I’m Joanna and have been a wedding photographer for the past 6 years in Central Florida. Through the years I’ve been to hundreds of weddings (literally) and I want to share my most favorite photos to capture. These images vary between poses, moments, reactions, and art. All in all, I hope that these Top 10 Must Have Wedding Photos serve as inspiration to you.
Let’s be real, first look photos always have the best reactions. In this case, Debbie didn’t want to have a first look with her groom but instead chose to have one with her bridesmaids. I had all the ladies close their eyes as I set up Debbie and counted them down from 3. Needless to say, they were speechless. So whether you want a first look with friends, your parents, or partner, DO IT! You will forever cherish this moment captured.
This is THE moment I look forward to the most. Regardless if the groom has already seen the bride prior to the ceremony or not, the emotions are intense. I remember Dylan wiping happy tears as he saw Christina . This sweet moment will forever be one of my favorites to capture.
Can you imagine that high after finally saying “I Do,” being pronounced man and wife, all while being surrounded by the people you love the most? Well, this is that moment. For most of my couples this is the moment that all those wedding day jitters finally vanish. The smiles are genuine and you can feel the happiness through the image. This is the type of photo I would get made into a canvas and hang in my home.
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I have a huge family that makes me sentimental about having this image but getting a photo with all your family is extremely important to me. Let’s be real, weddings don’t happen often and the likelihood that you will have another chance to be with everyone in one place again is rare. Don’t skip out on this photo — this is that heirloom photo that will get passed down for generations.
You know you have forever friends when they can’t wait to celebrate your love with you. This photo is dedicated to all those amazing friends who go above and beyond to make sure you have the best wedding day.
Yes, I know, I call this photo a funny name. However, I do so because this tends to be grandmas favorite photo — it’s the one she post on social media and prints to have displayed in her home. This traditional pose is always essential. Right before diving into a plethora of couple photo variations this is the image I always take. Regardless of the photography style, there should always be a photo of the bride and groom looking directly at the camera.
Now these images can come in many different poses. I personally look for those in-between moments where the Bride and Groom don’t think I’m taking a photo. In this case, I had JP and Giselle look at each other. Soon enough they began to giggle and that was the moment. Not much has to go into capturing the perfect photo.
This image will also vary with each couple. Some prefer an under the veil shot, double exposure, or even a running photo. However, it’s the photographers job to understand their couples style and incorporate that into the couples portraits. As for Taeshon and Sarah, I knew they were a cool chic couple that wanted some street art in the background. So while in downtown Tampa, we found the famous mural and I posed them towards the sun to make the image chic and timeless.
This is where the party begins! So Grooms go ahead and spin, dip, and kiss your bride and let us capture that moment for you.
Confetti, sparklers, streamers, and bubbles all make for an incredible exit but what truly matters is that last moment where everyone comes together to celebrate the Bride and Groom.
These are my favorite images that are a staple to my brand. Regardless of the type of wedding you are having, you can see some type of these variations in your final gallery. If you would like more information in regards to our work or would like to inquire, check out the links down below.
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