a collage of two wedding photos from ShootDotEdit customers
Wedding photography is a work of art and the photographer, the artist. An artist who paints with light and captures within a fraction of second emotions – so raw and delicate – that remain etched in the memory for a lifetime. With the world as their inspiration and the camera, their tool, wedding photo ideas are waiting to be tapped. The real question is – how do you bring them to life? And that’s where professional photographers find their creative fulfillment – breathing life into ideas and making moments timeless. Whether these ideas germinate in your mind or in awe of someone else’s work of art, having a creative bent of mind is an asset when it comes to photography. So if you crave some inspiration, you have landed at the right place. This blog showcases a list of creative wedding photo ideas featuring ShootDotEdit customers. So let’s dive in!

Wedding Photo Inspiration From ShootDotEdit Customers

From outdoor wedding images to unique crops, we have curated a list of wedding photography images from ShootDotEdit customers, which could very well be your source of inspiration for your next project. 

1. Outdoor Wedding Photo Ideas

an outdoor wedding ceremony
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dannydong

Outdoor wedding photography is one of those photography genres that offer you a host of creative options. From a gorgeous garden, a stellar décor piece, a vintage automobile, or a fountain in the background, when shooting outdoors, there’s no dearth of elements that you can add to the scene or your frame. And they often make for a great addition to your couples’ wedding photographs. What’s more? You have the scope to incorporate that extra dose of sunshine in the images you create. What’s even better? Even on days when the sun doesn’t show up, the dramatic skies could be your canvas to paint your images in a moody and intense style.


  • Watch out for bad weather: Whenever shooting outdoors, always look out for the weather forecast. If not, then you are planning your session unmindful of a natural phenomenon that could change in the blink of an eye.

  • Don’t fight the weather: If the weather forecast states bad weather conditions, don’t fight the weather – instead, prepare for it. At weddings, you can’t always reschedule, but keeping essential items handy can work in your favor. Get gear rain cover and extra umbrellas; you never know, they might even double up as pretty props!

  • Figure out the lighting: Try to use natural lighting to your benefit. In the case of overcast days, try to create directional lighting by adding a negative fill or simply make use of backlighting.

  • Location scouting is a must: Be aware of the dos and don’ts of the venue you are shooting at. Location scouting will help you be more mindful and aware of the space – permit requirements, timings, natural frames, etc. 

2. Indoor Wedding Photo Ideas

a bride in wedding attire standing with a bouquet in front of a window

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @apollofields

When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, as a photographer, you might not have much say in the decision-making process. So if your couple decides to have an indoor wedding, don’t fret just yet! There’s a lot you can explore while shooting indoors. In fact, making use of the right lighting, backdrop, and framing can make for some incredible indoor wedding photographs. Take a look! 


  • Explore different perspectives: Get creative with the camera angles and framing. Experiment with wide angles and high angles, as well as a bird’s-eye view.

  • Get creative around staircases: U-shaped, L-shaped, circular, curved, or bifurcated – most wedding venues have elegantly designed staircases that you as a photographer can make use of while shooting.

  • Make use of the windows or doorways: While shooting indoors, there might be a slight lack of natural light. Windows and doorways make for an excellent filler in that perspective. How about hanging the wedding dress against a large window or a bridal portrait framed against an arched doorway? 

  • Use artificial lighting: Be on the lookout for natural light transitions around the space (this is where location scouting can be of help). Use flash to your assistance when required.

  • Experiment with black & white: Dimly lit venues can sometimes give you the scope to experiment with high contrast. And shooting monochrome can help make your images appear timeless.

Suggested Read: How To Shoot In Small And Dark Wedding Venues

3. Wedding Photos By The Water

a groom twirling the bride holding her hand beside a lake

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @taylorkempphotography

Landscapes work as an incredible backdrop for wedding photographs. And the above-mentioned wedding photoshoot ideas are a clear testament to that. Whether it is a lake, a waterfall, a river, or the sea, water bodies include the scope of adding and creatively playing with reflections. Moreover, there is also a fun element attached to posing by the water. Something which could be a creative addition to the scene.


