Putting together your wedding photos short list ? Here are some pretty picture ideas you might want to include. Your bridesmaids are you best friends, your sisters, your everyday supporters, so why not have a few photos with them in your wedding album. Our gallery of must-take photos has been created to help you pick a few creative moments to capture.

48 Must Take Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss

From getting ready on wedding day morning and putting on the wedding dress, to the afterparty, we have collected amazing must-have photo ideas that you should share with your bridesmaids and of course wedding photographer. Which one is our favourite? I guess you’ll have to keep reading and see…

Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning

Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography
Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography
Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography
Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography
Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography
Getting Ready On The Wedding Day Morning photography

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.

On the Bed

Wedding Photography - classic snuggled-up-on-the-bed pose
Wedding Photography – classic snuggled-up-on-the-bed pose

Don’t forget to capture all the moments before you walk down the aisle with your girls. You really can’t have enough getting ready shots, including this classic snuggled-up-on-the-bed pose.

Your Dress

PHOTO BY CAROLINE TRAN
PHOTO BY CAROLINE TRAN

Granted, you’ll have about 100 wedding pictures of you in your dress, but a still life lets you preserve it in your memory just like the first time you saw it — a beautiful piece of wearable art.

Jump for Joy

Why not have some fun before the wedding? Your bridesmaids will always support you in this desire.
Why not have some fun before the wedding? Your bridesmaids will always support you in this desire. – Source clanegessel via Instagram
Throw it back to your slumber party days, and jump on the bed with your best friends in excitement for the big day.
Throw it back to your slumber party days, and jump on the bed with your best friends in excitement for the big day.

Getting married doesn’t mean you always have to be an adult, right? There’s nothing like carefree innocence. Throw it back to your slumber party days, and jump on the bed with your best friends in excitement for the big day.

Your Rings

PHOTO BY DIANA LUPU PHOTOGRAPHER
PHOTO BY DIANA LUPU PHOTOGRAPHER

You’ll actually want two shots. One alone, against your dress, for a high-fashion look, and one of your two rings together, to symbolize your new union.

Beautiful Back Details

Wedding Photography - Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography – Beautiful Back Details : Wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses have gorgeous back details
Wedding Photography - Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography – Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography - Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography – Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography - Beautiful Back Details
Wedding Photography – Beautiful Back Details

 

Wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses have gorgeous back details, so why not photograph them! You can show off your matching bouquets or use photo props like giant balloons. This is also a perfect shot to capture the gorgeous wedding dress train.

Mirror, Mirror

Use a mirror to your advantage for creative photo options.
Use a mirror to your advantage for creative photo options.
Primping time isn’t fun without your girlfriends, and it isn’t done right without their helping hands. Whether they’re taming flyways or adjusting your jewelry, document all those behind the scenes moments. Use a mirror to your advantage for creative photo options.

A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs

Chalkboard signs are a fun way to capture your relationship to each of your bridesmaids.
Chalkboard signs are a fun way to capture your relationship to each of your bridesmaids.
Wedding Photography - A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs
Wedding Photography – A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs
Wedding Photography - A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs
Wedding Photography – A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs
Chalkboard signs are a fun way to capture your relationship to each of your bridesmaids. You can DIY them or pick up a set. These wedding photos would certainly bring special memories to your wedding album.

Slipping on the Garter

Wedding Photography - Slipping on the Garter
Wedding Photography – Slipping on the Garter
Sliding on the garter can be a little difficult if you have to battle a lot of tulle, but that’s what your posse is for.

Pinning the Veil

you’ll want a close-up of the veil’s pretty details
you’ll want a close-up of the veil’s pretty details
The final touch to getting ready, fastening the veil is a sweet moment you’ll want to capture. Besides, you’ll want a close-up of the veil’s pretty details.

The First Look In The Mirror

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Wedding Photography – The First Look In The Mirror
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Wedding Photography – The First Look In The Mirror
Source: Bright photography
Source: Bright photography

After long struggle of putting on the dress, this creative wedding photo captures the bride finally admiring the dress and the reaction of the bridesmaids.

First Look

Capturing the look on everyone’s faces once you’re all dolled up is priceless
Capturing the look on everyone’s faces once you’re all dolled up is priceless
Capturing the look on everyone’s faces once you’re all dolled up is priceless. Pre-ceremony emotions are ones you’ll cherish forever.

The iPhone Shot

A modern take on the first look.
A modern take on the first look.

We are in the age of technology, after all. It’s only fitting to get a snap of the bridesmaids documenting your stunning debut via iPhone — a modern take on the first look.

Elegant Bridesmaids

Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
Elegant Bridesmaids photography idea
You and your bridesmaids had spent a lot of time getting ready. Don’t forget to get a few wedding portraits with your gorgeous ladies.

