Are you reading this because you’re getting married? Well, congratulations! Marriage is a huge step for everyone, and it’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Naturally, you want everything to be perfect. This is why you should start booking vendors left and right the moment you set the date. Wedding photography is not something to be taken lightly and with an afterthought. Photos of your wedding day will stay with you for the rest of your life, and you want them to be beautiful and creative. Here’s how you can do it:
A lot of newlyweds decide to do this because it beautifully captures the emotions. The beauty is that you can do the first look photo shoot with literally anyone and everyone from your wedding party. The groom is a must, of course, but why not take it a step further and do the first look with your maid of honour, your bridesmaids, or your parents? Also, the location is very important. If you’re hoping for a private moment, you can do it in the garden or the hotel suite before you actually go out to get married. Setting eyes on each other on your big day, before you tie the knot, is beautiful and often tear-jerking, so don’t miss the opportunity to do this shoot.
Celebratory confetti toss is pretty much a must at every wedding. Sometimes people do it the moment that newlyweds kiss after saying ‘I do’. At other times, guests are waiting for the couple to step outside to cover them with confetti, especially if the wedding is taking place in a church and it’s not really acceptable to do it inside. We suggest you do it and take it up a notch – get glittery confetti and confetti made of shiny paper. Portraits taken this way will certainly look more natural than studio photography corporate headshots. You might not be able to use them for your resume, but you will enjoy looking at them for the years to come. You might not be able to use them for your resume, but you will enjoy looking at them for the years to come.
Are you a party animal? If you like going overboard when you party with friends, your wedding doesn’t have to be much different. Colourful smoke bombs are becoming increasingly popular with newlyweds because they add a layer of secrecy and form a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom. It will also make your photos look like they were taken at a wild party (which doesn’t have to be far from the truth). You can also get a bottle of champagne and get a few photos of celebratory champagne pop with your beautiful spouse.
We’d also like to suggest you do a first touch shoot too. It’s very simple and brief, it takes a few moments to do it before the first look shoot, but it captures the emotions you feel deep in your soul; you’ll be holding the hand or leaning on the back of the love of your life, on your big day, before you say ‘I do’. It’s going to be emotional and touching, and you’ll need tissues when you look at those photos for the rest of your life.
Everybody’s doing their first dance photo shoot (the emotions captured here are often tender and raw and beautiful to behold). What if you also do the last dance shoot? It can be a private and deeply intimate moment of the two of you embraced on the dance floor, surrounded by empty chairs, enjoying the presence of the other and the peace that come after a chaotic day. The photos will signify that you will find peace in each other in the future too, and it’s a gorgeous way to finish your big day and a fantastic night. The last dance between the two of you, special and romantic! You will love the photos and always re-live those moments.
We hope that you have already found and booked your wedding photographer and that you’re tidying up loose ends about your wedding day. Creative ideas for your wedding photos should only be a plus, not the main focus of your big day. On that day, try to relax and leave everything in the capable hands of your photographer. In the end, the most important thing is for you to have a good time and enjoy every minute.