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13 Unique Ways To Photograph Your Big Day

Going the nontraditional route? Here's are some super-unique ideas to document your big day, your way. Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous and be radiant in every photo!

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1. Hire a photographer for the "staged" shots, but make sure you have some other, more organic options.

You're going to want some professional photos of you and the bridal party, but try to keep your candids natural and not forced.
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You're going to want some professional photos of you and the bridal party, but try to keep your candids natural and not forced.

2. Put disposable cameras on every reception table and match them to your color theme.

This way, you can save money on a photographer, and you'll be sure to get a photo of everybody.
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This way, you can save money on a photographer, and you'll be sure to get a photo of everybody.

3. Rent a photo booth.

Everybody loves a photo booth! This way, your guests can take home photos as souvenirs.
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Everybody loves a photo booth! This way, your guests can take home photos as souvenirs.

4. Or, create your own photo booth.

On a budget? Set up your own photo booth in a corner, complete with props!
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On a budget? Set up your own photo booth in a corner, complete with props!

5. Encourage guests to B.Y.O.C.

Bring Your Own Camera! This isn't a museum, it's a party! Encourage your guests to take lots of pictures and tag them on Facebook later.
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Bring Your Own Camera! This isn't a museum, it's a party! Encourage your guests to take lots of pictures and tag them on Facebook later.

6. Take POV photos with your significant other.

These photos will be extra special and will document something that no photographer ever could.
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These photos will be extra special and will document something that no photographer ever could.

7. Take some clever time-lapse photos with your guests.

Give all your guests sparklers and go to town!
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Give all your guests sparklers and go to town!

8. Let the kids get in on the action, too.

You might get some weird photos of bugs and feet, but kids have the kind of imagination we adults don't. You'll get some really neat pics, we promise.
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You might get some weird photos of bugs and feet, but kids have the kind of imagination we adults don't. You'll get some really neat pics, we promise.

9. Pass a Polaroid camera around the reception floor and get your photos back at the end of the night.

That way you can have a special, vintage-feeling album, and you don't have to wait for anything to be developed.
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That way you can have a special, vintage-feeling album, and you don't have to wait for anything to be developed.

10. Encourage guests to use a special Instagram tag.

Make sure everyone uses the same hashtag!
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Make sure everyone uses the same hashtag!

11. Or start a new Instagram account and update it in real time.

Designate one "Instagram" photographer at the wedding and have them upload photos in real time!
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Designate one "Instagram" photographer at the wedding and have them upload photos in real time!

12. "Frame" various pictures throughout the night.

It's definitely a cute way to add a unique vibe to your photos, and will encourage your guests to have a little fun when the photographer comes around!
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It's definitely a cute way to add a unique vibe to your photos, and will encourage your guests to have a little fun when the photographer comes around!

13. Have your guests photograph messages for you and your spouse.

Your guests are there because they love you! Have them write down advice for your marriage, future baby names, or just fun things about the bride and groom! It will be the perfect blend of sincere and hilarious.
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Your guests are there because they love you! Have them write down advice for your marriage, future baby names, or just fun things about the bride and groom! It will be the perfect blend of sincere and hilarious.

Whatever you do, don't forget to enjoy your big day.

Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous and be absolutely radiant in your wedding photos!
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Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous and be absolutely radiant in your wedding photos!