Congratulations on your engagement! Do you dream of having your wedding featured in a magazine while you're talking about planning a "photo-" wedding? I'm going to start by saying that very few weddings are published these days, but if your vision is to see your beautiful day featured in the media, we have four of our tips to maximize your chances of getting your wedding pictures published by concentrating on what really matters for exceptional wedding pictures.
FASHION A photo-wedding is expressed in several categories, from theme to decor. The first category, and most important one, is fashion. You probably have an idea in mind when you're thinking about your wedding dress (maybe an picture you've had since childhood), and in a way, that makes this particular shopping challenge special. You want to find the right dress on the one side, and so that will point you in the direction of typical bridal choices. When you're thinking from a photography viewpoint, though, taking chances and thinking beyond the conventional "bridal" box is key. Consider new bridal designers, keeping in mind that editors have seen it all-sure to catch their attention if you find a special outfit. One especially powerful moment in fashion that comes to my mind is a bride who was wearing a cape for her wedding. The days of conventions are gone-I keep seeing the phenomenon of couples living outside of conventional wedding fashion norms. Go in for it! So long as you stick to the true sense of style, you can not go wrong. And if you're concerned-highly recommend hiring a stylist to help you buy your dress if budget allows.
VENUE Your choice of venue is a second aspect of a photoworthy wedding. Destination weddings are a huge phenomenon and you know your guests would be delighted if your winter wedding gives them the chance to fly out of a cold city to celebrate your wedding in a beautiful tropical destination. If I think of locations, though, to me it's not just about picking a spot, but about choosing a destination that provides an atmosphere for your guests, and for you as a couple. We filmed a wedding at Brush Creek Ranch that had a weekend events itinerary for the guests, from dining experiences to riding on horseback. Or, imagine a wedding at the Hotel du Cap--, home to the world's most popular swimming pool, where your guests can enjoy the hot Antibes sun, and the opportunity to raise a bottle of champagne in your honor and cool off with a swim against the backdrop of a castle. Now I'm not playing favorites... but I can also suggest Lake Como, where in a 300-year-villa (like Villa Balbiano) you might entertain your guests that they'll never forget!