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What Are Some Wedding Party Photo Ideas?


Lots of pictures will be taken of you and your wedding party on your wedding day. You took the time to choose who will be standing by your side on your wedding day, so why not take the time to think about the kind of pictures you want with them? We have shot many weddings in Central Illinois and have compiled some of our favorite wedding party photos.

The Morning Of…

On the beginning parts of your wedding day, they are usually spent getting ready with your chosen wedding party. Whether you have bridesmaids or groomsmen, our wedding photographers in Peoria, IL, and surrounding areas have some ideas for some pictures you may want with the bridal party.

Getting Ready

Some of our favorite images include bridesmaids helping the bride with the finishing touches on her dress. One of them includes putting the veil on, or the bridesmaids sitting around the bride and fanning out her trail and veil. These shots work really well if they have dramatic lengths. Find out which veil length suits your dress the most with this blog!

Groomsmen and the groom also have some cool shots their Central Illinois wedding photographer can shoot. While they get ready, casual shots of them putting on ties or bowties, cufflinks, and throwing that jacket on top will go a long way. There’s something about those getting ready photos that create classic photos to set the tone for the rest of a wedding day album.

Pop Some Bubbly

One of the things that go well with celebrations is drinks! Have mimosas, beers, or mocktails for you and your wedding party. They make for some fun group shots. Especially when you pop open a champagne bottle!

After The Ceremony

If the bride and groom are not planning to see each other until the ceremony, then you’re also probably planning on getting bridal party photos after the ceremony as well. If the bride and groom plan on doing a first look, you can have these photos taken prior to the ceremony to have more time with your guests during the reception!

Traditional Wedding Party Photos

We’ll start off with some of the most common pictures and bridal party poses our wedding photographers in Peoria, IL take. To ease into all of the picture taking, these are the photos we suggest.

Have your wedding party split by standing on the respective sides of you and your partner. After those, they can mix together to create a more natural shot. This is when they can hype you two up and create magical moments on their special day. Soon after, you can take individual photos with your respective parties.

Use The Scenery

If you happen to be having an indoor ceremony and venue, and they just happen to have a stunning interior, use it to your advantage for beautiful photos! You can get some classic pictures by having them stand/sit somewhere with some cool furniture or backdrop.

Blur in Motion

One of the more unique wedding photography trends we’ve seen is a blur in motion. When you and your fiance are together, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the room as the world races past you. This kind of picture visually captures that feeling on your big day. Have your wedding party walk or run around you and your fiance as you two stand still in the middle. The turnout is worth a thousand words.

Complete Weddings + Events  – Wedding Photographers in Peoria, IL & Central Illinois

We hope this list of wedding party photos will get you to a good start for your wedding day. Let your photographer know of any images you’d like to try and bounce off some ideas with them! Contact us if you’re still looking for services to complete your wedding day! We offer DJs, Photography, Videography, Coordination, Photo Booths, and Lighting!

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