When planning an inexpensive wedding in Florida, the beach ranks above all the rest for beautiful wedding pictures. The white sand, the waves, the Gulf beach palm trees, the sun and the sea. It’s the perfect setting to say your vows with views, and capture a lifetime of memories. But when planning an affordable beach wedding, how do you take pictures on the beach? Friends and family may take pictures with their phones, but are these the Florida wedding ceremony photos that will look the best? What about when you want to take photos with THEM? Or if you want that kiss captured as the sun sets over the ocean? Hiring a professional beach wedding photographer, experienced in this type of setting will solve the problem and eliminate stress without breaking the bank. In fact, adding photography time to our already cheap wedding packages will guarantee your photos look first class forever (and it’s less expensive than you might think)!
A Florida Beach Weddings photographer has experience dealing with Mother Nature on the oceanfront. Be it bright light, Gulf beach sunsets, twilight, Daytona beach surf, an unexpected sun shower, fair to dark skin, children, a colorful bridal party: there are many factors a beach wedding photographer must consider. That’s on top of the already difficult tasks of capturing intimacy, correct shutter speed, posing couples at the right angle, creative/natural backgrounds, or eliminating other beach visitors. Beautiful, crisp photographs of traditional poses, bride and groom, family, friends, the bridal party and fun posing are part of the hundreds of beach wedding photos we’ve taken over the last 13 years! We’d love to show you some of our Florida Beach Wedding couples. Note: Forever In Love is now part of Florida Beach Weddings photography team!
Here are some beach wedding photo ideas for you
Best beach wedding photography poses
Ponce Inlet beach wedding couple kissing after saying vows
Wedding couple posing on beach in the Atlantic surf
Couple first dance after beach wedding on Cocoa Beach, FL
Clearwater beach wedding couple kissing in the white sand
Daytona beach wedding couple posing under pier
Miami beach wedding couple kissing
This bride and groom share glances during a Siesta Key Gulf Beach Wedding
Navy wedding on Cocoa Beach as the sun comes up
Beach Wedding Family Photos
Jacksonville Beach wedding couple with family after vows
This family joins together at a sand ceremony at a Florida Wedding on the beach
Ft. Walton beach weddings with family and friends in Florida.
Best Sunset Beach Wedding Photos
Lido Beach wedding couple kissing during Florida gulf beach sunset
A groom picks up his bride at sunset at a Clearwater Beach Weddings
The sun sets on this Gulf beach wedding in Clearwater, Florida
Beach Wedding Bridal Party
Miami beach wedding bride with bridesmaids in the sea
Ponce Inlet Beach wedding groom and beach wedding party
So we’ve recently blogged about ideas for capturing the most memorable beach wedding photos. So now let’s talk about why you should hire a professional beach wedding photographer for the job. Our culture’s obsession with social media and selfies has prompted big companies (like that one with the fruit with a bite taken out, ahem) to make cell phones with better cameras than most professionals had ten years ago. However, your friend’s iPhone X vs. a professional beach wedding photographer is your call. But like those catchy t-shirts would say, “Trust me, I’m a photographer.” I present, the argument:
Professional Beach Wedding Photographer vs. Helpful Tech Savvy Friend:
Your Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer: Photography services include photo shop editing and CD or digital download. Our timeless photos will leave you with beautiful memories to last a lifetime. The image quality also reflects the experience required for dealing with bright sunlight, water reflections, and unpredictable sandy/salty elements.
Your Friend: A cute IG filter and catchy # are nice, but that only gets you so far.
So now the final verdict is for you decide. Let your friend be a guest. Avoid that awkward moment when your friend has a sandy lens. Or blurry photos. Or runs out of storage/battery…yikes! Hire a professional.
Hashtag wedding day. Hashtag best beach wedding photos. Let’s get wedding photo ready. Framed art, photo albums, Facebook posts, IG account, family gifts just to name a few. But don’t wait until the day of to think about your beach wedding photos. Here are a few tips and ideas for preserving timeless moments from your beach wedding day.
5 Tips for the Best Beach Wedding Photos:
Plan Ahead: Google, “Pin,” get creative. To make your big day as stress free as possible, the key is making all your decision ahead of time. While your photographer likely has some great poses planned, consider doing a little photo research on your own. Find the poses you love, and consider saving them to your phone. This allows you to have them on hand to show your photographer and refresh your memory! Check out our photo page to get some inspiration!
Family & Friends: The last thing you want is to look back at your photos and realize you forgot to take a picture with ___________ (fill in the blank). Make a list of bridal party, family, and friends so you don’t leave anyone out.
What NOT to wear: Find more tips on beach wedding attire for brides and grooms, but a good rule of thumb is take a photo test drive. Either at your final fitting or home, take indoor and outdoor pictures in your wedding dress, undergarments and all. Make sure there’s no unsightly straps, lines, or crumples, showing through.
Sunny Days: It’s likely to be sunny at your beach wedding. However, don’t forget to ditch the sunglasses for your photos. Make sure to pass those shades to a friend so they aren’t accidentally mistaken for a headband or neck tie!
Freshen Up: We’re not talking full on make up re-do. Just a quick lip gloss and a little powder sweep to absorb any sweat and eliminate shine will do the trick!
Smile, relax and enjoy the rest of your day! Your beach wedding photographer will take it from there!