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Modern and Editorial Wedding Photography Ideas

There are many different wedding photography styles out there, so choosing a photographer who can achieve the style and vision you’re after is so important when wedding planning.

As you can tell from the title of this blog post, I am going to talk about a specific style that I as an editorial wedding photographer go by if you’ve ever wondered: ‘what wedding photos should be taken? – there is no “should” but there are types of photos that create a luxury wedding album that you’ll appreciate looking back on.

Here are my top modern and editorial wedding photography ideas that I love to capture at my couples’ weddings…

6 Editorial Wedding Photography Ideas For Your Wedding Album

Champagne tower

An absolute classic and one of my favourites is a gorgeous champagne tower moment!

This deserves a spotlight in itself as they make for the best modern and editorial wedding photos for your album. They not only look great in a photo but they’re lots of fun and a creative way to serve the bubbles to your guests. Perfect if you love champagne!

I’ll capture you both standing next to your tower, as you pour the champagne onto the tower and the smiles and giggles that come with it! This is a classic photo that’ll be fun to look back on and show off the true modern style and amusement that you created for a luxury wedding.

Blurry images

So, if you don’t know already blurry images are a bit of a trend at the moment in the photography industry and it is a trend that I am quite literally obsessed with!

Intentional blur photos create a really dramatic effect and can bring a dull image to life. This technique can change the mood and feel of a certain shot and certainly expresses the style of editorial wedding photography. 

Garden couple portraits

If you have chosen a luxury wedding venue, then you may be lucky enough to have a gorgeous garden as part of the venue. Well-kept gardens make for a gorgeous spot to take some portraits, as well as candid shots of your family and friends mingling.

Modern couples who appreciate stylish weddings tend to like switching up their portraits from inside the venue and outdoors if their venue offers the space – so make the most of it!

Venue shots

A luxury wedding venue can offer you some lovely spots to take portraits and for me to capture candid shots. To capture the modern essence I will plan ahead what I think will make for the best shots, in terms of lighting and features that can create editorial wedding photos.

Large and tall windows are a good place to take portrait shots because of the amount of natural light that shines through into the venue. Not only this but it can create dramatic shadows which look stunning in the photos – this adds depth and artistic flair.

Maybe your wedding venue has a dreamy staircase which would be an excellent photo spot to show off the style of your venue so you can feel like a queen walking down in your luxury wedding dress!

Outside of your wedding venue is a shot I wouldn’t miss! The outside of the venue is vital to capture not only how gorgeous it looks but to remember exactly where your event took place. Plus, you’re outdoors so we can take advantage of the natural lighting for those modern and editorial wedding photos!

The details 

Imagine looking through your wedding album to see all of the big moments and emotions from your wedding day, but the details aren’t there to be seen. The details can often get forgotten but they still play part in your story and what you have created.

Here are some details I like to capture:

  • Sentimental pieces. Whether this is jewellery pieces or a perfume that you bought especially for your wedding day.
  • Close-ups. This could be a close-up of your hand holding a gorgeous glass, showing off your ring and your nails.
  • Your dress details. If you’ve opted for a unique and stylish wedding dress then I am sure there will be features that are worth showing off such as sleeves, detailing like pearls and embroidery, open backs…everyone’s dress is different.
  • Your florals. I am sure you’ve opted for florals whether you’ve gone simple or big – such as the smaller details on your tables, your bouquet, a flower arch and even flowers that are naturally growing outside of your venue!
  • Stationery that you’ve spent time choosing and has been carefully and beautifully crafted just for your wedding…this shows off the colour scheme and the little details such as your wedding menu (what food you ate on the day), and your welcome sign which may indicate your wedding timeline etc.

Chandelier images

A chandelier gives off a very opulent vibe and if your venue has them then it is likely a luxury wedding venue that you’ve chosen. The beauty of the crystals looks so lovely and modern in images and it is certainly a detail I love to capture.

Telling the true story of the luxury day you created is important and this can be done by showing off even the features the venue has to offer.

It is also a good way to create movement. Movement in photography is a great way for images to feel less “posed” and more real and in the moment.


Now you know my modern and editorial wedding photography ideas, you’ll be one step further to know whether my style is right for you, on your wedding day!

If you’d like to know more about what types of photos I take during a wedding day from flash photography, to candid and posed moments then check out my blog here.

If you’re ready to enquire about your editorial wedding photography then I’d love to chat.

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