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7 Creative Ways to Capture Your Big Day

Newlyweds and photographers alike know the utter importance of photographing and capturing the many romantic moments of a couple’s wedding day. From the bride getting ready with her girls to the groomsmen striking a goofy pose, and all the decor shots in between, recording your ceremony and reception is a major priority!

With choosing a photographer comes the general process of viewing their style and discussing the must-have photos. However, while you’re focused on posing and cutting the cake, a lot of great moments go unseen!  With these creative ways to capture your big day, you’ll unveil some of the best candid shots and guest photos that will make your wedding album that much more special!

#HashtagYourLove

These days, almost every guest is tech-savvy — even Grandma! And yes, they will want to share the elegance of your wedding day via social media. By choosing a personalized hashtag, you’ll be able to see what they’ve captured from their point of view! This is a great way to share photos because all wedding attendees can see a gallery of love right from their phones.

Recording the Romance

Videography is becoming so popular that it is just as budgeted for as a classic photographer. Video captures details that a photograph is incapable of. Record your “first look” moment between you and your groom, messages from your guests and the full-length father-daughter dance! Your videographer will create your wedding day film based on what you prefer, a full-length movie or a simple, sweet highlight reel. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the action that is captured!

Disposable Details

While it may seem outdated, the use of disposable cameras leaves the bride and groom with some amazing memories! Hand out a few disposable cameras to guests during the reception, tell them to snap some photos and pass it on – this is a super amusing way to get guests involved with documenting their favorite parts of the reception! You’ll have photos of your guests making funny faces, a shot of the ring bearer stealing frosting off the cake and countless other memorable images. Get your disposable camera film developed on your honeymoon or on your anniversary! You’ll enjoy the opportunity to see moments that you missed!

Photo Booth Bliss

Staging a photo booth at the reception is becoming a common trend for all types of weddings. Allowing guests to get creative with props and pouts ensures an entertaining collection of pictures from your nearest and dearest! It also gives guests a great keepsake from your celebratory bash!

GoPro Videography

Ready for the cutest way to capture moments from your big day? As seen on Pinterest, some couples have enlisted their furry friends to record parts of their reception! Strap a GoPro camera to your dog (via GoPro chest harness vest) and let them run wild – greeting guests and giving kisses! This is an adorable way to see your wedding day details from a shorter point of view, and seeing your guests faces light up while greeting your dog is a modern, incredibly special stand-in guest book! Another idea is sticking a GoPro in your bouquet to relish the exact moment you went from Miss to Mrs.! Other couples have had their flower girl or ring bearer tote a GoPro around for an enjoyable take on the reception.

 Simple & Sweet Scavenger Hunt

If you have certain images in mind, set up a list of shots for a photo scavenger hunt! Have your guests get their best pics of the cake, the bride and groom’s first dance, the centerpieces, etc. It’s a fun way to get the exact photos you want to commemorate forever!

Diamonds, Dresses & Drones

The wedding photography industry has taken on a new trend: drones! The unpiloted aircraft is used for super creative aerial images and videos. The devices are used to hover quietly above outdoor ceremonies and capture everything from the guests entering the venue to the couple exchanging vows! While it’s an awesome alternative to classic wedding photos, it is quite possible there are some legal restrictions with drone usage in your area, so be sure to talk with your photographer, videographer and venue about your options if you’re looking for an extraordinary video of your vows!

Photography is a huge part of your big day & you’ll want to remember each moment for the rest of your life! Add a spark of creativity to your collection of images by using a few different, fun techniques! Get guests involved, enlist a furry photographer or create your own social media hashtag! Reviewing and reliving the details of your wedding day will be almost as fun as the day you say “I Do!”

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