Every happy couple that is planning to tie the knot will undoubtedly want to enjoy a special and memorable day, in the company of loved ones, and to end up with a stunning selection of images to show off in beautiful and luxurious wedding photo albums.
As you embark on married life, your wedding photo album will become a treasured possession, and quite possibly a family heirloom that is passed down through generations. It’s therefore important to present the most stunning, striking and candid photos that capture the romance and magic of the occasion.
If you’re looking for inspiration, to ensure that your wedding photos feature a wow factor that stands the test of time, here 5 uniquely artistic ideas to consider…
- The First Look
The moment that the groom sees his bride walk down the aisle towards him is one of the most emotional, meaningful and magical experiences of any wedding day.
Ask your photographer to focus camera attention as ‘the first look’ takes place. You can also ask a close friend to takes photos of your family and friends as this enchanting and romantic moment unfolds.
- Give Them A Twirl
Your stunning and exquisite wedding dress offers a multitude of wedding photo possibilities that are creative and artistic. You can twirl around like a princess ballerina, and show off your finery so that it’s beautifully captured in photos. A romantic shot of your wind-swept veil can be easily arranged, if the weather behaves. Your photographer will simply ask their assistant to draw up and drop the veil at the perfect moment!
It’s a lovely idea to include a variety of close-up shots of intricate wedding gown details like vintage lace, hand embroidery, sequins or beading. You can do the same for beautiful shoes, and glamorous hair and jewellery accessories. And of course, don’t forget that gorgeous hand-tied bridal bouquet. These intimate snaps will definitely draw the attention of anyone who is casually browsing through your elegant and stylish wedding photos.
- Strike A Pose
Knowing how to pose for the perfect wedding photo will make you and your beloved feel more relaxed in front of the camera. If you want to fill your wedding photo albums with gorgeous natural-looking shots, the trick is to pose like you’re not posing.
Talk to your wedding photographer about the reportage style of photography that captures special moments as they happen. There’s no posing with your best cheesy smile, or any staging involved. Your professional wedding photographer will make sure that you’re in the best positions, so that they can snap tons of stunning images that speak a thousand words.
- Post Vow Bliss
Once you and your partner have exchanged wedding vows, you can relax and enjoy the rest of the special day. From the ceremony exit to the reception, and en route to the honeymoon, there are ample opportunities to get creatively artistic with your wedding photography.
Key photography moments that you’ll be keen to take advantage of are: the first kiss as a married couple, the grand exit, and the tunnel of applause. Think outside of the box, to create momentous shots that make your wedding photo collection look absolutely amazing.
Try moody black and white film for vintage inspired glamour, or focus on a particular colour in the panorama, to create arty photos that wow your friends. Play around with angles and perspectives to optimise the dramatic effect or visual impact of a geometrical arrangement of wedding guests.
If you’re celebrating in spectacular surroundings, use them as props for your artistic wedding snaps. Do consider the time of day and the season that you’re getting married in, to ensure that you don’t miss out on the best of the natural lighting that’s on offer.
- The Bridal Party
Not every single photograph displayed in your wedding photo albums will be of the happy couple. You’ll naturally want to include your closest friends and family members that make up your bridal party.
Every artistic wedding photo collection should include a variety of classic and quirky shots of the bride and bridesmaids laughing happily, and the groom and his entourage looking cool. Avoid the cliché jumping shots, and focus instead on capturing funny and heart-warming moments that are natural.
A shot of the bridal party line up facing forward, with you (the bride) peeking over your shoulder creates a striking image for your wedding photo display. A staircase line-up can demonstrate elegance and sophistication.
Alternate the bridesmaids and groomsmen for a symmetrical shot that is also aesthetically pleasing. Get your besties together and ask them to act ‘normal’ while your photographer snaps away and captures the mood of revelry for a light-hearted and fun ‘album cover’.
Feature a few snaps that showcase altered perspectives of the bridal group, to give your wedding photo album an updated contemporary style. Ask your photographer for some bird’s eye views and aerial shots that will wow the browsers of your precious wedding album.
As a grand finale, it’s a nice touch to organise your bridal party in a group shot that is formal and posed. Friends and siblings should be arranged around the centrepiece newly-weds, in standing and sitting poses. The end result is a stylish editorial arrangement that wouldn’t look out of place in an upscale glossy magazine, or in your beautiful bespoke wedding photo albums that will be cherished and treasured forever.