  • Include water as a creative element: Get in the water and allow your couples to be playful and really enjoy. This will allow for some joyful candid moments. Note: Be careful to keep your gear safe.

  • Protect your gear: Where there is water, the natural instinct is to keep your gear safe. Use waterproof accessories and cover. Also, after the session, add one or two silica gel sachets to the bag to protect your gear from forming any moisture.

  • Make the best of reflections: Using reflections to bring the focus to the subject (or to the frame) can create a visually striking masterpiece. Moreover, try including the foreground in the scene as well.

  • Blue hour works well: If possible, work around the blue hours when taking wedding photos by the water to avoid the evident glare from the sun.

4. Photographing Couples In A Forest

a newly married couple kissing each other in the middle of a forest

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @brandiallysephoto

Surrounding your subject with the lush greenery can make for refreshing imagery. However, it too can soon become equally overwhelming if you don’t know where to explore and look at it. Navigating the forest for the right spots can be one tough call, the other being the availability of lighting. But once you strike the right balance of finding the right spots and understanding the terrain, it could be a perfect match. Just as in these wedding photo inspiration images. 


  • Location scouting: One might not possibly know a forest at the back of one’s hand (unless it’s a local terrain that you are familiar with). Therefore, underscoring the importance of location scouting.

  • Carry a few lighting gear: Even though natural lighting can be of great help. It is better to carry some source of artificial light in order to navigate tough lighting scenarios.

  • Respect nature: Do not leave any trash behind. Carry a bag with you to dispose of litter. Remember to respect the surroundings around you at all times.

  • Safety is a must: Exploring the woods can be fun when treaded with caution. Stick to known and safe trails. And do not head to an unknown path without making anyone aware of your whereabouts.

Related Read: 8 Wedding Photography Landscape Images To Inspire You

5. Spring Wedding Photo Ideas

a newly married couple walking down the aisle through a grand flowery wedding exit

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer

The spring wedding season brings with it an abundance of opportunities to give your images a fresh perspective. Everything is flourishing – the flowers, the trees, the streams. But how to incorporate that essence into a spring wedding? The answer might lie in the details. Something that your couples often spend hours planning. First things first, bring attention to everything floral – the décor, the theme, the bouquet, the boutonniere, and even the dresses. Here are a few tips to help you understand the process better.


  • Aerial shots: Take your camera angle a bit higher than usual to try to incorporate the entire essence of the place in one frame. Try to take aerial shots during moments when a bird’s-eye view provides the narrative of the scene – the wedding ceremony, bride’s entry, and couple’s exit.

  • Club details: Wedding details could be as large as a floral arch at the entrance of the wedding ceremony or as little as a boutonniere. But divided by space, it could feel lost in the scene. To bring the details to life, try clubbing smaller details together. Flat lay works best in such scenarios.

  • Step outside: Everything comes alive in spring. It is the best time to make use of the outdoors. So don’t just restrict yourself to shooting only inside the venue, but scan through the outside arena. You never know what spring element can catch your fancy – maybe a garden with blossoming flowers or trees overlooking a pathway.

6. Summer Wedding Photo Ideas

a bride on a swing under a tree overlooking a lake while the groom sways her

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dannydong

As fun as summer can be, it could also be a challenging time to photograph weddings, especially outside. But here’s a catch – it is also a time when you can make use of long hours of natural light and have increased access to outdoor venues. The sweet spot of getting the best out of summer weddings is learning how to beat the heat and avoid harsh lighting. Here are a few tips to help you strike that perfect balance.


  • Plan outdoor shoots early in the day: While setting the wedding day timeline, talk this out with your couples and try to plan most of the outdoor session during the early half of the day when the light is still soft. You can use the golden hour in your favor.

  • Stay hydrated: Weddings could easily extend anywhere from 6 to 9 hours. Carry a water bottle in your backpack so that you keep hydrated in the overbearing weather.

