Wedding photo session

Ideas for a bridal photo shoot

I want to cap­ture the most sig­nif­i­cant and joy­ful moments of life as a keep­sake. A wed­ding is a very excit­ing day, a long-await­ed cel­e­bra­tion of the birth of a new fam­i­ly. There­fore, it is so impor­tant to keep vivid, vivid mem­o­ries of him. A high-qual­i­ty, well-con­duct­ed pho­to shoot will leave orig­i­nal, beau­ti­ful pho­tos for many years. The arti­cle will give tips for tak­ing pic­tures of the wed­ding morn­ing.

Morning gathering

The pho­to ses­sion of the bride begins with cap­tur­ing the process of prepar­ing for the cel­e­bra­tion. The girl pos­es for a pho­tog­ra­ph­er at home with her par­ents and girl­friends. Par­tial­ly it can be nat­ur­al shots. Boudoir pho­tog­ra­phy involves the cre­ation of per­son­al, almost inti­mate shots. These pho­tos are not for pub­lic view­ing. It can be said that this is a kind of gift for a future hus­band. Dur­ing the shoot­ing, the girl grad­u­al­ly puts on her wed­ding attire.

The pho­tog­ra­ph­er cap­tures the dress­ing of a veil, stock­ings, apply­ing make­up and cre­at­ing a hair­style.

Tips and tricks for shoot­ing the morn­ing of the bride:

  • It is worth remem­ber­ing that the cen­tral fig­ure of the bride’s pho­to shoot is her­self. Frames with inte­ri­or items or loved ones will be just addi­tion­al touch­es. There­fore, a pos­i­tive atti­tude and the abil­i­ty to show sin­cere vivid emo­tions are very impor­tant.
  • Suf­fi­cient time should be allowed for tak­ing pho­tographs. Hasti­ly tak­en shots can lat­er dis­ap­point.
  • The pho­to ses­sion may not take place on the day of the wed­ding. Usu­al­ly in the morn­ing of this excit­ing day, the bride has a lot of wor­ries and not enough time. You can order a boudoir shoot in advance and slow­ly take thought­ful beau­ti­ful shots.
  • A pho­to stu­dio with the appro­pri­ate design, a spe­cial­ly rent­ed hotel room can also become a place for film­ing. And also quite pop­u­lar are shoot­ing in a pic­turesque nat­ur­al area.
  • You can com­bine a rehearsal of a wed­ding hair­style, make-up, dress fit­ting and a tri­al pho­to ses­sion. In this case, the bride will have an addi­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to eval­u­ate the image she has cho­sen for the wed­ding.
  • Clothes for shoot­ing the morn­ing of the bride are select­ed in a gen­tle style. It can be a light peignoir of a light tone, a dress­ing gown made of light silk, beau­ti­ful under­wear. How­ev­er, there may be oth­er options. The main thing is that the mod­el feels beau­ti­ful and nat­ur­al.
  • A bold, orig­i­nal option is pos­ing in a loose men’s shirt.
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  • If the hair­style is already done, you should make sure that dress­ing for a pho­to shoot does not spoil it. In this case, wardrobe items with a nar­row neck will not work.
  • While putting on the wed­ding dress, the bride, her brides­maids and par­ents can also pose for the cam­era. The main stages of putting on an out­fit, such as fas­ten­ing a veil, pulling on stock­ings, gloves, show­ing off in front of a mir­ror, tight­en­ing the lac­ing, always turn out to be beau­ti­ful and spec­tac­u­lar.
  • At the final stage of the morn­ing shoot­ing, the dressed bride can pose with a toy, doll or oth­er equip­ment.

It is worth con­sid­er­ing some ideas for mod­el pos­es and sub­ject com­po­si­tions dur­ing a boudoir shoot.

