Wedding photo session

Wedding photo session: the best places and weather for beautiful photos

A wed­ding pho­to shoot is a very impor­tant and respon­si­ble event, with­out which not a sin­gle cel­e­bra­tion can do. It is very impor­tant that she become tru­ly roman­tic, orig­i­nal and beau­ti­ful — after all, it is pho­tographs that keep the mem­o­ry of the most impor­tant event in the life of a fam­i­ly — mar­riage.

Beautiful poses for photo shoots

To begin with, it is worth talk­ing about the pos­es of the young — they should look roman­tic, but at the same time nat­ur­al. When orga­niz­ing a pho­to ses­sion, you should pay spe­cial atten­tion to the fol­low­ing inter­est­ing options:

  • hands — young peo­ple can go hand in hand, how­ev­er, vari­a­tions are pos­si­ble, for exam­ple, a young spouse leads his beloved under the elbow; such pos­es are espe­cial­ly good in dynam­ics;
  • sup­port — in this case, the man stands a lit­tle behind his beloved, sup­ports her by the shoul­ders and gen­tly kiss­es her cheek or tem­ple;
  • the cen­ter of the artis­tic com­po­si­tion — while the young groom looks direct­ly into the cam­era, and the bride is kept slight­ly in a semi-pro­file, lean­ing a lit­tle on the shoul­der of her part­ner.

It’s bet­ter for the groom to put his palms in his pock­ets — this way it will be pos­si­ble to avoid exces­sive car­i­ca­ture and unnec­es­sary bro­ken cor­ners and lines that will look bad in the frame;

  • in his arms — a clas­sic shot when a new­ly-made hus­band car­ries his wife in his arms, but in this case, you need to take into account the fea­tures of the bride’s out­fit; if the dress is very mag­nif­i­cent, then clas­si­cal sup­port will be appro­pri­ate, when one arm of the young man wraps around the waist of his part­ner, and the oth­er holds her under her knees, but if the dress is made in the Mer­maid style or a slight­ly fit­ted sil­hou­ette, then it makes sense to lift the girl ver­ti­cal­ly.

Inter­est­ing! If the young peo­ple have a good sense of humor, then the bride can be com­plete­ly thrown over her shoul­der.

Be sure to take a few shots when the young ones are sit­ting. At the same time, you can also sit in dif­fer­ent ways, name­ly:

  • loved ones look very good side by side, this option is opti­mal for a wed­ding pho­to­set, as well as in nature — on a swing, on the riv­er bank or embank­ment;
  • a fair­ly pop­u­lar plot is a tilt, in this case, the young peo­ple tilt their heads slight­ly towards each oth­er, turn­ing to the cam­era;
  • lev­els are a styl­ish trick; the bride usu­al­ly sits, and the young groom stands behind her, or in anoth­er way — the groom is on the bench, the young wife is locat­ed right at his feet.

Tra­di­tion­al­ly, pho­tos from the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion cap­ture kiss­es. Kiss­es in the pic­tures can be mod­est, hid­den by a fan, veil or side­board, or they can be pas­sion­ate — but in this case it is impor­tant to keep the line exact­ly so that the pas­sion in the frames does not turn into obscen­i­ty. It is worth pay­ing atten­tion to the fol­low­ing options:

  • the most clas­sic angle is kiss­ing on the lips — usu­al­ly young peo­ple freeze for a few sec­onds before touch­ing their lips and at that moment the pho­tog­ra­ph­er “catch­es” them;
  • kiss­es on the cheek, as well as on the crown or fore­head look very gen­tle and rev­er­ent — while it will be much bet­ter if a man starts kiss­ing;
  • the pic­ture looks very ele­gant and rev­er­ent when the young bride stands on tip­toe and reach­es for a kiss to her beloved.

Such shots are espe­cial­ly good if the young man is much taller than his com­pan­ion.

Impor­tant! Each pho­tog­ra­ph­er tries to make his client as beau­ti­ful as pos­si­ble. How­ev­er, it will be more cor­rect if you your­self deter­mine your suc­cess­ful angle.

At the same time, pro­fes­sion­als rec­om­mend focus­ing on the tip of the nose — for this you need to look in which direc­tion it is direct­ed. Usu­al­ly it is almost imper­cep­ti­ble, but if you look care­ful­ly, you can still guess the favor­able direc­tion.

