A wed­ding is a rev­er­ent event, the suc­cess of which large­ly depends on the pho­tog­ra­ph­er. High-qual­i­ty and beau­ti­ful pic­tures will keep warm mem­o­ries of the solemn day. But an unsuc­cess­ful pho­to shoot can com­plete­ly spoil the impres­sion of the hol­i­day. Often, new­ly­weds want some­thing new. Not stan­dard pho­tos with a bou­quet under the arch, but unusu­al shots. We have col­lect­ed unusu­al ideas for a wed­ding pho­to, which, in our opin­ion, are inter­est­ing.

A wed­ding pho­tog­ra­ph­er is faced with the dif­fi­cult task of cap­tur­ing a love sto­ry. In many ways, the choice of angle, ideas and the lev­el of “non-banal­i­ty” depends on the loca­tion of the shoot­ing, the bud­get, the style of the hol­i­day itself. We tried to col­lect uni­ver­sal options that can be imple­ment­ed at any event. Pho­to: smartguy.com

Atten­tion to detail
Fea­ture of the image
The con­ti­nu­ity of gen­er­a­tions
View from above
Shoot­ing with ani­mals
Bot­tom line — how to take non-banal pho­tos

Attention to detail

Among the oblig­a­tory shots that the pho­tog­ra­ph­er usu­al­ly takes are: a beau­ti­ful pho­to of wed­ding rings, a bou­quet, jew­el­ry of the bride, bou­ton­niere of the groom. These details are impor­tant, as they help to con­vey the mood, the atmos­phere of the hol­i­day.

An exam­ple of stan­dard pho­to details at the bride’s gath­er­ing. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Ado­ra­ma

But how to make these pho­tos dif­fer­ent from every­one else? Focus not on typ­i­cal details (just rings, just a bou­quet). And on the fea­tures of the hol­i­day.

For exam­ple, you can focus on details that relate to tra­di­tions.

Greek brides write the names of unmar­ried friends on the soles of their shoes. The bride spends the entire wed­ding in these shoes. And at the end of the hol­i­day, he looks whose name has been com­plete­ly erased. You can take not just a pho­to of shoes dur­ing the train­ing camp, but rotate one of them so that you can see what names are writ­ten on the sole.

Fur­ther this sto­ry can be untwist­ed into a series of pic­tures. For exam­ple, 2 — where the bride looks at what name has been erased, 3 — where she con­grat­u­lates her friend, who should become the next bride.

An exam­ple of inscrip­tions on shoes. Pho­to: comunidad.bodas.com.mx

Anoth­er idea relat­ed to tra­di­tion. From Eng­land came the fash­ion to cook 4 things for the bride:

  • old (con­nec­tion with the fam­i­ly, most often it is a fam­i­ly heir­loom);
  • new (sym­bol of entry into a new life);
  • bor­rowed (loy­al­ty and sup­port of the one who gave this thing);
  • blue (sym­bol of fideli­ty).

You can take a pho­to of each of the items indi­vid­u­al­ly or arrange them togeth­er. It will turn out a beau­ti­ful pic­ture of impor­tant and valu­able things that were with the bride on this spe­cial day.

Any tra­di­tion at a wed­ding can and should be removed. In the gen­er­al tur­moil, such details may not be paid atten­tion to. But then, when view­ing the wed­ding album, it will cause a lot of warm emo­tions and mem­o­ries. Pho­to: walac.pe

Feature of the image

Stan­dard pho­to set: the bride’s dress weighs, the bride’s dress is close, but­tons, rhine­stones, lac­ing, lace. These are beau­ti­ful wed­ding pho­tos, but many peo­ple have them. This is not a rea­son to refuse pic­tures of the images of the new­ly­weds and their details. But there is anoth­er way to remove them.

For exam­ple: arrange dif­fer­ent objects. So you can tell more about the per­son him­self. Your hero is not an imper­son­al man in a suit. He has hob­bies, a favorite watch that he put on for this hol­i­day, a favorite per­fume that he used that day. Pho­tos like these will bring back more mem­o­ries. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel John Branch IV Pho­tog­ra­phy

The continuity of generations

Pho­tos with par­ents, rel­a­tives are a stan­dard pro­gram at a wed­ding. But in the pic­tures where every­one is stand­ing in one line, hold­ing their breath and putting on smiles, there are no feel­ings, warmth, emo­tions. And such shots will not cause awe lat­er. The main idea for unusu­al pho­tos of the bride and groom with rel­a­tives at the wed­ding is to con­vey emo­tions, and not to chase a large num­ber of peo­ple in the frame.

For each of the new­ly­weds, you can take a pho­to:

  • with each of the par­ents or impor­tant rel­a­tives;
  • togeth­er with both par­ents;
  • with the par­ents of the sec­ond half.

Pho­tos of the bride with her grand­moth­er, great-grand­moth­er look very touch­ing. Groom with grand­fa­ther, great-grand­fa­ther. Pho­tos of the moth­er of the bride and groom at the wed­ding togeth­er with the young are also very rev­er­ent. In this case, the cor­rect lay­out is impor­tant. We do not put peo­ple, as usu­al, in one line.

And, for exam­ple, we put the heroes oppo­site each oth­er. We put arm­chairs / chairs diag­o­nal­ly. So that one hero (for exam­ple, the bride) is half a turn or even with his back to the pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

An exam­ple of a pho­to of a grand­moth­er and grand­daugh­ter-bride. Pho­to: sympa-sympa.com

In the pho­to, peo­ple can:

  • speak;
  • hold­ing hands (you can gen­er­al­ly focus only on pho­tos of hands in such wed­ding pic­tures);
  • you can stroke your face, hair, kiss on the fore­head;
  • trans­fer some­thing (for exam­ple, a rel­ic, a ring, a watch, etc.).