  • Find some shade: We admit, you can’t always escape the sun covering a summer wedding. And that doesn’t imply you will stop shooting, rather look for natural or artificial shade. It can work as a natural diffuser, thus cutting down on harsh shadows.

Suggested Read: How To Take Good Pictures In Bright Sunlight

7. Winter Wedding Photo Inspiration

a bride and groom posing while holding hands as it snows

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @photography_by_orlando

These winter wedding photographs from ShootDotEdit customers sure give the feel of a winter wonderland. These images are proof enough that even amid harsh and extreme winter climates, creative wedding photo ideas can come alive. Rain, cold temperatures, snow, and less availability of natural lighting can be some of the roadblocks that you might come across during the winters. However, with the right planning and preparation as well as an understanding of the location, you can bend them in your favor. Here’s how!


  • Dress warmly: From hand warmers to snow-protection boots, it is of utmost importance to dress up in winter-specific clothing. This will safeguard you against the harsh chill of the winter and ensure that you are able to operate properly.

  • Gear-protection cover: Winters could be harsh not just on you but also on your gear. To beat that, start with acclimatizing your camera post the shoot. This will help control condensation damage. Also, add a packet or two of silica gel inside your camera bag. This will suck out any moisture from the gear or the gear bag.

  • Pack extra batteries: Colder weather can impact your battery’s life (by cutting them to almost half). To avoid any last-minute hassle, always keep extra batteries (for your camera and lighting equipment) handy.

  • Look for colors: Incorporating colorful elements in a winter frame can liven up the entire scene. Especially, against the white expanse of snow.

Related Read: Winter Wedding Photography: 23 Tips To Nail It

8. Lifestyle Wedding Photo Inspiration

a bride and groom walking while holding hands

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @brandiallysephoto

Lifestyle wedding photos belong to the realm of documentary and fine art photography. It focuses on capturing the moment in its true essence all the while introducing a touch of elegance and artistry. In itself, this style works to blend with certain other styles as well to enhance the look and feel.


  • Connect with the couple: To bring out the true emotions in someone else, it helps to establish a genuine connection. Maybe strike a conversation with the client, ask them how they met, or let the couple just simply enjoy themselves.

  • Do not direct, help: Even though there is still some level of posing involved in this wedding photography style, try not to force your clients to enact. Help them by giving subtle posing cues when required but first, let the moment unfold naturally.

9. Editorial Wedding Photo Inspiration

a bride posing in her wedding dress with a decorated bicycle beside her
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer

Do your clients want their wedding photographs to look like a page out of a high-end fashion magazine? And are they willing to level up the posing game? Editorial wedding photo shoot ideas can be a perfect match. In this photography style, the client, as well as the photographer, works together to create gorgeous images that are heavily posed and staged. This might not be the choice of every customer but could strike the right chord for fashion-forward clients who share this vision for their wedding album.


  • Posing cues: There is no doubt that this style requires a lot of planned posing. Set expectations with your clients about the same. Give them clear posing cues to direct the shoot in a seamless manner.

  • Set a theme: Setting a theme adds meaning to every aspect of editorial wedding photographs. It stitches all of these flamboyant images into one magnificent story.

  • Creative angles & frames: This photography style really takes it all out. So when shooting this style, look for frames that appear extraordinaire. For instance, an S-shaped staircase, a splendid cut-glass chandelier, or a detailed window frame.

10. Moody Wedding Photo Ideas

black and white photo of a groom with groomsmen smoking cigars

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @robbmccormickphotography

Moody wedding photography is a niche that has gained some striking recognition in the recent past. Highlighting a sense of drama in the scene and bringing attention to the mood, this photography style gives birth to many wedding photo ideas for photographers. Some people mystify it to be only associated with the dark tones and mood. However, that is just one of the myths to be debunked. Even though moody photographs tend to highlight darker tones, their focus comes from the source of capturing intensity in any scene. Talk about powerful emotions, moments, motion – and the framing, lighting, and setup to portray it in the most accurate way possible.


