How to create a timeless day after session

A day after session is a great option if your wedding day doesn’t allow time for you to do your intimate portraits or if you’re looking for a more adventurous escape for your photos together.

Unfortunately, there is only one sunset each day, so doing a day after session, literally means going to do your photos the day after your wedding. Sometimes these are called Bridal sessions.

Crystal and Brian did just that, they had shared a beautiful wedding the day before with friends and family.

Their day after session just included them and one friend who wanted to come along for the adventure.
Here are some tips for doing your day after session at Cathedral Rock:

  • Drink plenty of water the day before and on the day of the hike! Let’s face it, your wedding day takes a lot out of you, so it’s important to take care of yourself for the photos the following day.
  • Preserve your flowers the night before your day after session by placing them into the fridge so they stay cool up to the time you’re leaving for the session, they will still look fresh for photos!!
  • Pack your backs the day before. There’s a lot going on, but packing your backpack for the day after session is important to make sure you don’t forget anything. Items to prepare, include socks and hiking shoes, hiking outfits, and make up for touch ups. Don’t forget to also bring sunscreen & plenty of water!
  • Be resourceful because more than likely you will be redoing your make up. Save your false eye lashes, foundation, any eye shadow and lipstick used from the day before.
  • Don’t forget the accessories you wore on the wedding day! We are pretty much recreating your wedding day as if you did this adventure on the same day. So making sure everything big and small is packed and coming along is a must!


I highly recommend booking a day after session if you are looking for a more relaxed and fun session that will serve as a great memory on top of your wedding day.

And if you want to make sure to spend plenty of time with guests on the wedding day, saving your intimate photos for the day after, allows you to join in on the cocktail hour rather than running off for photos. (Though grabbing just a few around the venue doesn’t hurt!)

Reach out to me if you have any other questions about a day after session & I’ll be happy to fill you in on the details!

//

A special thanks to the following vendors for Crystal & Brian’s wedding day:
Jane in the Woods Planning
Form Floral Flowers
L’auberge de Sedona
Verve Rentals
White Desert Photography


A day after session is a great option if your wedding day doesn’t allow time for you to do your intimate portraits or if you’re looking for a more adventurous escape for your photos together.
Unfortunately, there is only one sunset each day, so doing a day after session, literally means going to do your photos the day after your wedding. Sometimes these are called Bridal sessions.

Crystal and Brian did just that, they had shared a beautiful wedding the day before with friends and family.❤

Their day after session just included them and one friend who wanted to come along for the adventure.
Here are some tips for doing your day after session at Cathedral Rock:

1. Drink plenty of water the day before and on the day of the hike! Let’s face it, your wedding day takes a lot out of you, so it’s important to take care of yourself for the photos the following day.
2. The night before your day after session, preserve your flowers by placing them into the fridge so they stay cool up to the time you’re leaving for the session, they will still look fresh for photos!!
3. Make sure to pack your backs the day before, there’s a lot going on, but packing your backpack for the day after session is important to make sure you don’t forget anything.
Items to prepare, include socks and hiking shoes, hiking outfits, and make up for touch ups. Don’t forget to also bring sunscreen & plenty of water!
4. More than likely you will be redoing your make up. Save your false eye lashes, foundation, any eye shadow and lipstick used from the day before.
Sometimes going for a more natural look on this session works well since you are outdoors on an adventure! More than likely your makeup from the day before will hold, especially if you work with Sedona Beauty Team! Some brides do keep most of their makeup on and touch up on the following day!
5. Don’t forget your veil or any accessories that you wore on the wedding day, we are pretty much recreating your wedding day as if you did this adventure on the same day. So making sure everything big and small is packed and coming along is a must!😍

I highly recommend booking a day after session if you are looking for a more relaxed and fun session that will serve as a great memory on top of your wedding day.
And if you want to make sure to spend plenty of time with guests on the wedding day, saving your intimate photos for the day after, allows you to join in on the cocktail hour rather than running off for photos. (Though grabbing just a few around the venue doesn’t hurt!)

Reach out to me if you have any other questions about a day after session & I’ll be happy to fill you in on the details!
//
special thanks to the following vendors for Crystal & Brian’s wedding day:
Jane in the Woods Planning
Form Floral Flowers
L’auberge de Sedona
Verve Rentals
White Desert Photography

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Arianne & Eric

“My husband and I planned a small elopement in Sedona. I found Victoria on Instagram and loved her style. We went through the planning process without a wedding planner which proved to be difficult. Victoria was so helpful in making suggestions and pointing us into the right direction, even though I know she really didn’t have to do that as our photographer. On the day of the wedding, she was prompt in arrival and swift in ensuring that she captured everything. In our evening shoot, we went to 2 locations but looking at our pictures it appears that we went to at least 20. She has an amazing eye for photography and truly captured the spirit of our relationship. The quality is excellent and we could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Victoria is a gem. If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!”


If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!

Karina & Zach

“Totally WORTH IT! Highly recommend!

Victoria is amazing behind the camera. I am usually really camera shy but I was so comfortable. It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!”

It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!

Izza & Reenan 

“Our wedding was originally March 2020 and she was so great during that difficult time of unexpected rescheduling. When we finally met 2 years after our first email exchange she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.”

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.

Sarah & Aaron

“We hired her for our engagements, bridals and wedding day and we absolutely LOVED having her to capture these special moments. Victoria, is personable yet professional, and by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.”

by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.