Anoth­er top­i­cal issue is how to posi­tion the hands in the pho­tographs. To make young peo­ple look more ten­der and roman­tic, you need to fol­low the fol­low­ing tips:

  • when the frame is designed to cap­ture hugs, then usu­al­ly the spouse’s hands are locat­ed on the young woman’s waist, and the girl holds her beloved by the neck;
  • the option looks good, in which the arms slight­ly bent at the elbows touch the fore­arms of the part­ner;
  • if the spous­es hold each oth­er’s hands, then you do not need to inter­lace your fin­gers — the pic­tures in which the man and woman bare­ly touch with their palms look very ten­der;
  • a very good option is when a strong and strong hand of a man sup­ports the ten­der and frag­ile fin­gers of the bride;
  • when the pic­ture is pro­file, a woman often puts her hand on the shoul­der of her com­pan­ion, or a man rais­es the palms of his beloved wife, depict­ing a gal­lant kiss.

Prop­er­ly select­ed pos­es are only part of the suc­cess of a wed­ding pho­to shoot, and the oth­er part that deter­mines the real atmos­phere and ener­gy of the shots is the views of the young. Option — it’s eye to eye or in one direc­tion. Such shots always look solemn and gen­tle. A win­ning shot is one in which the bride is look­ing straight into the lens while her man is look­ing at her lov­ing­ly. Or, on the con­trary, pho­tographs turn out well when the man looks direct­ly into the cam­era, and the bride throws a play­ful look over her shoul­der.

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Sep­a­rate­ly, it is worth dwelling on pos­es that should not be used for the first joint pho­to shoot of young spous­es.

  • For­get about such beat­en clich­es as a bride in the palm of your hand — such games with dimen­sions often look rather ridicu­lous.

If you want to get a pho­to with humor, it is bet­ter to play with facial expres­sions.

  • Many peo­ple love pho­tos in a jump. In fact, this is not a very good idea, more often than not, instead of the expect­ed effect of fly­ing, you get an unnat­ur­al pose and a dis­tort­ed face.
  • Well, the recep­tion, when the bride pulls her groom by the tie, is also a thing of the past. A more styl­ish and ele­gant frame will look when a girl straight­ens a bou­ton­niere on the lapel of her jack­et or brush­es off an invis­i­ble speck of dust from it.

All of these pos­es look good in both win­ter and sum­mer, so feel free to include them in your pho­to report. How­ev­er, remem­ber the main thing — you must be nat­ur­al, your mem­o­ry is your feel­ings and emo­tions, which cre­ate that incred­i­ble atmos­phere of this won­der­ful day.

Choosing a place for photography

Loca­tion for wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy is very impor­tant. In the morn­ing, it is bet­ter for a girl to take pic­tures in some bright hotel, it is desir­able that the win­dows in the room be to the floor — it looks tru­ly lux­u­ri­ous and excit­ing.

As for paired shots, try to avoid tem­plates. Every wed­ding should be unique. Select­ing the best back­drops in each case should be done on an indi­vid­ual basis, depend­ing on the style of the event, the bride’s attire and the per­son­al pref­er­ences of the cou­ple.

For exam­ple, if the new­ly­weds love a cer­tain style of music, then you can arrange a pho­to shoot for them near the wall with graf­fi­ti. An obser­va­tion deck with a view of the city will also become a good area — it will empha­size the height of the rela­tion­ship of lovers.

You should con­sid­er in more detail the actu­al places for pho­tog­ra­phy.

  • Old manor. This is a rather orig­i­nal solu­tion, which, no doubt, will suit young peo­ple — this is a solemn pho­to ses­sion in the premis­es of an old manor, a destroyed tem­ple or a muse­um. The spe­cial style and decor of such places will add a unique charm to pho­tographs, cre­ate a unique atmos­phere, empha­size the beau­ty of the cou­ple and seem to take the new­ly­weds many cen­turies ago.

Antique pieces of fur­ni­ture, as well as paint­ings and pati­na, can be a stun­ning back­drop for the best and most mem­o­rable shots.

