Classic bridal party portraits are necessary, but after what feels like hours of standing perfectly composed, smiling just enough, we think you deserve some fun. Throw in a few of these creative wild cards to add variety to your photo album.
One of the best parts of being a bridesmaid is watching a woman you love—your friend, sister, coworker, cousin—transform into her most beautiful self as The Bride. Emin Photography captured that fleeting feeling with this reaction shot.
Your ladies deserve a special display of affection on your wedding day, so why not get creative and show them how much they mean to you? This photo reminds us of that iconic scene from the '80s film Say Anything, where John Cusack professes his love by blasting music from his boombox, outside his crush's window!
At first, this photo looks spur-of-the-moment, but on second glance, notice the carefully-intertwined arms, clutching bouquets, and how their heels are neatly lined up. Well played—we can't wait to copy this gorgeous shoe shot.
After months of nodding, smiling, and holding your hand through various wedding crises, here's how they really feel. But on a serious note, we think it would be compelling to give each person in your bridal party some one-on-one time with the camera and see what they come up with!
It's no secret that after months of planning, 24 incredible hours passes by in a blur. This photo embraces the frenetic pace of a wedding day, yet we love how this couple still looks like they're in their own little world.
Your fiancé's best friend adores you for numerous reasons: You laugh at all his jokes, you set him up with your cute coworker after a dating dry spell, you don't interrupt their marathon XBox or fantasy sports sessions (except you know, if it's been 12 hours and you want to make sure they still have a pulse). But most importantly, you've made his pal the luckiest guy in the entire world by agreeing to marry him. So come here for a hug, already.
This viral sensation, dubbed "Don't Corrupt the Flower Girl," is a clever take on classic bridesmaid hijinks. Now you don't have to feel quite so guilty for adjusting that pesky, strapless bra or swigging champagne in front of the little angel— it's all for a photo op.
The frame-within-a-frame trend is a great way to incorporate special guests in your wedding portraits, like your child attendants or your moms. Just have your chosen pair hold up a decorative frame, have your photographer position you so that you're within the frame, and snap away!
One of your first (and more important) post-wedding tasks is to send out your thank-you cards. Make your job easier by planning ahead and taking a picture specifically for that purpose! Here, 20 thank-you cards we love.