There will be countless conversations and commemorations regarding your marriage. Even with the most introverted couples in the world, you will undoubtedly want many wedding photos to remember your union.
However, it’s important to remember that you should take as many photos, and as many different kinds of photos, as you can, as long as it fits within your budget. You might find yourself wishing that you both had taken different kinds of photos years later. Here are some suggestions to make sure that you have a wide array of wedding photos to cherish forever.
Show Off Personality
There are often couples that are intent on making sure that every photograph is dramatic and has a certain “wedding aura” to it. There is something to be said with simply being goofy with one another. In fact, there are studies that suggest that one of the secrets to a successful marriage is the amount of laughter between the two individuals involved.
There’s nothing wrong with wedding photos that involve looking deep into your partner’s eyes or holding them lovingly. However, you might regret not taking photos where the two of you are laughing, playing around, and enjoying yourself! Your friends and family can appreciate the fact that you put your personality into your wedding photos, and chances are you will appreciate it, as well.
Nature As A Backdrop
While we all know that there are millions of marriages that take place all the time in churches and banquet halls, there are some people that like to switch things up a bit. This might involve getting married on a beach, at a country club, or at a castle, for example.
Wherever you get married, there is a good chance that there is an opportunity to use nature as an incredible backdrop for some amazing photos. It might be about the perfect timing for a sunset on a beach, the way the light hits a mountain range, or the serenity of a lake - use nature to your advantage! You won’t regret it, as it can provide a timeless “rustic” feel to your photos.
In other instances, the nature around you might even have a deeper meaning. For example, one couple that wed on a net above a canyon found it particularly fulfilling because the bride was able to overcome her fear of heights. Either way, whether there’s a metaphor or not, nature can help your photos look magical.
First Look Fun
There is an absolutely magical moment that can be captured during the “first look” of a wedding, when the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time before the wedding. While it might not be for everyone, there can be some incredible photos taken during this time, whether it’s serious, flirtatious, or simply random. Often times, these photos have an honesty that is hard to deny.
One of the other reasons why first-look photos can be great for a wedding is because it might help to relieve stress and anxiety. It’s also a great way to get the photos out of the way, rather than be forced to take photos later on in the evening, when both the bride and the groom might prefer celebrating.