MY TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT SMOKE BOMB PHOTOS
Ok so you've seen some amazing smoke bomb wedding photography that you'd love to recreate at your wedding?
Follow these top tips and you'll be onto a winner!
SPEAK TO YOUR VENUE
It's best to speak to your venue and just make sure they allow smoke bombs. I know some wedding venues don't and that's fine we can always go off site such as the moors / beach ... this also creates a variety to your wedding photos.
WHERE TO BUY
You may think let's just buy some cheap ones on Amazon, they'll do ... please don't do this! If you really want to create that wow look you'll need to invest in some decent ones.
I highly recommend purchasing from Enola Gaye. These really are the best around and have been making them for 20 years.
WHICH ONES TO BUY
There are a few different option but it's important to get the right ones, below are my recommendations
- Long lasting! I recommend the 90 second ones which are biodegradable from Enola Gaye - Click here to buy!
- Deeper colours stand out. Lighter such as yellow don't always work the best!
HOW MANY TO BUY
Think about the different photos you'd like. Would you like to include bridesmaids and groomsmen? or just the two of you? or do both? They can look really great with a group of people walking together or just the two of you spinning around!
I would always buy a few extra just incase some fail to work and we need the back ups. Also the more you buy the more fun we can have.
Here are some top tips for when you're taking the photos
- Pick a dark / sheltered area so the smoke doesn't disappear. Talk to your photographer on the day re best location.
- Decide if you want to hold them or have them on the floor in front or behind you.
- Don't look scared! Relax and have fun... your photos will look better for it.
Smoke bomb are really fun but it's important to know the risks. Your photographer may decide on the day that it's not safe to do them (drunk guests, location isn't safe etc)
Follow these steps and you should be ok
- LOCATION - Talk to your photographer on the day about where they think is safe and best location for photos. Where you think has the best backdrop may not work with light etc
- METAL BUCKET - They do get hot, so like sparklers it's best to have a metal bucket to dispose of them and not risk any fires on a hot summers day.
- EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS - Have a sensible person to help your photographer coordinate the shoot and be ready with the bucket.
- STOP IF YOU NEED TO - If you feel unsafe or it's getting too hot to hold just shout and the bucket will be brought to you to drop the bomb into, it's best not to drop on the ground.
- STAINS - It is worth mentioning that smoke bombs can stain clothing, I've never had this but it's your responsibility (not the photographer) if you wish to use them.