Reflections in Weddings Photography

Reflections in Weddings Photography

Wedding photographers use reflections in glass, mirrors, ponds, lakes, and all shiny surfaces including their phones to add dimension to their photographs. Today we’re showing off 15 exceptional reflection photos from our carefully curated gallery along with this week’s award winner. Keep scrolling to see our favorite shots and get great ideas for how to use reflections in your own photography or at your wedding.

For getting-ready photos, both hand- and full-length mirrors allow artists to capture the expression of brides and grooms or tell behind the scenes stories like in the first 3 pictures below that give us a peek into the moments before each wedding.

Photographed by MIKI Studios - London, UK photographers
Photographed by Matthew Sowa Photography - New York photographers
Photographed by Dan Morris Photography - UK photographers

Small mirrors and mirrored surfaces on cars and bikes are also used to show us the subjects while sharing a bit more about their transportation and location. Couple portraits and group shots can be surprising and unique when this technique is employed.

Photographed by Rich Howman Photography - London, UK photographers
Photographed by Viridian Images - Atlanta, Georgia photographers
Photographed by Julian Kanz Photography - Italy photographers

When it comes to reflections that occur in nature, it takes an observant eye, the right angle, and a bit of magic to make everything work. Many of the artists we recommend are known for doing whatever it takes to make a shot artistic and memorable, so you may find them lying on the ground to take this kind of photo. 

Photographed by Joanne Dunn Photographers - Italy photographers
Photographed by J. La Plante Photo - Denver, Colorado photographers
Photographed by John Gilooley - Ireland photographers
Photographed by Chrisman Studios - Charleston, South Carolina photographers
Photographed by The Brothers Martens - Texas photographers

Sometimes reflections are quickly created using a cell phone, which gives the impression of turning life upside down. It’s a simple trick to create a big impact because all you have to do is balance your phone screen to capture a reflection of the sky or surrounding area, then take the photo of the screen for the foreground and the subject for the background. 

Photographed by Chrisman Studios - Charleston, South Carolina photographers
Photographed by Wes Shinn Photography - Virginia photographers
Photographed by Lax Photography - Spain photographers

And to go a step further, a photographer may use their own mirror laid on the ground as in our award-winning photo by Laura Žygė Photography.


To view more amazing photos and techniques check out our blog posts all about The Art of Photography.