H O N E Y M O O N P H O T O G R A P H Y
Introducing the honeymoon photography session; the perfect way to reconnect after your wedding day and the best time to capture your newly-wedded bliss while you’re looking your best in holiday mode.
This generation is the most photographed in history so it makes sense that we’re looking for new and exciting ways to capture memories. Wedding photography has experienced dramatic changes over the past five years and the honeymoon photography session is one of the newest and most exciting options for creating memories.
But let’s be honest, it’s more than just a few keepsake photos. A honeymoon photography session is an opportunity for reconnection; it’s a moment of celebration after the busy and often stressful time surrounding a wedding.
Lyndel and Daniel from Lost in Love Photography, one of Australia’s most sought after destination and honeymoon photographers agree. Over the past couple of years they have photographed loved-up couples all over the world and in some of the most romantic locations - Positano, Paris, Byron Bay - so they know the perfect ingredients for a fabulous escape shoot. Timing is key, particularly if you want to avoid tourist crowds. The solution? Get up early! “Early morning is great as it’s generally a lot quieter and the light is clear and soft. On the flipside, the golden light at sunset is beautiful, too,” says Lyndel.
Regardless of the location, the essence of the honeymoon photography session is you and your love! It’s a lot less structured than an engagement shoot so there are no photos of you gazing at your engagement rings or sitting awkwardly in a forced embrace. It’s all about creating a relaxed and peaceful environment for authentic intimacy. “It’s about photographing the couple on an adventure, exploring together and capturing the little moments and gestures that encompass their love and admiration for each other,” says Lyndel.
A honeymoon photography session captures you and your husband at one of the most fun times in your relationship. After the wedding is done and you’ve had a chance to reconnect as newlyweds means you’re both more and at peace with each other. You’re also more likely to have less bags under your eyes and the worry lines on your forehead! A photoshoot on your honeymoon is the perfect time to have fun with your photos and to make the most of the gorgeous locations you’ll be visiting! The possibilities are endless.
“We get a lot of clients following our travels on instagram and booking us in places we’ve scheduled to visit. This year we are heading to Italy and France to photograph weddings and while we are there we are also photographing a few honeymoon photography sessions.
One will be in a gorgeous village in the South of France and another on the beach of Positano, Italy. Some couples happen to be there at the same time as us, on holidays or on their honeymoon, and others are flying from the other side of the world to meet with us.” - Lyndel, Lost in Love Photography.
S I X S T E P S T O A N E S C A P E P O R T R A I T S H O O T:
1. Find a honeymoon or wedding photographer that you love.
2. Suss out location options with them depending on your budget, fly them to your destination or fly to their destination.
3. Organise a hair & makeup artist (the photographer might be able to help you with this). We recommend keeping your hair and makeup natural and relaxed, especially if you are being photographed in nature.
4. Think about styling elements such as clothes and flowers. You might want a florist to create a beautiful flower arch to frame you both for an epic shot on top of a mountain or you may want to keep things simple and wear a flower crown for a little touch of boho beauty.
5. Consider an activity during your shoot - horse riding or wine tasting - or, if you prefer to keep things simple, know that a stroll along a beach, a wander through the markets or a late-afternoon coffee in a little cafe, is just as photo-worthy.
6. Enjoy it, pretend the honeymoon photographer isn’t there, bask in the love!
All images by Lost In Love Photography