It’s so easy to get in your head about things, you know?
You want that fairytale wedding with the pictures to prove it, but oh my gosh, what if it’s not perfect, and what if the pictures aren’t creative enough, and what iffffffffff!?
Here’s the thing – it won’t be perfect. Something is bound to go wrong. It’s a large event with many people and a suffocating amount of pressure attached to it.
Things will inevitably go wrong.
So, let’s take a deep breath and let that one go. You can, however, get gorgeously creative wedding photos on stairs that will turn your eyes into a waterfall every time you look at them, forever and ever, amen.
How? You ask.
Nailing Your Wedding Photo Ideas
There are a lot of ways to nail your wedding photos, and creativity in this industry knows no bounds.
The first and most critical thing you must do is book a wedding photographer you love. If you get photos you’re head over heels for without prioritizing a photographer you’re head over heels for, well then, friend, you are the beneficiary of massive amounts of luck.
If you’re not down for leaving the outcome of your wedding photos in Lady of Fate’s hands, then hire someone whose photos make your heart explode (or dance or do some kind of weird movement that you’re not sure what it is, but you know it’s good!)
Once you book your wedding photographer, talk with them. Listen to them (he/she is the professional you adore, after all), and then bounce some of your ideas off them.
Well, in the world of wedding photography, there are endless iterations of the wedding day. Might I make a case for some stair wedding photography?
A Case for Wedding Photos on Stairs
Stair wedding photography? What are you even talking about? (this is you asking me a question).
Well, friend, it’s exactly as it sounds, and let me tell you, it is the underdog of the wedding world (not entirely sure this is true).
Stairs hold the key to your wedding photo dreams, and I’ll give you some examples as to why.
Sneaky First Hand Holds
Don’t want to do a first look, but all about that first touch (the PG one, c’mon)?
Check out this couple that looks straight outta a magazine!! The height and angle of the stairs feed into this angular photo. It’s the perfect place to hang out before your wedding and look gorgeous.
Take a couple of cues from these folks.
Dips and Angles
Speaking of angles…
I mean, if you’re going to go for the dip, please do it in style like these two. This bride is working on that wedding dress, and the stairs in the background are singing praises!
Show Off the Dress
If you have access to these mossy-covered stone stairs that are straight up out of an Irish romance novel (and I mean that in the best way possible), then you listen to me right now!
Do not waste what you have been gifted.
There are endless wedding photography poses that would look gorgeous on these stairs, including (but not limited to) this bride showing off her gorgeous wedding gown.
Please tell me how you’d be able to serve up princess wedding gown vibes without a set of stairs to show off the train?
It’s not going to happen.
Strike a Pose
Speaking of trains!?!?!
It’s just one stunning photo after another, am I right? Thank you, stairs.
Do you see how easy striking a pose on a set of stairs is? It’s basically like you just step on the stairs and poof! all of your wedding photography dreams are coming true.
The camera loves you… especially on stairs.
Sneak out back to a more narrow set of stairs, and you’ve found the perfect place to cuddle up close with your beau.
Didn’t think an old rusty set of stairs could look so stinking gorgeous, huh?
Bring the Whole Crew
Um, hello, this crowd just leveled this set of stairs UP. Ehm, I think they just set this fire escape on fire… get it? Because it’s a fire escape?
Anywaaaaaay, I love how this photographer used the height of the fire escape to create interesting depth in this wedding party photo. And kudos to this wedding party because they are on their absolute A-game.
Make a Grand Entrance
All eyes would be on her anyway, but they certainly are now!
This above-the-crowd shot is everything, and let’s just all notice that it wouldn’t be possible without those stairs.
Am I getting you onboard yet?
Use It as a Background
Can stone stairs look tropical?
Well, I think this photo proves that they certainly can. I love the use of these gorgeous stairs as a unique backdrop for these bride and groom portraits.
Work as a Team
Hand in hand into the future. Walking down a badass natural stone stairway, of course.
Use That Big Sky
Stairs! They are serving up that height you need, honey!
You’re going to be on Cloud 9 during your wedding day, so why not get a picture of you there?
Create an Arch
Please, with that arch! Obviously, the couple is owning this moment, but I do not hate that arch stairway in the background.
What a gorgeous touch!
Steal a Kiss
This stairway. That dress! The kiss!!!
Throw It Over the Shoulder
Throw ’em a look as you walk away.
These stairs give the bride all the height she needs to show off her dress with a side of sass.
Frame It Up
These steps and the deck in the background create a beautiful frame for this bride and groom portrait!
Spiraling in Love
Why do I love a spiral staircase? Why do they feel magical?
They always have for me (ever since I was a kid), but this photo, in particular, is serving up some major magic vibes.
Is a church wedding really a church wedding without a grand stair exit?
It’s a question for the ages.
Hello? What did I say about the cozy vibes?
Sneak away to a side staircase and get a minute alone with your forever person.
Make a Statement
Keep It Down-home
Going for a rustic wedding or some country chic?
Front-porch steps have never let anyone down.
Keep It Classy
Maybe you want something with a bit more refinement?
This entrance on these stairs nails it.
Don’t you just feel like you’re in the room for this moment?
Coming down the stairs can bring a lot of movement into a photo, making the audience feel like they’re in on it.
Get Out of There
Stairs for a send-off?
It’s in the Details
I mean, these shoes were gorgeous on their own, but pair them with that mosaic tile staircase?
Take a Breather
Is this a rustic chateau in Tuscany? Do I even know what that means?
Who cares! These rustic stone steps are the perfect spot for a bit of a breather during a whirlwind day.
I’m sure glad their photographer was there to capture the moment!
Walk in the Room
It’s the crop of the photo for me.
The stair’s height allows you to get so many creative and exciting shots that add to your wedding day story.
I’m entranced, and I need to know more.
Set a Scene for the Ceremony
A church wedding will typically have stairs by the altar.
Work them. Use them. Showcase them.
Work the Veil
Is there a better way to showcase a veil than a gorgeous wooden staircase?
That veil needed those stairs, and those stairs needed that veil. Truly.
Don’t Forget the Stairs on Your Wedding Day
Have I made a case for stairs?
They’re sure to elevate your wedding photos – we like the puns or what?
Ultimately, you should always make the best decisions for your wedding day, and if those plans don’t include stairs, so be it!
However, stairs are an effortless and natural way to add some creative elements to your wedding photos if you’re open to it!