You can't imagine spending one of the most important days of your life without your best friends. There aren't many chances to gather some of your closest friends in one room and demand they wear the same dress! Photos of the bride with her bridal party produce some of the most vibrant, captivating and emotional images. Within one shot you are able to witness the love, bond, and respect a group of women have for one another. Here we are featuring some of our favorite aspects of documenting these friendships among the bride and her bridesmaids.
Oh, the color!
With most brides opting to stick to the steadfast tradition of wearing white on their wedding day, bridesmaid dresses offer an opportunity to add pops of color to your wedding (along with bouquets and other fun accessories of course). They don't just add to the wedding decor, they make for incredibly powerful images.
DaLice and her girls are a perfect example. The group is standing outside of the fun and modern Bryon's South End in Charlotte, where the bridal party is sporting deep plum dresses and hand bags in a vibrant pink. With all that color the white dress on the beautiful bride is what jumps out of this image at you.
We love capturing images of our brides getting ready for her big day. The images are even more special if they include the bridesmaids. There is so much to document at this stage of the day: the hair, the makeup, the laughter. A personal favorite of mine are images of the bride with her bridal party in their matching getting ready gear.
Here Alyssa and her girls showcase their adorable matching robes while they are getting
ready at the luxurious Ritz Carlton. It is the little details that
are specifically chosen that we never miss documenting! Capturing it with 8 of your best friends is just icing on the cake.
Photos taken with the bridal party also offer a great chance for photographers like Deevo to play around with images. It's a chance to breakaway
from the traditional image where the wedding party face straight on for all their images. Like in this photograph bellow, Kaitlin is placed front
and center becoming an automatic focal point of this image, while bridal party becomes part of the background.
And of course capturing the friendship is the most amazing part documenting a bride with her bridal party. You have spent years getting to know these women and it truly shines through each and every smile. The love, respect and sisterhood simply radiates off of the images.
Our bohemian bride, Kelly and her bridesmaids are sitting together at the gorgeous Fourth Ward Park located in the heart of Uptown. The genuineness of this photo is what's so striking to me. Yes, the girls are gorgeous, especially the bride, but you cannor recreate an image such as this between strangers. You know instantly there is warmth and love among this group of women. Such a powerful take away from a single image.
Share with us what you loved about your wedding day images that feature you with your bridesmaids. We would love to hear it firsthand!
with a bridal party that adds punches of deep teal to the image are standing a top A Roof With A View.
The very beautiful Sara is among her bridal party, aka best friends, on the lawn at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem.
we have Lindsey standing with her bridesmaids at the beautiful and serene Ballantyne Country Club.