Today we’re excited to share a guest post from George Street Photo & Video!
In our opinion, The Beatles had it right — you can’t get by without a little help (and love) from your friends! And your wedding day certainly wouldn’t be the same without them! From your sister to your groom’s best friend, the members of your wedding party all play an integral role in your day, standing by your side and supporting you as you say ‘I do’ to the love of your life.
And even after your wedding day has passed, you’ll want to reflect on every priceless memory you shared with your crew on the big day, from the laugh you shared before the ceremony to the last dance you all shared at the night’s end. Here are a few key wedding party shots you won’t want to miss!
The Informal Formal. On your wedding day, a group shot is most likely at the top of your list of must-have shots — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go the traditional route. Instead, change it up a bit — whether it’s the group taking in a sweet moment between you and your groom, or everyone walking towards the camera, arm in arm. That way, you’ll still have shots featuring all your best gals and guys, with a twist of personality and charm!
Play with Perspective. Even the slightest shift in perspective can make a big difference from a photography standpoint. Ask your photographer to capture a photo of you planting a smooch on your groom as your wedding party looks on in the foreground. Or, have the youngest members of your group hold up a picture frame that captures a sweet moment between the two of you! It may seem silly in the moment, but we guarantee you’ll be pleased with the results!
Pick Your Props. From homemade signs to vintage bicycles, some of the most memorable wedding party shots are those that incorporate props for a little extra pizazz! These eye-catching additions will not only make for amazing wedding party photos, but they’ll also make the experience more fun for the entire group.
Don’t Forget the Little Ones! Your flower girl and ring bearer are treasured parts of your life — and the shots of them posing with the rest of the wedding party are sure to steal your heart! Be sure to incorporate them into your group shots. After all, there’s nothing sweeter than a photo of your groom and his guys posing, as the youngest member of the crew stands proudly at the front of the line-up!
Candid and Carefree. Some of the best photos of your day will be those that take place before or in between the ceremony and reception, whether it’s the pre-ceremony celebration or the moments where you’re all goofing around between photo stops. Be sure your photographer is on hand to capture every memory as it unfolds! The impromptu bike ride your groom and his buddies decide to take before the reception? Candid, spontaneous memories like that are truly one in a lifetime!
Above all, your wedding is about celebrating your love with the family members and friends who’ve known you since your first date. Memorable, heartwarming photos come from those moments of pure happiness — the moments where you forget there’s a camera lens in the room! So, let go, have fun and let the story of your day unfold!
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