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We love Polaroids because, with them, every photograph gets turned into a special experience. It is so unusual to pick up a large, beautiful camera, extend the lens, squint and be surprised by a bright flash that dazzles you, even if you are ready and waiting for it. And remember to wave the printed picture and watch impatiently how the silhouettes appear on the glossy white paper. In the age of smartphones filled with photographs, these contrasting images with recognizable white borders have a special charm. And if that still hasn't convinced you that you definitely need a Polaroid camera at your wedding, here are some specific ideas on how you can use one.
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Polaroids for a photo shoot
It is unlikely that you want your entire wedding to be documented using Polaroids, but a few of these pictures will diversify your photo album later. Photos taken during the bridal gathering, shots with friends and the groom all look stylish. By the way, a few Polaroids will be an excellent addition to traditional love story photography.
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Tip: Remember that flash on a Polaroid darkens the background and brightens the foreground a little. As a rule, shots of people or close details, landscapes and interiors can look a bit dark.
Polaroids for guests
Taking a photo with a Polaroid is a fascinating process in itself, so a small table with a camera on it can become a full-fledged activity zone for guests at a wedding. Put an empty album there, and guests can take pictures of themselves and immediately write their wishes and share their impressions of the celebration. And right after the wedding you will have a whole book about your day ready!
Tip: One standard Polaroid cartridge is designed for 10 shots, so make sure there are enough cartridges for everyone, and write a quick guide on how to change them correctly so that guests don't get confused. And it's better to set the necessary settings on the device in advance.