Post-wedding let down — it’s inevitable. (We’re sorry!) After months of considering the finer points of decor, seating plans and wedding vows, the day after your wedding might seem a little, well, quiet.
“Move on,” your brain tells you, but your wedding dress hangs, beckoning you one more time to put on her luxurious fabrics and beautiful detailing. Well, guess what? You can.
With encore photography the wedding day pressure’s off, and you can just capture relaxed, gorgeous photos of you and your newly minted husband. Here are five reason to consider planning for these additional shots.
It’s All About Location
You may love your wedding venue, but perhaps you dreamed of shooting wedding portraits at a special sentimental spot across town or in the middle of the desert. It wasn’t possible on your wedding day, but with an encore shoot, you can select any stunning location you’d like.
Sidestep Bad Weather
They say it’s lucky to get rain on your wedding day, but it can also wreak havoc on wedding photos. Umbrellas and rainboots in wedding portraits are cute, but the day after the storm may reveal a stunning sunset allowing you to capture those warm, romantic shots you always imagined in your wedding album, and give you a little do-over.
Make Up for Lost Time
Your wedding day is carefully orchestrated and timed down to the minute. That half hour you dedicated for romantic post-wedding portraits may go up in smoke if things run behind. A day after wedding photo session will alleviate any timeline stress and keep things moving smoothly, still giving you beautiful photographs of you both in your wedding attire.
Props don’t only belong in the photo booth. You might consider some fun, meaningful props for your day after wedding shoot. Including a special furry friend who may not have been able to attend the wedding, renting stylish vintage furniture or having a favorite car make a cameo will personalize the photos. Perhaps you had a more traditional wedding but were dreaming of a quirky, themed wedding. Now’s the time to bring that together with your wedding day attire, incorporating details that are important to both of you.
Some people stiffen up as soon as the spotlight falls up on them, including photographic attention. If you feel like your wedding day photos might show more stress than joy, maybe arrange a do-over when you have less on your mind are are more accustomed to having a shutterbug document your every move.