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working with kids to learn DSLR photography

I gave my son his first digital camera for his second birthday. Now that he is eight, we have upgraded from the toy camera to one of my older DSLR camera. He has come a long way as a photographer and has even begun learning how to do things with that camera that I hadn't even learned how to do. Learning how to take photos with a DSLR camera with my son has been fun, interesting and a time that I will cherish forever. We have created this blog to share everything that we have learned during our learning adventure.


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Classic And Unconventional Wedding Photo Ideas

Capturing wedding photos is one of the most fun parts of the nuptials; furthermore, these pictures serve as a lasting reminder of your special day. Couples are finding unconventional poses and props to use for these photos in addition to the popular classics that most find when they hire professional photographers for their event.

Make sure to capture these classic as well as less-conventional photos for your wedding album:


It is not uncommon for wedding parties to have photo shoots in natural surroundings that serve as a sharp contrast to the formal clothing that they are wearing. More wedding photo ideas are incorporating the beauty of nature, such as trees,  water, or the sky, into their poses and albums. Talk to your photographer to learn more.


For a fun and sweet picture, pose the bride and groom on opposite sides of a door- reading letters, reading vows, admiring rings, etc. Center the door so you can clearly see what each is doing on either side, wearing their ceremonial attire, for a fun picture to add to your album.


There are so many clever things you can do with a few mirrors at a wedding shoot. One popular idea is to have the bride hold a horizontal mirror that can reflect the faces of her wedding attendants.  Another is to use the mirror for shots that appear candid and more intimate than conventional posed photographs.


There is a fun selfie idea going around the internet currently where the bride or groom are surrounded by their attendants, each holding cameras and getting ready to take a picture. Each camera's shot is visible and the same, creating multiple images of the bride, groom, or both.

Photo Props

You don't have to pay for expensive photo props; you likely have things around your home that will work fine and create some fantastic pictures. Some examples of fun wedding photo props include:

  • Dry-erase or chalkboards
  • Masks or costume pieces
  • Sparklers or bubbles
  • Fans, umbrellas, or parasols
  • Signs and banners
  • Antique furniture
  • Vintage photographs of the couple's family
  • Balloons
  • Fake mustaches, funny glasses, or clown noses
  • Hats of all kind
  • Sporting goods or team memorabilia
  • Empty picture frames
  • Pets and animals

Candid photos are often the most cherished later and the ones that evoke so many fond memories. When it comes to taking photos at your wedding, don't be afraid to just go for it!

Talk to your fine arts wedding photographer about high-end, artsy poses as well as funny and unique shots to add to your album. Ask your photographer to see pictures from other events and select those shots that you want to recreate for your wedding events.