Specific moments during a bride's wedding day are certainly worth capturing on film. However, we believe achieving a charming photo of the bride and her bridal party rests on the same level as the first kiss, the first dance, and tossing the bouquet. The special relationship a bride has with her bridesmaids is one to be treasured and a beautiful image that preserves those bonds will be something to reminisce forever. Grand Lens Photography shares a few entertaining photo ideas to include in your voluminous wedding gallery.
Various brides agree that getting ready together is the best way to start your wedding day preparations. Instead of each bridesmaid getting ready on her own in separate locations, dress up as a group. Having your photographer, hair stylist, and makeup artist in one location will ensure all the women appear incredible and this should not exceed the wedding budget. Chances are your wedding day will be one of the most photographed days of your life. Request that your photographer captures all the pampering and primping that went into your amazing wedding day. Your wedding photographer will have plenty of opportunities to capture the joyful moments.
raise a glass
It is time to party and get down with your bad selves! Before changing into your dresses, pop open a bottle of a tasty champagne and toast to this wonderful celebration! You can toast to the happiness of the bride and groom, wish them a long and blissful marriage, or pray that no one trips over their own feet as they walk down the aisle.
play with signs
Chalkboard signs are an enjoyable way to capture your relationship to each of your bridesmaids. You can remind your other friends and family members how you first introduced yourself to your bridal party. You can also have your bridesmaids send a message using the chalkboards. Purchase a set of petite chalkboards from your local arts and crafts store. Do not forget the chalk!
Showcase your matching bouquets with your gorgeous dresses. This is a classic way to integrate your wedding details in your wedding photo gallery. Gather your bridesmaids with their bouquets for an elegant group picture. Some brides like the idea of their bridal party hiding their faces behind the bouquet or holding the bouquets behind their backs while facing the opposite direction of the photographer. We are sure these ladies have no reason to hide their faces, but it never hurts to have your face smell floral.
After formal portraits are concluded, you and your party can behave a bit silly and let loose of any tension that may hinder. Like the groomsmen, the bridesmaids can take a selfie with their smartphones. Each bridesmaid can create a silly face for their selfie. It will be enjoyable and create genuine smiles throughout the evening for the best candid photos.
practice makes perfect
Even if you have not found a date that you want to make feel obligated to marry you yet, do not worry! That will come in due time. For now, you must train. For interesting, non-conventional photo ideas, take a picture of you tossing the bouquet to your bridesmaids and have them practice catching the bouquet.
Brides ordinarily give each bridesmaid a modest gift as a "thank you" for their support during the entire wedding planning process and being an amazing friend. Capture a close-up detail photo of all the gifts. Add this sentimental photo idea to your shot list. Both you and your lovely gal pals are guaranteed to admire this photo forever.
Your bridesmaids play a tremendous role in a bride's wedding preparation and wedding day. From bridal showers to bachelorette parties, your gal pals will keep you sane (or at least will listen when you feel like you are going insane). Keep these precious moments close to your heart and strong in your memory with a bridesmaids photo shoot.
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