Top 5 Wedding Reception Photo Ideas

 In this blog post, we will explore the Top 5 Wedding Reception Photo Ideas that will create stunning images that will leave you in awe when receiving your reception photos! As the sun sets and the stars twinkle, the night offers a unique and enchanting backdrop for wedding photography and we are excited to share some of our favourite ideas with you.

1.Sparklers

Embracing Sparkler Magic: A Trail of Romance and Whimsy

Sparklers are not just for Fourth of July celebrations; they can also add a touch of whimsy and romance to wedding photography. Meanwhile, invite your bridal party to create a sparkler tunnel for you and your partner to run or dance through. Your photographer can use a slow shutter speed to capture the trails of light as your bridal party dance around you. The sparklers will infuse the images with a sense of magic and create memorable photographs to end your wedding day! Definitely one of our favourite Wedding Reception Photo Ideas!


2. Fireworks

Igniting the Sky: Capturing the Grandeur of Fireworks

Fireworks have a way of transforming an ordinary night into a spectacle of light and color. If the wedding venue permits, our photographers coordinate with the the fireworks team to capture this breathtaking display. We love to capture both the fireworks and the couple’s reactions! These images will showcase the grandeur and excitement of the end of the night!

     3. Cellphone Flash

Shining Light on Creativity: The Power of Cellphone Flash in Low-Light

In the age of smartphones, the built-in flash can be a useful tool for capturing low-light moments at weddings. Our photographers experiment with using the cellphone flash to create dramatic lighting effects or to illuminate specific details. Furthermore, these images will showcase your love in a unique and contemporary way.

4. Direct Flash and Multiple Exposure

Embracing Artistic Expression with Direct Flash and Multiple Exposure Magic!

Multiple exposure photography isn’t limited to just the daytime. Additionally, we embrace the dramatic effects of direct flash in your night time images on the dance floor or when we are able to sneak away with our couples for a sunset session on their wedding day. However, adding multiple exposure into the mix creates some visually stunning images! We experiment with different angles, shadows, and compositions to create visually striking photographs with a paparazzi type feel! We love how artistic and storytelling these photographs can be and the emotions they evoke.

5. String Lights

Capturing the Fairy-Lit Romance: String Lights as a Dreamy Backdrop

String lights are a staple at weddings, and they offer endless possibilities for creative night time photography. We incorporate them into wedding photo by framing our couples within the soft glow of the lights or using them as a backdrop for portraits. Experimenting with bokeh effects, and capturing the delicate and dreamy out-of-focus lights. These images will evoke a sense of romance and create a warm and magical ambiance.

  Embrace the Night: Experimenting with Techniques for Unforgettable Reception Photos

Overall, night time photography on your wedding day opens up a world of creative opportunities. Sparklers, fireworks, cellphone flash, direct flash, multiple exposures, and string lights provide unique and captivating ways to capture the essence of love in the night. During your wedding night embrace these ideas, and allow your photographer to experiment with different techniques, and your reception photos will be truly unforgettable! We hope our Top 5 Wedding Reception Photo Ideas helped inspire your wedding day!

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