  • Focus on the eyes: Eyes are an intriguing and powerful facial feature. Therefore, focusing on them in any scene holds the potential to make the photograph impactful (as well thought-provoking). The catch is to be mindful of your framing. Reduce the distracting elements around the scene (if any).

  • Include grain: Including some level of grain in your image can help you achieve the desired film-like look. Intensifying the look and feel, a little grain goes really well with moody photographs.

  • Look for shadows: Including shadows in an artistic manner in your wedding pictures can help you introduce a sense of dark and moody tone. The goal is to play with light in a manner that it only falls upon a specific portion of the subject that your wish to highlight. The rest blends with the shadows.

11. Vintage Wedding Photo Ideas

close up shot of a wedding ring placed on top of an artificial white color flower

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @brandiallysephoto

How can you create a sense of nostalgia for something that’s happening right now? Vintage wedding photography has a lot to do with just that. Some couples when they look at their wedding pictures, want them to look timeless. A part of it has to do with what’s happening in the moment and a lot more with how it is photographed and edited. The key to getting it right is to think old school (or rather how to make a present moment timeless). 


  • Edit for vintage: Post-process your images to apply the vintage effect. This will suddenly impact the colors and tone of the images, thus making them appear classic vintage style.

  • Focus on muted tones: Classic wedding photographs tend to weigh more toward highlighting subtle brown tones in a scene. So look for muted tones or colors that blend to bring out a pale but beautifully dreamy setting.

12. Sunset Wedding Photos

a newlywed couple kissing in the middle of a field during sunset

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @jperrymanphotography

Including sunset as a backdrop to your scene holds the potential to truly transform your photographs. The ever-transitioning colors make for a romantic as well as a dramatic setting. The best part is the numerous options to experiment with the lighting, framing, perspective, and angles to give your images a creative edge. And the above-displayed images stand as an example of pretty much everything.


  • Timing is crucial: If you are making your way to the location when the sun has already started setting, chances are that by the time you reach there, there might not be enough light left. Plan your timeline so that you’re at the location much before sunset. That way, you’ll have enough time to set up your camera and figure out the framing.

  • Include surrounding elements: Include trees, lampposts, fences, etc., to creatively frame the light source to create a sunlit peek-a-boo effect.

  • Try silhouettes: Wait for the light to get softer before you start taking silhouettes. Also, help your couple by providing them with clear posing cues. 

13. Fairy Tale Wedding Photo Inspiration

a bride and a groom posing in front of a black car in front of a castle-themed building

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @brandiallysephoto

From the interior details, décor, and dresses to the entrance, exit, and the party, there is always that wedding that has everything planned to the T. Weddings that feel like they are taken straight out of a scene from a movie. And it is upon the wedding photographer to do justice to the planning through the photographs. Still wondering what a fairy-tale wedding must feel like? These images from ShootDotEdit customers are a stellar example.


  • Highlight the background: In most such weddings, the architecture is often grandiose and spectacular. Therefore, try including a striking element of the architecture as the background of your subject.

  • Get the posing right: Understand that the look and feel of a fairy-tale wedding photo rely as much on the location as the subject’s framing. Awkward posing can diminish the charm of the entire image.

  • Smart composition: Composition plays a major role in the creation of images that often work around architecture. Shooting indoors or outdoors, be mindful of including elements that make the image grand and magical. At the same time, do not deviate from bringing attention to the main subject – your couples.

14. Silhouette Wedding Photo Inspiration

a silhouette of a couple facing each other with the background of a sunset sky

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @looyengaphoto

Silhouette is a creative photography phenomenon that takes place when you shoot against the source of light. It then blackens the subject highlighting just the outlines of the subject. With an ever-increasing scope of creativity, silhouettes make for one of the most popular golden hour photographs. However, don’t just think that they are confined to natural lighting. You can recreate a silhouette via artificial lighting as long as you position the subject in front of the main light source. 


