Your wedding day will provide a treasure trove of memories which you will probably cherish for all your life. However, to ensure this, it is crucial that your wedding day be captured in the best way possible. Gone are the days when your cousin with a DSLR or your friend who owns a GoPro can do a decent job of taking photographs. Wedding photography has evolved and led to a significant change in the way wedding days are captured. Here are the top 7 ways you can opt for:
1. Involve the Guests
Provide disposable cameras to the guests so they can capture images from around them. As the bride or groom, you will be occupied and since your photographer will focus on you, some candid moments might be missed. You can also ask the guests to bring along their own cameras and then share the images with you.
2. Hire a Videographer
Capture your big day on video. You can actually start with a casual behind the scenes style video that captures you getting ready. The videographer can then record each and every second of the proceedings, resulting in your wedding movie.
3. Stage a Photo Booth
A trend that is well and truly integral to a memorable wedding day experience is a photo booth, complete with props and backdrops. The guests can click fun pictures of themselves and you and your new spouse can join in the fun.
4. Go Low with GoPro
Strap a GoPro to your beloved pet and let him be a photographer too. This makes for an interesting and exciting experience for the guests as well, and the unique camera angle will result in some truly candid shots. Of course, this might take some training and convincing on your part, but the results will be memorable and something unique. You won’t see many wedding albums where the family pooch took some photos!
5. Up in the Air
As mentioned, using drones can give you an aerial view of your event. Click photos from up in the air or even capture a video, as you two walk down the aisle or have your first dance. Do make sure you have someone experienced operating the drone so that the results are just the way you want. The only catch is that you have to check the legal restrictions on using drones with camera around the venue of your wedding. You don’t want to spend your wedding night in jail, do you? Well, it won’t get to that but still it’s better to check out the law before you use drones.
6. Shaky Cam
And while you are at it, you can actually use shaky cam effect mostly seen in action movies to get a cool video effect. Record the bridal march with the camera moving from side to side or have it hover below you when you cut the cake. This will be a truly unique way to capture the best moments of your wedding day.
7. Scavenger Hunt
Now that you have the guests involved, why not have a scavenger hunt? Ask your guests to provide you what they feel are the best photos of the key moments of your wedding day. This will give them added incentive to click great pictures that will look amazing in your wedding album. Make sure you offer them sufficient incentive to do so, such as a shout out on Facebook (which reminds us, don’t forget to post your wedding photos on social media, where they will be safe forever).
As you can see, there is no dearth of ideas when it comes to wedding photography. You don’t have to rely on the conventional poses and styles to get the images you are looking for. Go for something unique and new and you will be able to make your wedding day memorable for all the people involved. So, follow these 7 ways and you will truly be able to capture your wedding day perfectly!