I thank you for this question SO HARD. Wedding party photos can be all over the place: some couples reserve a ton of time for this part of the day, and others either can't or don't think about it until it's too late. If they're shot before the ceremony everyone's a little nervous, and if they're shot after everyone's ready to party, so there's a delicate song and dance that must be done before the people getting married, their parties, and the photographer(s) are happy.You've featured non-sucky, offbeat, original suggestions for shoes, wedding rings, etc., but I couldn't find a thorough compendium of fun, non-sucky wedding pictures/poses. More specifically, I was looking for inspiration for nice, fun wedding party pictures.
I like the "everyone jumping!" and "everyone running!" poses I've seen all over the web, but I wonder if there is anything even better. You know, like this one with the brides going down the slide. -Aline
HAVING SAID THAT… awesome and fun wedding party photos are totally possible! Here are a few things to keep in mind and the photos to go with:
The best part about this was that it wasn't planned — the words "someone pick up Anna!" just kind of flew out of my mouth, and this is what happened:
This one is another that looks totally spontaneous to me — I feel like the photographer was all "We're finished!" so everyone relaxed, and then this moment was captured by W Scott Chester Photography:
Know your friends
Are your friends going to be comfortable doing off the wall stuff like piling up in a heap… or would they really rather just stand in a line, grin, and get it over with? Or are they runners?
Couldn't you use a BIG HUG on your wedding day? You might remember this photo from this Monday Montage.
Play on the traditional
So maybe you guys DO end up all in a line… it doesn't mean your photos have to feel boring for you. What about standing in a line with a little twist:
Walk and Talk
Never underestimate the potential coolness of the "walk and talk" shot. You can do this with your wedding party, family, or just the two of you:
AH I LOVE THIS:
You can also bring PROPS, like Karen and Ian did.
Include inside jokes
I LOVE IT when families and friends want to take a photo or two based on an inside joke they have:
PS: If you want even more inspiration browse Offbeat Bride's bridesmaids board on Pinterest.
What tips do you have for taking awesome wedding party photos — and where are the links to photos to back them up?