  • A touch­ing moment is the time when the hap­py bride wakes up on her wed­ding day. The girl is bask­ing in bed, antic­i­pat­ing joy­ful changes in her life. Such pho­tos do not have to be made can­did, if this is not the soul. A girl can be cov­ered with a sheet, wrapped in a blan­ket, stretch­ing from sleep. If the win­dows in the room open at dawn, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er can try to take a pic­ture from an angle where the sun is shin­ing through the win­dow, and the girl is smil­ing hap­pi­ly at him.
  • Morn­ing wash. A girl in a shirt stands in front of a mir­ror in the bath­room and splash­es water on her face.
  • Admir­ing the dress. The mod­el exam­ines her future out­fit, cor­rects any detail with her hand.
  • The clas­sic is the plot with putting on a garter. It can be made slight­ly erot­ic, or, on the con­trary, a lit­tle cheer­ful when brides­maids put this detail on the bride.
  • Pho­to in front of a full-length mir­ror. The mod­el can straight­en the veil, look at the shoes by lift­ing the edge of the dress, straight­en the frills, try on jew­el­ry.
  • Beau­ti­ful com­po­si­tions with a wed­ding bou­quet, rings, invi­ta­tion cards and oth­er attrib­ut­es of the upcom­ing cel­e­bra­tion will diver­si­fy the morn­ing pho­to ses­sion.
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  • The bride stands half-turned to the lens. Mom or girl­friend tight­ens the lac­ing on the corset.
  • A mod­el in a wed­ding dress sits or stands at the win­dow wait­ing for the groom with a bou­quet in her hands.
  • Close-up shot of the bride’s hands. In thin fin­gers, a girl can hold a flower, an invi­ta­tion card, a rib­bon. Pic­tures of two rings laid in the palm of your hand look rev­er­ent.
  • A girl in her wed­ding attire stands in front of a large mir­ror, and behind her par­ents and friends are vis­i­ble, ten­der­ly look­ing at the future new­ly­wed.
  • If there are ani­mals in the house, they can also be used in the frame. One has only to make sure that no harm is done to the wed­ding dress. The girl and her friends can pose with the cat. The bride can be pho­tographed out­doors with a dog on a leash. Small ani­mals or birds can be pho­tographed close-up on the mod­el’s hands or held up to the face. You can rent rab­bits or chin­chillas. Such pho­tos look very cute and gen­tle.
  • With rel­a­tives and friends, you can stage a joint morn­ing tea par­ty.
  • Pho­tos of the bride with chil­dren look touch­ing. Let the pho­tog­ra­ph­er cap­ture the younger broth­ers and sis­ters engaged in a com­mon game with a girl. Chil­dren can give the bride a bou­quet or help dec­o­rate the out­fit.

Photo session of full brides

So that pho­tographs do not high­light the weak­ness­es of the appear­ance and fig­ure, you should know the fea­tures and rules of shoot­ing girls with non-mod­el para­me­ters.

  • So that the folds at the waist and sides do not stand out, it is best to pho­to­graph the bride stand­ing in full growth. It is rec­om­mend­ed to avoid oblique pos­tures and bends.
  • Full face pho­tos can great­ly enhance facial fea­tures.
  • Close-up shots are best tak­en from a slight­ly high­er posi­tion. When a girl slight­ly rais­es her chin, her neck will look slim­mer.
  • Well con­ceals the full­ness of the side light source.
  • If the light is direct­ly on the mod­el, it is bet­ter to choose a pose in which she will nat­u­ral­ly cov­er her face with her hand. Then the shad­ow will fall on the neck and chin, visu­al­ly reduc­ing these parts of the body.
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Ideas for pregnant girls

To hide preg­nan­cy, you can use some of the sub­tleties of shoot­ing for such cas­es.

  • When pho­tograph­ing stand­ing, it is bet­ter to add a large object to the frame: a bou­quet, an umbrel­la, a fruit bas­ket. This will shift the focus of the frame and divert atten­tion from the abdomen.
  • A pro­trud­ing tum­my can be visu­al­ly smoothed out by tak­ing a pho­to from a posi­tion slight­ly high­er than the bride’s height.
  • Pho­tos of preg­nant girls in a wed­ding dress look good while sit­ting. In this case, the folds of the dress hide the waist.
  • For frames, it is bet­ter to choose main­ly full face. Shoot­ing half-turned and from the side can put a visu­al empha­sis on the tum­my.

See the video below for tips on bridal pho­tog­ra­phy.