idea of how much work you will be dealing with to feel fabulous in that dress once more.
Then you just have to worry about what your hubby will wear. If he rented a tux for the big day, you can probably find something that matches his previous attire perfectly. And if he still has his wedding day outfit hanging in the closet, well then – the same rules apply to him as do for you and your dress.
From there, you can use this as an excuse to get pampered once more – hair and makeup so that you can feel truly beautiful in your shots. And then, we can go wherever you choose to re-do those wedding photos of yours. Maybe you want to revisit the actual spot you said “I Do”, or perhaps you would rather head to a different location that holds meaning to you both. The sky’s the limit, really.
All you have to do is smile and be in love. I’ll handle the rest. And then – we can top off your wedding album with photos you can truly be proud of.
No one will ever know the difference! Or if you prefer, flaunt them to commemorate your 1st anniversary.
All that matters is that you have some photos you are happy looking at. Twenty years from now, it won’t even matter when those photos were actually taken or if you took them twice.