Your wedding is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life. So, you’ll want to ensure you have all the excitement, anticipation, and love preserved for a lifetime. Certainly, you and your spouse-to-be will be t your wedding photographer’s main focus. But you won’t want to miss out on a walk down memory lane in the future by failing to plan for photos of your wedding party. Here is how to plan to capture all the moments that matter most with wedding party photos. 

Getting Ready: Photos with Your Wedding Party

Before the big event arrives, consider booking your photographer for getting-ready photos. Getting ready photos can capture some of the most candid, tender, and intimate moments with some of the people who matter most to you. Your photographer will also capture details that may be less noticeable in your event photos or reception photos, such as intricate detail on a veil, beautiful shoes that are hidden by a dress, or gorgeous boutonnieres on a lapel. 

Your photographer is also able to capture the look on a parent or guardian’s face as they see you for the first time. You’ll be rewarded with photos of your loved ones smiling, laughing, and possibly even crying when they see you in your dress, or suit, which can bring back the memory of the day in vivid detail.  

If you don’t opt for getting ready photos, there’s still plenty of time for wedding party photos as the event begins. Photos are often taken before the parties begin to walk down the aisle while waiting for the couple to arrive, and as you’re saying your vows. 

Classic and Creative Ideas for Wedding Party Photos

Once the ceremony is over, the fun with your wedding party can begin in full.  Not sure what photos you want of your wedding party? Talk with your photographer. Experienced wedding photographers will be able to recommend a variety of concepts ranging from fun or silly, to formal and touching. Here are just a few of the most popular ideas for wedding party photos.

Classic Symmetrical

The classical symmetrical arrangement is timeless. This features the newly married couple in the center, surrounded on both sides by their loved ones. Many couples opt to have these photos taken where the ceremony took place, such as at the altar of the church. But classic symmetrical wedding party photos can be taken anywhere you wish.

Coupled Symmetrical

For spouses who have equal numbers of best men/women on each side, you can take the classic symmetrical and apply it to pairs of your respective wedding parties. Just be sure that the people you put together are friendly with one another, and comfortable enough to look natural in the photos.

Cheering for the Kiss

A big kiss in front of your wedding party often evokes some of the most joyful smiles, laughter, or even tears. Kissing your partner as your wedding party looks on is an extremely popular choice for wedding party photos. 

Tunnel of Love

Another fun idea for wedding party photos is a “tunnel of love” wherein your wedding party stands opposite one another forming a tunnel for you and your spouse to come through. As you walk, skip, or jump through the tunnel of family and friends, their joy as well as yours will come through in your final photos.  

Themed Photos

The best part about planning for a themed photo of your wedding party is that it allows your party to relax and have fun. For example, pretending your party is posing for an album cover can help even those who may feel uncomfortable with photos to relax, get creative, and have fun with the photo shoot.

Get Photo Ideas from the Pros in Lane County

At LifeSlice Photography, we are here to ensure that your big day is photographed beautifully. We work hand-in-hand with each couple to ensure we capture your unique style and spirit in your wedding photos. If you know what you want, that’s terrific. If you need help deciding on the best shots to take, we’ll be glad to provide suggestions. To learn more LifeSlice Photography, we invite you to read our reviews or book a consultation today by calling 541-914-7977. You may also send us a message.