weddingthemedmoviesAspiring photographers who are searching for inspiration or ideas on wedding photography need not look no further than the most popular wedding scenes in films. Cinema has always depicted romantic weddings set in picturesque locations and dream-like details that are sure to give you abundant ideas you can use for your next wedding photography assignments. So look through your Charter cable lineup ( contact Charter customer service number listed here or even go online and check out these romantic wedding movie scenes:


  1. Runaway Bride. This well-loved film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere culminates with Maggie (Roberts) pushing through with the wedding ceremony (finally). The setting is the very top of a country hill, simple, gorgeous, and definitely the stuff girls dream of when they imagine their wedding day.
  2. Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Today’s generation of twi-hards are all about the grand wedding ceremony between Bella and Edward (played by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). The nuptials make use of lots and lots of nature elements (flowers, foliage, grass) but with a mostly traditional ceremony proper, as traditional as a vampire wedding can get.
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This film starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett was a hit with moviegoers who related to the depiction of interracial marriage and how it brings two vastly different families together. The wedding sequence (as well as the reception and after-party) will probably give you lots of ideas on fun, memorable wedding photos.
  4. Made of Honor. If you’re photographing a destination wedding, this Patrick Dempsey-starrer might give you some inspiration. The wedding sequences in Made of Honor are mostly set in Scotland where Tom’s (Dempsey) best friend Monica (played by Michelle Monaghan) is set to marry the very wealthy Colin (at a castle no less). You will find some ideas not only for the wedding but also for other aspects of the wedding photos, and even how to capture the events leading up to the big day such as the bachelorette party.
  5. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Fun, poignant, and with lots of memorable moments, this movie will provide inspiration for a quirky, intimate, and comedy-filled wedding album. This is Julia Roberts’ second movie on the list. It’s not surprising because we’re talking about Julia Roberts here who has one of the most impressive filmography.
  6. Love Actually. Different plotlines are woven together into a cohesive declaration on love and companionship in this 2003 film. There is also a gorgeous wedding scene featuring Keira Knightley and Chiwetel Ejiofor complete with a flash-mob band, choir, and wedding singer in the congregation during the wedding.
  7. A Walk to Remember. Maybe not the happiest wedding scene ever, but still worth mentioning. In this adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, Mandy Moore’s dying character Jamie gets her wish to get married to Landon (Shane West) in her mother’s church.
  8. Sex and the City. There are actually two wedding sequences in this 2008 film, as Carrie’s and Mr. Big’s first wedding, lavishly set in the New York Public Library, is called off when the groom gets cold feet. Eventually, they push through with the nuptials this time at a city hall ceremony.
  9. Bride Wars. Gorgeous wedding gowns and wedding ceremonies are all over this film starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson, both scheduled to wed at the Plaza Hotel in New York on the same day. If just like the movie, you’re planning to hold your wedding in New York, here are some of the top NYC wedding locations.
  10. The Sound of Music. Music and weddings are inseparable, as shown in this 1965 classic. If you are looking for ideas for classic or period-inspired wedding photography, check this one out.

wedding picAny wedding will have a lot of picture-perfect moments. And why would it not? Everyone, not just the bride and groom, is dressed impeccably. The whole wedding – from the morning preparation to the goodbye after the reception – is surely Instagram worthy.

However, your ceremony of love can take it a notch higher. You’re not just celebrating your union, after all. You are acknowledging the merging of two families and of different groups of people united by the love of the spouses-to-be. Most importantly, you’re celebrating the joining of two different individuals with various interests.

So why not show the uniqueness that brought you together in your wedding photographs? Your photos don’t have to be the typical shot of the wedding dress near the window, or making a heart with your hands. You’re going to look at these photos for the rest of your lives, so you’ll want to make sure they look great. Here are six unique photograph ideas for your wedding:


  1. Select an awesome theme

You may want a great color scheme or you may decide on a full-on fairy tale theme wedding. For Star Wars fans, you can try dressing up like Hans Solo or Princess Leia. For history buffs, why not copy your favorite American doll? You can simply order the doll with some American Girl Coupons available on this site.

Whatever you pick, make sure that it’s timeless and classic. Trends may look good now, but after a few years down the road these photos may make you close the photo album. Visit this page for some examples of wedding themes and styles that might just inspire you.


  1. The couple with their baby photos

Think about it – if you met this boy when he was younger, would you have thought you were going to marry him? Unless you were childhood sweethearts, you probably wouldn’t have. Having your baby photos incorporated is a fun way of showing that you have united your whole lives – the past, present, and the future – with each other.


  1. Best men and brides maids having fun

You selected this group of friends because they are the special people in your life. Rather than just the normal smiling and standing poses, why not get creative and have silly (but still classy!) photos that show them bonding? You can even include the fun photos in the thank you cards you’ll send them after the ceremony.


  1. Aerial view of the first dance

Everyone will have a photo of you together during the first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Why not make it more special by having either a photographer up in the balcony or a remote camera to get the shot from up there? In this shot you will see how your loved ones gathered around you and their happy faces as they celebrate your newly wedded love.


  1. Light painted love

This might be the new (and Earth-friendly) version of the sky lantern photo, but it looks just as magical. This light painting technique involves the couple in a sweet embrace or a kiss, with a dazzling light surrounding them. You surely do light up each other’s life.


  1. Go for a GIF

The moving photos aren’t just part of Harry Potter’s world anymore. You can have them too! Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Weddings has started a trend where you can have lovely pictures that move. Put them in a digital photo frame and you have one awesome photo in your living room. Here is a more technical explanation of the GIF format.

brideThe pressure for a wedding to be perfect is so much that brides become the stereotypical Bridezilla days before the wedding. Each detail of the ceremony has to be accounted for, but don’t forget what’s most important of all: you and your husband celebrating your love in front of your beloved family and friends.

