A few years ago I stumbled onto a little piece of magic in wedding photography. As a couple recesses out of their ceremony they can either look at their guests, look down, look straight ahead at the camera, look at each other, or do a combination of these things. If you want a romantic shot of the two of you leaving your ceremony as newlyweds, be sure to look at each other! I tell all my couples right before they start their ceremony a few key things: 1) don’t feel like you have to look at the camera, enjoy your ceremony, pretend we aren’t even there 2) remember to hold their first kiss for about 3 seconds (none of your guests wants to see a quicky, but they don’t want to see a makeout session either), 3) embrace during the kiss, touching shows connection in a photo and 4) remember as you recess out to look each other. Inevitably the couple always forgets to look at each other with all the excitement, but then when I make a motion for them to look at each other, it pops back into their heads. Even better is when they pause for just a quick moment and give a little kiss in the aisle. Below is a perfect example.
Which would you rather have in your album?