When it comes to planning a luxurious yet timeless wedding, there are so many things to consider, that there comes a point when wedding planning becomes stressful! There is so much that needs to be done and taken care of when it comes to planning a wedding that is memorable and becomes the talk of the town. And amongst all the wedding planning elements, your wedding photography and videography session is one of the most important that needs your utmost attention. Hiring professional wedding photographers and videographers and getting your wedding day photo shot list is something that you and your darling should do beforehand. Apart from you, it is the duty of your wedding photographer to make sure of all the timeless and trendy shots that will make your wedding day celebration nothing but a luxurious celebration through your wedding portfolio.
Before we go ahead and talk about the trendy wedding photography ideas for photographing your grand affair, let us tell you how luxury wedding photography is a bit different from the usual traditional wedding photography. When it comes to luxury wedding photography ideas, it all comes down to the style of your wedding photos that are captured, how they have captured all your beautiful and special moments, and lastly, what tools used by your talented wedding photographers during the wedding photography session.
Talking about photography trends then these days candid photography is quite popular at the moment, but about 45% of couples are opting for a mix of traditional and candid photography for their wedding day. And this is what you must opt for if you are planning to have a luxurious wedding photography experience on your wedding day. Luxurious wedding photography can be achieved simply by focusing on the luxurious elements that you and your darling have already thought of incorporating into your wedding days, such as the wedding decor, the transport for the convenience of your wedding guests, and your wedding exits, and other tools and elements to create that luxury focus and bring out the grand and expensive vibe to the best. Backlit wedding photos at night, for instance, are a great way to showcase the importance of you as a couple while also capturing the luxury of your big day. In short, all you want is that your wedding photography should make you feel luxurious, almost like royalty!
So, to offer you timeless and trendy shots for photographing your grand day in the best possible way, here are wedding photography ideas that will bring all the grandeur and luxurious vibes to your wedding portfolio in no time.
Bride Morning Getting-Ready Shots
We know that your wedding day is very important for you, but being a bride, the morning of your wedding day is very essential. While you are sitting in the lavish bridal suite of yours and wearing that satin silk robe and thinking of all the good times that you had spent with your darling and of course, all the lovely days that are going to come ahead and getting your makeup and hair done will offer great shot ideas to your talented wedding photographers to capture. Of course, you will want every moment of your big day to get captured in the best and timeless frames. Let your wedding photographer capture how you feel as you realize that you are just about to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. All these expressions when captured in the correct lighting and against the best backdrops will automatically elevate your wedding day bridal portraits while adding that smooth and glorious luxurious charm to them.
The Iconic Hanging Wedding Dress Shot
Of course, you have spent dollars and checked out almost every exquisite bridal store near you just to get that dreamy and perfect wedding dress for your grand and lavish wedding celebration. Now that it is the time to slip into that special designer wedding dress, and blow out everyone’s mind, how about getting it captured in the most stunning ways possible so that in your wedding portfolio, not only you, but your wedding dress also stands out?
There is no denying that apart from you and your sweetheart, your expensive designer and the one-of-a-kind wedding gown is also the star of the show. While it’s pristine and perfectly hung, your experienced wedding photographers and videographers will undoubtedly want to try a variety of wonderful wedding dress photos to highlight each chic and exquisite detail of your designer wedding gown. Well, of course for your wedding day, you have selected a grandeur wedding venue that is sure to host a wide range of interesting textures and colors, and this kind of setting will give your professional wedding photographers endless opportunities to set your wedding gown against then textures and get the best of the shots. You can also ask your wedding photographers to get some unique and artistic shots of your wedding dress. Consider heading the outdoors and let your wedding dress flow in the wind to have the most outstanding and trendy shots of your wedding dress.
Putting On The Dress Always Offers Timeless Shots
This is definitely not a normal “going out” kind of moment or the night. This is a whole process that is lovely, pretty, and photo-worthy at every step. After putting on the most expensive garment (your wedding dress) photos are indeed a great way to look back at what some brides describe as the “moment it all became so real and whimsical. Of course, you will be needing help from your stunning-looking bridesmaids and maid of honor to help you to look nothing but just flawless in your lovely and fabulous wedding gown. While all the ladies of your wedding party help you to get the look of nothing but leaving everyone breathtaking when you will walk down the aisle, this very exact moment involves a lot of movements offering tons of incredible opportunities to your wedding photographers for artistic and lavish photos that will surely elevate your wedding photo album!
Garter Putting On Pictures Will Bring Some Sensuousness
This very exact moment walks the line between romantic and sexy moments. We are very much sure that your sweetheart will not only appreciate but will also cherish a few pictures of you putting on the sexy and stylish garter. A slightly seductive photo that also looks innocent enough to share with the family gracefully combines the hint of lingerie and a little leg tactfully concealed by the wedding gown. These kinds of trendy shots will add an exquisite charm to your wedding photos.
