Just Married Sign and Photo Idea

Mother of the Bride, many newlyweds want their photographer to take a special photo using some sort of Just Married sign. If your sweet couple hasn’t mentioned this to you yet, you might check with them to see if that’s something they’d like to add to their list of photos for the photographer.

I found this super-cute idea for a movie clapboard Just Married sign recently and just had to share it with you. Isn’t it clever? The wedding date can be included, and the bride and groom can have fun with listing whatever “take” they want as well as deciding on their pose in the background. They could even ask their photographer to take a shot using the bokeh effect as in the photo above and also one without to insure they end up with a photo they love.

Why not share this post with the bride and groom, MOB, so they can make plans for a super-cute Just Married photo of their own. They may like this movie idea or it may spark an idea for something especially meaningful to them personally. And when it’s all said and done, you can call it a wrap!

*You might also like to read Wedding Day “Just Married” Photo Idea and Honeymoon “Just Married” Photo Idea.

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*Flickr photo by madebyWstudio, Creative Commons License

Wedding Day Photo: Sweep Her Off Her Feet

Formal poses certainly have their place in the wedding day photos, Mother of the Bride, but chances are some of the very best photos will be the fun shots.

Some of those may come at the suggestion of the photographer, but others will unfold quite spontaneously. And if you’ve hired a top-notch photographer, he or she will be watching to capture those moments with a few click-clicks of his trusty camera.

One super fun shot for wedding day is featured above—the groom sweeping the bride off her feet. This is a shot that can be taken inside or outside the venue, planned or unplanned. The main thing is that it will be fun and romantic all at once. A winner to be sure.

So MOB, pass along the suggestion to your daughter—or ask the photographer to be watching for the perfect opportunity for such a shot. You will be glad you did. And so will the bride and groom!

*You might also want to read Wedding Photo Idea: A Veiled Kiss, Wedding Photo Idea: Black and White Bubble Shot, and Wedding Photo Idea: Groom Admires His Bride.

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*Flickr photo by galeria_stefbu, Creative Commons License

Wedding Day Photo Idea: Sunset Silhouette

23247205609_2f03491a1e_zWhat time of day is your darling daughter tying the knot, Mother of the Bride? If the nuptials are scheduled for late afternoon or early evening, she and her dashing groom will have a super special photo opportunity they can take advantage of if they alert their photographer to their wishes.

Have the happy couple tell their photographer they’d like him or her to take a sunset silhouette shot of their big day. If the photographer knows ahead of time, he’ll be able to scope out the best location for such a shot at or near their ceremony or reception venue.

Everything will work together to make this an absolutely gorgeous shot—the location, the couple, the setting sun, the romance. Wow, this will definitely be a keeper shot, huh?

So MOB, don’t delay—share this great photo idea with your sweet girl pronto. I predict a couple of more-than-willing participants!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photo Idea: Sweep Her Off Her Feet and Great Send-off For the Bride and Groom: Fireworks! 

*Flickr photo by Ryan Smith Photography, Creative Commons License

Wedding Photo Idea: Rings on a Starfish!

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Mother of the Bride, is your happy couple planning a beach wedding—or one involving the ocean in any way? Maybe boating, sailing, or just ocean life in general? If so, here’s a creative idea for a wedding day photo of the rings.

Why not use a starfish to display the rings? Not only will it make a super-fun and memorable photo of the biggest day in your little girl’s life, but it will be a great photo in and of itself. Just look how it captures the intricacies of the starfish. Amazing, huh?

If your daughter and her hubby-to-be like this idea, you might be able to think of some other ways to incorporate starfish into the celebration, too. It’s always neat to see a common thread recurring in various places, and it could be a great way to feature some of the wedding décor in the wedding photos as well.

So MOB, why not see if your sweet girl would like this idea? Might as well make a splash with the rings, too, right?!

*You might also like to read Wedding Day Photo Idea: Bridesmaids Hold the Groom! and Honeymoon “Just Married” Photo Idea.

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*Flickr photo by Ryan Smith Photography, Creative Commons License

Before-the-Wedding Shot of Colorful Bridal Shoes

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Mother of the Bride, is your little bride-to-be one of those brides who wants to make a splash on her wedding day with colorful shoes? If she has made a bold color choice to adorn her tootsies on her big day, here’s a great photo idea to help show them off before she ever puts them on.

Have the photographer document her splash of color in a before-the-wedding shot that will show off not only the shoes but the gown as well. Most photographers take a shot of the dress before the bride dresses on wedding day so just arrange the train in a similar fashion to the photo above. Place her snazzy shoes on the bed of white elegance created by her gown, and there you have it. A perfect photo to highlight one of the fun choices she’s made for her day to remember.

Why not mention this idea to the photographer, MOB? Won’t it be fun to surprise your darling girl with a special shot of her big-day shoes like this? Go on now. Have some fun!

*You might also like to read Wedding Shoes Trend: Color Is In!, Hand Painted Wedding Shoes for the Bride!, Cute Idea for the Bride—Shoes to Match the Bouquet, and Custom Sneakers for the Bride (and Groom!).

*Flickr photo by Corey Ann, Creative Commons License