Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Ideas: 8 Tips to Improve Your Craft

Happy, beautiful bride

Whether you are in need of fresh and imaginative wedding photography ideas or would like to stick with the traditional and time-tested photography approach, you will surely appreciate reading what we have to share with you today. So, get yourself a nice cup of tea and enjoy reading!

Some Wedding Photography Ideas You May Want to Use

There is no doubt that wedding photography is one of the most demanding and most challenging types of photography there is. A lot of photographers also find it to be one of the most stressful, but I’m sure you are already aware of the fact. After all, a lot of people are relying on you (namely the bride, the groom, and their families) to do a perfect job. Add that to the fact that you only have one chance to do it right and you’ll realize how great a responsibility lies in your hands.

Anyway, if you need some wedding photography ideas for your next shoot, you may want to consider these suggestions:

Let your creativity rule. Remember that the bride and the groom chose you for a reason. They chose you because they were impressed with your portfolio and they believe that you can give them what they want. So, let your creativity rule and do what you need to do. Give them what they want and wow them with the final results. Remember, you cannot afford to make any mistakes.

Capture candid moments and all those seemingly small details. Keep a sharp eye for candid moments since they are the ones that are worth reliving. You may also want to consider shooting all the small details (the wedding dress, the shoes, the bouquet and the other floral arrangements, the groom’s cuff links, etc.) to lend a more personal touch to the wedding photos.

Change your perspective. Don’t stick with shooting formal poses – your photos will only come out boring. It’s way better to try experimenting with your shots using different perspectives. You may want to shoot from way down low or up high (this works great for photographing groups of people) or you may want to use wide angle lenses instead to do the trick.

Consider taking some special shots. If the newlyweds are up to it, you can have some special shots taken right after the ceremony. The guests wouldn’t even notice that they are gone for some time since they are all heading for the reception. Tip: Make sure you have previously visited the exact spot at exactly the same time to get the effects you want. Remember, the ability to plan ahead can make you a better wedding photographer!

Work with the bridesmaids. If you want to get good access to the bride and increase your chances of securing future business, then you need to work with the bridesmaids. Believe me; it’s more like hitting more than two birds with one stone!

Get the guys to cooperate. Let’s face it – most guys don’t like to have their picture taken. So, how do you go about it? Well, the best thing to do in such cases is to let them know that the shoot wouldn’t take too much of their time. For sure, this will make them comply to your demands more easily.

Dress to impress. Just because you are there to cover the wedding doesn’t mean that you have the license to dress sloppily. You need to dress appropriately for the occasion. Remember, your physical appearance has a lot to say about you and your work.

Walk with purpose. In connection with the abovementioned suggestion, you can also convey professionalism with the way you walk and carry yourself. Walk with purpose and your clients will see that you know what you are doing and that you are working hard to give them what they want.

While the last two suggestions don’t have anything to do with improving your shots, they can significantly contribute to your success as a professional wedding photographer. With that said, I hope that you can use these wedding photography ideas to further improve your craft.

Choosing the right DSLR is just the first step towards compelling wedding-photography. However, to become a top shot in wedding photography requires requires dedicated efforts and a clear blueprint. Wedding Photography Blueprint is perhaps the best resource to make the most out of your wedding photography shots.
 
..all the best,
Ray Baker