When you think of wedding pictures, do you think of artificial poses and forced smiles? How about staid, unremarkable poses in front of trees and trellises and all of the “traditional” locations so common to most wedding photographs?
If so, maybe it’s time to consider creative alternatives to ordinary wedding photography. After all, if a wedding is supposed to be as unique as the couple committing their lives to one another, then why should their wedding photos be any different?
Photojournalistic photos are way to keep the memories of that special day new again, year after year. But how do you create a set of photographs which is as unique as you are? That’s easy! By collaborating with your photographer to explore new and imaginative ideas to help you create lively, unique images that are yours and yours alone!
In many cases, the traditional taking of wedding photographs can be a long and somewhat tedious part of an already tiring and regimented day. Why not energize your photo session, instead of settling for the same old tired poses? For example, instead of having everyone standing stiffly with a hedge in the background, try having the bride and groom waiting together at a bus stop. Or perhaps the bride and groom can be “caught” playing hide-and-seek at a playground, evoking the fun-loving nature of their strong and happy union.
Creative images like these inspire the memories that last a lifetime. More importantly, they virtually guarantee a smile from friends and family in all the years to come. And of course you can't go wrong by going for a destination wedding.
Looking to stretch your creativity? Here are a few more examples. Try posing in front of an old, graffiti-covered brick wall. You may be surprised by what you discover! The elegant couple and the gritty urban background become a wonderfully original dichotomy that invites discussion long after the wedding is over. Want a few more ideas? Why not have the bride wading ankle-deep in a shallow pond, splashing water playfully at her groom? How about having the groom wheel the bride to their car on a shipping dolly, “supporting” her on the road to a bright and happy future?
See how easy it is? Your wedding photographer can help you come up with more great ideas just like these. After all, don’t you owe it to yourself to make your wedding photographs as unique and memorable as you are? You only get married only once, and your wedding pictures should be as exciting and unique as the people who appear in them!
So if you’re looking for that special photograph which sets your special day apart from the rest, then a photojournalistic wedding style could be the answer!