Wedding photos have the incredible power to capture the joy and excitement of your big day. But posed, traditional photos can come off as stiff and uncomfortable as your junior prom lineup.
Photos of your bridal party should reflect the the unique bond that you share with your closest friends. In the name of bridesmaids who look great and have fun doing it, we partnered with Nordstrom Weddings to round-up the most awesome photo ideas around. Check out some photos below of bridal parties who absolutely killed it.
Image: Carmen Salazar Photography
These girls pay epic homage to bridesmaid royalty.
Image: Katy Hall Photography
A sweet and inventive way to commemorate how each bridesmaid’s special relationship with the bride began.
Image: Mak Rabbit Photography
These girls prove that boys just can’t hang. We respect that.
Image: Brad Ross Photography
This bride and her bridesmaid are filled with so much excitement that they took to jumping on the bed like 6-year-olds who were recently promised ice cream.
Image: Jessica Castro Photography
This is such a smart and creative way to get a shot of the bridal party’s beautiful bouquets -- these works of art deserve a moment in the spotlight too.
Image: Cinematic By David M
This super-meta shot makes us giggle. Imagine how many different versions she’ll get, and so many filters!
Image: LBK Photography
These girls prove that whatever the weather, you can still make it work in style.
Image: Maria Vicencio Photography
These bridesmaids rope in the flower girl for a hilarious shot.
Image: Joe Hendricks Photography
Whatever you believe, it’s incredibly touching to see these girls share such a powerful moment together.
Image: Daniel Krieger Photography
This feels very Downton Abbey and...we’re into it.
Image: Francis Photography
This gorgeous shot proves that light and color are everything. Pick a gorgeous color scheme for your dresses, and let the photographer -- and Mother Nature -- do the rest!