If you want to have great photos, it is important that you take care of yourself weeks before the wedding. You can hide blemishes through makeup, but the stress will show if you continue to tire yourself out. Great natural skin, an essential key in any photo, trumps flawed skin covered with powder and foundation, every single time. Marriage will never be flawless, but at least with these tips, your photographs will be:


  1. Relax

It’s your wedding day, so it’s understandable that you might get tense. Unfortunately, that tension will show through the photographs. Try rolling your shoulders and taking deep breathes. Additionally, get closer to your groom in the poses. A gap may not seem so awkward when you’re taking the photos, but trust us, you don’t want to spend the next three decades explaining to those who see the album why you seemed distant to each other.


  1. Get to know the photographer

Whether you planned on hiring a professional or just getting the help of your neighbor who practices photography in his spare time, it’s generally a good idea to know who the photographer is. If you don’t trust your guy, you’ll look stiff in the photos and the poses will be awkward.


  1. Notice the little details

Oh, that bubblegum wrapper your husband’s best man threw on the grass? Yes, you’re never going to forget that, because it will end up in every photo you have. Take care of the little details that are going to have an impact on your photos.

If you want a photo with a more outdoor vibe, you may opt to have the picture taken beside, or inside your jeep. With the Jeep hard top you can easily purchase here, the natural light won’t block your pretty face in the camera.


  1. Makeup is your best friend

But your hair may not be. Use makeup to enhance your beauty. Put on waterproof makeup, and blot the oil out of the T-zone. The eyes and the skin around it are vulnerable to stress and they will certainly show how exhausted you are during your wedding. Take a look at this tutorial video to get some useful tips on how to apply eye makeup.

Though loose hair looks casual and elegant, taking pictures may be a bit of a hassle. Try pinning your hair up or to the side when taking candid photos, as to not block your face. The last thing you want is an-almost great photo that got ruined because your hair was in your face.


  1. Practice does make perfect

As we all know, in engagement photo shoots, the photographer ends up taking more solo shots of the bride than the groom. However, that photo sessionis not only an excuse for the bride to get dressed up, but also for the couple to practice being in front of the camera. On your wedding day, you’ll already be used to it and you’ll take even more awesome photos.


  1. And then there’s always Photoshop

It’s the truth. Photoshop is not the exclusive property of commercial advertisements. It can be used by everyday average people like you and me. For those dark spots and blemishes that still can be seen underneath the makeup, this is your solution. It is simply amazing the things you can do with Photoshop. This online resource has all the tips and tutorials you’ll need in case you’re interested to start learning.

weddingphotogPhotography is most memorable when it successfully captures life in motion and tells a story with just one frame. Many aspiring photographers are often tempted to stick to ideas or techniques that have proven to be popular among viewers, but the greater challenge is to be able to showcase creativity and a unique photographic perspective that stands out through impact and appeal.

Unique photography ideas are especially important if you find yourself tasked to photograph a wedding. As thoroughly discussed in this article, wedding photographers are a vital part of the wedding business that has seen enormous growth recently and has now given birth to an industry of its own. Wedding photos will become part of a couple’s journey together for many years to come, so you need to capture the emotions and memories of that big day. You can go with traditional wedding photograph ideas that look like most everyone else’s; or you can strive to be one-of-a-kind and incorporate elements, locations, or visual imagery that are not as common.


Here are some unique wedding photo ideas you can use as inspiration:


Candid camera

Unguarded moments of surprise, joy, and other emotions can be used to add layers of storytelling to wedding photos. Make sure your photo lenses are ready to capture those candid moments. You can also think of some techniques or little surprises, such as “unplanned” balloons or confetti guns during the pictorial. If you can, keep taking shots even in between poses, when the wedding couple and their entourage or family members are busy arranging themselves and prepping for the photo. You will be surprised at the material you will find later on.


Use weather elements

Most weddings happen in June, you can visit this page to learn about how June became known as the wedding month, and February. During these months, the weather can be so unpredictable and thus becomes one of the major considerations for wedding planning, especially for those weddings held outside. As the photographer, you have to allow for flexibility in case nature doesn’t cooperate. If rain suddenly threatens to delay the wedding, ask the couple how adventurous they want to be and take some photos with the rain or storm clouds as their background. Natural lighting from sunsets and cloud formations add drama to your photos, so incorporate them as well.


Childhood memories

Talk to the couple ahead of time and find out if wedding photos can be arranged at their childhood homes, or any other venues that meant a lot to them growing up. Not only does it make the wedding photos more personal, but you will also see their faces and body language transform as they reminisce and discover the childhood experiences together. Or you can consult with family members and close friends about certain childhood items, toys, or mementos that they can bring on the wedding day, such as an autographed baseball bat, a favorite stuffed animal, or matching Halloween costumes.


Show their hobbies

Do the bride and groom like to go camping or off-road driving on their off-road vehicles like the ones in this Jeep Brute website? Have them take a few photos while riding their Jeep Brute truck in their full wedding garb. The contrast will make for some really memorable photography. If they’re up for it, arrange for some photos while they are horseback riding, canoeing, or even playing darts or billiards at a local watering hole.


The wedding bed

Right before the newlyweds get out of their wedding attire and change for the reception and/or after-party, ask to take some photos at a pre-arranged bedroom suite. No need to get too daring here (unless that’s what they request), but wedding photos on a bed are always fun and open to a lot of possibilities. Use some of that wedding cake for added effect.