IDEAS FOR WEDDING PICTURES PART 1: Couples
My name is Ben McMillen the owner of McMillen Photography. As a wedding photographer who is out every weekend capturing images for clients you would think I'd get bored or content. Well let me tell you from my viewpoint there is nothing boring about wedding photography. I truly love every minute of it! I'm always looking for new ideas for wedding pictures. And since your reading this I'm assuming you are too!
As photographers we are constantly looking for new inspiration for old poses that still invoke some type of feeling. Which is the thought or objective behind this blog post. One place I often look for inspiration is the work of our own experienced photographers right here at McMillen Photography based in Waynesburg PA. Being from South Western PA allows us to shoot weddings all over several major wedding markets like Pittsburgh PA, Washington PA, Wheeling WV & Morgantown WV. As you can imagine that gives all types of different weddings from rustic country weddings to more urban city weddings and everything in between...
34 IDEAS FOR WEDDING PICTURES
It's now the off season and and as I do every year about this time I go through all of our photographers weddings from the previous year and select new images for new design updates of our website. We have detail shots, formal family photos, creative bride and groom shots, candids and more... so that gave me a thought... Why keep these to myself? Why not write a few blog posts giving our wedding couples more ideas for their own wedding. The first post I've decided to write about is "Couples". All the images on this page are my personal favorite "couples" portraits captured by our staff from last season. I hope it gives you some suggestions while planning your own wedding. It should also give you an idea of how our photographers photograph weddings.
Feel free to add these images to your pinterest board. You can also learn more about our wedding photographers here. Enjoy and take notes!
Here we go...
The above picture is one of my favorites from photographer Bailey Thorn from our studio. It's a simple setup but the connection between the couple is real and can be seen instantly. Capturing moments like this is exactly what we want to give our clients.
Who doesn't love a great veil shot! Photographer Sara Morgan captured this photo at Lakeside Party Center in Uniontown PA as the sun was setting. Just might be my favorite image from Sara. I'm sure this photo will inspire more ideas for future outdoor weddings portraits.
The image above was captured in Pittsburgh PA by Ed Hughes of McMillen Photography. Not only is this one of my favorite images from Ed but it's also one of my favorites from the entire studio from last season. Ed choose to softly light his couple from behind at night to create a surreal moment they will have forever.
The photo below was taken by Robin Teagarden from our studio. She had the opportunity to photograph this bride and groom in a tree House at the Summit Inn. I choose this image as my favorite from Robin because, hey, it's a tree house!
The above image was taken in Washington PA by Jessica Grof. Jessica is one of our best wedding photographers. As far as ideas for wedding pictures goes this was pretty awesome. Jessica placed a light source behind the couple lighting them up as well as lighting up the columns in this extra wide shot.
The couples portrait below was photographed by Kailee McMillen. I chose this as my favorite image from Kailee from last season because I know how bad the lighting was that day after the sun set but Kailee pulled it off giving the clients what they wanted. A beautiful and intimate photo session in the woods.
The newly married bride and groom photo above was taken by Mark Miller. Looking for reflections is an Idea that most photographers keep in the back of our head. Add this one to your list if your near water.
The next image below was photographed byAlyssa from our studio.The picture was taken at sunset perfect posed against the evening sky.
The above photograph was captured by Ed Debolt. Here we have the bride in groom posing in full silhouette against the stained glass window of a church. Silhouette shots are another great idea most photographers keep in mind while shooting indoors especially inside a church.
And here we have my favorite photo taken last year by me, Ben McMillen. At the beginning of last wedding season it seemed like it rained every single Saturday. Most photographers get bummed out when it rains on wedding days. I personally take a different view and take it as a challenge! This picture was taken at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown West Virginia back-lit by a light source that I set out in the rain. No Photoshop needed. Just a great moment and some creative thinking turned a rainy day into one my favorite images I have captured to date. Out of the 4-5 frames I took only one could you see their breath and that's what you see below.
Before we show you more...
The images taken below are more of my favorite photographs from last wedding season from a mixture of our photographers. We took thousands and thousands of photos so the decision making process and searching through all those events was a difficult one. Of course its all personal opinion and personal taste but I'm very proud of the work from our photographers and staff here at McMillen Photography.
As you can probably tell we like to use a lot of creative lighting techniques as well as make full use of natural light. Our photographers offer a well balanced mix of many different styles. We often train together and of course steal ideas from each other. This is what makes us such a strong and creative group.
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