DAY 31 – BOOKING TIPS: After Wedding Session
Something to think about with your wedding photography booking is not just the wedding day and an engagement session, but do you want to schedule something for after the wedding?
We call our sessions After Wedding Sessions as they go beyond just the idea of the Trash the Dress idea. The sessions can be anything as casual as going to a park or a field or into the city and having more fun in your wedding dress to something completely crazy of being in the ocean, a themed photoshoot, paintball war or more.
The sky is really the limit with these sessions which is what really makes them a ton of fun. I would sit down with each couple and help them plan what they would like to do. You can see in the first above image, I flew to Miami Beach Florida to work with this couple on South beach. It involved everything from photos near their apartment building, photos on the boardwalk, and finally on the beach and ocean.
What if it rains of your wedding day?
An after wedding session can be a great alternative to get more photos taken if it happen to rain on your wedding day and you were not able to get outside for portrait time.
Want a pure photojournalism wedding day?
Another great example is maybe you would not like to worry about taking a lot of time for portraits on the actual wedding day, and instead you would like to take maybe 20-30 mins on the wedding day to get images that you can’t on another day, and then schedule an entire other day dedicated to just photos. This can be the day after the wedding or after you return from your honeymoon.
If you are having a winter wedding, you may find that it was too cold on the day of your wedding to do a lot of photos outside. You may also just want some photos where there is grass on the ground and leaves on the trees. This would be a great excuse to put that wedding dress back on and do something fun.
Destination Weddings – 3 day experience
For our destination photography we actually offer a 3 day option. The day before the wedding would be an engagement style session or family portrait time as well as the rehearsal dinner. Then you have the day of the wedding, followed by the next day dedicated to an after wedding or trash the dress session.
You are going all of that way to a great destination location like Hawaii, the Caribbean, Jamaica, Bahamas, or so many other places. Why not take advantage of it and spend the day after going through the city or the local beaches and community to do some amazing photos. A destination does not have to be out of the country by the way. It can just as easily be California, Key West, Boca Raton, Miami or wherever else you want to go.
The Re-do Wedding
I am going to be dedicating an enter blog post to this coming up. What if you did not hire us for your wedding and you didn’t like the photos that you got from your photographer. Maybe you didn’t invest enough at the time and now regret it. Now is your chance to have another chance at photos in your gown with your husband. Go where ever you want. This can be at your original location or somewhere anywhere in the world that is new and fun.
These sessions are a lot more affordable then you think and of course you get a discount if you are an already booked wedding couple. So don’t hesitate and contact me at 570-690-2019 or any of my contact forms to get more information.
Here are a few beautiful places for destination weddings in a few different countries:
Jamaica – The Ritz-carlton – St James Jamaica – website
Hawaii – The Four Seasons Resort Maui – www.fourseasons.com/maui
Fiji – Turtle Island – www.turtlefiji.com
West Indies, Anguilla – Cap Juluca – www.capjuluca.com
Dubai – Atlantis the Palm – www.atlantisthepalm.com
Miami, FL – Fontainebleau Miami Beach – www.fontainebleau.com
Palm Beach, FL – The Breakers – www.weddingsbythebreakers.com
Boca Raton, FL – Reunion Resort – www.grandgolfresorts.com
Hollywood, CA – Taglyan Cultural Complex – www.taglyancomplex.com