Interview and Ask
One of the best ways to learn what types of creative photographs to take is to ask the couple themselves. Perhaps they have several ideas in mind. They may have seen a picture that was featured in a magazine that they liked. Perhaps they want to recreate a pose they saw at a previous wedding. While on the topic of creative photographs, be sure to ask the couple whether they would be interested in going to a unique setting for a few pictures that are fun. In order to get some ideas for creativity, ask the couple what they like to do together. Perhaps they have a mutual interest in a particular sport or share love for farming. Perhaps they love to drink coffee and talk. Choosing a creative picture or setup can help tremendously when a wedding photographer learns what connects a couple and uses it in pictures.
Multiple First Impressions
In recent years, many photographers capture the first look of the bride and groom. While those pictures are extremely important and cannot be overlooked, consider taking first impression photographs of the bride and other individuals. Taking pictures of a bride and her father can be priceless. After all, the father of the bride is the second most important man in her life as she is focusing on her new husband. A father has spent countless years protecting, providing and inspiring his little girl. Therefore, it can be a touching and powerful moment when the father sees his daughter all grown up and ready to come under the protection of her husband. Another first impression can be captured with a bride and her bridesmaids. Capture the delight and astonishment of her girls as a bride shows them in her beautiful gown.
Scouting and Backgrounds
Before shooting the camera, be sure to scout the area. Take a closer look at the church or the place where the wedding ceremony will take place. Consider the lighting and interesting places where a couple can be featured in a creative pose. Some of the best places available are next to a church and reception hall. Look for a park, a large tree or a beach that can be the ideal place for creativity to be done.
If the couple and situation allows, try to take advantage of gravity photographs. The possibilities are nearly endless as to how a couple can defy gravity. Such a picture could be of a bride, groom and the wedding party jumping in the air at the same time. Another picture could be of the couple hanging in air because of holding onto playground equipment. A picture could be a groom holding up his bride as they passionately kiss.
A wedding photographer has the opportunity to create unforgettable wedding photographs. Although it does time, preparation, patience and commitment to get the right pictures, wedding couples will treasure them for the rest of their lives.