Get Inspired with Unique Wedding Photography

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and of course you want to capture the day with beautiful images.  You want to look back at these photos and feel the same warmth and happiness as you did on your wedding day.  But that doesn’t mean you have to go with the same traditional photos your parents had!  Wedding photography has changed a great deal over the years and wedding parties are mixing it up with unique photos to capture the day’s mood.  Check some of our favorite shots from some of the city’s best photographers.  Hopefully, these images will inspire you to do something different on your wedding day! So how exactly do you ensure unique wedding shots on your wedding day?  Well the following are tips and tricks from Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc.:

1) Take in the Scenery and Venue: You have probably searched high and low for the perfect venue for your wedding day! Whether it is a destination location or a downtown venue here in Minneapolis, you have fallen in love with the space. So many cool images can be created when the photographer takes a step back, to tell the story of your location and venue!

2) Think Abstract: There is something to be said about an image that is not straight forward and an image that makes you take a closer look and wonder what the story is.

3) Do Something Special: It is awesome when clients are up for adventures! The photographer loves it when clients plan special things to do during their day or when both parties can collaborate to come up with a special way to tell their story.

4) Trust your Photographer to Look for the Moment: So many unique images are those candid moments that the photographer cannot predict or expect. In fact, I would say that these honest moments help us create the most stunning images in our portfolios. When you hire your wedding photographer, it is important for them to understand light, form, composition and their equipment. The camera is the photographer's tool and they should be ready to capture these unpredictable moments for you.  Trust your photographer and you are guaranteed to have some amazing and unique images from your wedding day!

Special thanks to the following photographers for their stunning photos!

Eliesa Johnson, Photogen Inc.

Laura Ivanova, Laura Ivanova Photography

Jennie Sewell, Sewell Photography

Melissa Oholendt, Melissa Oholendt Photography