If ever there’s an event that screams photo album, it’s your wedding day! I know, we all store photos on our phones. And envelopes of loose pictures from the drug store sound so ’90s. But hey, the ’90s are totally in right now! Besides, you won’t be snapping selfies or playing photographer that day. Can you imagine? “Honey, will you hold my bouquet while I line up my bridesmaids?!” You’re going to hire someone, or enlist a friend with a good camera and a good eye to capture your special moments and take the obligatory group photos. And when it’s all over, you’ll want an old-school printed album of your favorite shots that you can look at as the years go by. A little planning in advance can help you get wedding party pics that capture the love and personality of both you and all your favorite peeps.
To make sure that happens, have a chat with your photographer (in this case, it was the amazing Christine Chang!) about what kind of photos you want. Posed, spontaneous, artsy, informal, etc. A list of the must-have group shots is a good idea too. Sometimes those work best for getting in all the older relatives. Figure out — or better yet, have your photographer figure out — what backdrops will work well at your chosen venue. Maybe even take some pictures there in advance to see how they look. And then, when the day arrives… RELAX and enjoy it! It’s your photographer’s job to do the rest and give you some stellar wedding party pics!
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If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top Los Angeles wedding planners, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
Look at these two cuties! Sometimes kids get bored at a wedding (what?), but with a little patience and a watchful photographer, catching this sweet moment on camera isn’t that hard!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
You and your bridesmaids looking gorgeous… what could make for a better photo? In addition to some posed wedding party pics, ask your photographer to get some shots of you and your bffs in a spontaneous moment.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
A dress like this calls for a wedding photo like this! Love it! Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
Awww… cute little flower girl, cute giant bow! If you have children at your wedding, how about giving them a real kids’ table, one that’s sized just for them? #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
Say cheese! Or should I say “Cheers!”? Everyone knows how much we love the cocktail hour portion of a wedding. Especially when it doesn’t last only an hour! #TGIF
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
We can’t get enough of this adorable pair! Or his hip little jacket and her sweet flower headband. This photo is definitely a keeper for the wedding album!
Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!
So, what do you think of our wedding party pics? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. Wedding season is upon us! Take a look at some of our most informational wedding blogs: Up Your Wedding Wow Factor Using Social Media!, No Drama Here, Wedding Day Emergency Checklist and Wedding Trends 2017: Create A Story. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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