There are so many beautiful airbnbs all over the world that make for perfect getting ready photos. Finding one with big windows that really shows the city views or quiet neighborhood (+ of course, that natural light is THE best.) Whether you want to get ready together or have a first look later, this will be the perfect start to your day. This is the perfect time for detail shots like the rings, shoes, perfume/cologne, flowers, jewelry, and anything else that means something to you that day.
Ooh boy, the ideas are ENDLESS with this one. You could see your love for the first time inside your favorite art museum, in front of a beautiful mural, or on a rooftop. Depending on how private you want the moment to be, any of these could be pure magic. The tears will be flowing in front of (+ behind) the camera.
Now that you’ve finally seen each other, you can go off to a place you love. Need some coffee? Stop by a local cafe + grab a drink together. Sipping a nice latte is a killer way to start, or if mimosas are more your style, go for it!!! Maybe even a full on brunch- the choice is yours. This part is all about what makes your love special. Whatever you love to do together, whatever you both cherish most, will be amazing.
The best part of the day, right? If you’re in a city you know the ins + out of, this could happen at your favorite place, whether that’s a coffee shop you rent out for an hour or on the rooftop of a cool af hotel. If you’re going somewhere new, that’s where my job comes in. As a master of finding all the things, you just tell me the vibe, and I got you. If you’re dreaming up a private gallery room or on top of a bridge, there are so many amazing ideas that could work perfectly for starting your marriage.
So many people forget about the eating part during your day, but walking around + being cute is hard work. Got a favorite restaurant? That’s a must. Wanna try somewhere new? Oh yes. Want to hire a private chef to cook you a 5 star meal at your airbnb? Even better. Wanna order take out cheap Chinese food + watch a movie? Bet. No matter what, you deserve to eat well on the best day of your life, right?
Without a doubt, sunset is the perfect time to take some dreamy portraits of the two of you. Finding a beautiful view of a skyline or rooftop to dance on can be the most magical view, especially for photos. You can soak in the last few minutes of sun as a married couple + it will feel so dang good.
You can end your night by dancing under the stars or walking amongst the lights of the city. Either way, it ends the night in a perfect, modern way that makes everybody swoon. And then, boom. Your wedding day is over + you freakin’ did the dang thing. Heck yeah.
That’s it! You can easily fill an entire day, even if you aren’t hiking a mountain or exploring a desert somewhere crazy. Your wedding day is YOURS. Make it a 100% authentic representation of you + your love.
I’m Crystal Shaw, a modern wedding + elopement photographer based in Oklahoma City and traveling worldwide to capture your love story. I strongly believe in crafting an intentional, love-filled day for each of my couples, so they can feel truly like them on the best day of their lives. If this speaks to you, let’s chat! I would love to help you create your perfect wedding day that will be 100% about you + your love, nothing else.