5 Fun Wedding Photography Ideas

Create epic wedding photos

I have put together a list of 5 fun wedding photography ideas that I love to do with my couples to create epic wedding photos that really stand out. Every wedding is fun, of course they are. When you have all your favourite people around you how could it not be. But I like to bring the fun from the day into your photos and help create some awesome memories from the time you spent together for your couples portraits.

These are the photos you will want to frame and put on your wall, the photos that your guests will be dying to see and moments that are unique to your day.


Smoke bombs are one of my favourite things to do, they are colourful, super fun and create amazing results. They come in all kinds of colours so you can choose to match your colour theme, keep it neutral with white or go crazy and use all the colours you can get.

Let me put your mind at ease straight away… the smoke doesn’t dye the wedding dress! (just don’t put the canister down on your train and it will be fine)

I always kick the smoke bomb photos off with the couple opening the bombs and holding them in their hands. Just this task can be pretty funny. Like all of my wedding photography this is a relaxed and fun experience, there are no rules and you can’t get it wrong. I tell my couples to wave the smoke around, celebrate with your arms in the air and do whatever comes naturally.

The smoke bombs only last around 90 seconds so half way through I get the couple to chuck the canisters down, either in front or behind them. This creates another awesome effect, surrounding the couple in a cloud of smoke. This is the perfect opportunity for the couple to get a little closer while hidden within the smoke. For me that means lifting the bride, piggy backs and lots of hugs and kisses.

Look how incredible it looks!


So we all know about confetti in the traditional sense and most weddings still embrace this (which I love) but I’m talking about confetti just for the couple. During the couple shots I put chunky confetti into the couples hands and ask them to blow the confetti towards the camera, this not only creates a great photo but the laughter that follows is priceless!

Here are some other great ideas you can try with confetti:

Blow the confetti at each other taking it in turns or all at once, both are hilarious.

You can even get the bridal party involved. Line everyone up like a traditional group photo and then all together throw the confetti above you.

Or get the confetti canons out with your bridesmaids while your getting ready in the morning!

No matter what you do with it you always get super fun photos followed by incredible reactions.

Totally worth a go.

If you want to source your own statement confetti take a look at Proper Confetti!


This is a fun photography idea designed especially for your wedding day. It is a simple and fun idea that can work with just the couple or with the bridal party too.

I always ask the couple to shake up the bottle before carefully undoing the cork, as soon as the cork pops put your thumb over the bottle and keep shaking, its that simple.

The best thing about this idea is the natural reactions and expressions you capture the moment the cork pops and the champagne starts flying. In the moment of shock and excitement people can’t control their behavior so those moments are 100% natural and uncontrollable.

Usually what follows is the couple sipping from the half empty bottle or the bridal party being soaked in the last few sprays of champagne. A great way to spend time with your loved ones and a amazing way to make memories.


As a relaxed documentary wedding photographer I spend a lot of time simply capturing what is going on around me so when something epic happens I’m right there ready to go. The same can be said for the couple and bridal party photos, I keep these moments as relaxed and fun as possible so if the couple kick off an idea or try something silly I can go with the flow and capture the moment unfolding.

If you fancy breaking the rules and running down the road in the rain – I’m there, if you want to start a balloon fight – I’m there, if you want to throw umbrellas in the air, go ankle deep in the stream, carry your new bride into the wheat field or let the bridesmaids lift the groom then I’m there!

If you have an idea or want to take a few risks then do it, the results will be amazing and you will have a bloody good time whether your idea works or not.

Festival style outdoor wedding in Hertfordshire


This isn’t as cheesy as it sounds. You can still have lots of fun and get beautiful photos of you and your new spouse without making a big statement or using props, all you really need is laughter.

I love getting couples to do little things together that I know will make them laugh and create lots of amazing little moments for me to capture. Something as simple as whispering in each others ear works incredibly well, whether the whisper was funny or not the idea of it and the feel of it is hilarious.

I also get couples to surprise their other halves with a little tickle while they are having a lovely cuddle. It keeps the moment upbeat and fun and takes away any awkwardness either of them might feel about being in front of the camera.

Simple ideas can create the most stunning images.

I would love to hear which ideas above you would like to try. Get in touch and tell me all about your wedding plans x