The wedding photograph is potentially as important as the wedding ceremony itself as it captures the atmosphere of the event, holding onto the memory forever. In order to ensure these memories are superlative, there are various factors that must be considered such as the setting and the participants’ appearance. This article will provide you with different tricks and tips on what features must be included in the ideal wedding photographs, as well as how these can be achieved.
1. The themed wedding dress
There are numerous types of dresses that are suitable for an Asian wedding theme, especially if you are looking for something flowing and sleeveless. The majority of these types of wedding dresses are slightly informal featuring spaghetti straps and sandals to suit the weather and setting, yet some brides have also been known to wear more elegant beaded ‘barefoot’ sandals that wrap around your ankles and middle toe. Whatever wedding gown you choose it is important to dress the entire bridal party in a similarly themed style to create uniformity for the photograph. An Asian bridal party should also have a brightly colored design to meet the theme and complement the background.
2. The themed flower arrangements
Usually the flower arrangements placed for beach and Asian themed weddings are bright, big and sunny – the most common being daisies, geraniums, carnations and lilies. The majority of brides often choose bouquets incorporating shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, white and purple; however, it is recommended that you look at more subtle hues based on the overall concept of the event. One may consider using seashells instead of flowers in the background as an alternative suggestion making the Asian wedding photograph unique.
3. The themed decorations
While the wedding party and flower arrangements are vitally important to an ideal wedding photograph, the background is as important. Always be sure to present with strongly themed decorations that are not to cliché or tacky. While you cannot have an Asian wedding without certain associated features, you should maintain a balance between certain pieces. This balance can be gained through discussions with a wedding coordinator and the happy couple, but you must ensure that the themed decoration is carefully marked in your photograph to ensure the theme of the wedding comes across.
4. The themed photograph card
Once you have shot and developed the themed photographs, it is highly recommended that the photograph be presented to the couple and the guests in themed folders or cards. This will set the tone of the photograph and embed the atmosphere of the wedding. The cards can be made from various materials and should feature an image appropriate to the theme of the event, and inside the individuals will see the photographs taken of the Asian themed wedding. Not only is this unique, but it also shows a degree of professionalism from your part.
As can be seen, taking photographs of a themed wedding can be relatively simple if you are aware of what to consider and how to go about it.
Now, having said all that – here’s how not to take photographs LOL