Wedding and honeymoon photo sessions are like the proverbial tree in the forest – the event didn’t take place if there was no camera to catch it. Jokes aside, these photos are perhaps the most important photos of you that will ever exist. Memories fade and there is no tool more effective at bringing them to life and spurring a trip down happy memory lane like a great photograph that captures the essence of that moment of pure joy. That is exactly why your honeymoon photos should be as spectacular as the honeymoon itself, and if you’re fresh out of original ideas, well, that’s why we’re here. Among these ten amazing ideas you are bound to find one that speaks to your heart and personality, so let’s jump right in.
Love at sunset
Some may consider this type of photo shoot corny and cliché, but on the contrary – it’s classic. Of course, it helps if you’re fond of kisses under a sky bursting with spectacular colors just before the sun lets the moon take the stage, and who isn’t? Whether the kiss is planned for a photographer to capture it or it’s a spontaneous genuine kiss really doesn’t matter. If that kiss was meant for the photographer, countless others aren’t, so either way the memory will be genuine and that’s what matters. Plus, the photos alone are pretty spectacular.
Crazy, silly love
Most honeymoon destinations involve a beach, right? So, why not make the best of a gorgeous backdrop and create an album full of silly photos. You could be playing volleyball, chase each other and throw one another in the water. Let go, have fun and let a professional do his work. Don’t even pay attention to him. Kiss, run around, build sand castles, surf; be in the moment and even if all the photos aren’t Instagram-perfect, you know that your day was, although, with so much love and a gorgeous setting, how could the photos not be gorgeous?
Love with an edge
Some of the most popular fashion photo shoots are done in abandoned factories and industrial spaces alike. The reason for their popularity is because the contrast between stunningly dressed models and the raw setting only serves to further emphasize the beauty of the models. So, why not find an abandoned space on your honeymoon destination and be models for a day? It’s sharp, unique and has a bit of an edge to it. This option is perfect for non-traditional couples and even steampunk lovers.
My best friend and her husband were looking for ideas for their honeymoon photos and decided to go with a matching theme; she brought her wedding dress and he brought the suit along on their honeymoon. They were fresh out of ideas, having spent all their creativity on the wedding, so they decided to consult a professional for wedding photography in Sydney because sometimes the best thing to do is turn to the master of the trade. The idea was simple but genius; it was like recreating their wedding, only without the added pressure.
Some people are cartoon nuts, so why not take your shared love and certain interest and make it a reality. For instance, if the two of you are both huge fans of the undying love portrayed in the animated movie Up, have a tailor replicate the costumes, find a couple of those chairs and have your session in a house reminiscent of the one in the movie. Beyond romantic, the photos will be incredibly cute, not to mention original.
Old Hollywood love
Hollywood is a glamorous place; it’s also a place that has been witness to some great love stories. So, why not use some of the iconic photos of old Hollywood couples, like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton or and do a reenactment of their most famous photos together. Not only will you be paying homage to some of the greatest love stories but also wonderfully meaningful mementos for yourselves.
‘Follow me to’ love
Everyone has been in awe of Murad Osmann and his now famous ‘follow me to’ concept. These photographs are absolutely breathtaking and if the two of you have set sail to an exotic as well as photogenic destination, why not show it off in a Murad-inspired manner? You can mix things up and switch places from time to time, so each of the two of you gets to be both the leader and the follower.
Under the covers love
This kind of photo shoot is highly private and intimate, so you might want to take your own camera and not hire a photographer for this one. As the honeymoon suite is where all the magic happens, why not catch the magic on camera? One of the best parts of this type of photo shoot is you’ll be able to look back one day when you’re old and say: “Damn, we were hot.”
Oldie but goldie love
If the two of you have a soft spot for the olden days, why not bring them back to life? Have a vintage dress and suit made, find a vintage café (luckily there are countless now), and use the lovely setting as the perfect backdrop for your sixties-inspired photos. Have the eyeliner on fleek, perfect red lips, and the guy can be that perfect gentleman who tips you over when he kisses you. You can share a cherry sundae and of course, there is the one where the girl lifts one leg up as he gives her a kiss.
For those who are secure of their femininity/masculinity, and are not afraid of being bold and silly, clothes-switching is a hilarious and beyond that, incredibly original. The guy can wear a dress (he doesn’t have to put on makeup but it would be more authentic), and the girl gets to wear a suit and tie her hair back, go makeup free and butch it up. Once you’re done with the cross-dressing part, you can wear your original clothes and create a unique collage.