Timeless Shots of Your Wedding Rings Before the Wedding Ceremony
There is a lot of time going into deciding over the perfect combination of lavish and pretty engagement rings and wedding bands. So, of course, a picture of each (engagement ring and wedding bands) goes on the list along with some beautiful group shots. There are a lot of different and unique ways by which you can arrange your rings together for some timeless shots.
Pretty Shots of Your Wedding Ceremony Arch
The decor of your wedding ceremony arch completely depends on the theme of your wedding day. Your wedding arch is going to be the backdrop for endless wedding photos that are going to be there in your wedding album. Wedding arches speak for themselves. They are gorgeous on their own. Beautifully embellished with flowers, leaves, vibes, and lovely satin fabrics, wedding arches can play tricks on the wind or can even make the light dance. However, the real magic is a metaphor. This is where it all began. Your wedding arch will also set the overall tone of your wedding day celebration and will bring out the grandeur of the celebration in the best possible way!
Wedding Party and Family Photos
The groomsmen have known the groom for years and are indeed his trusted advisors. Whereas, your bridesmaids are your closest confidants. Each group has its own inside jokes, secrets, and their own pleasing personality. Your wedding ceremony is the kind of union that happens between the bride and groom but also expands beyond to the besties. So, let your wedding photographer capture the lovely and precious moments when this extended ground meets and greets.
Once done with the wedding party photography session, let your wedding photographer capture everyone, including the team of both sides and of course your family members. Let, everyone, be in the same frame, at least for one shot.
Glamorous and Luxurious Wedding Day Reception Tables
Well, your wedding venue is a piece of art on its own. If you are planning a luxe wedding, then with minimal decoration your wedding venue will speak for itself. In order to have timeless and trendy shots that evoke grand and lavish vibes, make sure you are including a wide shot of your wedding reception areas in your wedding album. Ask your photographer to try a couple of vantage points to get the best of your wedding reception table settings along with the pretty floral arrangement, elegant wedding decor, and the entire lavish layout. Your reception tables are one of the smaller but important details that you will want to remember to get photographed by our professional wedding photographers. The centerpieces, flat, silver, and stemware, the tablecloth, candles, and other decorations are all details that will highlight your luxe wedding theme in the best way possible.
Some Detailed and Close-Up Shots of Your Wedding Reception Setting
Getting beautiful and detailed shots of your wedding reception area is very much needed as the professional photos of your wedding reception setting will exactly tell the story of your wedding celebration, and how grand it was. So, make sure that your hired experienced wedding photographers and videographers are capturing all of the thoroughly planned finer details. The table settings, floral arrangements, pretty decorations, stunning lighting decor, and everything else when documented gracefully will have their own story to tell in the most timeless and elegant way possible.
The Stunning and Sophisticated Wedding Centerpieces
Wedding centerpieces do come in all shapes and sizes like tons of pretty and aromatic candles, a little bit of green nature, lots of beautiful flowers, and of course jewels if the lavish wedding is your thing. For your grand wedding, your wedding centerpiece has to be unique and thus it deserves a designated spot in your wedding album. Although your wedding centerpieces might include a lot of colors, and trust us, you will be surprised at how well a black and white wedding centerpiece photo will turn out and will add so much drama and character to your wedding day portfolio in no time!
Delicious and Eye-Pleasing Wedding Cake
Famous dessert chefs win awards for their lovely and picturesque wedding cake designs. And when it comes to you, of course, you have put a lot of thought into which one will be showcased on your big day celebration. All you have to do is to make sure that this tasty symbol of bliss is on your wedding album list. For a luxurious and grand wedding cake, the ideas are just endless. You can look for Pinterest boards for something chic and stunning.
Dramatic Wedding Exit Photo Ideas
We all know that a traditional wedding exit features a significant portion of rice being tossed into the air. But with changes in wedding trends and traditions, these days modern wedding exit photo ideas are getting much more appealing. If you feel like your inner child is still there, consider using balloons, streamers, floating lanterns, or even some of your favorite flower petals. If you are planning to make a great and dramatic impact during your wedding exit you can consider bringing in luxurious vintage cars or something unique that none of your wedding guests have ever thought of! Even a personal chopper will be an incredible idea too!
Concluding everything, all we want to say is that these are some of the timeless and trendy shots for photographing your grand affair in the best possible way. We always advise our couples to plan ahead and review their wedding photos checklist with their professional wedding photographer at least a week before the wedding ceremony, in order to ensure that all the desired moments that are priceless for you get captured on your big day!