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Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

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Top 7 Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

On your wedding day, you will be taking a ton of photos are plenty of photos such as getting ready, the ceremony, to pictures with your family, and of course with the groom. But, what about the ladies who 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 will 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

I love to capture the beautiful details of the back of a wedding dress. To achieve this goal I usually pose the bride and bridesmaid holding each other by the waist facing away from the camera. Just like the image below. I always make sure I get some great close-ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress.

must have photo of bride and bridesmaid

2. First Look With The Bridesmaids

You hear about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The brides first reveal to her bridesmaids can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities. I’ve had several brides over the past few years request this shot.

3. Having Fun

As you are getting ready, everyone’s nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. There are 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.

4. Matching Robes or Shirts

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 the bride and bridesmaids look at one another and laugh is always makes a great photo! Just like this one;

5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses

Your bouquet won’t last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. 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.

Bride posing with bridesmaids with boquets

6. The Shoe Shot

You can’t forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You must get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.

7. Celebrating Shot

Well, you’re getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride’s honor. Remember to take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.


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