Your wedding photography is a really important element of the day; it will capture the moments, the emotions and the personality of the day.  It is also a very personal decision; people have very set ideas on whether they are looking for reportage or posed shots – or in fact a combination of the two.  And your choice of photographer will be influenced by this.

With this in mind, when choosing your photographer it is important that you consider your must-have shot list because this can be a huge indicator of the style you are looking for.  I would definitely recommend that you spend some time looking at different shots and deciding what fits with your own particular style.  You can then share this with your own photographer and see what unique and personal shots you can come up with together.

I have spent some time scouring the internet for some must-have shot inspiration so I wanted to share some of these with you, feast your eyes on this….

 

Getting Ready Shots

Getting ready shots can be very samey, but these images struck me as slightly more inspired:

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Moore Photograpy, via: events by Social Graces}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Brad Ross Photography}

 

Couple Shots Before the Wedding

I have featured the American phenomenon of the first look on these water colour pages before so I’m not going to touch on that here, but I loved these examples of pre-reception photos that fit with the traditional views of the bride and groom not ‘seeing’ each other before the wedding:

Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Gina Leigh Photography, via: Marilyn’s Keepsakes}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Brandon Werth Photography, via Emmaline Bride}

 

The Kiss Shot

Some of my favourite shots from a wedding photo album are the shots of the bride and groom sharing a moment.  These might be posed or they might be candid snaps, but these are some examples of fabulous ‘kiss’ moments captured:

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Photographs by Anjuli}

Charged with emotion, the movement in this image reflects the couples joy and excitement.

Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Rebekah J Murray, via: Elizabeth Anne Designs}

The focus of the image doesn’t have to be on the couple:

Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Sara Ossana, via: Carrie Odman Wedding}

Your surroundings can make a dramatic backdrop:

Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Nick Gerber}

Different camera techniques can look really effective:

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Sugar Lens}

Using Props

Props can add a quirky element to your photos, but also don’t underestimate the power of a prop to evoke the emotion of your day…

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: The Purple Tree Photography, via: Borrowed and Bleu}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Matt Shumate Photography, via Wedding Chicks}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Sweet Monday Photography, via: Wedding Chicks}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Ana Lui Photography, via: Fly Away Bride}

And Just a Couple More Shots that I love…

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Alex M Photography}

 Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

{Photography: Ruth Ritter, Via: National Geographic}

 

What do you think?  I’m not saying you copy the above poses, or that you try and tell your photographer how to do their job with a series of planned images, but if your preference falls with a particular style of image above it can be helpful to share these visions with your photographer to help them to understand your direction and style.

Above all, let the photographer do their job, but be inspired by the photography they have to offer!

For more wedding photography inspiration why not check out my ‘Photography’ Pinterest board! {Or pop on over to my second post of wedding photography inspiration shots}

What poses or shots would you add to the list?

Love, Aphrodite x

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