The days of brides posing demurely on their wedding have long passed. Today, wedding photographs are all about capturing real moments from the happy event that the couple can later look back to with affection and nostalgia. This is where candids come in.
In 2019, wedding photographs are expected to capture the spirit of the special day. Unlike the traditional style that documents the ins and outs in detail; candid wedding photography displays the bride and groom’s emotional journey from start to finish.
On that note, let us go through some tips you can use to come up with the best candid shots possible- if your photographer knows what to do!
Bring Out Your Playful Side
What says ‘happy bride’ louder than a big toothy grin on your face? Make sure to smile and laugh to your heart’s content on your special day. Feel that emotion and let it show, too! Being all serious and sophisticated at your own wedding is so 2002; the current era is all about expression and drama!
Skip, dance, laugh out loud and make sure the camera pointed at you sees it all! This wedding season, bring out your playful side.
Confetti & Glitter Galore
The best candids are shot in high shutter speed mode, which helps capture just the right moment in less than a quarter of a second. A good way to use this feature to your advantage is to have flower petals, confetti, or even some glitter thrown around as you walk out of the ceremony. Your glowing smile accompanied by fluttering confetti framing your face – it will be glorious!
Capture your Love
What is a wedding but a celebration and a public declaration of your love for each other? At Doug Burke Photography, we want that spirit to shine through clearly in your wedding pictures.
Stay close to your better half through the ceremony and keep those kisses and hugs flowing in. Look into each other’s eyes, hold hands, cuddle – your candids are going to blaze with your undying love for each other.
For really cute photos instead of intense ones, you can combine love with playfulness to add a sense of fun to the wedding pictures.
Putting on the ring, kissing the bride for the first time, tearful hugs to family members, the first dance, the cake cutting, the champagne popping- your wedding day is going to be full of fun and intense moments that you will want to remember forever. Brief your photographer on being ready to capture a photograph at a moment’s notice. This way, whenever there is something interesting going on at the wedding party, you will know there will be a photo record of it for you to view later!
This helps in staying tension-free about whether or not all major and minor events at your wedding are being stored on film. You can enjoy the festivities without having to pause for a pose.
Kiss the Bride
It goes without saying, but you will live for these candids of you and your new spouse kissing adorably on your special day. Just one tip: kiss your beau often so the photographer has plenty of chances to catch you two with your lips locked!
For that extra, passionate kick in the candid shots, ask for a grayscale filter.
The View from a Distance
If the camera pointed at your face makes you nervous, you can ask your photographer to take sneaky shots of you just chilling with your significant other. This will give you an opportunity to get away from the hubbub and din for a bit to relax and recharge- and you get cute pictures in the package too!
This works especially well if you are having a destination wedding, or carrying out your ceremony in an outdoor location that has plenty of stunning views. Not only will you two be captured being all lovey-dovey and cozy, but the added splendor of the scene will look just delightful.
Candid photography gives you a chance to see yourself from a different perspective. Instead of planned shots that may be decidedly better arranged, candids serve as the photographer’s sneak-peek into your life. To make sure the viewpoint is a good one; your photographer must have an artistic eye you can trust with your eyes closed.
If you are located in or close to the Greensboro area and looking for a wedding photographer that can appreciate the value of candid shots, look no further! Call us at 336.486.9932 and Doug Burke Photography will deliver a better aesthetic than you could have ever imagined.