Every pair of newlyweds-to-be wants their wedding photos to be beautiful, but beauty alone isn’t what makes a picture truly unforgettable. No, that would be the perfect combination of undeniable beauty as well as a clear showcase of the unique personalities and styles of the newlyweds themselves.
Take it from us as longtime New Jersey wedding photographers, that’s the true recipe for unforgettable photos. So, read on for a few tips for making your pictures more personal so that they achieve that beautiful balance.
Use personal props & poses.
First off, while traditional wedding photo poses still absolutely have their place, when it comes to making your pictures more unique to your and your partner’s styles and personalities, candids are key. After all, they’ll be the ones that capture you just being yourselves rather than forcing any poses or expressions.
However, that doesn’t mean that all poses will render your pictures impersonal, because they won’t. In fact, coming up with fun and inventive poses and positions that are inspired by your own personal interests, hobbies, and journey together as a couple is a great way to make your photos more unique.
For instance, if you’re football fans then you could do something like the set-up below and the same goes for props. Utilizing props inspired by your personalities and love story or having personalized props made is another great way to make your pictures more you. For some ideas, check out this post from Weddingbells.ca, 15 Unique Props to Make Your Wedding Photos Last a Lifetime.
Embrace the weather.
While you should always look for every opportunity to add personal touches to your wedding celebration, sometimes, nature does it for you. That’s why unexpected weather on your big day doesn’t always have to be perceived as a nightmare. The truth is, if you look at it the right way, then it can actually be a blessing.
Think about it, a little rain or snow could be just the thing your wedding photos and video(s) need to make them absolutely unforgettable. Yes, it could make things a little more challenging in terms of actually capturing the images, but trust us as longtime New Jersey wedding photographers, it’ll be worth it in the end.
For some tips on how to embrace the weather, check out this post, How to Embrace the Weather and Achieve Even More Memorable Wedding Photos, but the point is that unless we’re talking about torrential downpours or a blizzard, then a few rain drops or flurries should be embraced with open arms on your wedding day.
Find photographers who create the right vibe.
Like mentioned at the top, every couple wants their wedding photos to be beautiful, which is why it makes perfect sense to look through all your potential photographers’ galleries for evidence of an ability to achieve that kind of beauty. However, achieving the right level of personality to match that beauty is a different story.
To do that, the photographers don’t just need to be talented, skillful artists with a clear eye for storytelling. They also need to have an ability to create a fun and relaxed environment for taking their pictures. If they don’t, then you may very well end up with beautiful pictures that are devoid of any personality.
So, don’t just look for beautiful images when searching for the right photographers for your big day. Look and listen for signs of an understanding of the need to create the right atmosphere for photo-taking, and an ability to do it as well.
As longtime NJ wedding photography pros, we know how to make things personal.
For some more tips check out this post, How to Make Your Wedding Photos More Personal, but the bottom line is that unforgettable pictures aren’t just beautiful, they’re uniquely beautiful. Ending up with pictures like that doesn’t just take talent and experience on your photographers’ part, but also personality and style. We hope these tips help. Good luck!
About Us: Live Picture Studios is composed of a team of highly skilled New York & New Jersey wedding photographers, videographers, and editors who’ve been telling cinematic love stories for years. At LPS, we always create to inspire. Check out our photo gallery and video gallery to see some examples.