On my way home from shooting a couple's engagement session, I realized I had used not just one but THREE movie references during the shoot to guide the couple into poses. Yes, I'm guilty of using chick flicks to explain photo poses...don't judge! ;) Here's the movie references and when I use them: Hitch - Go 90% of the way to a kiss Hitch is teaching Albert how to woo his dream girl and says you never go 100% of the way to a kiss. I like to use this 90% reference to get couples nice and close, but not quite kissing. Sometimes, it's the moments right before you kiss that are most photogenic.
If you like using social media, Instagram is an awesome way to collect and share your wedding guests pictures. You'll be able to see your wedding from the eyes of your friends and family. Plus, you can use Instagram to entertain your guests at the wedding reception. Big serious warning: Collecting your guest's photos can't replace hiring a wedding photographer. Smartphone photos are fun and easy to share. But comparing professional photos to your guests' cellphone snapshots is like comparing your diamond engagement ring to a cereal box prize. CRACKERJACK That being said, as long as you have a professional (like me) taking care of documenting your wedding with high-quality photography, it can be a blast to get everyone sharing their own photos during your wedding day. Step 1: Create a unique hashtag