Updated: May 2
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.
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1. Showcase The Back of the Dress
The back of a wedding dress is hidden with beautiful details you'll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids to show off their dresses as well or have some great close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress. It captures a precious moment but also makes sure you actually have some photos of that beautiful gown you spent quite a bit on!
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 and the photo often coincides with a great big "AWWWWWWWW!"
3. Having Fun
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As you are getting ready everyone's nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. 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 make for great photo opportunities. Having a drink, chatting on the bed, the possibilities are endless!
4. Matching Robes or Shirts
Most brides will have getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you'll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear. Having 'getting ready' outfits are a great way to make the photos look cohesive and fit well into your wedding album too so you're not all in different outfits/pyjamas!
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.
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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. Whether you all put your toes in in middle or stand in a line holding up your skirts, show off your shoes!
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7. Celebrating Shot
You're getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride's honour. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.
Hopefully, this has given you plenty of food for thought and has been helpful to you. If you want some free example wedding day timelines then download my wedding planning bundle, and why not subscribe to the blog and my YouTube channel to get much more wedding tips and inspiration. If you are interested in me photographing your wedding day then I would be more than happy to check my availability, so please drop me a message or give me a call and we can chat about what you are hoping to capture. And if there is anything else you need help with or want to ask then feel free to get in contact.
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