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Boys Will Be Boys: Shooting the Guys On the Wedding Day

Shannon Arney - Friday, May 13, 2016
Boys Will Be Boys: Shooting the Guys On the Wedding Day

I don't think anyone would disagree that a wedding day is all about the bride, and rightfully so don't you think?  That being said, we can't overlook the guys!  I was just scrolling through our blog looking at all the beautiful brides featured in our posts over the years and I realized we are leaving out the other half.  A true shame too because those grooms and groomsman take some amazing wedding photos.  Well, there is no time like the present!  Here they are ladies; the men you now call your husbands and a few of their best friends. 

I have to start with my favorite images from our wedding day shoots, the first-look photos.  They are always so incredibly impactful from the groom's perspective. Look at Jon as he watches Sara walk down the aisle at their Winson Salem wedding.  These two chose to have a true first look, spending the whole day separate until Sara started her walk down the aisle.  What you view here is Jon's genuine emotion as he see's his bride for the first time on their wedding day.  You see the same raw emotion from Peter as he watches Jenny make her way to him to say "I do."

Groom's first look of his bride as she walks down the aisle on their wedding dayJon's first look of his beautiful bride, Alyssa, as she walks down the aisle at Davis Chapel at Wake Forest University.
Groom looks on as his bride is walking down the aisle to be married. Peter looks on as his bride, Jenny walks down the aisle to say "I do" at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Huntersville, North Carolina.

When we think of wedding details that are typically captured by photographers the things that come to mind are the wedding gown, the bride's bouquet, the bride's see the theme?  Detail photography is not just for the ladies! We could never exclude the guys when it comes to capturing the intricacies of the day. Just look at Andrew's boutonniere below, such a simplistic, but elegant statement piece that photographs beautifully. And of course coordinated accessories are going to produce amazing images.  Testament below...Derek and his groomsmen had to show off their coordinated socks for the camera.

Deatial shots of the groom's boutonniere on his wedding day. Andrew and Emily chose a simple, but dramatic flower for the groom's boutonniere for their Charlotte NC wedding.
Groomsmen lift their pants legs to expose their matching socks for a photo. Derek and his groomsmen show off their colorful socks at his Hilton Charlotte University Place wedding.

The groom and his groomsmen are the subjects of some incredible and dramatic wedding day images. We don't just make the girls do all the work. I know you guys are familiar with DaLice and Britta, but I bet their groom's aren't quite as well known to our readers.  Meet Greg and his groomsmen.  Greg requested to have some urban photography included in his wedding day shoot, and of course we were happy to oblige.  Romare Bearden Park is smack in the middle of Uptown and offers an amazing view of Charlotte's impeccable skyline.  And as you know, we LOVE the Charlotte Skyline!

The groom stands among his groomsmen for a photo in Uptown Charlotte
Greg stands among his groomsmen in Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte.

And here is Matt!  As the wedding party was heading out after their wedding prep we stopped for this photo.  The day was insanely windy as you can see, which added a bit of the unexpected and drama to this wedding image. 

Groom and the groomsmen pose for a photo before the leave for their Rural Hill wedding. Matt and his groomsmen pose for a photo just before they leave for the wedding ceremony Rock Hill South Carolina.
So make sure you aren't underrating the guys on wedding day.  Their role is just as important as the ladies, and we will work a little harder at testifying to that on the blog. ;-)

Groom adusting his watch as he gets ready for his wedding ceremeony.

Daniel adjusts his watch as he prepares for his wedding ceremony at Charlotte Marriott Southpark .

A groom smiles as he poses for pictures just before his wedding ceremeony. Chris poses for a photo as he waits to become Mr. and Mrs. at his wedding ceremony at The Swan House in Atlanta Georgia.

The groom places the brides wedding band on her finger during their wedding ceremony. Chris slides Stephanie's wedding band on her finger as he says his vows at the gorgeous wedding venue, the Ballantyne Country Club .



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