52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas

by Erica Whetston August 11, 2017 12 Comments

When planning a wedding, photos are one of the best things to inspire the big day! With all of the photo-sharing platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr, it’s easy to get a bit carried away with storing hundreds of photos for your own reference. We’re wedding photo OBSESSED and decided to compile a list of our favorite pictures from Kennedy Blue weddings. Ready to get inspired by some seriously stunning photography!?  

Wedding Photo Ideas You'll Want For Yourself

This is a must-have photo in your collection. It’s simple, romantic, and the cool-colored background focuses all of the attention on the bride and groom.

A romantic wedding photo of the bride and groom | Photo by Ali Kvidt Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Ali Kvidt Photography 

Props and a good background can really step your pics up a notch! Don't believe us? Pretty sure this stunning outdoor wedding photo speaks VOLUMES.

A gorgeous outdoor wedding photo of the couple | PHOCO Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue
Photo by PHOCO

Cameras can do some magical things. Use light to write a love message that will last forever in your pictures and also, it just looks really cool!

A unique wedding photo using sparklers | Photo by Allen Doberenz | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue Clair & Paige | Picture by Allen Doberenz Photography

I’m a sucker for a romantic sunset photo. Take advantage of the morning or twilight glow and snag some super pretty photos with your significant other.

A romantic photo of the bride and groom at sunset | Photo by Anita Martin | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue

Picture by Anita Martin Photography

The flower girl and ring bearer make for some of the most adorable photos on your wedding day. Make sure your photographer is capturing some of their little candid moments.

An adorable moment between the flower girl and ring bearer | Photo by Bellagala | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Bellagala Photography

It’s always a joyful moment when you’re making your grand exit down the aisle…especially when there’s confetti involved! Not to mention, this happy couple is smiling form ear to ear.

A fun photo of confetti being tossed at the recessional | Photo by Beth Insalaco | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Beth Insalaco Photography

These smiles say it all! I love this candid moment between the bride and her besties.

A candid wedding photo between the bride and her bridesmaids! | Jessica Roberts Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue

Kennedy Blue Olivia Bridesmaid Dress | Photo by Jessica Roberts Photography

Show the world the piece of art you are going to wear on your special day. If you don’t have a picture-perfect bridal suite, consider using nature or another gorgeous background to feature your gown. 

A gorgeous photo of the wedding dress | Photo by Ali Kvidt Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Ali Kvidt Photography

Getting some close-ups that focus solely on you are essential to your collection. Not only will they emphasize your stunning bridal glow, but let's be honest -- a lot of effort goes into your bridal look, so don’t be afraid to show it off!

Beautiful close up of the bride! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Janelle Elise Photography
Picture by: Janelle Elise Photography

Close-ups of just you are important, don’t get me wrong. But, close-ups of you and your groom are just as important! This cute pose and head on angle makes for an adorable photo of the two of you!

Cute close up of the bride and groom on their wedding day! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Purrington Photography

Photo by: Purrington Photography
Capturing those playful moments between you and your groom is a fun way to see your true personality in photos.

Cute photo of the bride and groom having fun! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Whim Photography

Picture by: Whim Photography

This is a send-off for the books! Many people wants to celebrate your day, so let them be part of your story.

A wedding photo of the send-off | Photo by Emily Sacra | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Emily Sacra Photography

If you’re doing a get-a-way, it’s a classic and essential picture. Just like the movies, give your big day a happy ending.

A fun shot of bride and groom in the wedding getaway car. | Photo by Emily Steffan Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Emily Steffan Photography

Another beautiful way to display not only your wedding dress, but your bridesmaid’s dresses with it!
Beautiful display of bridesmaid dresses and wedding gown! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Sarah Libby Photography
Picture by: Sarah Libby Photography
A kiss that will last forever. What’s not to love about this fun and flirty moment?
Beautiful black and white winter wedding photo! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Janelle Elise Photography
Picture by: Janelle Elise Photography

Hair? Check. Makeup? Check. Dress? Check! That moment when see yourself completely ready to marry the person of your dreams.

A fun wedding picture of the bride and bridesmaids | Photo by Hannah Schmitt Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BlueKennedy Blue Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses | Picture by Hannah Schmitt Photography  

Photographers love when couples can just relax and be themselves during a shoot. Snuggle up close, have fun, and watch the intimacy unfold in your photos.

A gorgeous black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom | Photo by Katie Lewis | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BluePicture by Katie Lewis Photography 

Styled ring photos are super trendy right now and I can't get enough! Plus, it's a pretty significant symbol of your love and deserves to shine in a few photos of its own.

A styled wedding ring picture | Jessica Roberts Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy BluePhoto by Jessica Roberts Photography

They’re your best friends, your sisters, and they play a huge part in your story. Being surrounded by all of your besties makes for some of the greatest memories and most loveable photos.

