Most couples want at least a couple of professional photos of the two of them taken on the wedding day, but not everyone wants the classic kiss or a fixed pose. For those looking for alternatives to the traditional wedding portrait here are seven original wedding photography ideas for that ultimate bride and groom photo.
Idea 1: Incorporate unusual angles
Get the most out of your photographer and don’t be afraid to ask them to take shots from unusual angles. If there is a way for your photographer to be looking down on you during the ceremony the exchange of rings looks stunning from above. A novel idea is for your photographer to get right under your cake as you are about to cut it so it appears as though the photo is taken from inside the wedding cake itself.
Idea 2: Move the focal point
Ask your photographer to take a photo of something other than the two of you, but just catch you in the corner of the picture. It could be your wedding venue, your wedding car, or even a group of wedding guests at the centre of the shot, with the two of you sharing an intimate moment in the corner as if blissfully unaware that you are being photographed.
Idea 3: Be inspired by your venue
Whatever your wedding venue you are bound to find a topical or unusual backdrop to use in your wedding photos. Imagine a shot of the two of you teeing off at the first hole if you are getting married at a golf club, or sipping vintage Chablis whilst sitting on a barrel in the wine cellar of your vineyard venue.
Idea 4: Get up and go
Whether you are dancing, jumping, or being thrown in the air by your groom, action shots are becoming a fashionable alternative to static portraits. Action shots always come out well and movement injects energy to your wedding photos. Action shots are also effective when it comes to group photos of the bridesmaids or the ushers.
Idea 5: Create a contrast
For really original wedding photography ideas, try to get a photo of you and your new husband in your wedding outfits but doing something completely non wedding related such as doing the washing up, unpacking your food shopping, or waiting in line for the bus. These types of photos are original, with an element of humour, and emphasise the lighter side of the wedding day.
Idea 6: Use sepcial effects
Photo technology has made many special effects possible, but for a simple, smart, and fashionable portrait, have your pictures printed in black and white with just a couple of objects in colour such as the bouquet and the groom’s buttonhole.
Idea 7: Add Hollywood glamour
Glamorous photo shoot style wedding pictures are big news so show some attitude and pucker up rather than gaze lovingly into your husband’s direction as you have your photo taken. Many brides are hoping for the types of photos you see in glossy magazines rather than more formal bridal poses.
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