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51 Best Bridesmaids Photos You Should Make

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When it comes to your wedding photo album, bridesmaids photos are always a fan favorite. These are the shots that get shared and liked across your favorite social media and set as profile pictures. To make sure that they stand out it’s best to have a plan.

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The best bridesmaids’ photos tell a story and offer something creative and unique. You’ll also want to show how epic your wedding is, so you’ll want to plan a fewfun photoshoot ideas too.

Your bridesmaids have helped – from picking your dress to giving you that final pep talk before your ‘I DOs’ – you through the entire process of walking down the aisle. You owe them something they’ll be proud to share.

Instead of crossing your fingers that your wedding photographer is going to cover all of your expectations, follow our guide for inspiration and a proper plan.

Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning

First up in your bride and bridesmaid photoshoot is a pic of all of you getting ready for the day. Capturing the events that occur before your walk down the aisle is essential. Make sure to include a healthy balance of serious, happy, and maybe a little bit silly.
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Most brides agree that this is the best way to start your wedding day preparations. Instead of each bridesmaid getting ready on her own, why not do it together. Hiring a makeup artist to one place will ensure everyone looks fabulous and doesn’t break the budget. Your wedding photographer will have plenty of opportunities to capture the fun moments.
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Raise All Hands Up

There is an interesting pose for photos of bridesmaids when everyone raises their hands up. These photos are interesting from any angle. You can make them with bride or only with bridesmaids, outdoor  or indoor. It’s all up to your imagination.
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Different Colors Of Bridesmaids

You put a lot of thought into the bridesmaids dresses. Very likely, they came with you for fittings with all sorts of different cuts and colors on the menu. Beautifully colored bridesmaids dresses next to the pure-white bridal gowns make for the perfect moment for a wedding album inclusion.
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Girls Wanna Have Fun

Funny photos with bridesmaids can not be forgotten.
A special day or night out with the bridesmaids is a great opportunity to capture the fun side of the party. With all the stress and preparation, a ‘girls just want to have fun’ moment is definitely in order. Capturing the group in it’s natural fun-loving modus operandi is a can’t miss wedding album must-have.
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Beautiful Back Details

Most of the night people – and your photographer – will be focused on fronts and faces. But, let’s be honest. Your updo is gorgeous, your lacework details are stunning, and your open back is beautiful. These can be shots of individuals or contribute to your group photo ideas, but either way you absolutely must include group photography poses that feature everyone’s back side.
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You can show off your matching bouquets or use photo props like giant balloons (get a pack of 6). This is also a perfect shot to capture the gorgeous wedding dress train.

A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs

Bridesmaids dresses are intricate, and has a lot of detail to discover on the back. A metaphor for the journey to come, photographs from the back will capture lace, texture, fabrics, and so much more. Clever photographers will include interesting props such as bouquets to tie the theme together.
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Chalkboard signs are a fun way to capture your relationship to each of your bridesmaids. You can DIY them or pick up a set of 6 from BloominBridal. These wedding photos would certainly bring special memories to your wedding album.

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The First Look In The Mirror

After countless hours of browsing Pinterest and booking fitting rooms to choose your dress, all who see it are sure to have their jaws drop. The reaction of your bridesmaids faces as they see your gown for the first time are extremelycute pictures to take. Some will smile, some will cry, and some will gasp. Capture each minute detail to make sure the memory lasts a lifetime.
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Elegant Bridesmaids

Plan for the bride to be shot outside of the venue with her entire bridesmaid party. The moment after they’ve primped and preened and have gathered all of their courage just before the walk down the aisle is when they’re at their best. Every hair is in place and their heads are held high, making for the perfect elegant photoshoot sequence.
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Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly

What’s a wedding photo album without a little bit of ridiculousness?? Make sure your photographer is constantly on alert for ‘blooper moments’. A few of these may make into the official album, but the majority you’ll want to keep for a private few just between you. Instead of banking on a few fail moments, make sure to plan a group shot in matching bridal party pajamas or another organized fun moment.
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Hiding Behind Flowers

Another wedding photo album idea growing in trend is hiding behind bouquets. So much thought and attention goes into the bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses, but they’re often overshadowed by those who wear them. Covering faces with beautiful bouquets is a fun way to make sure the gowns get the attention they deserve.
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The Shoes Deserve Some Attention Too

Ladies love their shoes, and definitely put a lot of effort into finding the perfect set to go with their bridesmaids’ gowns. The trouble is, they’re sometimes covered by the gown and often don’t get the attention they deserve. Show those shoes some love with some cute poses that shine the spotlight.
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Wedding Photos With Best Friends Ever

There’s a certain friend responsible for making this special day happen. Photos with the best friend capture special moments and embody the spirit of life-long love. Capture as many photos of this as possible.
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Jumping On The Bed

We mentioned funny photo of the bridal party earlier, but it’s justified to make another suggestion. Fun shots of the bride and bridesmaids jumping up and down on the bad captures all of the fun and silliness that the group represents.
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Having Some Champagne

Different brides plan a champagne break throughout their getting ready process so that everyone can breathe for a moment. Best friend picture ideas like these are essential to a great wedding photo album. This marks the moment between the hustle of getting it all together and the nerves of saying “I Do”.
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Throwing The Bridal Bouquet

Tossing the wedding bouquet is an exciting and dynamic moment. The rush of the throw and the anticipation of who will catch it to be next in line are great action moments to capture for the wedding album. There are so many memories to care about, it’s very important to make a list with your photographer to make sure that not a moment goes unnoticed.
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Creative Photo Ideas

Tossing the wedding bouquet is an exciting and dynamic moment. The rush of the throw and the anticipation of who will catch it to be next in line are great action moments to capture for the wedding album. There are so many memories to care about, it’s very important to make a list with your photographer to make sure that not a moment goes unnoticed.
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Wedding Selfie Time

Tossing the wedding bouquet is an exciting and dynamic moment. The rush of the throw and the anticipation of who will catch it to be next in line are great action moments to capture for the wedding album. There are so many memories to care about, it’s very important to make a list with your photographer to make sure that not a moment goes unnoticed.
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Now that you have an outline and a few inspired ideas of your own, there’s one last thing to keep in mind. The best Bridesmaids Photos not only capture the important moments of your big day, they capture emotion. Throughout the day everyone will experience excitement, being happy, being sad, and everything in between – often in combination. These are the moments that matter most.

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