Your very first few weeks as a married couple might feel a little overwhelming. Now that you’re officially husband and wife, there are so many new things to take care of.
And yes, there’s also the blissful but equally daunting feeling of spending every moment together for the first time in your life. To cap off that whirlwind week with an extra-special bang, simply have your honeymoon instead of your wedding ceremony.
It’s always sweet to imagine what this next chapter in your life will look like — and it’ll be all the sweeter if you do it right away instead of waiting until months or even years later. As a result, here are some helpful tips for making the most out of your honeymoon photos:
Now, before your honeymoon even happens. Set up a photo-booking service. Having photos of your honeymoon won’t be much use to you a year or two down the line if you don’t have the images to prove it. And it’ll be so much more fun if you don’t have to worry about capturing them yourself.
Even if you’re planning your trip well in advance, having a photo-booking service set up before you go means you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything. To make the most out of your honeymoon photos, plan and set out some guidelines for how you want them to turn out. You’ll be able to steer the experience along the right path a little more easily this way.
Don’t take photos just for the sake of having them
When you’re on honeymoon, you’re in a very different place to when you’re at work. And so, you might feel like you don’t need to be overly careful with the photos you take. If that’ll be the first time you’ve tried it, though, keep in mind the following tips:
- If you’ve got a friend who’s a photographer, ask for their help in taking the photos. It’ll give you a better idea of how to approach things and ensure you’re not taking photos just for the sake of having them.
- Avoid photographing things that’ll be of little value to you in a year or two. Hanging out in the same places, taking the same photos, and doing the same activities won’t produce great results. And if you don’t want to come across as tacky, you want to get new photos out of this experience too.
Get up early
When you’re honeymooning, you don’t have to wait until sunset to make the most out of your photos. The best images will be captured early in the morning when the light is soft and the colours are bright. And not only does it make for a great photo, but it’ll also be a far more beautiful sight than the same thing captured later in the day when everything is a little washed out. If you normally go to bed a bit earlier than your spouse, you can also ask them to get up a little earlier than usual. You’ll be able to capture some sweet photos of the two of you together in the morning.
Bring your gear
If you’ll be honeymooning in the most stunning of locations, it only makes sense to bring your gear. It’ll be more fun if you’ve got your gear because you won’t feel like you’re missing out if there aren’t any places nearby to rent equipment. If you don’t want to lug your camera equipment around on your honeymoon, you can also ask your spouse to bring it with them. This’ll ensure you don’t feel like you’re missing out when it comes to capturing the best photos.
Find a place to go together
Apart from taking photos, you can also take some time out of every day to visit a landmark or two together. That’ll be a great opportunity to get to know each other better and make memories to last a lifetime. As you’re visiting these landmarks, you can also explore them together. That’ll be a great way to enjoy each other’s company while also discovering more about the places you’re visiting. You can also make a trip out of visiting landmarks that have some historical significance. That’ll allow you to learn more about history and culture while also having a great time together.
Don’t be afraid to have fun
Remember, you’re honeymooning. So don’t feel like you have to be too serious about it all. Be yourselves and have fun. You’re already on a high from being married, so there’s no need to try to be someone you’re not. If you normally like to go out and have fun together, then that’s what you should continue doing on your honeymoon. Be yourselves and don’t try to be someone you’re not. You’ll be able to enjoy each other’s company much more if you do.
Honeymoons are a beautiful way to celebrate the newness and joy of being married. To make the most out of your photos, plan, don’t take photos just for the sake of having them, get up early, bring your gear, find a place to go together, don’t be afraid to have fun, and so much more. These tips will not only help you create some wonderful photos, but they’ll also make your honeymoon far more memorable.