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  • Writer's pictureNicola Rose Weddings and Events

WEDDING PARTY PHOTO IDEAS

On your wedding day, you are the stars of the show but you don't want hundreds of images just of you two. You have your wedding crew and there is nothing nicer than looking back at the fabulous day you spent with your closest, dearest friends and relatives.



First of all, always remember you want your wedding images to be authentic to you, don't do stilted just be natural and have fun, do what comes naturally but spending a bit of time just pre-thinking these out will make such a difference to what is captured on your wedding day.


Come up with some fun ideas to make sure your bridal party is captured in action cheering you on through your day.


Think of your wedding like a stage play and these are your supporting roles, let's get them fabulously captured by your side.


When planning your photos, do speak with your photographer, they will advise you on how they shoot their weddings. When it is the best time to arrange family line-ups, group shots, first look, if you are having one, and then the rest of the day trust them. Usually, group shots are taken around the ceremony time, before for the bridal and groom party shots and after for family line-ups.


Photographers know every wedding will have a first dance, a cake cutting, speeches, they have often photographed hundreds of weddings but if there are particular shots you love then do communicate this before your wedding.


THE FAMILY LINE-UPS

These are called the formal photos of the family line-ups; most photographers like to get this done quickly so do make sure you have everyone ready. Assign one of your awesome team who knows everyone to round your family up.


Make a checklist beforehand to ensure you don't miss anyone out.


GETTING READY IMAGES

Your photographer is all about capturing your special day and the getting ready shots with your friends and siblings are the perfect way to share the excitement building before the ceremony. You can have a lot of fun creating ideas for your getting ready bridal party photographs, gift everyone a kimono with their roles printed onto the back, get your bridal party some gorgeous getting ready slippers and do make sure you capture, you all raising a glass of something fizzy.


THE BRIDESMAIDS’ SHOTS

All dressed and looking gorgeous, plan a few line-ups to capture those images you will love to look back at.


All your besties in their beautiful dresses clutching their gorgeous bouquets. A symmetrical line-up is a great idea with you in the middle.


Try another shot with your bridesmaid’s backs to the camera and you turning around. Get creative with ideas for your bestie’s line ups and think about the lines-ups, short to tall for example, showing off the shoes, and some fun poses.


The most important thing now is to relax and enjoy this time with your besties making sure your photographer captures you all having fun.


FOR THE BOYS

Wedding photographers love capturing emotions and often the groom’s party is supercharged and having a lot of banter and fun.


If the boys are getting ready in a different location plan a bit of time to capture them walking into the ceremony area together, this will only need about 10 to 15 minutes.


Think about the details, if they are all wearing matching socks grab a shot of them pulling up their trousers and showing off their carefully thought-out attire, capture them with their sunnies on, and get a few images of the boys lined up before the bride enters.


AFTER THE CEREMONY

Once the family formal photographs are done, take time to create some awesome wedding party shots. You in the middle with your groomsmen on one side and your girl gang on the other side.


Mix it up, girl boy alternating either side of you. Have some formal shots but also add in some fun ones, legs up or jumping for joy, high fives, and create celebratory photos you will love to look back on.


As I said at the beginning, the most important thing is, always remember you want your wedding images to be authentic to you, don't do stilted just be natural and have fun, do what comes naturally but spend a bit of time just pre-thinking these out will make such a difference to what is captured on your wedding day.

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