It goes without saying that Covid-19 has thrown a giant spanner into 2020’s wedding plans. It doesn’t mean that all is lost. The wedding is just one day, but your marriage is for the rest of your lives! Just remember, things aren’t cancelled, they’re postponed. What that means is you have suddenly been given a lot more planning time, both for your wedding and your bridal portraits. Get in touch with your photographer and let those creative juices flow. Talk to your spouse-to-be and reflect on what might make your portraits just that little bit more meaningful. It’s a great opportunity to bring both your personalities into it. Here are some ideas:

#01 What makes your love story yours?

No two love stories are the same, so what makes yours unique? Try to recall the magic that first brought the two of you together. Remember how you couldn’t wait to tell your best friend that you had found The One? Or it could be entirely fictional too – put those acting chops to use!

Filming Art Cinematography pre wedding video

Story: Starting Out as Coffee Lovers by Filming Art Cinematography (Video)

Photo by Filming Art Cinematography. tp://www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Conceptual Bridal Portraits: The Pilot And The Tailor by Filming Art

#02 Introduce yourselves to the rest of the world

Your bridal portraits could focus on what each of you are passionate about – and how that brought you two together, or not! Are you guys the perfect example of how opposites attract? Are you so adorably similar that you’re basically made for each other? This is a great way for your friends on both sides to get to know your partner and who you are together.

Bungee jumping wedding. Videography by ABC Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Bungee Jumping in Zürich, Switzerland, for the Bride’s Hand in Marriage by ABC Studio (video)

Photo by Acapella Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Ballet In Paris by Acapella Photography

Photo by Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Bridal Shoot In Empty Swimming Pool by Raymond Phang Photography

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Two Parts Of A Whole by FunkyDali (with GIFs)

#03 It’s the perfect time for an experiment

Look, we know it can be cringe-worthy how cheesy some bridal portraits are, but it definitely doesn’t have to be that way! You don’t need to know how to pull it off, you just need to know someone who does, and this is why it’s important to find the right vendors. Do something you have always wanted to do, or throw caution to the wind and create something fun that you can look back on and laugh about. Play with dimensions, or even put all that overstocked toilet paper to good use!

Concept paper bridal gown. Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dramatic Paper Wedding Dress by Raymond Phang Photography

Creative bridal portraits. Art Direction and Photo by VIVIDA Photo & Video. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Released By Love by VIVIDA (with video)

Chalkboard bridal portraits. Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Behind The Scenes Of A Shoot Gone Wild by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets (with video)

#04 Give in to your fashion editorial fantasies

Now is the perfect time to create that fashion editorial you have always dreamed of. Work with your photographer to come up with a moodboard, and take your time hunting down the right props or wardrobe. With this, the aim is to shoot for quality, not quantity. In addition to the links below, here is an entire post for inspiration!

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China by Metrophoto

Photo by Threebox Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com
In The Mood For Love by Threebox Studio

Photo by 50nfifty. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Glam Meets Grunge In This Gritty, Steamy Bridal Photoshoot by 50nfifty Productions

#05 Make your bridal portraits a love letter to your future selves

When all is said and done, bridal portraits are simply a captured moment in time. It’s something for you to look back on when you celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary, or a keepsake for your grandchildren. It’s a great way to preserve the present for posterity, but also something that you can revisit in fondness and love. After all, this is just the beginning of a lifelong journey together!

Jackie Yong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Glimpse Into The Future: Bridal Portraits That Predict Married Life 50 Years On by Jackie Yong Photography


The Post-Wedding Video: Dear Future by Kahgiap Remarks (video)