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February 29, 2024

Amy Buchanan

Why You Should Consider Taking Solo Shots on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and important days of your life. It’s not just a ceremony; it’s a beautiful celebration of your love and commitment. The beauty of this special day is often captured in photos, creating a stunning visual narrative of your day so you can look at them and cherish them forever! Traditionally, these photos consist of couple shots, group shots with family and friends, and candid moments that capture the joy and excitement of the day. Don’t get me wrong, they are important to but, but have you ever considered the importance of taking solo shots on your wedding day? Solo shots are unique and often overlooked in wedding photography. Solo shots can capture the individual emotions and expressions. I share with you why I consider it important to take solo shots below!!

Benefits of Solo Shots on Your Wedding Day

Perfect for Your Significant Other to Use as a Phone Screensaver

First, consider this: your wedding day is the perfect occasion to capture some high-quality, professional photos of just yourself! You might ask why? Well, take a moment to think about it. You’re dressed up, looking your absolute best, and experiencing one of the most beautiful days of your life. It’s the perfect opportunity to document your looks and emotions on this special day. Now, think about your significant other. Imagine the joy and love they’ll feel when they have a beautiful photo of you to use as their phone screensaver! Every time they unlock their phone, they will be greeted with a stunning image of you from your wedding day. It serves as a daily reminder of the love they have for you and the special day you both shared. Plus, it’s a wonderful surprise for them when they see that photo for the first time!

An Opportunity to Update Your Photos

Secondly, taking solo shots at your wedding gives you the opportunity to give your photo collection a refresh! Plus, we always need a high-quality, beautiful photo of ourselves. And you can use a stunning solo shot for multiple purposes, they could be used for your social media profiles, or they could simply be a cherished reminder of a beautiful and significant day in your life. And truly, what could be a more fitting occasion than your wedding day to capture such a stunning photo? On this day, you are radiating happiness and excitement. You have a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, making sure you look your absolute best! It’s the perfect setup – a moment designed to encapsulate your joy and elegance in a single, stunning photo.

Solo Shots on Your Wedding Day Adds Diversity to Your Photo Album

Having a variety of photos from your wedding day is really important because it encapsulates every moment and every emotion of that day. You’ll have candid shots that capture genuine, unposed moments, couple shots that reflect the romantic bond between you two, group photos that showcase the joy shared with family and friends, and of course, the unique solo shots! These pictures can capture the individual emotions and details that might be overlooked in other types of photos. Plus, they make for excellent wall display options! Imagine having a beautiful solo shot of yourself in your beautiful wedding attire, on your wall. It would not only add a personal touch to your home decor but also serve as an everyday reminder of your special day!

Amy Buchanan | Destination & Adventure Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer myself I always encourage my clients to incorporate solo shots. As I mentioned before they offer a unique perspective and serve as a beautiful reminder of such a special day in your life. If you are planning your stunning wedding don’t hesitate to reach out! I would be more than happy to capture it in a unique and authentic way for you to cherish this moment forever and I would also incorporate solo shots to your gallery. If you want to learn more about who’s behind the camera, head to my, about me page! Can’t wait to hear from you!


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solo shot of the bride at her wedding

Written By:

February 29, 2024

Amy Buchanan

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