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Five Bright Ideas for Wedding Photos

Five Bright Ideas for Wedding Photos

When creating a wedding photo album, you want to make sure you make the photos as special as the day itself. Choosing the right photographer that you can work with to illustrate your love for one another is important to any couple, and there is also something to be said about a couple who likes to have fun, and break away from traditional photos in celebration of their love! Plenty of joyful options for those tying the knot are available, for those willing to have a little fun, and break a few of the rules. Here is a list of five, unique ideas for wedding photos, that will ensure you have a most, joyful, day.

1.      Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Think about everyone who is a part of your wedding, and make sure the photos reflect all of the extra, special details of your day. Ask the photographer to focus in on the Flower Girl and the Ring Bearer to capture their genuine emotions during the wedding ceremony. Little kids can provide little moments that you might miss, if you turn your head for a few seconds. We like their bashful expressions, and absolute cute, both genuine and coached. If you aren’t getting enough sweetness, think about having them cover their eyes when the Bride kisses the Groom.

2.      Sparklers and Fancy Confetti

Another great idea is to get a beautifully posed photo of the newlyweds, for example a kiss or an embrace, and then envelope them in love with fancy confetti floating, down, around them (think gold, silver or colorful hearts) to create a magical look and feel for a photo. This can be done with sparklers too in circle formation around the couple or down an ourdoor walkway to create a gorgeous and exciting night shot.

3. Parasols

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Have the bridesmaids or the bride and groom, specifically, carry parasols to create a whimsical, old fashioned, look and feel for the day. This is also a great way to get some photos while sparing yourself from the intense sun if you're having a summer wedding.

4. Light Festivals

Festivals of lights can recreate a very special, awe inspiring, look for a wedding that adds to the overall ambiance of the reception, for great photos, outside, at night. Another gorgeous way to do this, is by using candles nestled inside lanterns. This is especially beautiful for a beach or destination wedding, using the lanterns to line the waterfront. Stand in the light of love.

5. Day after shoot, aka Trash the Dress

Trash the dress is one of the most unique ways to preserve your memories, while forgetting about the dress. For those low-maintenance brides and grooms, you can have a lot of fun on a creative photoshoot like this. The most elegant choice is to celebrate your union with waves, crashing against the shore, and let the water run over you. It creates photos with a spirit of freedom and happiness.  These photos can be totally gorgeous, if you are able to completely relax, and let go of all of your worries!

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