The groom is probably not fantasizing about the wedding day quite like all the brides do. The brides create incredibly complex pinterest boards, try on dozens of dresses, spend hours on hair and make-up…while the guys hang with their buddies, throw on a suit five minutes before the ceremony and they’re ready to GO! Ok, not quite, but close!!! Despite not obsessing over pink versus fuchsia flowers, there are some really sweet moments I love to capture with my grooms.
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- A successful day starts with a timeline – Creating a Wedding Timeline to Avoid a Disaster
- Communication and creativity with other vendors- Brilliant Ideas for Working with Wedding Vendors
- To First Look or Not to First Look- The Great Debate: A First Look or No First Look
- Must-Have Pictures of the Bride – 6 Must Have Pictures to get of the Bride
- Capturing Moments with the Groom- 5 Pictures to Capture of the Groom
- Quick and Easy Family Portraits – 6 Tips for Quick and Easy Family Portraits at a Wedding
- Keeping Bridal Party Photos Smooth and Fresh – 6 Tips to Keep Bridal Party Photos Smooth and Fresh
- All About the Little Things — Details of the Day 68 Details To Photograph at a Wedding
- Wrapping it up with kindness and care 6 Tips Photographers Need to put the Final Touch on a Wedding
- Tying up the loose endsWhether looping his necktie or tying his shoes, there’s something very private and special about those last-minute touches for the groom. Capture him adjusting his cufflinks or the shoulder of his suit jacket and you just might see a special moment.
- A moment with the menMaybe they’ll play a game with the groom or getting out their personalized groomsmen gifts or play a quick game of football – whatever they do to pass the time, grab a shot of the groom and his guys!
- Watching his ladyThere are few moments in this world quite like a groom, even one who is calm and chill and too cool for tears – waiting at the end of an aisle, an entire room, or field, with eyes trained on him, as doors open and the love of his life walks toward him in a white gown. Sometimes, there are actual tears, sometimes huge grins and sometimes just absolute endearing love in his eyes. Never miss this moment!
- Focus on the familyWe’ll talk about family portraits soon in an upcoming section, but family photos aren’t just the formals after the ceremony! There are first dances with Mom and shoulder pats from dad. Handshakes from a brother and a laugh with an uncle. Make sure to grab those fleeting moments.
- Get Ready for the UnexpectedAs many predictable moments as there may be in a wedding, there are a hundred surprises. Sometimes, it’s the weather or a song choice. But sometimes, it’s a preplanned groom and groomsmen dance or a ritual that comes out at the end of the reception. It might be a good luck charm or a closeness with a cousin. Whatever it is, your groom needs to be at the center of your captured memories.Don’t miss: Over 80 Tips to Read Before You Shoot Your First Wedding
Some images in this post are taken by the talented– Susan Hennessey Photography