Some social-media-savvy couples are setting up “selfie stations” for their friends and family (a pretty backdrop to shoot themselves having a great time at your wedding).
Whether you have your photographer take aerial shots of just you two or everyone at your wedding, this is an effective way to capture the spirit of the day.
Family portraits tend to be some of the more unnatural shots in a bridal album. Seriously – when do you ever stand in a straight line, with perfect posture, all looking in the same direction, in real life?
Wedding days are crazy-busy and photographers do their best to get every shot you’d like in the bank. But day-after shoots can help them hit all their marks.
Using natural light coming in from behind a couple creates über-romantic images. “To achieve this look, you shoot when the sun is setting or rising – when the light is soft and warm, which flatters the subject.”
Do you want to show sentimental or funny family photos at your reception? If so, you’ll find you’re in good company with some other on-trend couples and photographers.
In addition to better props (think: vintage finds rather than dollar-store pickups), photo booths are going high-tech, with touch screens and Wi-Fi.
The first-look photo has been popular for a while now and is still going strong. But some brides are having photographers capture their dad’s first glimpse of them in white as well.
Like backlit photos, film images are super-romantic and are making a mega-comeback in the cyclical world of wedding photography.
Brides are scheduling bridal portrait sessions in their dresses before the wedding day or allotting time on the day of to take formal portraits of themselves.
This form of photography takes still photos and animates them, generally in a video set to your choice of music.
Some creative photographers are taking photos of the wedding party separately and then creating playful graphic grid designs in photo albums later.