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As we mentioned in our recent blog post about Lesia and Daniel’s wedding, they opted for a few non-traditional choices, including having their a post-wedding session Vancouver. We loved this choice for many reasons, and decided to take this opportunity to tell you why we think post-wedding sessions are so awesome!
What is a Post-wedding Session?
You may be wondering… what is a post-wedding session, anyways!? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! At this point, everyone knows about engagement sessions and wedding-day portraits. However, post-wedding sessions are still pretty unfamiliar. Here’s what you need to know about it. A post-wedding session is a photo session that happens after your wedding, at a location of your choice, usually while wearing your fancy wedding-day attire. While everyone loves another opportunity to put on the most dramatic gown they own, that’s not the only reason that we think post-wedding sessions rock! Here are some of our favorite reasons to choose a post-wedding session.
A few reasons to have a Post-wedding Session
Location, location, location!
Rather than being constrained by choosing photo locations that are close to your wedding venue, for your post-wedding session Vancouver you get to take photos anywhere you want, with as much time as you need. Couples often need to choose wedding venues for practical reasons. Very often they may not have been able to have that secluded forest wedding that they once dreamed of. For your post-wedding session, the photo location is limited only by your imagination, since you just need room for you, your new spouse, and us! Want to kiss on the top of a mountain? Hire a helicopter, and we’ll make it happen! More of a beach person? That’s cool, too. Or maybe the place that means the most to you is your own backyard – your post-wedding session can be anywhere that makes your heart happy.
Extra time with your loved ones during your wedding day.
One of the best things about a wedding is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see all of the people you love in one spot. It can certainly feel like a misuse of precious time with your loved ones to steal away for a few hours of wedding photos on your wedding day… but (of course) we want you to be able to spend that time with your people and have awesome wedding photos. By doing a post-wedding session, you really can have both.
You don’t need to worry about getting your wedding outfits dirty!
No one wants to walk down the aisle or into their wedding reception with mud on the train of their gown! After the wedding is over… who cares!? So let’s go make some beautiful portraits in an earthy field of flowers or a graffiti-covered alleyway. You could even end the session with a jump into the ocean!
No rushing, no stress during post-wedding session
We wish we could say that wedding days are for relaxing and soaking up every moment. Sometimes they go that way, but almost every couple we work with is shocked at how fast the day flies by. Wedding days can be a little hectic with time constraints and people to thank and speeches to hear and food to eat and… you get the picture! While all of those things are enjoyable, it doesn’t make for the most relaxed vibe. The beautiful thing about a post-wedding session is that you won’t need to worry about getting to your reception at the right time or remembering to thank your caterer. All you need to do is show up and spend the day focused on your new spouse… we’ll take care of the rest.
Looking for post-wedding sessions ideas?
Check this mountain post-wedding session in Squamish on the blog