26 Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your Bridesmaids

by Erica Whetston June 30, 2017 14 Comments

Whether they’re your best friends, sisters, cousins, or closest relatives, you specifically chose them to stand by your side on one of the biggest days of your life. Getting those special moments with your bridesmaids captured on camera is going to be something that you will treasure forever. So besides the classic group photos of the entire wedding party (don’t get me wrong, you’ll love having those, too!) we want to get a little creative and show you some of the must-have wedding photos that you’ll definitely want to consider taking with your girls! From getting ready to getting down on the dance floor, here are some of our favorite bridesmaid pictures that you’ll want to add to your list!

It’s common to meet with your wedding photographer(s) before the big day arrives, which is a perfect opportunity to give them an idea of what you want! Whether you show them some inspiration from Pinterest or have a fully written out wedding photo list, they’ll appreciate knowing the types of poses, angles, and lighting that you prefer.

So if you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to your bridal party pics, look no further because we’ve got a fun list that you’ll totally want to steal!

26 Fun & Unique Must-Have Wedding Photos

1. The Ring Pic - Get a photo of your ladies checking out that gorgeous bling on your finger! Chances are, it will be a little over-the-top and cheesy, but you're bound to catch some real in-the-moment giggles as you all laugh at yourselves.

Take a pic with your bridesmaids while showing off your sparkly bling!Richaux Productions

2. Getting Ready - Are you all doing your hair and makeup with each other? Take a picture before all of the wedding action starts. These turn out even cuter if you all have matching outfits!Take a wedding picture while you and your bridesmaids are getting ready!Monica Lopez Photography

Matching bridesmaid sweatshirts! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Bryan Stiegler Photography

Bryan Stiegler Photography  

Take photos with your 'maids before the wedding festivities begin!Ali Kvidt Photography
Matching bridesmaid robes! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Nyk and Cali PhotographyNyk and Cali Photography
Matching bridesmaid robes! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Emily Sacra Photography Emily Sacra Photography Matching bridesmaid robes are adorable! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | We Laugh We Love PhotographyWe Laugh We Love Photography 

Matching bridesmaid robes! What a cute photo! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Brio Art Photography Brio Art Photography 

 3. Getting Dressed - Most likely, your 'maids will be helping you put on your bridal gown, so have your photographer capture those moments! It'll remind you down the road why you chose them to stand by your side!

Bridesmaids helping the bride get ready! Definitely need a photo like this at your wedding! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Purrington Photography

Kennedy Blue Quinn | Kennedy Blue Sydney | Purrington Photography 

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsPurrington Photography

Bridesmaids helping the bride get ready! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Bellagala Photography

Bellagala Photography 

Bridesmaid helping the bride get ready! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Sophia Mayrhofer Photography

Sophia Mayrhofer Photography

4. The First Look - Have your photographer capture the moment when your 'maids and family see you for the first time in your gown. It's an unforgettable moment and seeing their reactions is priceless!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsRebekah Hoyt Photography 

The bridesmaids first look at the gorgeous bride! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Nyk And Cali Photography

 Kennedy Blue Olivia | Nyk and Cali Photography 

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'Maids
Kye Samuelson Photography

5. Sneak a Peek of Your Feet - It's especially fun if everyone is rocking their own style.

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsKatie Lewis Photography

A picture of the bride and bridesmaids shoes is so cute! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Scott & Hannah PhotographyScott & Hannah Photography 

A picture of the bride and bridesmaids shoes is so cute! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | We Laugh We Love Photography

We Laugh We Love Photography 

Photo's of the bride and bridesmaid shoes are adorable! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue |

Tandem Tree Photography

6. Spell it Out - Whether you hold up your sorority sign or spell out something like 'love', it's fun, creative, and makes for the perfect picture.

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'Maids

Richaux Productions

Cute photo of the bridesmaids saying 'Wait Until You See Her' | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Anita Martin Photography

Kennedy Blue Chloe | Kennedy Blue Sydney | Anita Martin Photography 

7. With The Groom - Most likely, your 'maids are quite familiar with your groom (or are even his sisters!) so make sure they get a few fun pics with him!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsAli Kvidt Photography

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsHannah Schmitt Photography

Cute photo of the bridesmaid admiring the bride and groom! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | K&E Imaging

K&E Imaging 

8. Let Loose - Let your 'maids have some fun and let loose! Have your photographer capture those fun, candid moments or tell them to dance a little bit and see what you get!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsRichaux Productions

Cute photo of bride and bridesmaid jumping on the bed! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Nyk and Cali Photography 

This eggplant bridal party looks gorgeous! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Sarah Libby Photography

Kennedy Blue Sydney | Kennedy Blue ChloeSarah Libby Photography

9. Party Hard - Heading to a bar or party bus in between the ceremony and reception? Grab your girls for a picture on the bar and cheers to a lifelong friendship!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsBellagala Photography

Cute photo of bride and bridesmaids having a drink! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Bellagala Photography Kennedy Blue OliviaBellagala PhotographyMust-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsScott & Hannah Photography

10. Capture the Scenery - Whether you're tying the knot in the winter or getting married outdoors, take advantage of what nature has to offer and find cool, unique places to photograph your bridal party.

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsRay & Kelly Photography

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsStudio 220 Photography

11. Let Me Take A Selfie - You'll probably be taking a million selfies on your big day and we love the idea of your photographer taking a photo of you capturing those carefree moments.

