You want your formal portraits to be memorable and fun. Are there really any other options than standing at the front of the church and smiling at the camera?
Yes. With just a little extra time built into your wedding day plans, your formal images can go from ho-hum to WOW with just a few extra minutes.
In order to get the WOW images from your wedding day, think a bit outside of the box. Where is your wedding taking place? Where is your reception?
What is in between?
For instance, lets say you are getting married at a church in Denver and your reception will take place in one of the boutique hotels in the Downtown Denver area. An iconic place located right in the heart of Downtown Denver is the Colorado Rockies Coors Field.
If you have a little pull and know someone on the inside, you may just get the photographs of your dreams.
1. Think about what is around your area.
Once you choose your wedding and reception area, start looking around for opportunities. Are there parks near by? Are you near an industrial area with great fire escapes and grafitti? Think fun and find something that catches your eye.
2. What means the most to you?
For some people, Coors Field would make the ultimate background. For others, not so much. Dont choose a location just because it works with your geography. Think about what makes you happy as a couple. What do you like to do in your spare time? Where did he propose?
3. What can you do to get the photographs of your dreams?
Once you have an idea in mind, find a way to make it come to life. Talk to your photographer too. He may have ideas of his own and be able to bring them to life.
4. Ask around.
If you love something enough (like the Colorado Rockies), yet you dont know of anyone to get you into the stadium, start asking around. Who do your friends know? How about the people you work with? Just mentioning your idea to a handful of people may open up the doors to a new opportunity.