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Christal & Michael’s “After Session” Sep 16th | Weddings

It’s becoming more and more frequent that our brides and grooms are scheduling sessions shortly after their wedding. If you follow our blog, you may remember seeing Christal & Michael’s wedding photography. The photography I want to share with you today is from a session we photographed about three months after their wedding.

If you are not familiar with these sessions, you may be asking, “why would a couple want or need more photographs of themselves in their wedding clothes?” Their are actually numerous reasons.

One major reason is that a couple can dedicate more time to their portraits than they could on their weddings day. We will spend up to two and a half hours photographing a couple at a private session. We love when we get to spend this amount of time on the wedding day to photograph the bride and groom! However, we typically find many wedding time lines will not permit it.

Similarly, by booking an after session, the couple can free up even more time on their wedding day as they know they will have plenty time, on another day, to get great photographs. This makes the wedding day even more relaxing for the couple.

Another major reason for an After Session is that the bride is less nervous about getting her dress dirty. Wedding dresses are very durable and do not stain as easily as most people think. However, when a bride is having her photographs taken before the ceremony, it is important to keep her as clean as possible for when she walks down the isle.

On an After Session, a bride can get her dress as dirty as she desires. We have had some brides go as far as painting their wedding dress. Christal was not worried about getting her dress dirty on her wedding day, but this is often a concern for many brides.

A change in location is yet another reason we have found to be an attraction for couples to schedule an After Session. If a couple is married in the country, they may want to have some more urban wedding photography. So, they will schedule an evening with Whitney and myself to capture some photography in the city.

Christal and Michael were married in the country, but considering it was rainy on their wedding day they wanted to get some images with sun. The rain did not stop their ceremony, but it did put a damper on their reception. Christal’s outdoor reception vision was not seen on her wedding day. However, we were able to capture her hard work with photography at this additional session. Here are a few of the details she worked so hard to create:I hope by now you understand a little more about why our After Sessions are becoming so popular. In my next blog post, I will share with you yet another reason to schedule an After Session with us. Stay Tuned!

Michelle Stone: love these! beautiful work!!! (Oct 06th - 02:51 pm) Peter Carlson: Thanks Adrian! (Oct 01st - 01:30 pm) Adrian Hitt: These are beautiful! (Oct 01st - 12:53 pm) Ansley: these are so good!! (like usual haha) My favorite is the first one, and the ones of the bride with the rocks! (Sep 16th - 07:49 am)
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