Your wedding day is one of the best days of your lives, but the honeymoon that follows is the absolute best vacation you will ever be on together. Although you might get a few eye rolls from your new husband for whipping out your phone or camera every two seconds, you will love looking back at images of those blissful days. Want to get amazing captures on your honeymoon? Keep reading for some helpful tips below.
Hire a Professional
Your wedding day is bound to be incredibly memorable, especially when you flip back through those images taken by your photographer. So, why not do the same for your honeymoon? Not in the budget? Include that cost in a honey fund on your wedding registry!
Even if you plan to do a shoot with a professional, you will still want to capture all of those in-between moments. Here is where you want to make sure you have the right gear for your personal needs. A versatile camera with plenty of options will come in handy for capturing everything from the beautiful landscapes you might encounter portraits of you and your husband on the beach. Choose a camera that has built-in wi-fi for easy uploading so you can share your honeymoon with friends and family in real time. If you plan on taking lots of snaps with your phone as well, make sure you’re doing it right. Give your smartphone a quick upgrade with a lens kit.
Know the Basics
Having the right gear doesn’t equally honeymoon photo success. You will also want to have a basic know-how of what makes a good capture. First up, golden hour, the time shortly after sunrise or before sunset when the natural light is least harsh and the sun is at it’s dreamiest. Most photographers shoot at golden hour! Next, positioning. Try to always keep in mind how you position yourselves or your image subject when composing a shot. For beautifully lit shots, the sun should always be behind the camera rather than behind the subject. Unless of course, you are trying to capture a beautiful sunset or a silhouette shot.
Also, keep in mind the Rule of Thirds. This simple guide encourages dividing a frame into a three by three grid and aligning your image subject along these gridlines or their intersections. You don’t have to be rigid with every single photo you take, but this idea helps you to get creative with your shots, rather than defaulting to centering everything.
Lastly, don’t forget to ask for help! You are going to want plenty of honeymooner shots, so ask other travelers or locals to capture you. Don’t be afraid to tell them where to stand and ask them to take a few shots to have options. People are usually very happy to help honeymooners capture these memories!
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