  • Focus on outlines: In order to create interesting silhouettes, it is important to pay attention to the outlines. Pose your subject in a way so that there is enough in-between space. This will ensure that your subject’s outlines are highlighted and they don’t just appear as a blob of shadow.

  • Strategic framing: That being said about outlines, it is equally essential to frame your subject in a way so that you remove some unwanted elements from the scene. This will help you declutter and keep the focus on the main subject.

  • Shoot manual: During sunsets and sunrise, the lighting scenario is constantly changing. So if you set your camera settings to Automatic, the gear will try to expose the scene to a balanced exposure. Thus, not letting in a contrasting setup that is so very required.

  • Experiment with different angles: Silhouettes hold endless possibilities for creative framing. Therefore, give different camera angles a try.

Suggested Read: All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

15. Black And White Wedding Photo Inspiration

a bride standing in front of the window with veil flying in the air

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dannydong

Transitioning from film to digital or a decade more in the photography industry, black and white images are here to stay and stay for long. The reason? The ability of the monochrome color scheme to bring attention to contrast, shadows, highlights, grain, tonality, etc., in such an intriguing way. What’s even better is that it could be used to showcase different aspects of a moment – whether it is edging on the emotions or on the timeless appeal.


  • Be a storyteller: Think in terms of setting a storyline. Understand how you can capture the scene in a way so that it tells something, evoke emotions, or works with the motion and movement in it.

  • Edit for monochrome: Even if you don’t shoot in black and white, you can always work on them as black and white during the post-processing phase. However, explore different monochrome themes to assess what brings out the real essence of your photograph instead of just applying the first B&W filter.

Related Read: Black And White Wedding Photos: Why They Are Timeless

16. Wide-Angle Wedding Photo Inspiration

a wide-angle shot of a bride standing at the doorway of a beautiful wedding venue

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @photography_by_orlando

A wide-angle frame allows you the freedom and the opportunity to include multiple elements in your picture. And in events such as weddings that have a lot going on at any given time, it can work like magic to showcase a bigger picture. This wedding photography idea can work well while photographing wedding ceremonies, wedding party photos, and even couples portraits.


  • Use distortion to your advantage: When using a wide-angle lens, distortion is a common occurrence toward the edges or a frame. And there are different types of distortions, but by carefully working on the placement of your subject, you can use this distortion to work in your favor.

  • Balance the scene: Frame your camera in a way so that all the important elements in your scene seem equally balanced. This will rule out the possibility of introducing negative space, which could make your photograph appear incomplete or empty or too cluttered at one spot.

  • Introduce a visual anchor: There are so many things happening in your wide-angle photograph, but what is the glue that keeps it all together or what is something that strikes out? It is important to have a strong visual anchor in order to make your wide-angle photographs stand out.

17. Drone Wedding Photo Inspiration

an aerial wedding photo of an outdoor wedding ceremony

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dannydong

Imagine you are photographing a bride walking up to the altar who has a gorgeous veil following her trail. Now imagine if you could capture that from a bird’s-eye perspective. A complete show-stunner! Some things when framed differently can totally impact the way we think and perceive things. And introducing drones to photography has given photographers the creative freedom to explore just that.


  • Know your safety limitations: As fun as flying a drone could be, it comes with its fair share of risks and limitations. Understanding them is an absolute must. From knowing your flying height limit to where you can or cannot fly, keep yourself up to date on the information.

  • Notice the surrounding: Your subject’s surrounding plays an integral role in enhancing the look and feel of your image. Compose your image in a way that eliminates distracting elements.

  • Creative posing: After some time, all of your drone wedding photographs can appear to look the same if the background is the same and you are not experimenting with the poses. Introducing space between your subjects in a creative manner can also tend to be helpful.

Suggested Read: The Complete Guide To Utilizing Pinterest For Wedding Photographers

Some More Creative Wedding Photo Ideas

18. Mountain Wedding Inspiration

a bride and groom standing while holding their hands under a tree

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dianenicolephoto

A hilly or mountainous terrain, when included mindfully, can create a whole different aura to your wedding photographs. They could make for a unique addition to your scene – as an interesting foreground or a marvelous background. And could even play a part in giving insight into your couple’s love for nature.

