When we create your wedding portraits, we’ll make sure to take a wide variety of different photos. Time permitting, we’ll change the location (or at least the backdrop) to give you different settings and to use different parts of your venue. We’ll change up the posing from one shot to the next. That will bring out the different beautiful ways the two of you fit together and keep things from getting boring. And finally, we’ll take a variety of wide-angle and closeup images. The wider shots will show off the beauty of your wedding venue or location where you do your couples portraits. Those photos will have a little more context that you’ll appreciate years from now. The closeup wedding photos, by contrast, will highlight the connection and romance that binds you together. As you can see in this portrait of a newly married couple in Maryland!
So what is it that makes the romance shine through in an image like this? There are three reasons why closeup wedding photos are perfect for highlighting the intimacy in your relationship:
Because it has all three of those elements, this picture drips with romance. First, you can see the couple’s eyes very clearly. Because of that, the happiness and love they feel for one another is blindingly apparent. Second, there is nothing in the image but their smiling faces. No other element pulls your attention from them and their emotions. Finally, their faces are so close that they’re actually touching. And even though they can’t see each other’s eyes, the connection is there and undeniable.
The location of this photo is a mystery, obviously. (Like we said above, closeup wedding photos aren’t meant to showcase your venue.) But we love the place where this couple got married so much that we want to mention it anyway. The Cloisters Castle is a gorgeous facility in Maryland. It sits in the middle of a beautiful patch of rural forest but is close enough to Baltimore to be a convenient drive from that city. For a more detailed rundown of everything that makes this Maryland wedding venue special, read the blog post we did about it.
We took this particular closeup wedding portrait on the picturesque walk up to The Cloisers Castle’s front door. A stone path passes though a series of green and yellow bushes on its way up a small hill. Our original idea was to do a drone wedding portrait of the couple lying on the walkway. We thought the shapes and textures of the bushes would make those shots very visually compelling. (And they were!) But while we did that, we wanted to give the couple a little more of the variety we talked about above. So we snapped a few closeup photos and got this unforgettable image in the process.
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