As an official photographer at the wedding, you need to not only take photos of the course of the wedding, but also find a fresh approach in order to make it stand out by having at least a couple of photos which are original.
Considering the fact that weddings now can have a playful note and that you can have some fun with taking photos, the sky is your limit when it comes to these ideas. However, having a creative block isn’t something unusual, so you can check out the next several ideas to get you going.
Playful and Outdoorsy
A project like this need to occur before the wedding so that you can have enough time to place everyone and take great photos without being in a hurry or working under pressure. The first idea for taking a great photo of a couple who’re getting married, with the bridesmaids and groomsmen, is to go outdoors with all of them. Now, you can have everyone all dressed up, having a picnic in a natural environment or perhaps near a landmark, and I’m sure the natural lighting will do its magic and help you take great photos.
Are You Competitive?
If you want to add a pinch of humor to your wedding photos and introduce this characteristic to your style as a wedding photographer, you can make bridesmaids and groomsman fight over the bride and groom. This can go anywhere from taking a photo which has a “pull the rope” composition, so to speak, or – if they are up for it – you can have them dressed as rugby players cover them all in mud.
Have Fun with the Role Switch
This one can be a lot of fun for you and everyone included. If they take you up on this suggestion, you can dress up all the groomsmen as brides and the other way around and take photos while their roles are switched. So, the groomsmen would be all excited about the wedding ring while the bridesmaids would be drinking a causal beer while waiting for the ceremony.
Cosplay is Always Exciting
If the couple getting married has a wedding theme or if they would like to have one in the photos only, you should use this idea and I’m sure this will look great later – naturally, with some quality photo editing service by SmartPHOTOeditors done afterwards. This can be anything really; their favorite book or a movie perhaps. They will have a lot of fun doing it, so make sure to take a lot of spontaneous photos during your shooting.
These are just four concepts I know will look great, but you should definitely consult the happy couple and find a great way to celebrate their marriage and still manage to have some fun during the photo shoot. Your job is to go prepared, with every single piece of equipment with you, so make sure that something insignificant (like an empty battery, for example) doesn’t stop you from getting really nice shots.