At your wedding, you will have hundreds of photographs taken, both traditional and candid. Since your wedding party is made up of your closest friends and dearest family members, it is especially important to get some great pictures taken with them. Here are some ideas for fantastic photographs that you can have done with your wedding party.
Although they may not be the most dynamic, you will surely want at least of few of the traditional group shots showing the entire bridal party. The classic way to set this up is with the bride and groom in the center, and the bridesmaids beside the bride, and the groomsmen beside the groom. One of the best ways to set this shot up is on a set of wide stairs or a slight incline, so that the taller people can stand behind the shorter ones.
You will also want to have some pictures of the bride with just her bridesmaids and the groom with his attendants. These do not have to be done in formal poses. Some of the best pictures of this nature are taken when the bride and her bridesmaids are putting the finishing touches on their hair and makeup. A few black and white photojournalistic snapshots of the groom and his buddies relaxing before the ceremony would make a great addition to your album.
Another series of images to have is the bride with her flower girl. There is always a sweet bond between the bride and her youngest attendant, and it makes for some charming photographs. The bride will often give her flower girls gifts like a pearl pendant; a shot of the bride clasping the necklace on the little girl before the wedding is a touching image.