So what is a post-wedding session? Post-wedding sessions can be the day after the wedding, which is especially good for destination weddings, or days, weeks months after the wedding. You put back your wedding attire back one, and we have another opportunity to get some intimate and adventurous wedding photographs.
ONE… You want lots of wedding portraits but you’d rather spend your wedding day with friends & family. Friends and family, some of which you haven’t seen for a long time, of course you want to spend the maximum time you can with them celebrating this day.
TWO… If the weather is terrible on the wedding day, no worries, you can still get those shots you’ve been dying for.
THREE… The dress. If you are completely nervous about the possibility of getting your dress dirty on your wedding day, this could be a perfect option for you. Post-wedding sessions are much more relaxed because you don’t have anywhere to be or a schedule to follow. Lots of brides opt for wedding day hairstyles that can withstand the heat, rain, and dancing whereas you can opt for a more natural look for the post wedding session.
FOUR… You can go to great locations you could never fit into your wedding day logistics. Having a beach wedding, however want some images atop a mountain, great! Or perhaps a traditional church wedding but still want some images in nature, after wedding sessions are such a good idea.
FIVE…You’ve planned a destination wedding & want to take advantage of the location. This is probably my favourite reason, and one I actively push with destination weddings. Especially for locations that are hot, and the window for portraits is a small one, i.e during golden hour when the light is magical.
There are so many reasons that after wedding sessions are something I love. Here is a shoot from Blea Tarn in the Lake District. Not the easiest spot to get too, but no problem the day after the wedding!
Brides dress: Shikoba
Hair: Wedding Hair in the Lakes
Make-Up: Rebecca Jones
Florist: Picking Posies
Stylist/planner: L27 Events