The days of posed wedding photos are long gone, with most couples opting for a more candid, natural feel when it comes to their wedding photography. Despite a desire for candidness, couples are increasingly falling in love with wedding photography ideas they've seen on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr or Instagram. These wedding photography ideas can be humorous, romantic or just downright beautiful. It is important to discuss your wedding photography ideas and must-have shots with your wedding photographer prior to the day. Your wedding photographer will probably have some wedding photography ideas that they can share with you too.
We collected some of our own favourite wedding photography ideas to share with you. These wedding photography ideas look good on every couple and bridal party, they add interest, ensure spontaneous giggle eruptions and create moments so beautiful immortalising them in a picture is a must!
Wedding Photography Idea #1 - Let's Jump On The Bed
Do you remember when you were young and your mum told you not to jump on the bed? Forget that, it's your wedding day and you can do whatever you want! Go it solo or grab one or more of your bridesmaids and jump for joy for the last time as a single lady. Your smile will be priceless and the excitement captured in this picture will be palpable.
Wedding Photography Idea #2 - For His Eyes Only...
You've worked hard for that bridal body, so make the most of it and show it off in a sexy boudoir shot. Buy some white lacy bridal lingerie and team it up with your veil too.
Wedding Photography Idea #3 - First Touch / First Look
These photos really make us go 'awww'. Ditch tradition and catch up with your hubby-to-be before you hit the aisle.
Wedding Photography Idea #4 - Animals Love Weddings Too
Dogs holding ring pillows, cats wearing tuxedos and rabbits in flower crowns - everyone loves a wedding even your pets! Include them in your wedding photos to ensure a smile for years to come.
Wedding Photography Idea #5 - Confetti Recessional
The happiest of photos is seeing a couple walk under a shower of coloured confetti!
Wedding Photography Idea #6 - Let's Jump In a Car
Preferably a truck or Kombi...Yes it's that simple to crack your whole bridal party into hysterics - just try fitting them all into a car!
Wedding Photography Idea #7 - All the Flower Girls and all the Page Boys..
Kate Moss really set the trend here and what better example than the original! For a whimsical style photo gather your flower crowned girls and mini 'prince charmings' around you!
Wedding Photography Idea #8 - Balloons
The more the merrier, the bigger the better. For all your guests and just for you.
Wedding Photography Idea #9 - Rain, Rain Don't Go Away!
Don't be afraid of a little rain on your wedding day - it can create some amazing wedding photos. Grab an umbrella and embrace the drops!
Wedding Photography Idea #10 - In a Row Boat
Emanating the Notebook the row boat is so romantic. These wedding photography ideas do come with a warning: not recommended if you can't swim or if your dress is the size of a king bed spread!
Wedding Photography Idea #11 - Veil Caught in the Wind
How often do you get to wear a veil? Make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime accessory and create dramatic wedding photos as it catches the wind.
Wedding Photography Idea #12 - Sparkling Exit
Forget the plain old tunnel exit photos - brighten things up with sparklers! Your guests will love waving them and you'll love running through them!
Will you use any of these wedding photography ideas on your wedding day?
Image credits top - bottom: 1. Brad Ross Photography 2. Left: Elizabeth Messina Photography Right: Laura Murray Photography 3. Brandon Werth Photography 4. Left: Leslee Mitchell Photography Right: David Oliver Photography 5. MM Photos 6. April Werz Photography 7. Photography by Mario Testino 8. Hilary Cam Photography 9. Sunlit Studios 10. Clarzzique Photography 11. 1. Xsight Photography 2. Everglow Photography 12. Sheer Image Photography