Discover Wedding Photo Ideas And Poses That Will Make Your
Wedding Photography Unique
Finding unique wedding photo ideas that
are fresh and new can be a real
struggle these days unless you've found a good photographer that is
creative with his work.
You can go with the tried and true traditional posed portraits
weddings, but some brides these days are looking for fresh, new
exciting portraits and candids that will set their wedding apart from
the weddings of their friends and family members.
But beyond the images you see everywhere, what can you do to impress
the bride and groom with your creative wedding photography techniques?
You could try producing a shot like the Angel Bride
Take a shot looking up at the bride and use Adobe Photoshop to add the
effect to the background. Simple, but creative.
Wedding Photo Ideas And Poses
That Are Outside The Box
First, you’ve got to start thinking outside the box. Approach your
wedding photography with a new angle on a traditional gig.
For example, find a high vantage point (the higher the better) and
shoot the bride and groom looking up at you, standing with their arms
around each other.
You could do this shot from the balcony in a church or courthouse or
another venue with the bride and groom posed on the first floor and the
camera angled down at them as you shoot the photo from above.
You might also consider bringing a step ladder with you to wedding
shots or shooting a portrait from an outside balcony or the roof of a
building if you do outside portraits to achieve this same effect. Have
the couple kiss for one of these shots, too.
The picture below shows another creative use for Adobe
Photoshop Elements. Take
a traditional posed picture of the Bride and Groom in an interesting
setting and place a photo frame in the foreground during your post
Wedding Photo Ideas For Cake Creativity
Try shooting a very formal portrait of the bride and groom standing
together side by side on a solid, neutral background.
Then photograph the wedding cake against a solid background.
Using Photoshop, remove the cake topper from the photograph of the
wedding cake, isolate the bride and groom in the first picture and
shrink them down to size, and then superimpose that image on the cake
photo so it looks like the bride and groom are the cake topper on their
own wedding cake.
This would make a fun image for the couple’s "thank you" cards.
The image below is a useful and creative way to frame the wedding
couple in a picture using a wall mirror.
Wedding Photography Ideas Using The Rings
Photos of the bride and groom’s hands held over the bride’s bouquet to
show off the wedding rings have become standard fare for weddings, and
while these are beautiful images, why not try a new twist on that
wedding photography idea?
For instance, have the bride and groom remove their rings for a few
minutes at the reception. Try photographing two champagne glasses with
about an inch or so of champagne in them, sitting side by side in front
of the bride’s bouquet, with the bride’s ring in her champagne glass
and the groom’s ring in his.
Another idea is to stick the two rings side by side into the frosting
of the cake so they are standing up.
Use a macro lens to photograph the rings really close up with the
frosting as the background, predominantly isolating the rings.
You can see another creative idea for photographing the Bride's wedding
ring below. Using a light behind the ring, you can create a shadow on
the Bible that looks like a heart.
Wedding Photo Ideas From Behind
Not all of the memorable portraits of the bride and groom have to
include their faces.
You can create some great, poignant images of the bride and groom
walking hand in hand along a beach, river’s edge, or even down a path
in the woods by having the couple walk away from you and shooting
photographs from behind.
Similarly, you can get some touching shots of the couple sitting on a
garden bench in a flower garden talking and looking at one another or
holding hands when shooting from behind.
Seek to capture the moment, not necessarily every detail of the
expression on their faces. Make use of shadows and light patterns to
create an artistic sense of the scene.
Go Grunge - Magazine Style Wedding Photo Ideas
Magazines often shoot great exciting images by juxtaposing two elements
that normally would not correlate.
For instance, they might photograph a woman in a formal evening gown
standing in the middle of a hayfield.
Similarly, you can do the same with your wedding photo images—assuming
the bride and groom are game for a little experimentation, that is—or
if you know that they want some really unique images.
Find The Most Ultimate 'Far-out' Poses
Think of a place you’d never see a bride in—normally, that is. Then
photograph her—or the couple—in just that kind of place.
For instance, wouldn’t it be cool to photograph the bride standing on a
rusty old fire escape on the side of a really old building?
Her stark white dress would make an incredible contrast against the old
brick and make for an exciting "grunge" type image.
More good wedding photography ideas involve photographing the bride and
groom in a junkyard or a deserted ghost town or even an amusement park.
The key to successful images like these is a bride and groom that love
the idea and embrace the concept.
It doesn’t hurt if they have a touch of wanna-be-model in them, either.
They’ll be able to better relate to imagery that looks like it came out
of a "Hollister" or "American Eagle" ad than their mother’s wedding
And these are definitely creative wedding photography suggestions and
poses at their best.
Embrace New Wedding Photo Ideas
Someone has to try these fresh wedding photo ideas first.
If you’re a professional wedding photographer and are thinking these
wedding photography ideas are just too far "out there" to try, consider
getting models to pose for these kinds of shots so you can make prints
and them show your samples to prospective brides and grooms to see if
they like them.
Try all sorts of new wedding photo ideas with models and see how they
turn out. Remember, as with any new trend or idea, someone had to do it
first. You just might be a trendsetter yourself with some of the
wedding photo ideas you come up with.
Best Books For Wedding Pose Ideas
Armed with these books, you
should be able to meet with your photographer and explain to them what
poses you expect them to capture on your wedding day.
If you are looking for old school traditional wedding posing ideas,
then you will really love this book.
As it says in the title, it has
500 wedding photos to start your creative juices flowing when it comes
to deciding what type of pictures you would like taken at your wedding.
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