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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 Columbia 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 Columbia wedding photographers have some ideas for some pictures you may want with them.

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 Columbia 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 pictures. Especially when you pop open a champagne bottle!

After The Ceremony

If you’re planning on not seeing your other half until the ceremony, then you’re also probably planning on getting photos with the whole wedding party after. You can even have these photos taken prior to the ceremony to have more time with your guests during the reception!

Through The Tunnel

A personal favorite is to have the newly wedded couple walk through a makeshift tunnel. Your wedding party stands on opposite sides and creates an arch with their hands. You and your fiance then walk through and it creates some really unique shots.

A Candid Stroll

Next is the candid stroll. This works really well if you’re having your wedding party photos outside. Have your Columbia wedding photographer take pictures of you and your wedding as they walk towards the camera. Flowing dresses and hair add stunning movement to the images when you look back on them!

Have A Laugh!

If you and your fiance’s wedding party are more on the goofy side, show that through your photos too! Have your wedding party stand on opposite sides with you and your fiance in the middle. Then have a tug and pull of you both as you try to lean into a kiss! Another fun picture we’ve seen is reenacting a golf shot. This one is better simply shown than being explained.

Complete Weddings + Events Columbia

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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