A fun picture of the bride and her bridesmaids | Photo by Katie Lewis | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue Long Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses | Picture by Katie Lewis Photography

The first look is one of the sweetest moments during the big day. I’m seriously obsessed with this photo series from the couple’s first look! See more adorable shots from this wedding on the blog.

A sequence of pictures featuring the couple's 'first look'! | Photo by Whim Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue

Picture by Whim Photo 

They are the first to see you in your dress, so capturing that ‘first look’ between you and your bridesmaids is such a sweet moment. 

A unique wedding picture of the bride and bridesmaids | Photo by Kye Samuelson | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue Anna Bridesmaid Dress | Picture by Kye Samuelson Photography

Okay, how adorable is this?! I love the way the bride and groom’s chairs are decorated! A perfect kiss for a perfect day!

Beautifully decorated chairs for the bride and groom! What a gorgeous wedding photo! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue |  Scott and Hannah PhotographyPicture by: Scott and Hannah Photography
 

Let your style shine. Whether it be a flower crown, fur coat, or piece of extravagant jewelry, by adding a fun accessory to your shots, you’re adding a touch of personal flair.

A gorgeous black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom | Photo by Maria Linz Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BluePicture by Maria Linz Photography

These cute kiddos are rockin’ the shades (that are just a bit too big for their faces) as they walk down the aisle! What a fun and hilarious shot of the ring bear and flower girl!

Cute photo of the kiddos walking down the aisle! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | We Laugh We Love Photography

Picture by: We Laugh We Love Photography

That look the groom gives his soon-to-be wife… absolutely heartwarming. 

The beautiful bride and groom getting married! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Tim Larsen Photography

Picture by: Tim Larsen Photography

Can you feel the excitement?! I sure can! Capturing your whole bridal party during those moments of excitement on your big day are so fun!

Such a fun photo of the whole bridal party! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Graddy Photography

Picture by: Graddy Photography
More fun photos of the kiddos! These will be great to show them someday just how cute they looked on your big day! 
An adorable wedding picture of the ring bearers! | Photo by Maria Linz | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue

Picture by Maria Linz Photography

 Natural landscapes around you are a great idea to take advantage of in your wedding photography. Woods, lakes, and beaches all make for gorgeous backdrops. 

A gorgeous shot from a destination beach wedding in Mexico | Photo by Monica Lopez | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BlueKennedy Blue Bridal Gown Hailey | Photo by Monica Lopez Photography

That moment when you and your bridesmaids see you in that gorgeous bridal gown of yours for the very first time. Priceless.

A wedding picture of the bridesmaids' 'first look' of the bride! | Photo by Nyk & Cali Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BlueKennedy Blue Olivia Bridesmaid Dress | Picture by Nyk + Cali Photography

Capturing those candid moments of love and laughter during the ceremony make for some amazing photographs. 

A gorgeous shot of the couple during the wedding ceremony | Photo by Ray + Kelly Photographers | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Ray + Kelly Photographers

True happiness captured perfectly in one shot! Instead of confetti, they brought out the bubbles, which actually makes for a great photo!

What an adorable send-off photo of the bride and groom! | 52 Best Wedding Photos | Kennedy Blue | Scott and Hannah Photography

 Picture by: Scott and Hannah Photography

Black and white gives such an elegant tone to wedding photography. 

A black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom | Photo by Kayla Barker | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue

Picture by Kayla Barker Photography

You can never have too many photos of you and your besties on your big day! 

Cute photo of the bride and bridesmaids getting ready! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Fears Photography
 Picture by: Fears Photography

 Take advantage of your wedding’s landscape so that you’ll never forget that magical place where you tied the knot! 

 A stunning outdoor wedding picture of the bridal party | Photo by Ray + Kelly Photographers | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BlueKennedy Blue Hannah Bridesmaid Dress | Picture by Ray + Kelly Photographers

Your expression, the veil over your face, your groom’s smile. Close ups can catch those little details that make your wedding more meaningful.

A gorgeous close-up of the bride | Photo by Sarah Chacos | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue

Kennedy Blue Bridal Gown Grace | Picture by Sarah Chacos Photography

For those of you who are getting married but already have a child, this sign is so adorable! For those of you who don’t, you could always just write “Here comes the bride!” or “Here she comes!” 

Adorable photo of the ring bear getting excited for his mom to walk down the aisle! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Emily Steffan Photography

 Picture by Emily Steffan Photography

You and your favorite girls – what could be better than that? Forget the overly-posed photos and just relax, have fun, and what the photo magic happen!

A fun shot of the bride and bridesmaids | Photo by Sarah Libby Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BlueKennedy Blue Addison & Chloe Bridesmaid Dress | Picture by Sarah Libby Photography

Unique angles will make for some fun and interesting shots to add to your collection. I love the romantic setting and high angle to feature this stunning couple.

