Are you planning a wedding in 2019, and you are searching for ideas that will reflect your unique personality and taste? If so, then in this article, you will find out everything there is to know about the hottest wedding photo trends for the year 2019. However, many have mixed feelings about weddings and trends. Why is this you ask? Well, as a matter of fact, not every bride is keen on the idea of looking back at wedding photos a couple of years later and realizing how hideous the gown (which was a good idea at the time) looked. Nevertheless, if the trend-related mishaps are cleverly avoided, there is something splendid about stepping out of the comfort zone and embracing the spirit of the new.

The photography business, in particular, has undergone a complete revolution which has to do with upgrading the camera work and leaning towards high-end technology. Photographers who utilize the newest techniques are rising in popularity, and it is not difficult to figure out why. One of the most important parts of every wedding is photography. Naturally, every bride and groom wants their special day captured for eternity. So, without further ado, here are the top wedding photo trends for 2019.

Proposal photography
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1. Proposal photography

Even though it is technically not part of the wedding festivities, many newlyweds desire to capture the sweetest moments from the very beginning. How amazing would it be to look at your wedding album and see professional photos way back from when the two of you got engaged? However, getting proposal photos can be quite tricky if the man does not want to spoil the surprise! One of the best tips is to have someone else suggest the photoshoot, for example, has one of the soon-to-be bride’s friends suggest a casual girl’s shoot. She will definitely say yes and after she has finished some photos with her friends, the man can walk up in the middle of the shoot and pop the question. Also, if you are a guy reading this, do not stress out too much about it! The best thing you can do is to hire a reliable photographer and leave all matters in his or her hands. Another great tip for men who get nervous is to stay down on the knee for longer! In fact, a lot of men feel the need to stand up as quickly as possible after getting an answer, but the photographer will not be able to capture the moment as perfectly as you would like it. Also, consider practicing kneeling!

2. Stop-motion photography

Let us travel back in time and bring back stop-motion photography! It seems as it is one of the hottest wedding trends in 2019 judging by its rising popularity among newlyweds. What is stop-motion photography? It is a collection of animated still photos presented in a high-definition video accompanied by music (or any kind of audio) of your own choosing. Many photographers offer the service of creating beautiful videography for weddings, for instance, professionals like this wedding videographer from Christchurch. Make sure the photographer of your choosing is skilled and experienced in the field.

3. Drones drones drones

How cool would it be to capture a panoramic view of your special day? Are you getting married in one of the most beautiful places around the world, and you would like to have pictures taken of the spectacular views? If so, then consider the help of a high-tech drone. Previously considered an out-of-the-box method of photography which was only used by those who are more privileged and rich, nowadays more and more newlyweds choose to take their wedding photos with the help of a drone. However, is it actually worth the time and effort to invest in drone photography? The biggest concern related to this trend is safety issues. Most importantly, newlyweds fear that accidents may happen. Nevertheless, if there is a trained professional operating the drone, accidents are more than likely to be avoided. So, take your chances with this trend and capture dynamic, picturesque videos and photos that display the beauty of the big event.

4. Post-wedding shooting

Post-wedding shooting
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If you thought pre-wedding photoshoots are big in 2019, think again, because this is where post-wedding comes into play. Usually done a day or two after the big ceremony, newlyweds are able to capture stunning photos in the sunset, during sunrise, or anywhere romantic. One reason why it is an excellent idea to consider a post-wedding shoot is due to the fact that the newlyweds are able to have their photos taken in a variety of different locations. Also, if the lighting and weather get in the way on the wedding day, there is no reason to worry, because there is the opportunity to try again the next day!

5. No phone ceremonies

This next one should definitely be a huge hit during weddings in 2019. In fact, unplugged wedding ceremonies have been a recent thing, and they are an excellent idea if the goal is to capture fantastic photos without guests gazing at their phones. Above all, couples want professional photographers to take raw photos of their guests having a good time, instead of keeping glued to their newest iPhones or tablets. So, enjoy the ceremony, have fun and put your phones down!

6. Smoke bombs

Smoke bombs
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Every bride wants her wedding to resemble the most beautiful fairytale in existence. So, what if there was a way to make this dream a reality? One of the most exciting ways to bring interest and color to wedding photography is the use of smoke bombs. These astonishing pyrotechnics are starting to appear on more and more wedding shots all around the globe and it is easy to see why it is increasing in popularity. Smoke bombs are originally manufactured for the military and everyday use as ground cover. Nevertheless, these small grenades are completely safe and simple to use. They emit a non-toxic smoke which comes in a variety of colors ranging from pink to blue which fill the air and add to the magical look in the wedding photos. Of course, before considering the usage of smoke bombs in pictures, make sure to consult with your photographer and ask if he or she feels comfortable with using smoke bombs on your special day. In fact, taking pictures with smoke bombs may require certain skills which involve different types of shutter speed, so make an effort and have your photographer ready to go.

7. Selfie sticks

Selfies seem to be everywhere, from Instagram to Facebook, and they are making a big appearance at weddings in 2019. This is a relatively inexpensive way to take photos of the bridal party and the event without the need for a professional. However, it is always advisable to have an expert behind the scenes! Otherwise, selfie sticks are fun to use and they are definitely breaking away from tradition.

All in all, there are tons of trends when it comes to wedding photography. Some will stay, some will go and it is the bride’s and groom’s choice to decide what will work best. Have fun and congratulations!

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