Dianne Few
Dianne Few 1 Aug 2017

Hi I am a 63 (soon to be 64) year old bride, my lovely fiancé is 73 and we...

Hi I am a 63 (soon to be 64) year old bride, my lovely fiancé is 73 and we are planning to get married next May. As we both would like something really different this time around (I am a widow and he is a divorcee) we are really planning a proper white dress, actually its a parchment colour, and party style wedding. Our problem is that neither of us has ever seen a photo of ourselves with which we are happy, this is prompting some debate about the use of professional photographers for the day. He is less keen than me to have a photographer but we both want to have some really nice pictorial memories of the day.....ideas please ?

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 1 Aug 2017

Hi just have friends and family take photos and have copies good luck :)

Jaki Green
Jaki Green 1 Aug 2017

Try an engagement shoot maybe?
Or ask a family member or friend to take a few casual shots beforehand to see if you'd like to hire a photographer x

E Wilson
E Wilson 1 Aug 2017

Try an engagement shoot. My h2b can't smile in photos at all he always pulls a face or looks like he is pain. We will have a practice shoot x

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 1 Aug 2017

Congratulations Dianne. I will be 61 when I get married next year although H2B will be 51. Exciting the 2nd time round isn't it? I think the idea that the others have mentioned about an engagement shoot is good. Also, perhaps you have a friend who is a decent amateur photographer who might be able to help. A few nice pics set up at times you have agreed and then they can still enjoy the event too. Friends are picking up the tab for our professional photographer as he is family to them and I have also asked a keen amateur photographer friend who is a guest to take some 'off the cuff' ones for something different. Enjoy your day and it will shine through into the photos.

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 2 Aug 2017

Congratulations! I think you should definitely have a photographer. Professional photographers will have a way of making you both look amazing and some will do atrial or engagement shoot first, so you can see how good they are. Good luck x


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