Your big day is just around the corner, and you want to make it the most perfect, unique and memorable day of your life. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! But, not being alone and having a lot of your friends getting married around the same time can complicate things for you rather than make it easier for you to think of a unique theme for your wedding. How do you make your wedding one-of-a-kind? How do you avoid using the same tricks and styles that so many before you have used? One way you can make your wedding memories unforgettable is to make your wedding photo shoot fun and creative, and here are some ideas to get you started.
Recreate an important moment
Do you guys have a picture that everyone knows you for? Maybe it was at a special event, the night you met, or just a crazy party where you realized how much you love each other? Go to the same location and try to recreate the mood. You can get your bridesmaids and groomsmen to help you out with this by imitating the crowd that was surrounding you when the moment happened. Add any needed effects in the post-production to make it look as close as possible to the original photo – with the exception of the bridal gown and suit, of course. If you don’t have any pictures that you would like to recreate, go through your childhood pictures, or even recreate the wedding photos of your parents or grandparents.
Have fun with digital editing
In today’s day and age, anyone with access to a computer can create masterpieces with photo editing programs. So, why don’t use that to your advantage and make an ordinary photo shoot look like a thrilling adventure, with the two of you in the leading roles. Run away with your entourage from a huge dinosaur that is just a few feet behind you, commandeer a spaceship or run away from a pair of giants with a golden egg under one arm and a goose under the other. There are so many options that it’s impossible to choose something that will not be fun!
Recreate the theme of the wedding
Let’s face it: themed weddings are always fun. Whether you are going for steampunk vintage or zombie apocalypse, you are going to have a blast with your friends and family. You can bring that same theme into your wedding photo shoot. Create a setting that you think matches the theme of your wedding best, have a special-effects makeup artist on the spot and go crazy. If you are having the photo shoot before the wedding, try out things that you would like to incorporate for the actual event to see how you like it when it’s all put together. Alternatively, if you are not having a themed wedding, a themed photo shoot is a perfect chance to have some fun before the big day.
Put the destination in the spotlight
Destination weddings are all the rage these days, and if you are lucky enough to have your wedding at a remote location, make the most of it for your photo shoot. You might need to find an adventurous photographer, but it will all be worth it. Change into your wedding attire inside a glacier in Iceland, and take some surreal photos, or hire one of the amazing crews for wedding videography in Sydney and have a personalized video made in the Royal Botanic Gardens. If you are not having a destination wedding, you can always highlight the beauties of your hometown in your photo shoot, or simply have the shoot when you go away for your honeymoon.
Out of all the wedding presents you are going to receive on the day, the one you will cherish the most are going to be the pictures, which you will look back on with joy for the rest of your life. Just imagine flipping through the album decades from the big day and remembering the event! A picture-perfect scene, right?