A romantic shot of the bride and groom at their mansion wedding | Photo by Scott and Hannah Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Scott & Hannah Photography

Light is your photographers best friend, so when they say they want to take sunset pictures, by golly, you let them take sunset pictures. Because seriously? How GORGEOUS is this!?

An outdoor wedding photo of a lakeside sunset | Photo by Tim Larsen | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Tim Larsen Photography

The moment when the kids walk down the aisle is full of feelings! It’s always a surprise as to whether they’ll have fun, run away, get too shy, or just throw a straight-up tantrum. Whatever the case, you’re bound to get a great photo from it.

A sweet wedding photo of the flower girl and ring bearer | Photo by Veronica Lola Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Veronica Lola Photography

Come ‘on…could this shot be anymore adorable? A romantic photo of you dancing with your groom is a serious must-have.

A romantic moment capturing the couple's first dance | Photo by Tim Larsen | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BluePicture by Tim Larsen Photography

The bride, the bouquet, the dress – it’s a simple shot that’s actually really stunning.

A simple and chic wedding photo of the bride and her bouquet | Photo by Kayla Barker | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Kayla Barker Photography 

That moment where you just get to take it all in -- You’re getting married, it’s the greatest day of your life, and you could not be more happy. 

A romantic photo of the bride in her wedding dress | Photo by We Laugh We Love Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by We Laugh We Love Photography
This styled shot of the invitations is giving me some major styling inspo! It's a super cute way to capture all of your wedding stationary.

Styled navy and pink wedding stationary | Aaron & Jillian Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day | Kennedy Blue
Photo by Aaron & Jillian Photography

How handsome is this group of fellas? The groomsmen are your man’s best friends, brothers, and partners in crime so they deserve to shine!  

Handsome photo of the groom and groomsmen on the grooms wedding day! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Scott and Hannah PhotographyPicture by Scott and Hannah Photography 

Slate blue is quickly becoming a customer favorite, and I love how the cool tones in this photo perfectly complement the gray-ish blue bridesmaid dresses.

A lovely picture of the bridesmaids | Photo by Whims & Joy Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue Anna Bridesmaid Dress | Picture by Whims & Joy

The white arches and beautiful flowers in the background of this photo are so simple, yet so flattering. This is one of my all-time favorites!

Beautiful wedding photo using simple architecture! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Hannah Schmitt Photography

 Picture by Hannah Schmitt Photography

Rustic, outdoor wedding pictures are really on-trend. They give your photos a sense of freshness and natural beauty.

A rustic, outdoor wedding picture of the bride and groom | Photo by Nyk & Cali Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Nyk & Cali

 Who will be next to get married?! The long-lasting tradition of the bride tossing the bouquet to the lovely ladies at her wedding makes for such a cute photo! Your photographer better be ready to capture a shot of this one!

Cute photo of the traditional bouquet toss! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Jessica Roberts Photography

Photo by Jessica Roberts Photography

It looks like something straight out of a movie! Give your photos a touch of drama and romance with a picture-perfect background and rom-com style pose.

 A picture-perfect moment of the bride and groom | Photo by We Laugh We Love Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy BluePicture by We Laugh We Love Photography

Intimate and absolutely flawless. This perfectly sunlit photo is so simple but so magical.

Beautiful intimate photo of the bride and groom! | 52 Best Wedding Photo Ideas | Kennedy Blue | Anita Martin Photography

Picture by Anita Martin Photography

 The send off pictures are a must-have! And then they lived happily ever after!

A black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom making their grand exit | Photo by Veronica Lola Photography | Stunning Wedding Photos to Inspire Your Big Day! | Kennedy Blue
Picture by Veronica Lola Photography

Let's Chat

Photographs are an essential part of your wedding and are a way to remember these special moments forever. Tell us, which of these favorite photos is the most inspiring to you?


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12 Responses

Sahbreena patton
Sahbreena patton

November 02, 2017

I’m so doing these!!! What great ideas! ?

Kalena
Kalena

October 08, 2017

These are such great ideas! I love the reaction photos where the bridesmaids see the bride in her dress!

Tory
Tory

October 03, 2017

I love these!

Hallie
Hallie

September 01, 2017

Love these inspiration photos!

Lesli
Lesli

August 24, 2017

Love these ideas!

Kiersten Baker
Kiersten Baker

August 24, 2017

I’ve been trying to come up with a list of must have photos for my wedding and this list was so so helpful

Hannah
Hannah

August 23, 2017

These are all PERFECT!!

Katelin
Katelin

August 19, 2017

In LOVE with these!!

Linda
Linda

August 17, 2017

Love these photos! Wish I saw these when I got married.

Caitlin
Caitlin

August 14, 2017

All of these photos are beautiful! Great ideas!

Meghan Cox
Meghan Cox

August 12, 2017

such beautiful photography! And all of the dresses look so good!

Winnie van Heerden
Winnie van Heerden

November 25, 2016

Love these photos!!

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