How to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed in Your Wedding Photos

April 19 2018 by convey

How to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed in Your Wedding Photos

The ones we love never really leave us. And, though it can feel maybe a little incomplete when someone beloved is not there physically on your big day, you know they are still with you spiritually. And what better way to keep them a part of your happiness than to honor them in your wedding photos?

Highlight Mementos

Choose something unique and personal that grounds a connection to you and feature it in your photos. Whether it be a locket from your grandmother, highlighted in a close-up, or a passed-down pocket watch, front, and center in a groom’s shot, a special little piece of them will always be with you in pictures.

Photos Within Photos

Have a meta moment by setting up some time for a shoot of you and your partner that also features photos of your loved one around you. You can still have shared pictures with them this way – just with a little creativity.

Save a Seat

Plan out your seating plan in advance for the ceremony and save an empty seat for your missing person. Be sure to get a few photographs highlighting that chair as if they are watching you from that spot through the pictures.

Add Their Photos to Your Bouquet

The simple act of adding a few small snaps of your loved one to your bridal bouquet is a wonderful way to have them walk down the aisle with you. When you look back at your wedding photos, you’ll see them right there with you.

Your big day should be all about memories: making new ones and honoring your treasured ones.


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Sesha Smith
Owner & Photographer of Convey Studios

Sesha has been photographing weddings since 1998. She has so many favorite things from photographing weddings that she can’t pick just one: the bride’s mom helping her daughter get her wedding dress on, the first time a groom sees the bride and he tries to hold back tears.