Tips for Taking the Most Memorable Candid Wedding Photos

Tips for Taking the Most Memorable Candid Wedding Photos

Candid wedding photos are impactful because they showcase genuine emotion. This style of photography also really gives you the chance to embrace your surroundings and incorporate them into your wedding memories and story.

If you or your partner are shy or you both don’t love the idea of posing in front of a camera, candid photography could be the ideal style for your wedding.

Here are a few ways that you can make your candid moments even more special.

Stay Present

Instead of overthinking what you’re doing and wondering whether your photographer is getting the right shots, just focus on staying present in the moment. Take in what’s happening and enjoy how you’re feeling with the friends and family who surround you. There’s no need to pose either – just let your photographer do their thing.

Embrace Your Surroundings

You’ve chosen your wedding venue or photoshoot location for a reason; it brings you joy and represents who you are as a couple. The more you enjoy your surroundings or venue with your partner and the people you love, the more it adds to your photos.

Don’t Shy Away from Emotions

Your ceremony is the most important part of the day – it can also be the most sentimental and emotional. Don’t be shy to get emotional during your vows. Whether this is a few tears, a loving glance, or laughter, let your photographer capture exactly how you’re feeling.

Take a Moment

This is a big day, a special day, so take several minutes for yourself before you walk down the aisle. This is a wonderful way to capture some raw emotion and it will help center you before you say your vows. After the ceremony, take a moment with your partner to take in the first few moments of your married life. You won’t even know your photographer is there.

When You Don’t Know What To Do, Move

If you feel like a particular moment is getting stale, take a walk. Taking a stroll on your own or with your partner or bridal party will give your photographer more moments to capture. Speaking of bridal parties, don’t forget to give yours a moment to shine.

Capture Moments in Transit

There’s something so beautiful and moving about a bride in transit. Seeing a bride pulling up to a church or ceremony automatically instills feelings of butterflies and anticipation. Don’t worry about what your photographer is doing during this moment, just enjoy the lead up to your ceremony.

Interact with Your Guests

Photos with wedding guests can also make for some of the most memorable candid shots. Spend some time with as many of your guests as possible during your reception so that your photographer can capture these moments.

If you decide on a candid photography style for your wedding, be ready to expect the unexpected and have lots of fun in the process. Candid photography requires a photographer you can trust and feel comfortable around, so choose carefully. Oh, and don’t forget to relax.