Wedding trends change like the weather and there’s no difference with wedding photography. Every new year brings a wave of photography ideas including poses, styles and quirky ideas to add some laughter to your catalogue of images.
But what’s hot for your 2020 Cambridge wedding?
Here are the 10 hottest wedding photography ideas and trends you should consider for your upcoming wedding.
Since you’ve spent so long planning all those little, finer details, it would be a shame to have them missed. The rise of wanting staged detail images are growing as a perfect way to document the real bouquet, wedding bands, accessories and more.
Getting up close and personal on wedding rings, hairpieces and bouquets in action shots create a truly natural feel to even the more detailed shots.
2. Negative Space
Using negative space in Wedding Photography is becoming ever popular thanks to its dramatisation of the shot. Using negative space to accentuate the surroundings, weather or even a rustic wall can really make you, the subjects, stand out.
3. Use your location
You’ve selected your venue for a reason, so use it in your images too. Show off the view with behind shots or showcase the architecture of the Church with it being the backdrop of posed group photos.
Combining the likes of negative space to capture the location, as well as you are the perfect balance of the two aspects.
This isn’t a newbie per-say but it’s still a popular pose for wedding photographs in 2020. Using texture in posed couple images often adds a softness to the image. Using the bride’s veil creatively also adds an extra layer to your composition.
Natural shots and in the moment imagery are a popular choice for couples, offering an insight into raw moments from the day. Including entertainment like lawn games is a great way to keep guests busy and create natural moments for your photographer to capture.
Reflection is stunning when captured, especially on your wedding day. It’s a great way to add interest and is often used for a sense of symmetry. When executed correctly, the reflection becomes the focal point too!
I have often used reflection to demonstrate the beauty of the moment and the surroundings.
Many would believe low light and dark spaces would be a nightmare for photography. It can be, but with the correct setup, using dark areas and limited lighting can have a stunning effect on your wedding photography. Truly consider shooting a couple of intimate images during your wedding reception to achieve a different mood for your later wedding shots.
8. Shifting the perspective
2020 Photography will certainly feature the shifting in perspective, with many couples seeking high rise imagery and a variety of angles. Having a variety of low and high angle perspective shots, amongst those that shift focus, can create a real ‘fly on the wall’ effect to your images and wedding album.
9. The Smoke Bomb
It’s the new sparkler on the wedding scene, and we can see why. Smoke bombs have been used in photography and filming for years and have gradually made their way into wedding photography. Available in a range of colours, they can add true drama and interest into photographs, and with the pop of colour creating the perfect backdrop, they are the new accessory for your wedding.
Chat to your photographer before buying one to see what can be done if you were to use one, and double-check with your venue too.
Playing with focus is an art form and doing so with wedding photography can have stunning results. Shifting the focus on images with true intimate moments, like a kiss, can achieve softness to the image, whilst focusing on other details like a bouquet.
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