5 Best Practices for Getting Better Intimate Wedding Photos

Bride and groom walking the porch at the Venetian in Vegas.

For most people, weddings are once-in-a-lifetime events that should last a lifetime. Through
photos or videos, couples relive their best moments while surrounded by friends and family.
However, capturing moments as intimate as weddings is a challenging task.

Therefore, what can you do as a wedding photographer to get better intimate photos? Aside
from a good camera, lens, and lighting equipment, it is all about being smart about which angles
to take and how to take them.

Here are some ideas.

Stay Open to Suggestions

As a wedding photographer, capturing the special moments of a couple’s big day is an
incredible honor. We understand that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we strive to ensure that
the photos capture the joy and beauty of the day and reflect the couple’s personalities and
styles. When it comes to wedding photography, it is essential to remain open to the couple’s
suggestions. It is their special day, and they should be able to express what they want to
capture. We must understand their vision and be able to deliver images that are true to them
and their special day.

Change Up the Format

As wedding photographers, we constantly look for new and creative ways to capture the perfect
moments. We understand that the couple’s wedding day is unique and memorable, and we
strive to create just as excellent photographs.
One way to do this is to change the format of the photographs. We can experiment with different
angles, perspectives, and even color palettes to create a unique set of pictures that will tell the
story of the couple’s special day.

Be Adventurous

We don’t always have the luxury of shooting in the same venues or locations. We must be
willing to step out of our comfort zone and explore new places and settings. We can look for
new and exciting places to shoot, such as parks, beaches, forests, and even rooftops.
We can also take advantage of the couple’s wedding venue by exploring different parts of the
building and grounds. By being adventurous and taking risks, we can create truly stunning
photographs that the couple will cherish for years.

Expect Unexpected Moments

No matter how much planning and preparation goes into a wedding shoot, there will always be unexpected moments. We must be prepared to capture these moments as they happen, as these are often the most meaningful images to the couple. We must also be ready to adjust our plans and be flexible if something unexpected does occur.

By expecting the unexpected, we can ensure that the wedding photos truly capture the day’s spirit. As a result, the images will not look staged and will mean more to the couple in the future.

Bride and Groom posing at golden hour with some fun shoes on and sunglasses.

Play With Lights

Lighting plays a huge role in wedding photography, and we must be prepared to use different
types of lighting to create beautiful images. Natural light is often the best option, as it creates a
softer and more romantic feel, while artificial light can create more dramatic and creative

We must also be aware of the direction of the light, as this will affect the type of shadows cast
and the overall look of the image. For example, backlighting is often used to create a beautiful
silhouette effect. However, use it to emphasize the most meaningful moments regardless of the
light source.

Bride and Father's first dance during the wedding reception at Roostertail in Detroit.

Wedding photography is an art form that requires a great deal of skill, creativity, and patience.
Photographers must be prepared to work with different types of lighting and composition to
create beautiful images that capture the emotion and beauty of the day. Additionally, they must
be ready to work with various people and handle unexpected challenges.
Evoke Wedding Photos capture every moment in a wedding, making them last a lifetime. As a
wedding photographer in Detroit, we aim to produce excellent photos of a special day to
preserve them for the next generations. Learn more about our experience or book an
introductory call through our website today.

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