An inter­est­ing idea for a very beau­ti­ful wed­ding pho­to is the lay­out of the past and the present. This option is suit­able if there is a thing that was hand­ed over to the new­ly­weds. For exam­ple, a dress from moth­er, grand­moth­er passed to the bride. It could be an engage­ment ring, a watch, any­thing.

The main thing is that it should be some­how con­nect­ed with the wed­ding of pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions. As a result, in the wed­ding album, you can com­pose a pho­to of the ances­tor (for exam­ple, grand­moth­er in a wed­ding dress) and the bride (again in this dress).

An unusu­al idea was real­ized by a bride from Ida­ho. She came to her wed­ding in her grand­moth­er’s dress, which moved her to tears. The framed pho­to­graph held by the girl in the third pic­ture is a pho­to­graph of her grand­moth­er on her wed­ding day in 1962. Pho­to: boredpanda.com

View from above

An unusu­al idea for a wed­ding pho­to is to take pic­tures from above. For exam­ple, a drone can be used for these pur­pos­es.

Why is it worth tak­ing pic­tures like this?

  • Allows you to cov­er a large area. And this is impor­tant, for exam­ple, if the cel­e­bra­tion takes place in a beau­ti­ful place, a cas­tle, a tent in nature, etc.
  • An unusu­al angle — out­side the box, attracts atten­tion. A pair can be shot from a long dis­tance from the side, laid on the ground and shot from above, caught in motion.
An exam­ple of beau­ti­ful wed­ding pho­tos from a drone. Pho­to: mywed.com, mykaleidoscope.ru

You can shoot only a cou­ple or all guests togeth­er from the drone. With its help, many loca­tions become avail­able for a pho­to shoot. For exam­ple, a beau­ti­ful cliff, cliff, roof. It is not always real­is­tic for a pho­tog­ra­ph­er with a cam­era to get into a safe posi­tion for a beau­ti­ful shot in such an area. Drone solves this prob­lem.

What if there is no drone? You can use a mono­pod and attach a cam­era to it. This method of shoot­ing has already been dis­cussed in the blog.

You can also make a beau­ti­ful frame from above with the help of a steplad­der. It remains only to beau­ti­ful­ly lay the young and take a pic­ture.

Top view is not often used in wed­ding pho­tos. This angle is more pop­u­lar when shoot­ing love sto­ries. But this means that it can and should be used so that the new­ly­weds have pho­tos that are not the same as every­one else. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Rebec­ca Car­pen­ter


There is a stereo­type that the veil is an out­dat­ed acces­so­ry. But today you can buy a veil of any size (short, long, wide), col­or, with embroi­dery, lace, rib­bons, etc. And turn it into a cool addi­tion to your look. And for a pho­tog­ra­ph­er, a veil is a great acces­so­ry.

Con­di­tions for a beau­ti­ful pic­ture:

  • hav­ing an assis­tant. With­out it, it will be dif­fi­cult to take a pho­to. He will have to pull on the veil, release it at the right time, wave it to make a beau­ti­ful air wave;
  • wind. When com­plete­ly calm, you will have to use a fan. Thanks to the wind, the light fab­ric will flut­ter beau­ti­ful­ly, and the assis­tant will have to direct it in the right direc­tion;
  • the longer and larg­er the veil, the bet­ter the air waves will be.
Exam­ples of beau­ti­ful wed­ding pho­tos of the bride and groom with a veil. Pho­to: photar.ru, i.pinimg.com, funik.ru

Shooting with animals

An inter­est­ing idea for a wed­ding pho­to is the par­tic­i­pa­tion of ani­mals. Pets are often full mem­bers of the fam­i­ly. There­fore, do not for­get about them at wed­dings. Dogs can wear pil­lows with rings, cats can sit in beau­ti­ful bas­kets.

The main thing is that they are also present at an impor­tant hol­i­day. And such pho­tos will help to pre­serve the mem­o­ry of your beloved pets, which, alas, do not live very long. And we already wrote about how to shoot pets in the blog.

Pets will help you take beau­ti­ful pic­tures that will def­i­nite­ly not be the same as every­one else. Pho­to: the-wedding.ru, funart.pro

Bottom line — how to take non-banal photos

It is always eas­i­er to take cre­ative pic­tures at a non-stan­dard wed­ding than at a clas­sic one. And if peo­ple are seri­ous about dec­o­rat­ing a loca­tion for a wed­ding, then find­ing ideas for pho­tos is even eas­i­er. But pho­tog­ra­phers do not always work at events where the decor is per­fect, there is a lot of time for pos­ing, etc.

To under­stand what to offer a cou­ple, it is advis­able to ini­tial­ly com­mu­ni­cate. Per­haps the guys are gen­er­al­ly very stiff, and first you need to do a lit­tle love sto­ry with them to help them loosen up.

Beau­ti­ful pho­tos of wed­ding flow­ers, rings, rel­a­tives, the first dance — this can­not be avoid­ed. Such shots are usu­al­ly need­ed by every­one. But even at a clas­sic event, you can take some unusu­al shots.

The wed­ding pho­to ideas that we have giv­en as an exam­ple are uni­ver­sal. They will eas­i­ly fit into both a strict restrained cel­e­bra­tion and a rebel­lious par­ty. And the main secret of cool wed­ding pho­tos - let the new­ly­weds behave the way they want, pose the way they like. In this case, you will be able to catch and show real emo­tions.

Ideas for a wed­ding pho­to shoot can be gleaned from mag­a­zines, social net­works and from our blog. Pho­to: pexels.com