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10 Cool Special Effects for Your Wedding Photos

Take your wedding photos to the next level by adding one of these tricks.

1. Color Bomb

Add a splash of color to your background with a color bomb.

smoke bomb wedding photo
Photo Credit: Amy & Jordan Photography

2. Fog Machine

With the angle just right, some fog will make you look like you’re floating in the clouds.

smoke machine wedding photo
Photo Credit: Karizma Photography

It’s even more dreamy at nighttime with colored uplighting.

smoke bomb wedding photo
Photo Credit: Lavender Bouquet Photography

3. Color Overlay

Jazz up a plain backdrop with some color added in post-production.

rainbow effect wedding photo
Photo Credit: Eileen K Photography

4. Light Tricks

Take advantage of the way the light hits the camera to create a one-of-a- kind image.

lighting trick wedding photo
Photo Credit: Chelsea Dawn Photography

lighting trick wedding photo
Photo Credit: Eric McFarland Photography

5. Long Exposure

Capture the movement in the background with a long exposure as you and your new spouse stand still.

long exposure wedding photo
Photo Credit: Clane Gessel Photography

6. Sparklers

Long exposure + sparklers = wedding magic.

sparkler wedding photo
Photo Credit: FotoWerks Custom Photography

sparkler wedding photo
Photo Credit: Michael Anthony Photography

7. Double Exposure

Superimpose two images to give your photo an extra dreamy effect.

double exposure wedding photo
Photo Credit: Karizma Photography

Or layer in your flowers.

double exposure wedding photo
Photo Credit: Velvet Crown Photography

8. Layered

Another cool layering trick helps you capture the anticipation leading up to your first look.

stop motion wedding photo
Photo Credit: Sugarlens Photography

9. White Out

Place the spotlight just on you by erasing everything else in the backdrop.

bride looking in mirror
Photo Credit: Rachel Leintz Photography

10. Fire Balls

Have some fun with your bridal party!

fire ball wedding photo
Photo Credit: PlayaWeddings

 Tell us: Are you including any special effects on your wedding photo wishlist?

—Kristen Klein