7 Creative Things To Do With Wedding Photos
Discover Creative Things To Do With Wedding Photos After The Wedding
By Jeffrey House Photography
We create imaginative, emotional, contempoary, and romantic wedding photos, but what should you do with your wedding photos after the wedding? There are tons of different ways you can use your wedding pictures. Whether it's for your own personal enjoyment or whether you are gifting them to family or friends. Your pictures can be used to create fun products like calendars, keychains, playing cards, notepads, etc.
Today, however, we are going to talk about 7 creative things you can do with wedding photos after the wedding.
For most couples, the engagement session is the first time they will be professionally photographed. While most people tend to be a little nervous being professionally photographed, especially the first time, we are here to say relax and have some fun with it. The engagement session is an integral part of successful wedding photography because it allows the couple to learn more about our working style and we get to learn a lot about our client's "couple style." In other words, how they naturally interact with one another.
We want the engagement session to be very relaxed. It's a fun and exciting time, and we want to help you to allow those feelings, to shine through.
The big day has finally arrived! On the wedding day we are going to capture the details of your day (the wedding dress, jewelry, shoes, table settings, and any other special touches you have included), the candid moments (the first look, first kiss, etc), and all the great moments in between.
One of our favorite parts of the wedding day is the illustrative photography session. This is the part where we focus on the newly married couple and their romantic picture session. For most couples, these pictures are at the top of the favorite list. They will be similar to the engagement session with the obvious differences being your attire and the environment.
7 Creative Things To Do With Wedding Photos
1. Save-The-Date Cards
Most couple's are going to typically send some sort of "save-the-date" card to their wedding guests. Using one of the pictures from your engagement session is not only an affordable way to create a unique save-the-date, but it's also a great way to really personalize it!
There are plenty of different templates available to create a save-the-date that fits the look and feel you want!
A slideshow is essentially a story. Any many couples will play a slideshow during their receptions to share their story. It typically includes photos of the couple beginning in their childhood years, through high school and college, and eventually the couple after they met one another. Your professional engagement pictures make a great additional to the slideshow because they share a significant chapter in your story.
3. Table Settings
This is another great way to use and share your engagement pictures with your wedding guests. You can select our favorite engagement pictures, have them printed in a 5x7 size, frame them, and make them part of your table settings. Again, it adds a personal touch to your wedding day details and your guests will love them!
This is obviously one of the most common ways couples will use their engagement and wedding pictures. You can print your photos for your own enjoyment or you can give them as gifts to family and friends. You can select 5-10 of your favorite engagement and/or wedding pictures to have framed and display in your home. Again, it's all part of sharing your story and allows you to cherish your keepsakes! Parents and grandparents will especially love some prints from your wedding. And if you really want to go the extra mile for them, have them framed in advance.
5. Gallery Wraps
There are a lot of different ways to display your keepsakes, but a gallery wrap provides a very beautiful way to showcase your favorite image(s). Your image is printed on premium canvas and wrapped around a stretcher bar to create an original masterpiece! They can be purchased in a variety of sizes ranging from 8"x10" all the way to 34"x54"!
Standouts provide a simple and stylish option for displaying your favorite engagement and/or wedding pictures. They are a very affordable option for professionally displaying your most cherished photos! Standouts can be purchased in many sizes ranging from 8"x8" to 20"x30". The print is mounted to a 1.5" thick foam board in either black or white.
Image folios are designed for high-end presentations on a desktop, bookshelf or coffee table. They offer a polished way to feature your beautiful engagement and wedding pictures. They can be purchased in sizes ranging from 5"x5" to 8"x10". These are definitely one of my favorite ways to display images because it's very unique and versatile.
As we said earlier, there are tons of ways you can use your engagement and wedding pictures. Whether you're are looking for display options in your own home or looking for gift ideas, there are endless ways to showcase your most precious memories. If you would like any further information or ideas, please feel free to contact us with your question below!
Do you have any other unique ways for displaying your engagement and wedding photos? We would love to hear your ideas too!