Every moment of your special day is important. This includes the part where you are getting your hair and makeup done to walk down the aisle with all the glitz and glamour you always wanted. Invite your photographer into your bridal suite so they can capture you in those vulnerable, nervous moments right before your big event.
1. The Symbols of Love & Devotion
You take painstaking steps to ensure every accessory is cast to perfection; so why not make them a part of your wedding album? Remember to ask your photographer for mandatory shots of your bridal bouquet, and other accessories like your tiara, or shoes, or jewelry. Get everything in!
Your wedding rings also contribute largely to your wedding ceremony. They are a symbol of your love and devotion to each other in the years to come. After the rings have been exchanged, do try to get a picture of your hands together. We are sure it will be sweet.
2. Personality Shining Through
Marriage does not mean you have to let go of your playful side. Instead of properly planned somber shots, go for well-planned fun shots! One in a while, let your goofy, silly friendship shine through- love isn’t all serious now, is it?
Smile, laugh, use props, jump in the air or run along the beach- just remember to keep your photographer in the loop!
3. The Wedding Dress
You didn’t get that fantastic, carefully-chosen dress so it can be featured in half-body, half-hearted shots! Think of an aesthetically appealing backdrop and get a complete shot of your outfit from top to toe. Add as much drama and glamour to your poses as you like- you will thank yourself later.
4. The Beauty Shot
Is any wedding complete if you don’t get a profile picture out of it? You definitely need one good portrait in your wedding dress. All that glowing makeup, carefully set hair, jewelry and accessories- flaunt them to your heart’s content!
If done right, your wedding portrait can be your superstar moment. In fact, take several so you can choose which one catches you at your best.
5. A Romantic Photo Shoot
If you are truly dedicated to taking glammed up wedding photos, head over to a nice location before the ceremony. You can choose a natural location with trees and lakes, or a building with interesting architecture as your backdrop. It is up to you whether you want to add further decoration such as candles or fairy lights, as they may help add an otherworldly vibe to your pictures. If you have the time and the resources, you will not regret this one. So get searching for spots!
6. Recreating Old Wedding Photos
Another fun idea for your wedding photo bucket list is to take up an old wedding photo of your parents or grandparents and try to recreate it. This would work especially well if there is an older couple whose marriage you look up to- maybe you will get some of their good karma for your journey ahead!
It is quite difficult to keep so many chores in mind if you want to be in a good headspace at your wedding. This is why it’s so important to have an experienced photographer alongside you who knows exactly what to do- and what not to miss.
If you are located in or around the Greensboro area by any chance, you might be in luck. Book an appointment with Doug Burke Wedding Photography because there are plenty more ideas where these came from! Call us at 336-486-9932 and we will make sure your wedding shots are inclusive and impressive.