Between Instagram and Pinterest, there are a million wedding photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing. But how can you possibly decide which ones will make the cut for the big day?
When it comes to wedding photoshoots, the most important thing is that it’s fun for you and speaks to who you are as a couple. Here are five ways to come up with wedding photo ideas that’ll ensure your wedding photoshoot is perfect for you.
Look to Nature
Think golden, natural lighting and a light, soft breeze - nothing says romance quite like nature. From public parks, to the beach, to a quaint country road, there’s always a natural spot to match the mood and theme of your big day.
Revisit your Favourite Date
Every couple has a story, so why not bring the journey full-circle by revisiting your favourite date spot, or the place that you first met. From a romantic picnic or a day out at a country fair, think about what you’ve already done together and how you felt during those times. This will help you come up with wedding photo ideas that have sentimental value to you as a couple.
While some favourite-date locations are insta-worthy, some of them might not be. Think of creative ways of incorporating the highlights of your relationship into your wedding photoshoot.
If you’re a couple who loves sports, you could integrate the colours of your favourite team into your bridal bouquets and the groomsmen’s ties and pocket squares, then find a location that compliments that colour palette.
Make Architecture the Focus
Every couple has a vibe. Maybe you’re playful, and always joking around with one another. Or maybe you’re fashionable, always hitting the trendiest hot spots together.
Architecture can play a big role in bringing out a mood to match your vibe as a couple. For couples that are playful, a theme park could be the perfect backdrop to your fun-filled photoshoot. For more fashionable couples, think the sleek, modern lines of a contemporary art space.
Take Inspirations from Movies
For movies buffs and fans alike, looking to films can help spark some creativity when it comes to wedding photoshoot ideas. You can take this literally, like re-creating classic movie scenes from Breakfast At Tiffany’s, or by taking style-inspo from your favourite movie-weddings, like in the Sound of Music or Sex and the City.
Whatever your tastes and preferences, your wedding photoshoot is a great way to capture who you are as a couple. Once captured, be sure to bring these memories to life by immortalising them in print, through Oliphan’s range of premium photobooks. Keeping them on your coffee table or on your shelf allows you and your guests to re-live the magic of your big day more frequently.