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Tips for Fun & Organized Wedding Party Photos

Next up in my Stress Free Wedding Series is the Wedding Party photos and my tips for fun wedding party photos! This portion of the day is eeeeasy. There aren’t that many tips, but the few I have are super helpful! This is the fun time you get to hang with all your friends. I don’t like to spend too much time on these portraits since most of your crew has been up early and just wants to go party! If these shots are super important to you, make sure you let your photographer know ahead of time! Without further ado, here are my top tips for stress free and fun wedding party photos!

Would you like more planning tips? Take a look at the rest of the stress free wedding series:

GETTING READY

WEDDING PARTY PHOTOS

FAMILY PHOTOS

COUPLES PHOTOS

CEREMONY

RECEPTION

tips for fun wedding party photos

#1 Do individual groups before the ceremony

If my couples aren’t doing a first look, I like to do separate bridal party and grooms party photos. This way after the ceremony we only have to take about 10 minutes to do shots of everyone combined. This is largely dependent on time and location. If we don’t have enough time or a good way to keep y’all from seeing each other we’ll do the photos after ceremony!

#2 Incorporate your personality

I love wedding photos that are authentic and unique for each of my couples. That’s my number one tips for fun wedding party photos! If y’all are beer drinkers, let’s crack some open, if you have cool socks, let’s show them off! If there’s something special you really want to try let your photographer know– I’ always game to try something new!

tips for fun wedding party photos

#3 Don’t forget the individuals!

Most couples forget about the individual photos of you and each member of your wedding party, if your photographer happens to forget, make sure you remind them! These are the photos you’ll want to post for your sister’s birthday or best friends’ own engagement! Trust me, these are waaaaay more used/important than the big group shots!

tips for fun wedding party photos

Leah Goetzel Photography is a Denver based wedding photographer capturing fun, authentic moments for bold couples in love! She serves Colorado and Texas but is also down for an adventure and is passport ready! If you’re looking for a wedding or elopement photographer we’d love to hear from you! Send us a message here and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours!  

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