19. Playing With Shadows

shadows of a bride and groom and the bridal party against a yellow colored wall

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @sarafrance

Contrast can play an interesting role in photography – all depending on how you introduce shadows. Play with shadows to add meaning or depth to your scene or to hint into the mood of the moment. This photograph from a ShootDotEdit customer couldn’t have been a better example of that.

20. Capture The Uniqueness

a black and white shot of a bride and groom posing creatively as superheroes

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @jorgesantiagophoto

An image can be made unique in so many different ways – in the form of its framing, subject, focus, lighting setup, camera angle, photography technique, introduction or motion or movements, and even the colors. Learn how and when to bend the rules to get creative.

21. Cue On The Cuteness

a couple posing while their friends are making funny gestures from the other side of a window pane

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @kellyiswilde

Focus on moments that highlight the adorability of the couple together. It could be a part of the entire wedding but might evidently surface during some special moments such as the first look, the cake cutting, toasts, first dance, etc.

22. Introduce Stormy Skies

a bride holding a bridal bouquet posing on top of a cliff with stormy skies in the background

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @olsondesignphotography

A stormy sky too can sometimes bring out the best in your photograph. It could work as a creative background that adds a sense of intensity and drama to the scene. Especially, when shooting around surreal landscapes.

23. Bring Out The Romance

a monochrome portrait of a bride and groom under the bride's wedding veil

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @loversoflove

Weddings can be overly dramatic, intense, and at the same time sugar-coated with countless romantic gestures shared between the couples. As a photographer, be on the lookout for the exchange of such moments, however brief or bold, and freeze them to make them last for your couples.

24. Experiment With Off-Camera Lighting

a silhouette of a couple posing in a dimly lit hall

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @erinm_photography

Artificial lighting can pave the way for wedding photographs that wow. And can be increasingly beneficial for photographing in indoor venues. Play with different lighting scenarios and setups, such as hard light, soft light, and lighting angle, to get the desired result.

25. Flat Lay Detail Photos

a flat lay shot of a watch, belt, shoes, a ring, and a tie

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @narvoldphotography

When capturing details, incorporate flat lay photography to enhance the aesthetic appeal. In this style, you photograph still objects that are props, minute details, décor items, etc., placed on top of a flat surface from the top. A quick tip: Bring together elements that complement each other in terms of tones, color, texture, or subject correlation. 

26. Introduce Architectural Elements

a silhouette of a couple looking at each other standing under a doorway

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @robbmccormickphotography

At times, the background and the architecture can add more uniqueness to your image than the subject or pose itself. Moreover, some couples want their images to give a sense of the venue or where they are. It could be because it is special to them or they have spent hours planning that venue.

27. Creative Use Of Narrow Depth Of Field

a creative monochrome close up shot of a couple kissing and their friends visible between them

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer

Experimenting with the depth of field can be creatively rewarding. It can help you bring the focus to the main subject in the scene and blur out the clutter. Note: Be mindful of what your subject is and the intensity of the blur. Sometimes, the supporting elements in sync with your subject can be made the main subject, just as in this image from a ShootDotEdit customer.

28. Apply Unique Close Crop

a very close up shot of the partial faces of a couple

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @olsondesignphotography

Close cropping can help you gain control over the elements that you wish to showcase in the wedding pictures. Moreover, depending on the crop style, it allows you the freedom to pivot the perspective of the scene as well. When clubbed together, multiple close crops can be clubbed together to form a sequence or series.

29. Capture The Couple In Motion

a bride and groom dancing in an open field while holding hands

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @jorgesantiagophoto

Adding motion to your scene can raise the difficulty of controlling every aspect of your photograph. What else does it raise? The chances of getting an image that could be the best of the lot. So see if you could incorporate moments that capture the couple in motion – a twirl, a jump shot, or even the walk down the aisle.

