Wedding days are glamorous events where the bride and groom feel somewhat like celebrities, not only because of how beautiful they look, but also because their every move is captured by photographers and recorded by videographers, who are pretty much, like their paparazzi team. Brides feel like princesses, walking around in their gorgeous gowns, with stunning hair and makeup, especially when they pose for the official wedding photo shoot.
Your job as a photographer is to make sure that every photo you take at the wedding captures the most candid moments and preserves unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Why not try and take those photographs to a whole new level then? Here’s what you can do to create celebrity-level wedding photographs that your clients will adore.
1. It Is All about the Backdrop
You must have heard or perhaps even seen the breathtaking flower wall at Kim and Kanye’s wedding that started one of the most popular wedding trends around the world. It is a gorgeous backdrop that can completely transform any photograph and make it look like it came right out of a fairytale.
If you have no flower wall to work with, find a similar backdrop that looks completely enchanting to get that celebrity look and make the photos glamorous.
2. The Dramatic Bride’s Silhouette
There’s something special about capturing a bride’s silhouette when her back is facing the camera, and she is looking over her shoulder and right into the camera lens. Perhaps it’s that feeling of grandness, but it really looks stunning if taken from the right angle.
This is a Royal wedding trend that lots of brides and wedding photographers like to follow, so make sure you do too. Capture the bride’s gown at its finest, which can have an even more amazing effect if it has a pretty long train, which is, unsurprisingly, a popular feature at celebrity weddings.
3. The Purity and Softness of a Veil
Crowns, tiaras and various other headpieces seem to be a trend that is becoming more and more popular. However, veils certainly don’t fall behind, and they haven’t lost even one single bit of their significance. Even if they don’t wear it throughout the day, brides love taking photos while wearing a veil, as there is a certain dose of softness, purity, and romance in it.
Advise the brides you are shooting to follow in many celebrities’ footsteps and put on their beautiful veils for a quick photo shoot. You can be sure that the photos will look artistic and entirely magical.
4. The Brides Squad
Even in cultures where no bridesmaids were required for a wedding, now they are a must. The so-called “brides squad” photos are an unavoidable part of not only celebrity weddings, but also every other couple’s wedding.
Therefore, gather all the bridesmaids and take a beautiful shot of the bride and her best buddies, holding their bouquets and having the time of their lives. Their friendship needs to be captured perfectly, so be sure to make every single photo count.
5. Showing off the Labels
There are very few things that scream celebrity, and luxury brands are one of them. How many photos of celebrity weddings have you encountered that don’t splash the labels all around? Therefore, have the bride and groom of the wedding you are shooting hold on to the packaging of their luxury perfumes and jewelry instead of instantly tossing them away. Use the boxes to create artistic and glamorous photographs that will inspire that celebrity feel of luxury.
6. A Kiss or a Simple Touch on the Forehead
You will certainly take a lot of photos where the bride and groom share a kiss. However, to take the photos to a whole new level – the celebrity level – you can take photos of the groom kissing the bride on the forehead. Better yet, you can have them share a simple, but meaningful forehead touch, which can be even more intimate than a kiss. It will capture their unique bond and the genuine love they have for each other.
These are the ultimate keys to creating celebrity-level wedding photographs, so make sure you always have them in the forefront of your mind. Share these pieces of advice with the loving couples before every shooting you have, as you may inspire them to prepare in advance, especially if they think about bringing props or creating that popular flower wall. Remember that good wedding photo editing is crucial for amazing photographs so, if you are not so good with editing, make sure you find the best experts in the field to help you out.