There are plenty of photos you have probably considered taking on your wedding day. From getting ready, the ceremony to pictures with your family and of course with the groom but what about the ladies that are helping you and have helped throughout the entire wedding planning process? While you know you'll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you'll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.
1. Showcase The Back of the Dress
Getting ready on your big day requires your team! A great shot is showing your bridesmaid helping you get ready. The back of a wedding dress is just as stunning and adds beautiful details you'll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids showing their dresses and your back as a memorable moment.
As you get ready, have close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress.
2. First Look With The Bridesmaids
You have heard about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The bride's first reveal to her bridal party can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities. Psst…. The first look with the mother and Father of the bride are truly magical and memorable. Make sure you have those tissues ready!
3. Having Fun
As you are getting ready everyone's nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. You’ve all seen those photo’s where you see the bridesmaids jumping on the bed. Those are not meant for photo staging, it is actually a real thing and even if it is out of your comfort zone, you should consider it. There will be moments when you just need to let loose to relax a little and having a little dance party, jumping on the bed or just being silly are moments that can also make for great photo opportunities.
4. Matching Robes or Shirts
Most brides will have matching getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you'll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear. We love these robes for the bridal party! Once your makeup and hair are done, sip on some Champaign and have a great photo of each other just before you get dressed.
5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses
Bouquets won't last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. The bridesmaids and bride bouquet shot is one that you will want to have. There are many ways you can showcase the bouquets as well as the bridesmaid's dresses. From lining everyone up and holding their bouquets out to the camera or hiding their faces to forming a circle around the bride; this is another shot that you can get creative with.
6. The Shoe Shot
You can't forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You'll want to get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.
7. Celebrating Shot
You're getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride's honor. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture-perfect shot.
Think about these and other great photo opportunities with your bridesmaids. We have created a vision board for you to use with Canva. When you are done with your vision board, bring this to your photographer interview and see if this matches their style.
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