Wedding Photo Shoot Creative Ideas

If you are looking for some creative ideas for your wedding ceremony and photo shoot, you’ll find the following article very useful…There were some things I was sure about when we started searching for a wedding location: I don’t want a fancy venue and it should be something unique and thematic, something related to my passion and what I love, which is fashion and animals.
Luckily we had only 25 guests so this idea was quite convenient for us …

I was searching for galleries, museums, even theaters but I couldn’t find the right one. Then my husband (knowing me so well) suggested having it at the Zoo!!
Apparently this option was a bit more affordable in terms of selection and availability, but the task of finding the right one for us still wasn’t so easy!

I believe in the expression: “Meant to be”, however, I always add a little phrase to it : “But you should do your part”.Believing in this saying and doing my part, I found the perfect location: “The Jungle Cat World” – a private zoo near Oshawa, with amazing people, adorable animals, outstanding service and approach!

The “Jungle Cat World” provided me with their home located in the zoo property and 6 animals for my photo shoot ( it is very important for me to mention that I know for sure they treat their little creatures with love and care).
I won’t describe how I felt being surrounded with all this magic on my wedding day,  I couldn’t have asked for better place to share my love with my significant other and my love to nature and animals – I think I felt an over dose of love on that day 🙂

Oh and by the way, instead of holding bridal flowers I carried a little fox called Luna

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 Photo shoot creative ideas and tips:

If you have an option to plan your photo shoot for a different day than your wedding day, you should do it ! You can plan it on a day when you have your hair and makeup trial. In my case with all my creative ideas, I couldn’t have done it on the same day… Also I have to say that I couldn’t have done all this without the help and support of my amazing sister, who added a lot of her creative thinking and unique ideas!

 And now, let me share with you  all these ideas that I  am talking about :

1.  You may consider having 2 different concept locations, for example: Nature and Urban Architecture , this way you will be able to diversify your looks ( nature – cute and romantic , urban –  sexy and modern  )

2. Clothing and accessories: I don’t know how your dress is going to look, but if you have an option to combine: colorful shoes/sneakers , hair accessories , gloves, etc. that would be great !
I had them all, including ballerina pointes, you don’t have to wear them you can just include them in your pictures , it adds a lot of romance and elegance…

Tip : there are 2 types of pointes – the real ones that are expensive and usually can’t be sold to a regular person who is not a ballet dancer and the ones that are meant for practicing , more affordable and accessible

3.  Heels – what about a different color than white? I had black Louboutin heels and black sparkling jewelries and I loved it ! You may also consider wearing  a bow/ belt/gloves in a different color than your white dress, It  will always pop and  distinguish you  from other brides.

Tip – if you are choosing to wear long statement earrings don’t wear them with necklace…

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4. Bring your own equipment – if you aren’t lazy you can create your own signs with different cool messages like “Just Married ” or “Your freedom is over” try to make them colorful and happy , it’s good for the pictures.

5. Balloons – bring as many as you can, even if you think it’s not unique anymore, believe me, it’s always impressive and good for the pictures.

6. Colorful candies, fruits, macaroons – you can use them in one of your scenes ( see some ideas that I did below ) :

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7. Animals – if you have your own pet you must include them in your pictures! It’s the cutest thing ever!

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8.  More accessories for your wedding photo shoot scenes :  Bubbles , Chess, Books/Fashion journals , Umbrellas (for fall/winter season or just gray days )

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9. Toys – if you want to create a childish and cute mood for some of your pictures

Tip : If you have a nephew or niece , check out their toys,  you may be very inspired by the options you will find there ( in my case we took some musical instruments and used them for a group picture with my family – My sister’s idea  )

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10. Use your hobby – if you love to cook/paint/dance you can integrate it in your photo shoot as well, for instance: you can bring your painting colors and canvas and create a scene of painting the outdoors

The list can go on and on but I don’t want you to get tired …:) As you can see there is no limit to our imagination, and it requires a lot of planning, but I think it’s worth it!
If somebody had told me that I would have my wedding at the zoo, said, “I DO” in English,  and held a fox instead of a bridal flower bouquet, I would  have thought that was IMPOSSIBLE… but apparently it is  – so believe in your dreams and make them happen!


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