More often than not, there’s a set standard for most wedding photographs - the bride should look as beautiful as possible, the groom should look cool and classy. While this standard is not a bad idea, originality and uniqueness are also important for wedding photographs. Your wedding photographs SHOULD have a story behind it so that when you flaunt the photographs to your family and friends, you’ll have an awesome story to talk about.
With that said, here are some creative wedding photography ideas to inspire you to think outside the box to be as original and unique as possible for your special moment!
Silhouettes are terribly underrated since they usually don’t contain the details that the soon-to-be bride and groom are flaunting. However, a carefully positioned silhouette can make the difference between a good photo and a great one.
Here’s a great example of a silhouette shot from one of our beloved clients, Louie and Joey. No detail can be seen from their clothes but the photo exudes romance, serenity, and love. If this was not a silhouette shot, it would just be another photo at the beach for the lovely couple - which we didn’t want to happen since we wanted to memorialize their special moment forever.
Candid, In-between Moments
Sometimes, the greatest wedding or prenup photos are those taken during unexpected times. The soon-to-be bride and groom not ready for the photo? Take the photo still. You never know how great the outcome would be.
Beauty, love, and the most genuine emotions come from the times where we are not ready. And that’s perfectly encapsulated by our lovable clients, Rocky and Jade. It seems as though Rocky told a funny joke to Jade and she couldn’t hold her laughter in. Guess what? It resulted in a great, genuine shot for the couple.
We believe that a great photo isn’t just about the couple but all the details contained in the photo. This means that the unlikeliest of backgrounds can also result in a photo that you’ll be proud to show and flaunt to your family and friends.
This is what exactly Kumar and Alyssa did for their wedding photoshoot. They made use of the wall art to (aside from celebrating their marriage) celebrate their nationalism. Displayed in the wall’s painting is Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero holding a bottle of booze. This picture says a thousand words and we’re sure Kumar and Alyssa will be happy to explain why they wanted to take a photo in front of this amazing piece of art.
The greatest photos can be taken in the unlikeliest of places. It only needs a little bit of creativity, the perfect angle, and the subjects that just radiate love and joy. A mere street that hundreds of people walk on can be the setting for a couple’s best wedding photograph. And this is what Ten and Javey had.
An intersection in Japan, used by hundreds of people daily, became the location for a great prenup shot. This specific photo just encapsulates Ten and Javey’s unity, love, creativity, and sophistication. Who knew a random intersection could lead to an amazing shot of the couple?
Lastly, one of the greatest shots we had the honor to take was with LJ and Dean. For their photoshoot, there was just one thing on their mind: have fun. And that’s what they did. They showed their fun and quirky personality all throughout the shoot and you can see it in the photos we took.
They just let loose and did whatever pose came into their minds and whatever get-up they could think of. And you know what? We all had FUN during the shoot and you can feel it in their photos. Sometimes, the most creative and unique shots come from the photo subjects just letting loose and having fun.
A wedding is one of the most difficult events to pull off since numerous factors have to align for this to work. Logistics, venue, headcount, design, musical arrangement, and the schedule - all of these lead to massive headaches for most couples. This is why most engaged couples hire wedding organizers that do the heavy lifting for them. Although this may be true, we’ve experienced many weddings and have noticed the way on how couples manage pulling off their weddings without the help of wedding organizers. It’s pretty simple. You just need to be ready. Ready in terms of planning, knowing what you want, and where to get the things that you want. So, to help you here are some summer wedding checklist and ideas just in case you’re planning this type of wedding.
Summer Wedding Ideas and Checklist
In the Philippines, summer weddings are very well known. The sun is sparkling brilliantly with practically no peril of downpour - the tropicality of the location is very pronounced. Another good point about summer weddings is that most people are free or are willing to take some time off work for that needed summer vacation - which is extremely helpful for out of town weddings.
Without further ado, here are some summer wedding ideas and checklist help you succeed in pulling off a magical and special summer wedding.
Having the right venue for your wedding is one of the most important factors you have to consider. Finalizing the location also enables you to focus on other tasks such as buying the needed decorations and having the plan to arrange them by your tastes.
There are many locations to choose from, but at the end of the day it’s the couple that decides this ultimately. Would you like it to be a beach wedding? Would you like it to be a church wedding? Or are you feeling really good about having a garden wedding? There are a myriad of choices for you to choose from and knowing & choosing the location you’re happy with will make your wedding more unique and memorable for the both of you.
The Souvenirs and Decors
Not all weddings give out souvenirs but if you would like to give your guests something to remember your wedding by, you can choose souvenirs that go with the theme of your summer wedding. Items such as keychains or plants are great souvenirs. However, if you would like to take the hassle of the logistics of your souvenirs, you can choose to set up a photobooth that instantly gives your guests something to remember your wedding by.
