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10 Best Post-Wedding Photoshoot Ideas To Try Today!

Feb Cortes
Feb Cortes
A couple enjoying nature together.


Getting hitched soon, are we? Congratulations!

Now, we don’t want to throw a wrench in the middle of all your wedding planning, but have you already figured out how you’re gonna take all the photos for your wedding album? 

For the average wedding, you might find some trouble trying to fit in the time… unless you wanna sacrifice the entire cocktail hour or something. Luckily, there’s a modern solution that’s on the rise: post-wedding photoshoots! 

But what exactly is a post-wedding photoshoot, and why should you consider one? In this blog post, we’ll go over the basics of post-wedding photoshoots, our favorite post-wedding photoshoot ideas, and even some tips to keep in mind.


One of our favorite post-wedding photoshoot ideas is simply going to a studio and taking artistic shots.

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What Is A Post-Wedding Photoshoot?

Essentially, the post-wedding photoshoot is exactly what it sounds like: a photoshoot taken after (usually a few days) the wedding. 

Also known as a “trash the dress” or “day-after” photoshoot, it’s the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to cozy up in front of the camera and take great photos without worrying about your guests getting bored or cocktail hour starting too late! 

This way, you can take as much time as you want, and you’re free to get creative with locations, outfits, and themes, allowing you to make the shoot all the more memorable. Plus, it’s an extension of your wedding celebration, and what newlywed couple wouldn’t want that!

Going to the beach is also one of our top post-wedding photoshoot ideas.

Our Favorite Post-Wedding Photoshoot Ideas

Now that you know what a post-wedding photoshoot is, it’s time to get ready and read through our favorite post-wedding photoshoot ideas! Let’s get started right away!

Beach Bliss

Now, if you originally wanted a destination wedding but didn’t make the cut, why not just visit the beach for your post-wedding photoshoot? Not only is it an instant vacation for you and your partner, but now you have all the time in the world to take your couple beach pictures!

Oh, and here’s a pro-tip: why not don your wedding outfits again as you run along the coastline, with the sunset providing you with the perfect backdrop? For that image alone, this one takes the cake as our favorite in our list of post-wedding photoshoot ideas!

City Lights

Of course, you don’t have to go far in order to make your post-wedding photoshoot. In fact, if you already love the city, then you can always use the urban landscape as the setting for your post-wedding photoshoot! 

By day, don your wedding outfits and run through the city streets, landmarks, rooftops, and familiar hangout spots while holding hands. And by night, take a breather and slow down as you let the city lights add a touch of elegance and glamour to your photos. It’s just like the band The 1975 said, “If you wanna find love, then you know where the city is!”

Going on a nature retreat is also one of our top post-wedding photoshoot ideas.

Nature Retreat

According to numerous studies, being immersed in nature is good for our physical and mental health. And according to us (we’re experts too btw), being with your life partner is also good for our physical and mental health… so why not combine the two? 

For this next post-wedding photoshoot idea, head to a serene location like a forest, mountain, or meadow and have a blast taking your nature-inspired couple photos! Just be sure to bring some bug spray and lotion (especially if the bride is wearing her wedding dress) because mother nature sometimes bites back!

Vintage Vibes

We can’t quite explain it as well, but there’s something so nostalgic and enchanting about the bygone eras of the past. So, if you’re like us but didn’t quite have the time to sneak in a vintage-themed photoshoot during your wedding, you can make up for it through your post-wedding photoshoot!

What’s great about this is since you no longer have any time constraints, you can go all-out with the props to channel that retro theme. Think vintage clothing (maybe the groom can even grow a mustache??), a classic car, or an old-fashioned setting, like a local cafe that’s been in business for decades. Either way, with the right photographer, this is also easily one of our top post-wedding photoshoot ideas.

A couple taking a post-wedding photoshoot beside a vintage car.

Cultural Connection

If you and your partner are looking to go traditional, you can’t go wrong with a cultural post-wedding photoshoot. You can do this by simply incorporating traditional clothing, customs, or locations that hold sentimental value. If you don’t know much about your custom, you can also just go for family traditions that you’ve already been doing, just to add a more personal touch to your photoshoot!

