Stop bookmarking pages and cutting out tips from mags for wedding photo advice. Use these creative wedding photos ideas to capture each beautiful moment on your special day!
When it's your special day, you want everything to go exactly as planned. And if you intend to be able to look back at one of the most momentous occasions of your life, then that includes pictures. All of us want our wedding remembrances to be a perfect reflection of our partner and our love. We want them to be timeless.
So, whether you hire a pro to capture your most cherished moment or intend for family and friends to take pictures, they need to reflect how unforgettable that day was to you. And that is what we're about today. With our creative wedding photography ideas, you'll be able to get yours to come out exactly the way you imagined them to be.
This section is important for all those about-to-be newlyweds opting for a traditional ceremony. That said, even if you 're tying the knot in a style that's more you and less traditional, use these pointers to get the basics out of the way.
Hand this list to whoever is in charge of the camera, and they can photograph:
With the must-be-taken pictures out of the way, we now move on to other crucial advice. Skip this part if you and your partner are camera hogs who live for the flash.
However, if the wedding jitters are preventing you from posing like you were born to be photographed, then these tips will help you recenter:
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Sure, the looking away pose usually translates into great captures, but you should also take some camera-facing snaps. And when you do look at the lens:
These steps will ensure you don't have a deer-in-the-headlights look on your face when the wedding photos come back!
Often, it's neither you nor your other beautiful half striking an awkward pose, but the space between you that ruins pictures. That's when a pro photographer will tell you two to squeeze in. So, what should you do?
Simply remember to tighten the gap. You can also make the pose look more natural by holding each other's hands. An arm on the shoulder would have the same effect.
One common technique most celebs keep in mind while on the red carpet and being photographed is keeping their chin level. Too low or high can produce less flattering results, so mind your chin.
For a softer look, you may want to tilt your face slightly in any direction. Don’t know if your right profile suits more or left? Practice in front of a mirror.
If your big day is here, and you are all out of unique ideas for your wedding snaps, that’s okay. We all run out of imaginative juice–and you’re probably already thinking about a gazillion other things. So, before you start to sweat your makeup off, don’t!
Instead, use our ideas to inspire unique wedding photos into existence:
Why let the stress of striking the perfect wedding photo poses keep you from enjoying the biggest party you’ll probably ever throw? Whether you hire someone or have your guests take the photos on that day, limit them to candid and casual shots.
Worrying about the right shot can make weddings a stressful time for couples. So, instead, skip all the drama and pack your wedding clothes - even if it’s just the veil and tie - with you for the honeymoon! You’ll be visiting many scenic places on the trip. So, why not dress up in your wedding attire and capture the moments at those interesting locations? This idea is perfect for couples who don’t take wedding photography as a must-have. It’s also ideal for those who prefer spontaneity over traditional and staged moments that we mostly see in wedding photos.
Use any of the creative wedding photography ideas–or all–we mentioned above to ensure the results reflect you and your partner’s style and personalities. We’d recommend experimenting and rehearsing before your special day for the best outcome. Try different colored lights, various lighting techniques, wedding photo props, and wedding photo angles until the results feel stunning and cherishable to you.
On the other hand, if you’re hiring a pro for the big day, don’t forget to communicate your ideas to them in advance. But also leave yourself open to trying out new things that they suggest!
And, don’t forget to ask your guests to send in the pictures they take because you may find unexpected gems! DropEvent makes collecting wedding photos from guests easy and simple–even the technophobes. Find out more about it here.
So, your photographer took dazzling pictures of you and your fam–new and old. You have also done the customary wedding photos share thing and shown them off. What else can you do with them?
We have a few ideas in mind:
Start before your wedding day! Try out poses in front of the mirror, work on posture, and identify your favorite profile and smile. Use your engagement shoot as a rehearsal launchpad–if you’re having one. And if you’re not, set up hair and makeup trials and rehearse. Put our photo ideas to good use on the Big Day. And most importantly, don’t forget to have a great time!
Collecting photos and sharing them is easy when done via DropEvent. Your contributors will only need a QR code to begin uploading. Bulk uploads make your life so much easier because it keeps you from hunting down every guest for pictures. We also recommend encouraging your guest photo-takers to do during-the-event uploads for a real-time look at the unfolding of your biggest day.