Wedding party photographs are exciting times for everyone to document when they are looking their best and are with some of their closest friends. Many people treasure these wedding photographs for decades because it reminded them of one of the most fun days of their lives. In order to amp up the fun with your wedding photos, you might want to try something new so that you can post unusual pictures to your social media profile that will standout from all of the other wedding photos. Here are some wedding party group photos that you can consider.
1. Bridesmaid Toast or Groomsman Toast
Before you go out into the church, consider getting all of your bridesmaids or groomsmen together and giving them each a glass of champagne or other beverage. Then, have everyone stand in a circle. Ask your wedding photographer to go in the middle of this circle and squat so that he or she is closer to the ground. Then, have everyone toast at the same time, in the middle of your circle. While you are toasting, have the wedding photographer snap a few pictures from beneath the toast. The effect will be an interesting picture of friendship.
2. Take a "First Look" Shot
Another option is to get all of the bridesmaids together into the same room. Have them line up and close their eyes. Take a picture of the bridesmaids with their eyes closed. Then, have the bride walk into the room and tell the bridesmaids to open their eyes. Take a picture of their first reaction to seeing the bride in her dress. Then, take action shots of the bride twirling and the bridesmaids' reactions.
3. Groomsman Reaction Shot
A third option is to have the groom take his wedding band and put it on. Then, have him get all of the groomsmen together for a photo. Have the groom reach out his arm in the stereotypical style of a woman showing off her engagement ring to her friends that's very common in romantic comedies. Have all of the groomsmen overreact to the ring as if they are in a romantic comedy. This will create a silly picture that shows all of the groomsmen together with the groom.
4. "Where They Met You" Shot
Finally, pass out chalkboards to everyone in your wedding party. Split the groomsmen from the bridesmaids so that there is a distinct separation but so that they can still be in the same shot. Pass out a small chalkboard to each person and a piece of chalk. Ask the bridesmaids to write down where they each met the bride and the groomsmen to write where they each met the groom on the chalkboards. Have them hold the chalkboards so that they are facing the camera and then take a picture.
For more information and ideas, talk to your wedding photographer.