Many believe that church weddings are on the decline.
However, Pippa Middleton’s recent marriage ceremony at St. Mark’s Church, as well as other church weddings around the globe, have once again piqued public interest in church weddings.
If you’ve decided to go with this beautiful and traditional option, you’ve likely given lots of thought to your wedding photos.
Read on to learn to learn 6 of our favourite church wedding photo ideas.
- Outside The Church
There’s just something so elegant about wedding photos outside of the church where you’ve been married.
Use the architecture, especially the doorways, to frame your shot perfectly. Take photographs before and after the ceremony.
- Before You Walk Down The Aisle
The moment before the doors open and you walk down the aisle is an incredible time. You’re feeling a mixture of emotions: happiness, anxiety, excitement, and awe.
Make sure your wedding photography includes a few shots of this special moment, especially with your father or members of the wedding party.
- In Front Of The Altar
The moment you say your vows is incredibly meaningful.
It likely also goes by in an instant! Ensure that your wedding photographer has captured multiple shots of your “I Do’s” so that, once the ceremony is over, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
It’s also a wonderful way to honor the look of the church’s altar, and especially the crucifix in the background. This shot serves as a perfect reminder that God is watching over you!
- The Church Interior
In all of the excitement of the day, it’s quite easy to forget to capture the interior of the church itself.
However, after the ceremony, you’ll want to have the time to really take in how the flowers looked, the church’s decor, and even the organ.
Ensure your photographer has captured the church’s interior from all angles.
- Your Guests
Ask your photographer to take shots of your guests from multiple angles, at a variety of points of the ceremony.
After all, you’ll be so busy staring into the eyes of your beloved that you won’t be able to catch the detailed reactions of your friends and family members.
Looking at these photos after the special day is a way to relive the experience in a new way.
- From the Balcony
Ensure that your wedding photography takes pictures from the church’s balcony, to capture as much in a single frame as possible.
You’ll be able to see the aisle, your guests, and of course, the bride and groom, all in one shot.
Plus, it’s nice to have an idea of what your day looked like from God’s view.
Use These Tips To Take Elegant Church Wedding Photos
Whether you’re the bride, the photographer, or a member of the clergy yourself, it’s important that everyone has the proper photos to commemorate this special day.
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