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'Maids

Allison Hopperstad Photography

12. Beautiful Bouquets - You spent a heck of a lot to make sure your 'maids get the perfect bouquets so don't forget to get a great picture of them!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsJordan Obinger Photography

Beautiful photo of bridesmaids and their bouquets! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Janelle Elise Photography

Kennedy Blue EmmaJanelle Elise Photography

Beautiful photo of bouquets! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Ali Kvidt Photography

Kennedy Blue Londyn | Ali Kvidt Photography

13. Photo Booth Fun - If you're having a photo booth at your reception, have your photographer capture some of those moments as well. You'll love seeing and remembering how much fun your 'maids had!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsJanelle Elise Photography

14. Getting Down On The Dance Floor - Some of your favorite wedding memories will probably happen on the dance floor so make sure the photographer captures you and your bridesmaids' best moves!

Must-Have Wedding Photos To Take With Your 'MaidsRichaux Productions

Cute photo of bridesmaids dancing! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Maria Linz Photography

Kennedy Blue CharlotteMaria Linz Photography

15. Space yourselves out! - By spacing yourselves out, it doesn’t make your photos look so overwhelming and crowded! Try to spread out strategically and it will add a little flare to your photos!

Cute photo of bridesmaids spacing themselves out! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Ali Kvidt Photography

Kennedy Blue Londyn | Ali Kvidt Photography 

Cute photo of the bridesmaids and the bride spacing themselves out! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Scott & Hannah Photography

Kennedy Blue StellaScott & Hannah Photography 

16. Put the bride at the end - Although you would normally place the bride in the middle, placing the bride at the end gives it a unique and cute look!

Beautiful bridesmaid photo! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Emily Sacra Photography

Kennedy Blue ChloeEmily Sacra Photography 

17. Walk it out! - Lock arms, put a smile on your face, and start walkin’!

Beautiful photo of the bride and her bridesmaids! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Jessica Roberts Photography

Kennedy Blue OliviaJessica Roberts Photography 

18. Show the back! - Cross arms and show the back of those beautiful dresses! 

Beautiful bridesmaid photo of the back of your dresses! 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Kayla Barker Photography

 Kennedy Blue Chloe | Kennedy Blue Quinn | Kennedy Blue Spencer | Kennedy Blue Sydney | Kayla Barker Photography

 

19. Gather ‘round! - Circle up and show everyone you’re beautiful flowers!

Cute photo of the bride and her bridesmaids gathering around their colorful bouquets! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Emily Sacra Photography

Kennedy Blue Chloe | Emily Sacra Photography 

20. Use symmetry! - Symmetrical photos always turn out gorgeous! 

Cute symmetrical photo of the bride and her bridesmaids! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Cassie Rosch Photography

Kennedy Blue OliviaCassie Rosch Photography

21. Best of both worlds - You can get the best of both worlds on this photo by having a close up of you, but having your beautiful bridesmaids adoring your beautiful gown from a distance!

Beautiful photo of the bride with her bridesmaids in the distance! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | M. Brown Photography

Kennedy Blue VioletM. Brown Photography

 

22. Cover up! - These matching shawls make for such a cute picture!
Cute photo of the bride and her bridesmaids in matching shawls! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue |
Beautiful photo of the bride and her bridesmaids in their shawls! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | George Street Photo and Video
George Street Photo and Video
23. Use your hands! - Have bridesmaids face the bride, and put one hand on the person in front of them! This photo looks absolutely adorable!
Beautiful bridesmaid photo in slate blue! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Whims & Joy Photography
Kennedy Blue AnnaWhims & Joy Photography
24. Use props! - Props can really help spice up your photo’s! Along with this gorgeous background.
Use props to spice up your bridesmaid photos! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue |
Kennedy Blue Chloe | PHOCO Photography 
25. Rock the shades! - Put on some sunglasses and strike a pose!
The bride and her bridesmaids rockin' the shades! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Kye Samuelson Photography
26. Lift it up! - Lift up the brides dress and spread it out between the bridesmaids. It could look even cuter if you had a lot of bridesmaids!
Bridesmaids holding up the brides train makes for a great photo! | 26 Photos To Take With Your 'Maids | Kennedy Blue | Purrington Photography
Kennedy Blue Quinn | Kennedy Blue SydneyPurrington Photography

Let's Chat

Whether you've already been a bridesmaid or are currently preparing your wedding photo list, which bridesmaid pictures are must-haves for you!? Leave a comment below and let us know!



Erica Whetston
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14 Responses

Alexandria
Alexandria

July 17, 2017

Love the pictures with the matching robes!

Ashley
Ashley

July 13, 2017

Omg! Love these picture ideas! Will be sure we do some of these for my cousins big day!

Rachael
Rachael

July 13, 2017

I LOVE this pic, saved for later.

Carolin
Carolin

July 13, 2017

I always love the reveal pictures! Great ideas!

Allison Morrison
Allison Morrison

July 12, 2017

I definitely need to tell my friend about the mirror pic!

Elizabeth Richards
Elizabeth Richards

July 12, 2017

So cute! Can’t wait to try some of these with my bridesmaids!

Bri
Bri

July 12, 2017

I love the getting ready photos!!

Sydney p
Sydney p

July 12, 2017

So many great pictures that I haven’t thought of yet!!

Kara Fulks
Kara Fulks

July 10, 2017

These are so helpful!!

Lacey Dickens
Lacey Dickens

July 10, 2017

I love the picture ideas!

Maureen Laemmermann
Maureen Laemmermann

July 10, 2017

Awesome ideas! Can’t wait to use these!!!

Regan Smith
Regan Smith

July 06, 2017

Rachel, we need to get you a couch to pose on in the middle of a field!

Julia
Julia

July 06, 2017

I love all of these shots!

Alicia Bowman
Alicia Bowman

July 05, 2017

Love the pictures of the bridesmaids with the groom!

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