written by
Lee Hawley

How to Incorporate Your Hobbies into your Wedding Photos

Wedding Photography 3 min read
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Adding some personal details into your big day can make things even more meaningful.

Weddings can be incredibly glamorous and elaborate, especially now that photographers and videographers can capture every moment. There are a lot of things to consider during the planning process. The wedding invitations, the venue, and even the placards require preparation. Every couple wants their big day to be absolutely perfect. Every single detail has to be carefully planned out and beautifully executed. After all, a wedding is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One thing that you should take into special consideration is your wedding photos.

When capturing the joy of your union, you need to keep things personal. Why have a wedding album with the same poses as everyone else? Add some personal details to make things more meaningful. A great way to do this is by incorporating your hobbies into your wedding photos. Do you and your soon-to-be-spouse have a special love for the arts? What about films? Did you meet at the gym? By integrating personal details about the things you love, you’ll be immortalising who you are.

Here are some ideas for how you can include your hobbies in your wedding photos:

The Passion for Arts

Perhaps you and your partner have a passion for something related to arts. Let’s say that you love drawing comics and your partner is passionate about writing. Why not integrate this love for arts and include it in your wedding photoshoot? Whether it’s by taking the photos at your home studio or turning the shots into a comic, a shoot like this will definitely be memorable.

The Love for Films

Many of us have a love for films. Perhaps you and your partner share a passion for Star Wars films or old black-and-white films. If your favourite type of date night is dinner and a movie, a film-themed shoot may be perfect for you. Do you and your soon-to-be-spouse have a favourite film? Consider integrating a few of the films’ themes in your wedding photoshoot.

The Affinity for the Outdoors

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Do you and your other half love the great outdoors? Why not add an element of it into your wedding day?!

If you and your partner jump at the chance to travel and spend every other weekend hiking, climbing, or camping, the outdoors is definitely a passion you share. Travel stories probably make up a significant portion of your overall love story. If this is so, why not consider having your wedding photos taken in parks, recreational forests, or places that define your relationship as a couple? Consider getting married in a botanical garden. After the ceremony, you can immediately go outside for a breathtaking shoot against a majestic background. The surroundings are sure to add some life to the event!

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Think about the things you and your partner love to do together.

The hobbies above are just a few examples of what you can incorporate into your wedding photoshoot. It’s best to sit down with your partner and think about the things that you love to do together. Once you’ve narrowed down something you want to highlight, think about how you can incorporate it into the photos.

At the end of the day, your wedding photoshoot is all about you and your partner. Take the chance to celebrate the memories you’ve shared, the moments you will create, and the love you will be nurturing for the rest of your life!

Lee Hawley is a photographer who specialises in natural wedding photography and loves capturing raw moments as they occur. For your wedding, why not forget about the poses and make candid photos the star of the show? Contact Lee today to discuss your special day.

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