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Five Wedding Portrait Ideas You Should Try

Maui wedding ideas you should try

This year is a big one for love: we’re seeing the most number of weddings in 40

The Knot Magazine states that the US celebrated 2.6 million nuptials — an
average of 7,123 weddings per day in 2022. So with all this love and positivity, it
makes it an excellent time to capture life’s most precious moments.

If you’re one of the many set to embark on the next chapter with the one you
most love, you shouldn’t let your memories slip. Our article the ‘Top 5 Reasons to
Hire a Maui Photographer For Your Family Vacation’
 explains that professional
photographers can get great shots in any situation, especially those important to you and your loved ones. Working with one can help capture wedding portraits
that preserve your special day’s most potent emotions. If you’re wondering how
to do this creatively, here are five wedding portrait ideas you should try.

Capture the wedding atmosphere

Your wedding day isn’t complete without your closest friends and family.
Capturing still shots of the most joyful memories lets you remember all the
people who share in your and your partner’s lives. Consider taking snapshots of
the laughter, celebration, and other dynamic occurrences at your wedding with a
camera that can be easily carried around. The Sony Alpha A7R V mirrorless
 can be suitable for these types of shots since they’re versatile. It
supports real-time tracking and autofocus abilities, making it great for dynamic
settings where subjects move freely. This helps you capture the joy at your
wedding without missing a beat.

Get a wide shot of your location

The place you get married will be imbued with magic forever. Even then it will
never look the same as it did on your wedding day. Keep this memory safe by
taking a shot that uses the location as a stage to give a scale of how massive
and grand your celebration is. The Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens offers
an ultra-wide angle that captures every corner of your location. This way, none of
your intricate preparation efforts go unnoticed.

Experiment with lighting and silhouettes

If you want a dramatic shot that captures the weight and meaning of your
wedding day, you can’t go wrong with silhouette shots. Whether against natural
light or taken in a studio, silhouettes make for an impactful image. It is at once
familiar and mysterious, resulting in an intimate depiction of your love. DSLRs
like the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV work best for shots like this since you can adjust the settings manually. This allows you great control even with unexpected
lighting situations on the big day.

Play with fabrics and textures

Focusing on fabrics and textures captures the amount of thought you put into the
details of your wedding. It also highlights the softness of the entire event. A film
camera like the Leica M6 can bring your vision to life. Film cameras have a
higher dynamic range, so they can capture details in monochromatic images in a
way that digital cameras can’t match. They also give off an old-timey feel that
captures the nostalgia your wedding day will have looking back.

Shoot the setting and objects

Each item you use for your wedding contributes to its overall impact. As such,
pictures of them will complement all other photos you take. Capture elements like
the wedding cake, the table setting, gifts, the wedding rings, and even the dress
before the bride puts it on. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens helps you focus
on your subject while artistically blurring the background. Macro lenses like the
Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR
, on the other hand, give you an even more
magnified look for a stylish touch. Shots like this can diversify your wedding

Your wedding signals a transition to the next phase of your life. With help from
us here at Mariah Milan Maui Photographers, you can creatively capture
memories that will last you a lifetime.

Article written by Rina Jenson

Exclusively for Mariah Milan Maui Photographers

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