Underwater Elegance

Under the sea~ under the sea~ Of course, you don’t have to be literally under the sea for our next entry in our list of post-wedding photoshoot ideas! You can opt for a pool instead (where it’s safer and you’re less likely to get attacked by sharks), where an instructor can help you pull off the most romantic underwater couple poses!

Just make sure to stay safe though! And if you can’t swim, you can always take photos above the water or beside the pool. We’re sure your post-wedding photographer can still make it look just as good!

A couple taking photos while in the pool.

Artistic Expression

Art lover? If so, then you can always hit up your favorite local artist or muralist to make a unique backdrop for your photoshoot! You can even help yourself, if you’re the artistic type. Not only will this help support the local art community (which is always a good thing!), but it will also make for one of the more unique post-wedding photoshoot ideas you can ever come across!

Adventure Awaits

Look, we already know that your wedding is going to be the best adventure you’ll ever have (Remember Ellie and Carl from Up, anyone?), but before all of that unfolds, why not go on an actual adventure with your beloved? 

You can go for an easy hike in the nearby woods, or go all the way by scaling a mountaintop, exploring a cave, or even going on a hot air balloon ride! Just make sure your wedding photographer is ready for any challenges as well! (maybe an extra tip for their services would be nice ha!) Either way, this should be an adventure that you’ll remember forever!

A newlywed couple in nature.

Seasonal Splendor

Here’s something unique to gift your wife on your wedding day: a star named after her! These days, there are plenty of online services that let you officially register a star in the night sky. And can you imagine staring at the night sky together before pointing out a star to her and saying that it’s named after her? How’s that for romance? 

Of course, there’s actually only one body that controls the names of these stars, but we think it’s still a sweet gesture nonetheless! And you get to have a cool certificate as a keepsake!

Home Sweet Home

Last but not least, why not just stay at home? After all, you’ve just gone through a very hectic period of planning for your wedding and we’re sure you’re still a bit exhausted from all that reception partying, so why not just capture the coziness that your new home now provides?

You don’t have to go all-out with poses too! Just pose naturally, and let the photographer capture your simple, everyday and intimate moments as you slowly get used to them being your norm. Now that’s magic.

A newlywed couple having intimate moments at home.

Reminders for a Successful Post-Wedding Photoshoot

Still need some pointers? Well then, here are some extra reminders to take note of when planning your post-wedding photoshoot! 

  • Plan Ahead – If possible, make sure you coordinate with your photographer in advance. This way, you have ample time to discuss locations, themes, and any specific shots you may have in mind. Plus, this gives you ample time to make changes should you decide you want something else.

  • Bring Props – Consider bringing props that enhance the chosen theme, adding a personal touch to your photos. What’s more, props are also perfect for any couple that are still not quite used to posing for their photos!
  • Dress Comfortably – While you may want to don a glamorous outfit, ensure it allows for movement and comfort, especially if you’re exploring different locations. Bring an extra pair of clothes as backup too, as well as water and snacks if you’re going outside of the house for the shoot.
  • Timing is Key – Schedule your photoshoot during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset for the most flattering and atmospheric lighting. Otherwise, early morning or the late afternoon should also work if you’re having an outdoor post-wedding photoshoot.
  • Stay True to Yourselves – Finally, let your personality shine through! Be authentic, and don’t be afraid to show your true nature in the photos, no matter how silly or funny they may be! 
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And that concludes our list of our favorite post-wedding photoshoot ideas! By choosing one of these creative ideas and keeping these reminders in mind, you’ll be well on your way to capturing the magic of your new union, all without the hassle of your wedding just a few days ago! 

But just in case you haven’t found the right wedding photographer yet, then consider working with us here at Photo Kings! As a premier provider of photography services, our team comprises the best photographers across Canada, all of which are ready to help make sure your post-wedding shoot goes smoothly! 

Of course, all of that comes at affordable rates, as well as our industry-leading customer service. So, contact us today or fill up our quote form and we’ll immediately be in touch with you! 

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