Want to know one of my favorite parts about a wedding day? Working with my sweet couples and their bridal party. What an honor to not only connect with the bride and groom, but also to spend quality time with some of the most influential people in their life.
And, when it comes to bridal parties – I’ve seen it all. The spunky, energetic group. The drunk before 8AM group. The introverted group. The “I hate photos” but “I love them” group. And guess what? I love it all!
When it comes to photos of bridal parties on a wedding day, I have discovered that most people expect stuffy, posed photos that take hours.
And let me stop you right there – That’s not for me.
As a full-time wedding photographer and educator, I thrive when working with large groups. Wanna know my secret sauce? Have fun with it.
Here are 3 prompts for energetic bridal parties to hype you up!
1. THE TUNNEL
Create a tunnel with the bridal party and have the couple run through the middle. Have everyone in the bridal party with their hands up, cheering, jumping and having the time of their life. I have my couple take their time going through the tunnel and just soak up time with some of their favorite people. At the end, have them do a little dip or kiss and encourage the bridal party to surround them while jumping, cheering, and hyping up the couple! I guarantee this will get you lots of smiles, giggles and fun bridal party photo.
2. THE MOSH PIT
Okay, that title is a bit “extreme”, but hear me out. Ask the bridal party to make a circle and put the couple in the middle. You can pose your couple in the middle how you like, but here’s what I like to do: Have them face each other and go bellybutton to bellybutton. Have the bride get picked straight up below the butt and pop a foot out. Then, kiss and spin in a circle! As for the bridal party, ask them to be as hype as they can be — punching the air, dancing and hyping up the couple in the middle. This is one of my favorites!
3. GREEN LIGHT
Ask the bridal party to get in a straight line. Place the couple 15-20 feet ahead of the bridal party line (closer to you, the photographer). Everyone face the camera and tell them it’s going to be a race! Have the couple hold hands and brace themselves. Count down from 3-2-1 as the bridal party RACES to hug the couple. The first person to touch/hug the couple wins.
If you try any of these 3 prompts for energetic bridal parties at your next wedding, DM me on Instagram and let me know how it goes (@morganelizabethphotos) – I’d love to see how they turned out!
If you’re searching for more of my favorite prompts, click HERE for the 15 Couple Prompts for Photographers FREEBIE. ✨
Keep kicking butt, friend! You’re incredible.