One of the most important (and expensive!) elements of wedding prep is making sure that you’ve got the right attire. From the lengthy veil all the way down to those stunning designer shoes, this is one event where you should look and feel your best.
Whether you’re dressed to the nines in a pair of sky-high heels or keeping it casual with a simple pair of sneakers, it’s always fun to get a few shots of your wedding shoes for the photo album.
This can be a great way to showcase your personality and add a whimsical flair to your memories of the big day.
It can be a little tricky to find unique ways to display your shoes for photos, but we can help you to keep your wedding pictures light and interesting.
Keep reading to find a few poses that will keep your wedding shoe photos fun, fresh, and full of character, just like your incredible love story.
Bridal Party Shoe Session
Most brides plan to take group photos with their gal pals on the big day, but what if you could recreate this session using just your shoes?
With each of your bridesmaids striking a unique pose, this unique session will showcase their personalities and add some much-needed variety to your shoot.
During the photo session with your bridesmaids, you may want to ask the photographer to snap a few shots of your designer heels as well.
Including your wedding shoes in the bridal party shoot is a great way to set your wedding album apart and create a memorable experience with your favorite people.
His-and-Hers Shoe Photos
Whether you’re hosting an intimate event or a huge celebration of love, your wedding day should be all about you.
Snapping a few pics of your shoes alongside your soon-to-be spouse’s will help to reinforce the idea of your inseparable romance.
While shoes may not be the first symbol of love that comes to your mind, this can be a cute, elegant way to show off your fashion sense.
Your adorable his-and-hers shoe photos will keep your wedding guests buzzing for years to come.
Make it a Family Affair
This tip is excellent for newlyweds that have already built a beautiful family of their own. For most parents, the idea of not including their little ones as ring bearers, flower girls, or another honored position is simply unthinkable.
If you can’t get enough of your kiddos and want to get them involved at every step of the way, we’d suggest including their adorably tiny shoes in your wedding photos.
When you look back on these images decades down the line, your heart will be overwhelmed at the sight of their little shoes nestled right next to yours.
When capturing an incredible image, sometimes it’s best to just keep things simple. Capturing detail shots allows photographers to direct all of the focus onto the subject of choice, in this case, your timelessly elegant wedding shoes.
For couples that can appreciate the beauty in simplicity, detail shots are an effective way to communicate class and luxury in a single image.
Take this opportunity to show off the intricate lacing and complex design of your shoes, memorializing this moment in your wedding album forever.
Stage a Flat Lay
Flat lays are a photographer’s best friend, allowing them to utilize a variety of accessories and decor items to create a single cohesive image.
Including wedding shoes in a flat lay is yet another great way to incorporate them into your photo album.
Typically, photographers will grab several sentimental items, such as rings, invitations, jewelry – and yes, shoes – to create a visually stunning image.
Once they’ve arranged the items like puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together, the resulting subject highlights all of the best parts of your special day.
Bare Your “Sole”
While taking wedding shoe photos has been come increasingly popular, there are still plenty of ways for you to spice up your photo shoots.
Customizing the soles of your wedding shoes will allow you to add a personalized touch that truly captures the heart of your love story.
We’d suggest writing a sweet note for your spouse-to-be on the sole of your shoe, then displaying both pairs for the photo.
If you’d like to keep things a little more subtle, you can simply write your wedding/anniversary date to turn your wedding shoes into a visual reminder of the happiest day of your life.
Keep It Casual
As much as we love a classy pair of dress shoes, we certainly don’t expect you to dance the night away in a pair of six-inch heels.
As soon as the ceremony is over, why not break out your favorite pair of sneakers for the wedding photos?
This is a great opportunity to add some color and personality to your wedding shoe photos, transitioning from the formality of the ceremony into the celebration of love that everyone has been waiting for.
The best part is that after the photo shoot, you and your brand-new spouse are free to cut loose on the dance floor.
Similar to the flat lay option, this involves staging your wedding shoes to create a dynamic backdrop that your photographer will love.
If you’re already planning on having a photo booth at your reception, you’ll definitely want to try setting up a few fun poses with your wedding shoes!
Taking pictures of your shoes alone may not provide the whimsy and excitement that you’re looking for, which is where the photo booth comes in handy.
This can provide you with a vibrant, colorful background that will perfectly complement your wedding shoes and create an image that you’ll want to look back on forever.
Pair With Your Wedding Outfits
Instead of just taking pics of your wedding shoes, let’s go all the way and capture an image of your entire outfit. This will give you a full picture of your incredible fashion sense on this special day.
Keeping up with the wedding industry’s farmhouse trend, you can stage your dress hanging over a barn door or in front of a large mirror, your shoes delicately placed beneath them.
If you’re going for something more modern, try hanging your dress over an elegant full-body mirror and placing the shoes in front, creating a classy backdrop that will reflect all the beauty and sophistication of your big day.