A honeymoon is a welcome reward after the whirlwind of a wedding, and the memories you share while discovering a location together are memories you’ll cherish forever. You want to capture the special, once-in-a-lifetime memories you created on your honeymoon and be able to relive those moments as you look at the wonderful honeymoon photos. For some fun inspiration, here are the top 7 photos you should take on your honeymoon.
"We wanted to take a long holiday before the arduous planning for our wedding begins in 2017. Our photo shoot was very memorable, we felt so happy after the session. I guess Martina's happy mantra for life is very infectious. It made Barcelona even more special for us now." – Yusheng 📷 @Belleavivre @Tysrawfish captured by Flytographer Martina in Barcelona
1. The “Sunset” Shot
Many travelers live by the mantra that no good travel photo album is complete without the token sunrise of sunset picture. I know for our honeymoon, I eagerly set my alarm at a ridiculously early time to catch the gorgeous warm glow of the Jamaican sunrise.
Was it worth it? Heck ya it was!
The photo doesn’t necessarily have to be a cheesy kissing pic with the sun setting behind you, but a nice shot with the two of you in it will be something you’ll be glad you have post-vacation.
In order to get the best pic, scope out places that might be good for sunrises or sunsets in the day or two before you plan to take the photo. Look for interesting places where you might not only be able to see the sun track all the way but where there will be opportunities for shots that include foreground elements. Sunsets only take half an hour or so so you want to think ahead about these elements before they start or you may miss out on the perfect shot.
2. The “Look What We Ate” Shot
Whip out your camera and take a pic of that fabulous meal you had. Capture that lobster dinner, the unusual dish you never dreamed of having, or that Instagram worthy dessert.
3. The “Where We Slept” Shot
Before the bags are unpacked and the room becomes less tidy, I grab my camera and take shots of the room. Sad? Maybe but I want to capture where we slept at the moment it’s most tidy. I want to remember where we stayed and have it look it’s best.
4. The “Local” Shot
Apart from happy photos of each other, capture the essence of your destination by taking photos of the details to help tell a story. Take a picture of your names written in the sand at the oceans’ edge. A cup of coffee in a restaurant. A cluster of coins, tickers or stamps, a map that shows where you are in the world. I love getting shots of produce and flowers at local markets or capturing photos with locals. These details will help to tell a story and make things a little more interesting when you share them with friends and family.
"This was an amazing experience! We are so excited to have photos from our once in a lifetime trip to Dublin that we can frame. There is only so much we could do with the photos we took with our phones and selfies! Vanessa was so sweet and made us very comfortable. We would use her a million times over because her photos turned out amazing! The service Flytographer provides is so unique and valuable. Thank you so much for all that you offer!" – Shabree 📷 Captured by Flytographer Vanessa in Dublin
5. Your “Postcard” Shot
Ask someone to take a photo of you two posing near a local landmark or do like I do and pull out your tripod or selfie stick. You traveled all this way-don’t be shy!
6. Your “Never Again” Shot
Capture the moment as you zip-lined across the jungle, kissed a dolphin, or anything that you just may never again get the chance to do.
7. Your “That’s A Wrap” Shot
End your album with a photo of you waving goodbye, stepping onto the plane, or leaving your hotel.
After wedding photos, I believe one of your most treasured photos are your honeymoon photos. But don’t forget, sometimes the most memorable moments are the ones that you don’t photograph so remember to just stop, breathe, and enjoy the moment!
What is your must-have honeymoon photo? Leave a comment and let me know!
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