28 Ways to Shoot Fun and Creative Wedding Portraits

A wedding is probably the happiest ceremony happening to couples taking the next step in seeking a life together. The event oozes with lovey-dovey quirks and romantic notions, but not everyone thinks that that is the only wayt to go with their wedding portraits.

Some newlyweds take the opportunity to tell the world their love story from proposals, to the actual day itself. Then, there are these creative couples who really pushed the envelope and turned their wedding photos just downright crazy!

creative wedding portrait
(Image Source: Matt Shumate Photography)

Fortunately when it comes to crazy ideas, the Internet is the best source for you. Here we compiled 28 shots to show you various ways of catching out-of-the-ordinary wedding portraits. If you are looking for ideas to use in your wedding portraits, you’re in for a treat!

Blessings in a Frame. In a plot twist, the bride and the groom are kept out of the frame (literally) in this heartwarming shot. (Image Source: I Love Farm Weddings)

blessings in a frame

Beyond the Frame. Now that’s a love story right out of the… er… wall. Prop or Photoshop, Matt Shumate is the inspiring wedding photographer you should contact for shots like this. (Image Source: Matt Shumate Photography)

beyond the frame

Bride and Bat. The bride is hardly dressed for the part but everyone hits a homerun in this cool shot! (Image Source: Worden Photography)

bride and bat

Forever Alone. "Three down, one to go"
or "forever alone brother"? No worries bro, at least now you know who is next in line for the next upcoming family affair. (Image Source: imgur)

forever alone

He’s Mine. Bridesmaids can be a dangerous group if your groom is hot, and that’s exactly why you have to pick your guests carefully! A cheerful shot from Inna Makeenko. (Image Source: Inna Makeenko)

he's mine

Hero League. The league of extraordinary best men (& groom) strikes again, in this awesome geek-inspired wedding portrati shot of a lifetime. (Image Source: Hoffer Photography)

hero league

I Fished A Husband. Tthe ‘there’s other fish in the sea’ phrase finally makes sense with this portrait. A hilarious one from Sergio Miguelez Martinez Yeli indeed! (Image Source: Sergio Miguelez Martinez Yeli)

i fished a husband

iPhone Kiss. Now there’s a shot to behold. (Image Source: Manuel Orero)

iphone kiss

Just Married. The umbrella gives you a behind the scene, shadow look of a ‘just married’ couple. Romanticism at its peak. (Image Source: Freddy Ku Photography)

just married

Light Painted Love. You know I’m going to say this – what a dazzling shot! By the way the technique is called Light Painting, and we even have a collection featuring it. (Image Source: William Walker Photography)

light painted love

Love Defies Space. You don’t really need to bring up Photoshop every time you talk about creativity, just hire Joe Hendricks to help you think differently. (Image Source: Joe Hendricks)

love defies space

Marineland Wedding. Awww, how much cuteness and sweetness is captured in this single photo! (Image Source: Sarah and Ben Photography)

marineland wedding

Witness the Kiss. The one-for-all solution to shoot the kiss, while keeping all guests in the highlight. (Image Source: Ashfall Mixed Media)

witness the kiss

Marriage is Fun. Marriage itself is already a wild act, but you can always go wilder with photography. (Image Source: Alexandre Bourguet Photography)

marriage is-fun

Protect Our Love. Those are some real dangerous bridesmaids. Hot and loaded. (Image Source: Extra Medium)

protect our love

Show Off. It’s the men’s turn to be bedazzled by the rock on the groom’s finger. She put a ring on it boys! OMG OMG OMG! (Image Source: Plum Tree Studios)

show off

Reception. A wedding portrait inspired by the Inception movie poster Jordan Nakamura puts the inception in their reception (Get it?)! (Image Source: Jordan Nakamura)


Transformers Ambush. Easily the coolest and scariest wedding portrait of all time, and the bridesmaids and best men are all in on it! Where’s Bumble Bee when you need it? (Image Source: IXsf Skillforum Design & Photography)

transformers ambush

T-Rex Attack! Looks like attacks at weddings are becoming a trend. And part fo the success of the illusion comes from the right (screaming) guests! (Image Source: Quinn Miller Photo + Design)

t-rex attack

Zombie Hunt. What’s more fun than doing a zombie hunt during the wedding photography session? Also watch how Josiahx nailed this manipulation! (Image Source: Josiahx)

zombie hunt

Wedding Wars. Perfect for the Star Wars fan. At least this story has a happy ending. (Image Source: Steven Kowalski Photography)

wedding wars

Lord of Surprise. Wedding portraits can’t get more magical than this. Superior manipulation skills from Sergey Ivanov! (Image Source: Sergey Ivanov)

lord of surprise

Wedding Gang. Now, that’s a way to make an entrance. Love the tie-color coordination too.(Image Source: Maurice Ramirez)

wedding gang

You Can’t Escape. Not sure what this one’s about but from the looks of things, both the bride and groom are enjoying this setup. And that’s the whole point, isn’t it? (Image Source: Sergio Miguelez Martinez Yeli)

you can't escape

Makankosappo. The guests are having a ‘blast’ with this one! More hadouken photography here! (Image Source: Jordan Weiland Photography)


Vadering. When the bride asks where the groom is, she demands answers! *breathes out loudly* (Image Source: RSB Photography)


Don’t Piss Me Off! They are barely out of their wedding attire and the fight has already begun – in jest! (Image Source: Extra Medium)

don't piss me off

Groom Kidnap. There’s no stopping this wedding, especialy when you stuff the groom in the trunk to make sure he gets to the chapel. (Image Source: Stelmakh Studio)

groom kidnap


While it may look like these awe-inspiring wedding portraits were created out of pure fun, they are very carefully executed ideas with lots of detail forged in the post-processing stage. Thus, a hat-tip to all photographers for really bringing out the beauty (and laughs) one could expect from a shot like that.

Now it’s your turn! Which portrait do you wish to shoot during your wedding photography session? Have you discovered your favorite portrait somewhere on the Web? We can’t wait to see what you have to share!


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