  • Parks and squares. Parks do not lose their pop­u­lar­i­ty as wed­ding pho­to zones, and they are rel­e­vant at any time of the year — lux­u­ri­ous bloom­ing, gold­en or cov­ered with snow-white cov­er — this is a clas­sic of wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy, which is ide­al for roman­tic and ten­der shots. Young spous­es can go deep into the park, sit in a cozy gaze­bo or take pic­tures against the back­drop of busy paths. If you blur for­eign objects a lit­tle, the frames can turn out to be real­ly styl­ish.

Pho­tographs in an amuse­ment park look very good, espe­cial­ly if they are tak­en in the evening under unusu­al light­ing.

  • Sea shore. Prob­a­bly, noth­ing can be more roman­tic than a seascape — white clean sand, gold­en beach­es, high foamy waves and end­less blue make pic­tures of lovers incred­i­bly roman­tic, they cre­ate an extra­or­di­nary feel­ing of light­ness, free­dom and real ten­der­ness. The shots tak­en at dawn look great — at this time, the pic­ture chang­ing every minute allows you to take many inter­est­ing, beau­ti­ful, roman­tic and at the same time dif­fer­ent shots.

It will be great if you find a wood­en pier, how­ev­er, and the rocky coast can cre­ate an unusu­al atmos­phere, so the choice of back­ground should be approached as care­ful­ly as pos­si­ble.

  • In field. Pic­tures in the rur­al wilder­ness are always win-win, and this is not sur­pris­ing. The rur­al land­scape cre­ates its own spe­cial atmos­phere, rus­tic shots come out well. At the same time, there are quite a few options for good pic­tures — it can be a walk through a field with gold­en wheat, a horse­back ride, touch­ing pho­tos with fun­ny chick­ens, duck­lings, a dog or rab­bits. Quite styl­ish images of sheaves of har­vest­ed hay are obtained.
  • At the pond. A pond or a riv­er can become an adorn­ment of any wed­ding frame. Young peo­ple who stand on the riv­er bank in an embrace always look touch­ing and cute. Shots with reeds are espe­cial­ly atmos­pher­ic, but city water bod­ies also look no worse — usu­al­ly such places are equipped with bridges and land­scape fig­ures, so they can be an ide­al solu­tion for pho­to shoots.
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  • On a yacht. For those new­ly­weds who want to empha­size their style, lux­u­ri­ous lifestyle and wealth, ele­gant frames on a yacht will be the best choice. The water trans­port site, the nat­ur­al land­scape and the city back­ground, slight­ly blurred in the back­ground, make the pho­to shoot real­ly expen­sive and sen­su­al.
  • On the roof of sky­scrap­ers. Pho­tographs tak­en on the roof of high-rise build­ings look very roman­tic and unhack­neyed. Of course, you need to choose a place in advance — the roof must be safe and com­fort­able. It is advis­able to choose a build­ing locat­ed in the very cen­ter of the city, as a rule, they offer a mag­nif­i­cent view.

And, of course, make sure that the climb to the roof is clean — keep in mind that if young peo­ple have to climb dirty stairs, then this is unlike­ly to dec­o­rate their appear­ance.


When con­duct­ing a wed­ding pho­to ses­sion, spe­cial atten­tion should be paid to the prepa­ra­tion of acces­sories. It is worth con­sid­er­ing in more detail what they can be.

  • False glass­es, lips and mus­tache. Lips, as well as mus­tach­es and glass­es on sticks, are a very pop­u­lar tech­nique that is wide­ly used in hol­i­day pho­tog­ra­phy. You just need to attach such an acces­so­ry to your face, and instead of a bor­ing beat­en frame, you will get a very cheer­ful and fun­ny pho­to with your own unique char­ac­ter. It is note­wor­thy that all invi­tees can safe­ly take part in such a pho­to shoot — even the most seri­ous and strict peo­ple are unlike­ly to be able to resist the oppor­tu­ni­ty to fool around a bit in an atmos­phere of com­plete eman­ci­pa­tion of unbri­dled fun. In addi­tion to mus­tach­es, at the first fam­i­ly hol­i­day pho­to shoot, you can use car­ni­val masks and crowns — shots tak­en in this way are unusu­al, bright and under­stand­able.

