An interesting challenge we often face is couples not wanting to see each other before the ceremony. We accommodate to whatever our bride and grooms want to do (when we got married – we didn’t want to see each other beforehand either...), however it never fails that they always end up feeling a bit rushed to get to the reception and therefore tend to cut short the time that is left to get the romantic and fun photos of them together – which are the most important!
We recently had the privilege of shooting a beautiful rooftop wedding downtown Nashville, Tennessee for a really great couple named Casey and Carmen.
As you can see, their ceremony took place after sunset and they wanted to immediately go into their reception after a few quick photos together and family shots. Due to the lack of available light and time, it was decided (before the wedding day) to have a Day After (or “Post”) Session two weeks later.
The Day After lifestyle portrait session took place in the morning around the area where they live in downtown Nashville at the capitol plaza. Everyone was relaxed, and we all had a blast taking our time and getting the shots that Casey and Carmen were really wanting of them two together.
Here are some of the really cool shots we were able to get!
and one you might recognize...
Please notice the killer polka-dot Valentino shoes and how well they compliments her wedding dress!
So Post Sessions are a great alternative for those weddings where a lot of time is not being scheduled in the day to take photos.
*In planning out the timeframe of your wedding day, always make sure to talk with your photographer, and remember – your wedding day is about you and what you want! Not about what anyone else wants. This is the one day where you call the shots and everyone can wait on you… Enjoy it while it lasts! :o)