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Getting the Absolute Best Photos Out of Your Wedding Party

They can be serious, humorous, sentimental or outrageous, but the photos of your wedding party are ones that you’ll treasure. We’ve found 30 photographs to inspire you on your own wedding day.

Shoe HQ

Today your shoes are made for walking straight down the aisle. Whether you want to photograph the matching heels of the bridesmaids, or the brightly coloured socks of the groomsmen, shoe shots are a great way to highlight these small details of your wedding party’s attire.

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Flower Power

The bouquets are an essential accessory, and while the buds will wilt, your pictures won’t. Take advantage of your perky posy with stunning close ups, and then you can toss them into the air for some creative shots. (Provided you can catch them!)


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Propped Up

Have fun while you create unique photos, using a range of props. Throw paper planes if your partner is a pilot, or wear theatrical masks if the bride is an actress – you’re only limited by your imagination.


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Word' s Worth

Your wedding signs can be hilarious or helpful, but they should always be reflective of your personality. Grab your chalk and add a touch of individuality, by customising your signs for the big day.


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Flowergirls and Pageboys

Nothing at your wedding will be cuter (okay, maybe your dog walking you up the aisle!) than the little people who play a big role in your ceremony. They bring an adorable innocence to your event, and they add something special to your day.


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Best Man and Maid of Honour

These roles are filled by two remarkable people – whether family or friend – so it’s vital to make sure you have individual photos taken with them, after all you are getting married and they’ll be right there, by your side for the whole day.


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Gorgeous Groomsmen

Get a group of blokes together in a room and there’s bound to be some (good-natured!) mischief. Men are usually not as comfortable in front of the lens as women, so catch these candid moments on camera, and they’ll make for some brilliant and entertaining photos.

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Beautiful Bridesmaids

The bride is sharing this amazing day with her sisters, relatives and best friends – what more could she ask for? Prep your photographer so that they’re there to capture the champagne toast, prayer circle or group hug of you and your besties.

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The Bridal Party

It may be a motley crew, but this group of people is important to you and your partner, as you’ve asked them to play a significant role in your wedding. Get the formal, elegant photos taken, but don’t send your photographer anywhere, because it’s only a matter of time until the quirky behaviours and comic personalities come out, and it’s these spontaneous shots that you’ll want to frame.

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Role Reversals

Listen to Pink – why so serious? Yes, weddings are incredibly significant and life changing, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no time for comic relief. Being a bit silly – and having a laugh – is the ideal way to relieve some anxiety leading up to your ceremony.

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Circle of Trust

You couldn’t imagine sharing this day with anyone else, so grab your bridesmaids and groomsmen and tell them just how much you appreciate their friendships, while your photographer is on hand to clinch the moment from a different perspective.

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Jumping for Joy

Your wedding is a magical day – but it’s also stressful. Become a happy kid again and release some of the tension by jumping on your bed. Jumping photos often feature in wedding albums because they’re amusing to do and great to photograph.

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First Look

Many couples are choosing to include the first look in their wedding day schedule. It’s a way to get rid of some pre-wedding butterflies, and you can share this tender moment with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

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Pucker Up

The photographer’s camera will definitely be focused on you and your partner for your first Big Kiss, but let the lens linger on the bridal party for some impromptu lip locking.

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It Must Be Love

The heart – the universal symbol of love. Get creative in how your bridal party helps you to express your adoration on your wedding day.

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All newlyweds want breathtaking bridal photos that they can keep, but it’s also important to relax a little, and get everyone involved in some spontaneous photos and fun memories.

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