Pho­to props make the shoot­ing process more diverse and give the shots a spe­cial charm and har­mo­ny.

  • Nim­bus and angel wings. This is a very atmos­pher­ic acces­so­ry. Usu­al­ly, large and very volu­mi­nous wings are used for pic­tures, which are made using real feath­ers or arti­fi­cial ana­logues. Such a styl­ish addi­tion to the bride’s dress will turn her into a real heav­en­ly mes­sen­ger, and the frames will look good in any place and in any weath­er. Wings can be accom­pa­nied by flow­ers in hair, del­i­cate make-up and a dress that flut­ters in the wind. It is best to car­ry out such pho­tog­ra­phy in nature, and it also looks har­mo­nious­ly at wed­dings in a fab­u­lous style. Depend­ing on the gen­er­al design, the spouse can turn into a fairy, an elf or a good angel.

It will be great if you pre­pare small wings from the chil­dren invit­ed to the event — this will make the atmos­phere even more fab­u­lous and mag­i­cal.

  • Frame­work. A few years ago, frames burst into the top wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy trends. This attribute always brings its own spe­cial mood and style to a pho­to project. For exam­ple, a frame with gild­ing would be appro­pri­ate for a vin­tage-style cel­e­bra­tion, and a wood­en one would be opti­mal for an event dec­o­rat­ed in accor­dance with the canons of rus­ti­cism.
  • Tan­ta­maresque. Very fun­ny shots are made using card­board or plas­tic small stands, where holes for faces are cut out. In the pic­tures, you can thus try on the out­fit of aris­to­crats, super­heroes, pirates, fairy-tale char­ac­ters and many oth­ers. Styl­ish details can give col­or — for exam­ple, a shot always looks advan­ta­geous when the groom paints a por­trait of his bride with a brush, or vice ver­sa.
  • Vol­u­met­ric let­ters. Large let­ters that can be com­bined into words are always pop­u­lar on wed­ding shoots. The most com­mon inscrip­tion is, of course, LOVE. These kinds of words are good absolute­ly every­where. They are placed in the pho­to zone, near the sweet table, near the place where young peo­ple and oth­ers sit.
  • Big flow­ers. Paper flow­ers rep­re­sent real har­mo­ny and sophis­ti­ca­tion. Usu­al­ly they set off the styl­ish out­fit of the bride and groom and are a sym­bol of eter­nal youth. If desired, you can make sev­er­al flow­ers and dec­o­rate the entire pho­to zone with them.
  • Umbrel­la. One of the lat­est trends has become pic­tures in which the spous­es hold unusu­al hand-paint­ed umbrel­las in their hands. At the same time, the inscrip­tions, as a rule, are made per­son­al so that they can reflect the feel­ings of the bride and groom for each oth­er, their oaths and promis­es.
  • Paper back­ground. You can cre­ate a styl­ish wed­ding pho­to back­drop from ordi­nary crepe paper. To do this, it is cut in the form of rib­bons and con­nect­ed into a kind of cur­tain. Usu­al­ly such com­po­si­tions are made mul­ti­col­ored, in which case they har­mo­nious­ly empha­size the gen­er­al atmos­phere of the hol­i­day.

Usu­al­ly both guests and young peo­ple like to pose near such a col­or­ful back­ground, and the shots are bright and chic.

We take into account the weather

When con­duct­ing a pho­to ses­sion, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the vagaries of the weath­er. If you are doing a pho­to shoot in the win­ter, of course, the pho­to of the new­ly-mar­ried wife against the back­drop of a snow-white car­pet looks real­ly amaz­ing. At the same time, it should be under­stood that in large cities it is almost impos­si­ble to find beau­ti­ful snow, in order to make high-qual­i­ty shots you will have to trav­el far beyond the metrop­o­lis. In addi­tion, severe frosts often occur in win­ter, and the bride, as a rule, is dressed in a light, airy dress. There­fore, at best, pho­tog­ra­phers will cap­ture the red nose and ears of the girl, and at worst, the weath­er will cause the young peo­ple to fall ill. Of course, you can cre­ate sev­er­al shots on the street, but the main pho­to­set is best done under the roof.

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How­ev­er, the choice of premis­es should be approached con­scious­ly. It can be a win­ter gar­den, a restau­rant or anoth­er build­ing with an inter­est­ing inte­ri­or.

