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7 Creative Wedding Photography Ideas You've Got To Try

Silhouette of wedding couple against window at The Majestic in Los Angeles
Silhouettes add a magical twist to your wedding memories.

Want to splash some artistic flair to make your images truly breathtaking? Here are seven creative wedding photography ideas that you must try.

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Wedding pictures are the gateway to reliving those memories. That's why trying out creative techniques gives an extra edge to these pictures.

In this blog post, I'll share 7 unique wedding photography styles to create stunning pictures. Let's go.

1. Reflections

Reflections is a wedding photography style that captures pictures on reflective surfaces like mirrors, glass, or water. This approach aims to capture emotions that many miss out on. Capturing the bride's feelings in a mirror is an excellent example of this technique. "Reflections" add a splash of artistry to any wedding album.

2. Silhouettes

Silhouettes are another one of the most popular wedding photography styles. This technique captures the couple's outline against bright backdrops (like sunsets). The dark shadow against the colorful background adds a dramatic flair to the picture. Silhouettes add a magical twist to your wedding memories, whether in your ceremony, reception, or a romantic sunset moment.

3. Macro Shots

Macro photography is a technique of wedding photography that captures the intricate details of a wedding. Think of the lacework on the bride's dress, the delicate flowers on a bouquet, or the diamonds on the couple's rings. These details can easily go unnoticed by the naked eye, but paired with wider shots, yields the maximum impact. Incorporating wedding shots is the way to go if you want to add extra creativity to your wedding album!

4. Leveraging Natural Elements

Using natural elements in wedding photography has gained popularity over the years. It aims to bring the beauty of outdoor elements like trees, flowers, and landscapes to your wedding pictures. Personally, I love to take portraits outdoors because of their unmatched lighting. It also lends a more laid-back and authentic feel to the wedding pictures. It's a must-try if you're a nature enthusiast.

5. Double Exposures

Double exposure is a technique in which two images overlap with each other. The effect merges the two images, creating a unique dramatic feel. In wedding photography, it is used to showcase the couple's personalities and relationships in a visually interesting way. It lends an artistic touch to the images, making them stand out from traditional wedding photography.

6. Unique Angles

This is one of my favorite techniques as a fine art wedding photographer. Storytelling through pictures comes alive through fresh perspectives and angles. Using a creative frame or playing around with shot angles are some ways you can leverage this technique. If you want to add a whimsical touch to your wedding album with a dash of creativity, shoot from unique angles and watch the magic unfold!

7. Forced perspective

Remember when the pictures of tourists picking up the Eiffel Tower with a pinch of their fingers went viral? Well, that's the "forced perspective" in action. When you play around with depth perception while making the objects in the foreground appear larger than the background, it's called "forced perspective." In wedding photography, you can use this style to capture the couple's personalities, them holding hands or groomsmen "holding up" the wedding party with their hands. It's a way to add some fun to the wedding album.

Final Thoughts: Creative Wedding Photography Ideas Are A Must Try

Using various techniques takes your artistry to a whole new level. If you want zesty pictures that spin you back to the time of the biggest day of your life, try using any of the seven methods listed above. Remember, it's always best to have a great communication channel between clients and photographers so their visions are accurately replicated. These techniques leave room for capturing authentic and intimate moments which will be treasured for a lifetime. They balance traditionality with creativity, making the wedding album stand out.

If you want any of these styles reflected on your wedding day, click here to book a consultation call, and let’s chat about how I can bring your wedding vision to life.


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