Weddings are always exciting and fun especially when capturing extraordinary moments. Creative wedding photography is the ‘in’ thing when it comes to planning your special day. If you are a bride or groom to be, or perhaps a photographer looking for fresh ideas, here are some concepts, themes, props and compositions that you can use as your peg. Hopefully, these will inspire you to think of your own motif.
Many couple especially those who love to travel are very fond of having the idea of getting their shots filmed amidst a beautiful scenery and landscape. Oftentimes, the background directly speaks to the person looking at the photo. There are many ways to execute a creative shot depending on the setting of the photo shoot. Let’s say a couple met on the beach and are both water babies. They can create an underwater shot to show their love for the sea. Another example, if they are both nature lovers, you can get a shot of the couple hiking or on top of a mountain summit. As a photographer, you should be able to relate their personalities to the destination in order to make the composition appear more natural and personalized. This is better as opposed to picking a random place like the park to shoot your pre-nuptial photos.
Recreating movie themes is a fun way to shoot a pictorial. Everyone will surely laugh their ass off while attempting to do their own pose. This kind of theme can still reflect the personalities of the couples. They can choose a film that they both love. For instance, if they are both Harry Potter fans then they can build their theme around it. They can wear cloaks over their outfits and pose with their wands. Even the guests will definitely have fun doing this. You can even add special effects to post production photos to make it appear like a poster shot. There are many movies to choose from. Pick a film that is close to the couples’ heart.
Traditional, formal and serious shots are way too boring. It’s always fun to inject a lot of humor and laughter in your photos. Ask the couple and their entourage to make funny and quirky poses. Everyone loves a good laugh especially if it involves them in particular. This includes wacky shots, jump shots and pictures with lots of photo bombers as your background. Looking at these photos later on will make you smile and tell yourself that everyone had an awesome time during at your wedding.
Selfies and Groupies
Everyone knows how to taka a selfie or groupie shot. You can do it anytime, anywhere and with anyone. Couples take selfies inside the church, bridal car and during the reception. Guests do the same. Taking candid shots of people doing their selfies and groupies adds a fun element to creative wedding photography. Everyone loves it. You can try taking a groupie through different angles including a low shot where all of your guests are forming a circle and looking down at your camera.
There are a lot more creative wedding photography ideas, concepts and themes you can surely come up with. Find inspiration from photography or wedding blogs or websites. The most important thing to remember when taking photos is to always have fun.