On warm and dry days, you should give pref­er­ence to nat­ur­al land­scapes — shots look good on the shore of a reser­voir, in a park or square, as well as against the back­drop of some icon­ic sights of the city. But autumn is not just con­sid­ered one of the best sea­sons for a wed­ding. After all, nature, filled with all shades of gold, bur­gundy and yel­low, cre­ates incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful and quite atmos­pher­ic back­grounds.

How­ev­er, the weath­er is very unsta­ble — if the sun is shin­ing now, then it is not a fact that in an hour the city will not be cov­ered by a down­pour. If you’re plan­ning on shoot­ing out­doors, it’s worth con­sid­er­ing alter­na­tive options before­hand. How­ev­er, a good pho­tog­ra­ph­er, most like­ly, will be able to beat even the sud­den onset of rain and make very inter­est­ing shots.

For exam­ple, if the rain caught you dur­ing a pho­to shoot in the park, then you can hide under the crown of sprawl­ing trees or in a cozy gaze­bo and con­tin­ue tak­ing pic­tures. And you can por­tray a roman­tic in the rain — of course, the dress and hair will get wet, but the atmos­phere of the pic­tures will be inde­scrib­able.

Unusual ideas

If young spous­es are plan­ning some unusu­al pho­to shoot, then it is bet­ter to move away from the usu­al city routes and arrange shoot­ing in inter­est­ing places.

  • Bowl­ing. If young peo­ple like to play this game, then you can take a few shots in which they will do their favorite thing. This will not only be an ide­al alter­na­tive to tra­di­tion­al shoot­ing, but will also give spous­es a lot of fun mem­o­ries and cre­ate an atmos­phere of unbri­dled fun and excite­ment.
  • Rail­way. Very orig­i­nal and styl­ish shots are tak­en in the coun­try­side near the rail­way tracks, such shots look atmos­pher­ic and in some ways even sym­bol­ic.
  • Busy high­way. Always win-win views, which depict cars rush­ing some­where, peo­ple in a hur­ry, neon signs of shops and real posters — and in the mid­dle of this whole race are lovers who calm­ly and con­fi­dent­ly hold hands. As a rule, such pic­tures are very styl­ish and spec­tac­u­lar.

Sports photo session

Many cou­ples today are mov­ing away from the usu­al stan­dards of wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy and try­ing to cap­ture sin­cere and live­ly emo­tions. A great idea would be a pho­to ses­sion on skates. Young peo­ple, mer­ri­ly and care­free skat­ing in their solemn attire, look quite amus­ing, but at the same time roman­tic. A pho­to ses­sion on skis or a sleigh can also be a rather bold, but effec­tive solu­tion.

Of course, the young peo­ple will have to change clothes, but the main details of the wed­ding attire — the veil, bou­ton­niere and the bride’s bou­quet can be left — rest assured, the pic­tures will turn out to be tru­ly amaz­ing.

Win­ter is not the only oppor­tu­ni­ty to make styl­ish orig­i­nal shots. In the sum­mer, a rather inter­est­ing idea would be a pho­to shoot in the water. It can be shots in large water balls or even under­wa­ter. Pho­tographs in which young peo­ple jump from the pier into the abyss of water or stand knee-deep in water look very styl­ish and bold.

Keep in mind that in this case, the bride and groom will need a spare out­fit.

The shots in the trunk of a car are very fun­ny, for exam­ple, when young peo­ple kiss in the trunk of a car, and even fun­nier are the pic­tures where the bride and groom will pose in the back of a truck, which, it would seem, is not at all suit­able for a wed­ding pho­to.

Beau­ti­ful shots can be tak­en on your native street or for­est path — take a pic­ture on bicy­cles, mope­ds and motor­cy­cles, most like­ly they will be expres­sive, atmos­pher­ic and dynam­ic. Pic­tures with par­ents and chil­dren are very good if the cou­ple already has them. You can take pic­tures of young peo­ple in col­ored smoke: lilac, pink, orange — such shots are obtained as if cut out of some kind of saga about wiz­ards and won­der­ful heroes.

To learn how to pre­pare for a wed­ding pho­to shoot, see the fol­low­ing video.