There aren’t many things from your wedding day that last forever. It’s going to be one of the most special and memorable days of your entire life, so it’s nice to have things there to help you look back on the day. This is why hiring a quality photographer is crucial! However, most people don’t realize that there are a number of different wedding photography styles, and things you can do to make your pictures stand out. If you want to make sure you’re 100% happy with your pictures, here’s what you need to do:
Decide On The Most Important Pictures Beforehand
Before your wedding day, make sure you do lots of research and decide on the most important pictures to you. You can then give your photographer a brief so they know what they must capture, and what they can play around with. Do your research to get ideas for your pictures, but bear in mind that different photographers will have different styles of shooting. This means the pictures might not turn out exactly as you’ve seen them online, so you should make sure you’re happy with the photographer’s style and portfolio first.
Take Pictures Of The Finer Details
Don’t forget to take pictures of the finer details. After all, these pictures will likely be the most long lasting thing you have to help you remember your day. Take a picture of your hairstyle, jewelry, favors, and anything else you’d like to remember. Don’t just assume you’ll remember in years to come. Also, think of the grandchildren you might like to show!
Include Candid Shots
Candid shots are some of the best shots to include in your wedding album. Posed shots can turn out great, but candid shots where you’re all naturally having a good time will make the world of difference. These sorts of shots can show the mood on the day, and allow everybody to show off their personalities. Some of these shots will likely be your favorites!
Take Shots From Different Angles
Get creative with different angles. Take some from up high, and try some from down on the ground. You could even take shots at different distances to create a different effect each time!
Recreate Favorite Album Covers
If you and your other half are music lovers, why not consider recreating scenes from your favorite album covers? Some people like to do The Beatles Abbey Road cover, but you an have as much fun as you like with this.
Get Creative With Props
Use props to get creative with your pictures. For instance, using a mirror to show the bride from the angle of the bridal party, or vice versa. You can use as many props as you need. Make sure you take advantage of your surroundings too – why not get a picture of everybody enjoying a drink at the bar before or after the ceremony?
Make Your Shots Personal To You
Make sure that your wedding photography shots are personal to you. They don’t have to be standard wedding style shots if you don’t want them to be. You could have your pictures taken anywhere that means a lot to you. You can even include beloved pets if you like! Making your shots as personal to you as possible will make them stand out, show off your personalities, and mean you enjoy them for years to come.
Relax And Have Fun
The best thing you can do to get some amazing wedding shots, is relax and have fun. This can be difficult on your wedding day, but worrying too much about what you look like or the pose you’re using can have the opposite effect of what you want. You want to look like you’re having the best day of your life, not nervous! It might even help you to practice a few poses before the big day if you feel that will allow you to relax more when the time comes to have your pictures taken.
These 8 techniques should help you get amazing standout shots of your big day. You want to have these to remember your day forever, so don’t cut corners. There are so many amazing ideas for specific wedding shots online, that you’ll be spoiled for choice! Just make sure your photographer can give you the shots you want before booking them. Know the sort of style you love first, and choose your photographer afterwards. Take your time looking through portfolios to ensure they get the best shots. This includes special moments, like when the groom first lays eyes on the bride!
Submitted on behalf of Modern Weddings