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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? Our photographers have shot many weddings in Des Moines, IA, 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 Des Moines, IA 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 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.

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 explained.

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! You can get some classic pictures by having them stand or sit somewhere with some cool furniture or backdrop.

Complete Weddings + Events – Des Moines Wedding Photographers

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!

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