30. Let Them Be Goofy

a portrait of a couple through the window of a café as they laugh sharing ice creams

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @looyengaphoto

Try to capture the couple in their true elements, and if that means allowing them to embrace their goofy side, so be it! Not only does it introduce a fun element in the session but it also makes up for funny adorable photographs that your clients can cherish later.

Related Read: 3 Tricks To Make Your Couples Laugh

31. Make Use Of The Blue Hour

a bride standing at a balcony while posing with her veil during the blue hour

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @dannydong

Want to head out for taking couples portraits? Make use of the blue hour to add a dramatic tone to your photographs. The blue-dominant hues can act as an amazing backdrop to highlight the subject.

32. Create An Entourage

the bride and groom with the bridesmaids and groomsmen standing in front of a modern background
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @loversoflove

To include an entourage, you surround your main subject with a group of people and then include a random activity or motion, bringing attention back to the main subject. This technique works well when photographing the couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen.

33. Flaunt The Bridal Veil

a silhouette of a bride and groom holding the bridal bouquet as the veil rises in the air

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @jorgesantiagophoto

Add this as a topic of discussion in your pre-wedding conversation with the bride. Ask her about the veil length, type, and details. This will help you plan your camera angle accordingly to bring the focus to the veil in the best possible way.

Suggested Read: Wedding Dress Photography Ideas And Tips

34. Put A Ring On It

a close up shot of a pear-shaped wedding ring
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @brandiallysephoto

Running short of wedding photoshoot ideas? Just put a ring on it. We mean it, quite literally! Wedding rings are an essential part of the couple’s wedding album. Not photographing them is never a question. But it is always about how to photograph them in the most creative or aesthetically pleasing way possible. A pro tip: Pair the wedding rings with other items or look for reflections.

35. Bring Out The Bouquet

a close up shot of a bride standing while holding a bouquet in her hands
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @photography_by_orlando

Wedding bouquets are always charming to look at and are beautifully arranged. And there is a lot that you can experiment with while photographing them. In addition to the classic shot of capturing the bride holding the bouquet, you could explore photographing them during the bouquet and garter toss and being placed alongside other details.

Suggested Read: 7 Methods To Nail The Bouquet And Garter Toss Images

36. The Wedding Cake Inspo

a detail shot of a white wedding cake
Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @erinm_photography

The wedding cake is one of the highlights of a wedding reception. Experiment with photographing the cake from different camera angles such as wide-angle, close-up shots, low-angle shots, etc. Also, draw attention to any meaningful details that might be hidden in the design and décor of the cake such as the initials, symbols, or photographs.

37. The Reception Details

a bride and groom standing beside the dinner table as a guest gives a toast

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer

There is a high chance that your couple has spent a significant amount of time planning the food and drinks placed on the banquet table, the table décor, and even the wedding signs. So don’t miss out on them. Club the details together or a bit closer to fill the frame.

38. On The Dance Floor

A monochrome photograph of a bride and groom dancing during the wedding reception

Image Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @robbmccormickphotography

When the drinks are served, the food is laid out, and the DJ takes over the console, it is time for the party to begin. Do not put down your camera just yet, rather get closer to the dance floor and photograph the action. You never know, you might just end up capturing some serious fun.

Further Read: Must-Try Engagement Photo Ideas Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Weddings are a collage of many moments brought together by a celebration of two people coming together. And as a wedding photographer, freezing these moments and weaving them all together into a story lie at the very core of your job. We hope you enjoyed our inputs, suggestions, and ideas on what to include in your wedding photographs to help make them stand out. Also, a huge shout-out to our entire ShootDotEdit community for the brilliance they have created in the form of these photographs. For daily wedding photography inspiration, follow our Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest pages.

Here at ShootDotEdit, we constantly work on sharing processes, tips, and resources that will help you enhance and grow your expertise as a photographer and a business owner. We also help you share your wedding photo editing load by taking this tedious task off your plate. To learn more about how we can help, check out our pricing plans.

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