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10 Must-Take Photos of Your Bridesmaids


Your bridal party will include (or at least should include!) some of the most important people in your life. So it’s super-important to make sure that your photographer takes plenty of photos of them on your wedding day. Here are a few must-take photos of your ‘maids.

Bridesmaid Photos
Photo by jHenderson Studios

Posed Portrait

The portrait of your bridesmaids standing in a line and smiling together is a total classic. Even if you’re more into natural, photojournalistic style photography, you’ll appreciate having a clear photo of all of your nearest and dearest.

Photo by Clary Photo

Getting Ready

Make sure your photographer captures some shots of your pre-wedding primping – the excited nerves, and the bridesmaid bonding.

Photo by Jackie Cooper Photo

Individual Photos

Your relationship with each ‘maid is different, so you’ll want to make sure that you get a photo in with each one. Include the image in your thank-you note to each bridesmaid.

Photo by Jen & Ashley Photography

Shoe Shot

We’re suckers for a fun footwear shot – especially if you’re all wearing cool colored shoes.

Photo by Paper Antler Photography

Laughter and Love

Say something ridiculous during the photo shoot to get everyone laughing – years down the road, it will help you remember all the fun you had on your wedding day.

Photo by onelove Photography

Silly Poses

Ok, it’s a little cheesy, but take a few funny photos to let each bridesmaid express her personality.

Photo by Sarah Maren Photographers

Bridesmaid Bouquets

An image of a bouquet against a colorful bridesmaid dress can capture the essense of your wedding palette.

Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

Get Moving

If you feel like your bridesmaids’ poses are too stiff, have your photographer take some shots of everyone walking together. It will help everyone relax and forget about the camera.

Photo by Loren Routhier Photography

Hair Photo

The back view of a beautiful updo allows your 'maids to see how pretty their hair looked that day.

Photo by Genesa Richards Photography

Sweet Speeches

Whether they’re silly or sweet, your bridesmaids’ speeches are a must-capture moment. 

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Last Updated: June 5, 2015 at 10:53 am
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