The Secret to a Pinterest/Instagram Worthy Wedding Photograph
September 15, 2018
Beach Weddings
You know those wedding photographs that you see all over the internet? The ones from Pinterest or Insta that get shared and liked a million times, where the sun is setting just so, the dust of the day turns to sparkles and the romance and love and windswept perfection seems almost too flawless to be real? Well, guess what. It's probably not what you think. With timelines to manage and places to be and people to accommodate, those beautiful portraits usually don't come from the actual wedding day. They are captured after the I-do's in an easy and relaxed Post-Wedding session. And Rebecca Yale - one of those amazing photogs behind some of the most beloved images that you've probably already pinned - is here to share just how wonderful it can be to wait a bit to get your couple session accomplished, with stunning images to boot.
1. You can get those WOW worthy Pinterest shots without messing up your wedding day timeline.

From Rebecca Yale Photography... "So many of my clients see beautiful wedding portraits all over Pinterest and Instagram and want to incorporate many different venues and ideas into their wedding day, which can be hard to fit into the wedding day timeline! The perfect remedy? Putting on your dress and tux again after the wedding and hitting the town, getting the chance to celebrate with the love of your life all over again in the most beautiful and romantic spots you can dream of! Britt and Adam did just that choosing to do post wedding portraits on the beach in Malibu and up in the hills on the iconic Mulholland Drive."

2. You can stay hyper focused on the actual celebration.

From the Couple... On our wedding day, we decided to focus purely on the celebration. Then, we did a post-wedding photo session, with the enormously talented Rebecca Yale, to ensure there was enough time to venture around Los Angeles. El Matador beach in Malibu made for a relaxed vibe with Mulholland Drive and sunset city views rounding out a fun day of adventure."
3. You can incorporate meaningful places, spaces and props into your photos.

"I (the groom) brought my 1967 Oldsmobile 442 to spice up some of the shots. The backdrops were ideal compliments for us -- Britt, a transplant from Chicago and myself, a California native -- and Rebecca was the perfect professional behind the camera to capture the day."
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4. You can actually relax. Which always means better shots.

There are no guests waiting, no timeline musts, not nervous jitters. Just you and the camera. And maybe a glass of champagne. Plus, you already know your photographer really well so you are far more comfortable with getting photographed than ever before. Which is such an important element to getting the perfect shot.

5. You can take your time, have fun and get a little dirty.

You can go where the sun takes takes you, at the perfect "magic hour" moment, you can walk barefoot in the sand without fear of ruining your dress, you can dance and jump and play and really get photographs that sparkle. Having a portrait session after the Big Day means that you have the time and space to get those very shots that you've seen all over Instagram or Pinterest. And if we haven't convinced you in words, the images that Rebecca shot most certainly will.