Decor is also something you have to take note of. If you want your wedding to have a natural, rustic, and homely, you can opt to have wooden seats and tables, the color of your decor should also be themed appropriately, and the minor details such as the vases, placemats, etc should also be in line to the theme you’re going for.
Lastly, it’s not a wedding without the flowers. Your bride should be holding a beautiful bouquet and the venue should have beautiful flower arrangements. For summer weddings, the flowers of choice would be sunflowers, roses, orchids, and many more.
Lastly, food should be served at the reception. Without the finest cuisine, your wedding would not be complete. Some choices for summer weddings would be grilled meats, seafood, and salads. All of these are essential to keeping your guests happy while also completing the overall atmosphere for your wedding. Since it’s a summer wedding, serving cold desserts such as ice cream is also a great way to cool down your guests while adhering to the theme.
Beverage is also an important factor to consider since a summer day is hotter compare to your average day. Keeping your guests cool and refreshed is imperative for you and offering them unlimited cold drinks such as juices, alcoholic beverages, or some simple refreshments will do the trick
Your summer wedding will not be complete without you and your husband or wife to be. So make sure to load up on vitamins since you wouldn’t want to get sick before or during your wedding day.
There are a lot of summer wedding ideas to choose from and you also have to take note of your budget. Plan, budget, scout, and repeat. That’s the winning formula for you to have a successful summer wedding.
Lastly, your summer wedding wouldn’t be complete without the wedding photographers that memorialize your special day. Thinking Chair Studios is here to help you make your ideas to reality. Check out our portfolio and you can contact us immediately so we can help you conceptualize the wedding of your dreams!
These days in the Philippines, prenup photoshoots are all the rage since it’s a great way to commemorate a wedding - one of the most important events in the lives of two people. Another reason why prenup photoshoots are trending nowadays is that couples have free reign on which concept, idea, and location they can shoot their prenup photos is. The saying “the sky’s the limit” is applicable for prenup photos.
However, one of the problems for most engaged couples is that they do not know the BEST locations on where to shoot their prenup photoshoots in. Fortunately for Filipinos, the Philippines has a plethora of locations where you SHOULD shoot your prenups in. Here’s the list and take a peek at our shoots in these locations.
In the heart of Laguna, there is a well-planned, innovative area that acts as a residential, commercial, and recreational complex that has everything that a person (or a couple) needs. Whatever you need, it’s in Nuvali - from adrenaline-filled activities, food establishments, etc. So, it makes sense for engaged couples to hold their prenup photoshoot in this paradise just outside of the Metro. Do you know the best part of Nuvali? It’s land that has 2,290 hectares that’s both sustainable and environmentally-friendly. So, if you’re environmentally-conscious, find out why Nuvali is a place where humanity and the environment work harmoniously.
Bohol - widely known as an island in the Philippines that contains luscious forests and is a paradise for its natural beauty. Although Bohol is known for its forests and sceneries, Bohol is also famous for its beaches. This is why it’s also one of the best places for engaged couples to have their prenup photoshoots. The white-sand beaches, the calm ocean, and the overall relaxing and peaceful ambiance, Bohol is your place to be for your prenup photoshoot.
As JP and Karen portrayed in the photo, you can use the contrasting colors of your outfits to form a beautiful and creative shot in Bohol’s white beaches. This does not only create a more scenic photo, but it also fills it with passion and emotion that you’ll feel every time you look at the results.
Pampanga is one of the least likely places to have your prenup photoshoot in the Philippines. However, LJ and Dean came to us with an idea that got our creative juices flowing on the question “how can we make this photoshoot the perfect one for LJ and Dean?” and here’s our statement and our full story on the shoot at Pampanga with their 4x4 truck:
“It really got us excited when LJ and Dean told us that they wanted their prenup to be done in Pampanga with their 4x4 truck. Our imagination is running wild with the ideas that we can think of.
We always want to capture our couples in their happiest and show their lifestyle in our pre wedding shoots. With LJ and Dean it made everything a lot easier. They were so natural and all we did was point the camera at them and they did the rest.
Everything about this shoot was all we hoped for. A chance to ride around a 4x4 truck, had barbecue outdoors with the whole team, captured every detail that is LJ and Dean, and the best part, we gained new friends.”
We’re closing this list off to one of the most famous and best places to have your prenup photoshoot in - Tagaytay. The scenic view, the connection between the lush body of trees and sheer closeness to the sky is just one of the reasons why Tagaytay is included in the go-to places for engaged couples.
The ambiance, calmness, serenity, and romantic feel is what completes most prenup photoshoots and all of these can be found in Tagaytay.
Thinking Chair Studios - Your Best Choice for your Prenup Photoshoot in the Philippines
Just a small disclaimer, all of the photos used in this article are all from our portfolio and they were taken in the same places they’re highlighted in. To achieve the results you’re seeing, we worked hard with the client and never stopped communicating with them to perfectly understand what their vision for the prenup photoshoot is. Interested? Contact us now and let us bring your ideas to life!