You hired the best photographer in town, but are still anxious about the wedding photos. What if the lighting is bad? How will your make up look? What if everyone looks too posed and uncomfortable? Will your personalities shine through?
You definitely want to do your homework. Be sure to clearly communicate with your photographer what you want in terms of mood and style. Scope out the venue so you now where the best photo op locations are. Practice different facial expressions – it will feel silly, but you’ll be so happy you did. Start pinning wedding photos you really like for inspiration.
One golden nugget of advice we continually hear from the top wedding photographers is to relax, enjoy the moment, and have fun. This couldn’t be truer! Some of the most unique and unforgettable photos we’ve seen are those where the couple shows their sense of humor and quirky side. Here are some ideas to help take the seriousness out of your photo session. Go in with this mindset, and you are guaranteed to come away with some fun, memorable shots everyone will be talking about for years to come!
There’s a reason why “Bridesmaids” ranks as one of the best wedding movies of all time. Embrace your flaws and round up the girls for a “bridesmaids behaving badly” shot.
You stressed about paying so much for wedding shoes. Get the most out of them by staging a hilarious “Bride Stomping On Groomsmen” photo.
With a little help from their wedding party, bride Christina and groom Derek take a moment to relax on their big day at The Foundry in Long Island City.
As joyous as your wedding day is, it’s also a little stressful. You’ll reach a point at least once when giving your “ring finger” doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
Just because he walks on four legs and drools a little doesn’t mean he’s not part of the family. Jacqueline and Gary made sure to include their bulldog, Thomas, in the celebrations at Trump Soho.
Like we already said, just try to relax and act normal for the camera.
They pretend not to care about wedding details like the ring, but get them together and it’s all “oohs and ahhs.”
She may look like a vision of beauty, but don’t be fooled. This is a bride who can throw down with the best of them and isn’t afraid to drink her groomsmen under the table, literally!
Mary and Galen dip out from their Hudson Hotel wedding for just enough time to take this cute photo in front of the Fun-Time ice cream truck.
This party trick never gets old and the smile on this bride’s face says it all. Though the groom buried under all that tulle may be faring a little differently!
Comfort over style, or style over comfort? Sporting her Nike high tops, bride Justine makes a case for both sides at her Tribeca Rooftop wedding.
Anytime you mix kids in with a formal event like a wedding, fun and cuteness are sure to follow. How adorable are these innocent little flower girls covering their eyes while the lovebirds kiss?!
The sign of a true New York couple? When you stop to take a wedding photo in front of one of the city’s iconic food trucks!
Ever wonder what the groom and his buddies are up to while the bridal party gets ready? Judging from Daniel and his groomsmen, they’re up to no good.
It’s kind of like when you ask them to hold your purse.
Yes, the balloon prop is nothing new. But there’s no denying that a colorful bundle brings a good dose of festive fun to the wedding photo session. And this ‘groom floating away’ interpretation takes the whole idea to next level!
Leading marriage specialist Dr. John Gottman said, “Couples who laugh together last together.” Think about his words in front of the camera and your wedding photos will be a genuine reflection of your love. And don’t forget to throw in a shot or two that shows your fun and humorous side!