During your wedding day, the pictures you take with your friends, family, and bridesmaids will be some of your most treasured shots. Unfortunately, many brides fear taking group photos since handling a huge number of people can be challenging. Additionally, you may worry a group photo doesn’t make you stand out as you should on your big day.
Luckily, there are some photography tips you can use to ensure to ensure you get the best shots on this day. Here are some fantastic group shot ideas that will ensure your photo session runs smoothly.
Using props for your wedding group shots can make the whole experience fun and create memorable photos. Some standard props you can use include glasses, hats, mustaches, and wigs, which make for hilarious photoshoots with your bridesmaids.
Many brides forget to capture the intimate and beautiful moments of getting ready before the ceremony. For example, as you and your bridesmaids have your makeup and hair done, you can take a group photo in your matching bathrobes, pajamas, or t-shirts. These photos capture the atmosphere of anticipation and excitement before the ceremony.
If you want one large group photo where all your friends, family members, and bridal party are in, you can create levels to ensure everyone appears clearly in the picture. For instance, you can ask children to sit down as the first level, use chairs for the second level and have the rest standing as the third level.
Creating levels ensures your group shots have a tight formation, and you can get a close-up picture of everyone.
Taking group shots can be extremely draining, especially if there are kids and older adults involved. Rounding up people can also take a toll on you; thus, it’s essential to have someone that will help with this. Logically plan your shots in that a person in shot one doesn’t appear in shot five because they will have to wait around for their turn.
You can start with a group shot of the bride and groom with the extended family, and then slowly remove individuals and work down to photos with parents. You can then move on to friends, bridal party and groom party pictures.
Amin Russell Photography is a New Orleans wedding photographer that can take beautiful group shots for you on your wedding day. Contact us today if you are looking for wedding photography in New Orleans.