The most beautiful part of a chic urban wedding is how it can ultimately be a one-of-a-kind experience, entwined with a contemporary yet timeless flair. The stylish and luxurious feeling emanating from such makes it stand out even more! That being said, you would certainly wish to have this gorgeous moment captured through a photo session, so here are some tips to consider.
Plan the photo session ahead
Planning with your photographer will guarantee a smooth sailing photo session on your big day. Take time to brainstorm how you envision it to be and discuss your favorite spots in the city. You can have it included in your background.
When it comes to an urban wedding, there are no rules. This is a chance for you to show your personality as an individual and as a couple in whichever theme you prefer. Treat everything as a blank canvas where you can pull off whichever style you like. By channeling your authentic essence, you will remember this special day in photos in the most unique way.
Pick unusual venues
Why not capture the entire city for your wedding photo session? There are a lot of unique settings that you can use – from urban lofts and rooftop galore to historical cobbled streets and charming little venues. Ancient hotels or abandoned warehouses in the city with exposed brick walls and huge striking windows would be an unusual yet charming location. Not to mention how lovely it is to capture the contemporary architecture around you. It’s just a matter of choosing which ones you like the best.
Add a twist on popular locations
There are a lot of iconic locations in the city that most couples would have probably used in the past for their photo session. If you want to have a session in a park which is already too familiar for you, why not ride the carousel instead? Add a twist to it to make it your own. Remember, there are no rules, so you can do whatever you want. Brides may opt out of wearing the traditional white dress, and couples can even wear sunglasses. Include all the accessories you feel comfortable with. Be sure to add a unique twist that you both love!
Have a statement backdrop
Give your urban wedding session an elegant touch by choosing a statement backdrop. There are a lot of striking and mesmerizing backgrounds that you can incorporate into your photos which will give them a timeless and dreamy touch to it. For example, you can have the romantic outdoor water fountain or the stunning Colosseo included in the frame to make it even more astonishing.
Be creative with details & decorations
There are many options when decorating a space for a wedding photo session, from statement centerpieces with flowers and foliage to emphasizing the place’s existing features by adding ladders and simple hanging installations. You can get creative as much as you want for your special day!
Keep it fun!
Always remember to enjoy every moment and do what feels right for your story! And if you decide to use the splendid outdoors of Italy as your location for a wedding shoot, start practicing replying “Grazie!” as early as now. You’ll have a lot of people congratulating you by saying “Auguri!” or “Tanti Auguri” or “Viva Gli Sposi!”
I hope these tips help you prepare more for your urban wedding photo session. Don’t hesitate to contact me for my photography services. I’ll be happy to document your significant day for you!