Tag Archives: Photo Inspiration

June 4

Creative Ideas for Wedding Day Photos

The big day has come and gone, the gifts are unwrapped, the dress is put away and now you have all the photos. If you’re finding the task of showcasing your memories a bit daunting, you’re not alone. But we’re here to help—see below for some new ways to use those fabulous shots.

Idea #1: Tell Your Story

A wedding album is the classic place for all your photos—and it’s a classic for a reason. It gives you a chance to tell your story, your way. Mix and match professional photos with personal Instagram pics. Include your vows or photos of your program and invitation. The options are endless and you’ll always be able to take a romantic trip through time when you open your photo book.

wedding-day-photos-photo-bookGifting tip: thank your parents for all they’ve done with an album tailored just for them. It’s the sweetest way to gather photos that will be their favorites. (Because maybe you don’t need three pictures of Great Aunt Megan, but it might mean a lot to your mom.)

Idea #2: Make It Unexpected

One trend we’re loving? When a bride puts a great photo somewhere surprising. A mug, for instance, isn’t the traditional place for wedding pics—but it makes a fun memento to see every morning. (It also happens to be a fantastic gift for your bridal party, especially if you have some funny shots.)

wedding-day-photos-mugSimilarly, choose a place in your home to display a piece of canvas art (or a couple pieces) that’ll make people smile. Entranceways, kitchens and patios all make delightful spaces for wedding memories.

Idea #3: Share the Day

Of course, one of the main reasons we love wedding photos is that they’re best when shared. Give your guests a sneak peek by using a gorgeous photo for your thank you cards. (Just don’t be surprised when you see family members have framed it!)

wedding-day-photos-thank-you-cardsAnd, finally, have a place where loved ones can go to peruse the pictures on their own. Trust us, people will ask to see them—so make it easy for yourself and have a Shutterfly Share Site already set-up.

Most importantly: enjoy the process! It’s a beautiful chance to relive the day with your honey.

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June 19

Creative Engagement Photo Ideas

When creating beautiful and memorable engagement pictures, the key is capturing the couple’s uniqueness in the photo. We love seeing engagement photos that shed light onto the couple’s personalities and life stories. Whether it be capturing the couple’s shared hobbies or interests, a perfectly captured candid moment that highlights their personalities, or even getting a glimpse of where they first met. Having that personal story behind the photo lends to an incredibly creative and special engagement photo shoot which you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

 

We are extremely excited to share a couple beautiful and incredibly memorable engagement photos that the talented Photographer Hannah Colclazier captured so perfectly.

 

Here are a few of her beautiful photos that we are swooning over, which we thought would be perfect to pair with corresponding save the date designs:

 

1) This adorable couple opted for a cooking inspired engagement shoot to highlight their shared love for cooking. We love these photos paired with a multi-photo save the date postcard!

Hannah WPD Blog Post--Cooking Save the Date

 2) This photo shoot would be absolutely perfect for the couple who met abroad, loves to travel or is planning a destination wedding. We adore how this theme pairs brilliantly with any of these travel inspired save the date cards as well.

Hannah WPD Blog Post--Travel

 3) This gorgeous photo idea is perfect for the couple who wants to honor their own military service, honor loved ones serving, or even as a tribute to the troops. Truly stunning!

Hannah WPD Blog Post-American Save the Date

 4) Last but certainly not least, don’t be afraid to have fun and be adventurous on your photo shoot! There is nothing more amazing than seeing photos that capture the essence of both couple’s personalities and interactions. This couple decided that since it was getting rather hot in D.C. during the shoot, they opted to for an impromptu run through the park sprinklers, all of which was captured brilliantly by Hannah.

Hannah WPD Blog Post-Water Photoshoot

Do you have any creative engagement shoot ideas that you are planning on doing?

 

Credits: 1) Cooking Engagement Session by, Hannah Colclazier //Multi-Photo Save The Date Postcard  2) Travel Inspired Engagement Session by, Hannah Colclazier // Destination Save the Date Design 3) American Pride Photoshoot, by Hannah Colclazier// Fine Script Ruby Save the Date Magnet  4) A fun and adventurous photoshoot// Homespun Leaves Save the Date Design

 

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