Wedding photos, for many brides and their families, are a way to ensure that the legacy of their special day is carried on to the next generations. By catching those ephemeral and magical flashes on film, they can look back 50 years from now and relive those special moments. After all the planning that goes into a wedding, the actual event seems to go by in a flash, so the importance of capturing such moments cannot be overstated. Here at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, we value the impact that stunning wedding photos have just as much as our clients. But how does one achieve a sublime wedding album? Theknot.com recently listed 13 hot wedding photography trends, and we have picked out two of our favorites!
This technique consists of taking several shots in one space, applying animation, and then compiling the shots into a video set to your choice of song. Brides & Grooms have found great success putting this “video” on their Facebook page or wedding site. We particularly love this concept with our perfect center city location! On the corner of 3rd and College Street, we are in the middle of all the action that Uptown Charlotte has to offer. We are a part of a bustling city and are surrounded by backgrounds unique to the Queen City. You can even select a still from your collection of stop-motion shots and make it a beautiful wedding album cover to introduce the setting of your Wedding Story.
Photo Booths with Social Media Integration
Grab your favorite props from your local vintage store and create your own photo booth for your guests! Technology now allows your guests to instantly upload their fun goofy pics to social media sites. Hilton Charlotte Center City would love to help you create a fun photo booth for you and your guests on your big day! We are highly active on social media including, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram and are privy to the latest trends. We can even incorporate your custom hashtags throughout our property! Just don’t forget to tag us!
Famous Wedding Photographer, Joe Buissink, says it best: “If you force it and you keep looking for moments then you end up shooting what you think the wedding should look like rather than actual moments that are unfolding in front of you.”
Whatever vision you have for your wedding album, the Hilton Charlotte Center City has the tools to take you there! We strive to surpass your expectations and make your big day stress free. Let us help you achieve your happily ever after, no matter what photography trend fits you best!
Megan Applegate is the Senior Catering Sales Manager at Hilton Charlotte Center City. She has been in the catering and Wedding planning industry for 14 years and is excited to bring the experience and expertise she gained in the Miami market to Charlotte.