Popping Bottles

Add a bit of fizz to your morning with a champagne splash
Add a bit of fizz to your morning with a champagne splash

All those hours of primping and prepping are hard work! Add a bit of fizz to your morning with a champagne splash.

Cheers

A toast to the bride
A toast to the bride

A toast to the bride — and those who helped make her day so special — is definitely in order. The circle effect created by the from-below angle not only makes for a unique shot, but focuses attention on what’s at hand, literally — the bubbly.

The Selfie Shot

Of course you’ve got to gather your squad for a selfie, but make sure your photographer is there to capture the selfie in action for a fun twist.
Of course you’ve got to gather your squad for a selfie, but make sure your photographer is there to capture the selfie in action for a fun twist.

Of course you’ve got to gather your squad for a selfie, but make sure your photographer is there to capture the selfie in action for a fun twist. What better way to capture the genuine happiness around you and show off the beautiful results of all that primping?

Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly

Wedding Photography - Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly
Wedding Photography – Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly
Wedding Photography - Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly
Wedding Photography – Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly
Wedding Photography - Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly
Wedding Photography – Nothing Wrong With Acting A Little Silly

Now that portraits are done, you can act a little silly because this tensions isn’t good for anyone.

Out the Window

The perfect last dressing room memory, this moment is a metaphorical adieu before your girls send you off to your groom.
The perfect last dressing room memory, this moment is a metaphorical adieu before your girls send you off to your groom.
The perfect last dressing room memory, this moment is a metaphorical adieu before your girls send you off to your groom. Looking out the window symbolizes looking to the future ahead — or it can just be a way to spy on guests as they arrive.

Abbey Road

This stunning candid shot reminds us of a bridal version of The Beatles’ "Abbey Road" cover.
This stunning candid shot reminds us of a bridal version of The Beatles’ « Abbey Road » cover.

This stunning candid shot reminds us of a bridal version of The Beatles’ « Abbey Road » cover. Think of it as the “artsy photo” for your wedding album.

Hiding Behind Flowers

Wedding Photography - Hiding Behind Flowers
This playful shot shows perfectly shows off both bouquets and dresses.
Wedding Photography - Hiding Behind Flowers
Wedding Photography – Hiding Behind Flowers
Wedding Photography - Hiding Behind Flowers
Wedding Photography – Hiding Behind Flowers
Just like the photo from the back, this is another popular idea. Showcase your matching bouquets and your gorgeous dresses.

The Shoe Shot

The dresses often steal all the credit, but what’s a girl without a pair of killer shoes?
The dresses often steal all the credit, but what’s a girl without a pair of killer shoes?

The dresses often steal all the credit, but what’s a girl without a pair of killer shoes? We love how this line up draws attention to fabulous pumps without distracting from the girls wearing them.

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Wedding Photography – The Shoe Shot

A cropped pic of your shoes (and fun socks!) gets an update by being casually posed.

You shoes deserver some album space as well. This wedding photo is even more fun if you have a themed wedding and are all wearing cowboy boots.
You shoes deserver some album space as well. This wedding photo is even more fun if you have a themed wedding and are all wearing cowboy boots.

Wedding Photos With Best Friends Ever

Wedding Photography - Wedding Photos With Best Friends Ever
Your maid of honor deserves a few pictures just with you.
Wedding Photography - Wedding Photos With Best Friends Ever
Wedding Photography – Wedding Photos With Best Friends Ever

Your maid of honor deserves a few pictures just with you. This idea captures the true feelings and the emotions between the bride and her MOH.

The Behind Shot

Not only does it capture a moment of reflection, but it’s a great way to show off your train and the back of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Not only does it capture a moment of reflection, but it’s a great way to show off your train and the back of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Go against the grain and look back at the camera — you are the bride, after all.
Go against the grain and look back at the camera — you are the bride, after all.

This serene and peaceful snap says, “we have each other’s backs.” Not only does it capture a moment of reflection, but it’s a great way to show off your train and the back of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Perspective

Distance and space bring a whole new perspective — literally.
Distance and space bring a whole new perspective — literally.

In need of a backdrop? That’s what your bridesmaids are for. Distance and space bring a whole new perspective — literally.

End of the Night

Wedding Photography - End of the Night
Wedding Photography – End of the Night

The Exit

A classic "just married" shot
A classic « just married » shot

A classic « just married » shot is a perfect ending to your album.

The Getaway

A good-bye shot is yet another way to close your album.
A good-bye shot is yet another way to close your album.

Whether you have a sparkler send-off or something more low-key, a good-bye shot is yet another way to close your album.