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When the wedding is all over you really only have your husband, the ring and a photographic record of the greatest day of your lives, the photographs are so very important and you’ll oinly realise how much so down the line when your children are enjoying the album. Lots of friends of friends, upon hearing that I was a photographer, insisted on telling me about how unhappy they were with wedding portraits, double chins, rain on the day, no time, or a package cheap deal etc etc. So much so that it gave me an idea for a niche market. I researched a little more and found that 72% of the 140 post wedding brides that I interviewed said their wedding portraits were extremely important, most placed quality over price and but 31% said that they would be interested in doing a wedding day reshoot of their portraits due to dissatisfaction with the end result of their albums.
A wedding day can be stressful for a lot of people and a photographer is under a lot of pressure on the day. Sometimes there’s no time to find the best light, pose, location combination and quick portraits and running around become the name of the game to tick the boxes of all key photos.
Lot’s of brides also ask for natural style photographs and no posing but are then disappointed with results because they don’t look their best and oh no that double chin in is loads of photographs.
It’s never too late to capture your perfect natural, beautiful, directed portraits of yourselves. I am doing more and more wedding day reshoots so when a bride is unhappy with her wedding photographer’s work, she comes to me and I do a new shoot. Think about how easy this is, nobody is rushing off to dinner, you put back on the dress and get your hair and make done again and get another day to parade around looking your absolute best with a photographer that will direct you in perfect body shapes customised for your unique style and curves.
I meet with the bride beforehand to show me their album and we talk about what she wasn’t happy about. Then we pick a day and two hours before sunset we head off to two locations of their choice and do a photo shoot without any pressures of time.
I love weddings and I love wedding day reshoots even more because people understand the value of a really good portrait of themselves. Maybe there was a location that was special to you but you had your portraits at the hotel instead? There are lots of reasons why some wedding day portraits don’t work out but no reason to not reshoot your wedding portraits if you weren’t happy.
A little direction goes a long way and everyone can look like they belong in a magazine!
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