Many traditional weddings have always photographed the groom with his groomsman waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle to be wed.
“PHOTOGRAPHING THE GROOM WITH FRIENDS AND HIS GROOMSMAN IS NOW VERY POPULAR”
But as trends continue to emerge, it’s now just as important to make sure you are photographing the Groom and Groomsmen as they are getting ready for the wedding.
The day starts with the photographer arriving with the bride and because he/she is shooting alone it will be highly likely that they will not see the groom until they get to the wedding ceremony location. The grooms day doesn’t start at the church when the photographer arrives just before the bride arrives it starts the same time as the bridal preparations and we love to capture this part of the day.
You are both getting married so why not photograph the groom getting ready? When we meet couples at our studio or via Skype, I get to say how much I LOVE this part of the day.
Brides should be allowed the unique moment of seeing their groom suited and booted, waiting for them at the end of the aisle and the grooms should get the pleasure of surprising them… I mean it’s only fair! But it’s not only that, it can be a great way to get the groom involved in the theme of the wedding, finding the perfect suit, tux or anything to show his personality and add to the day in a unique way. We’ve really moved past the days where a groom is assumed to just turn up on on the day in a plain suit to look the part, there are so many options out there. It’s not only the suit though, the grooms outfit can be made up by many elements, depending on the look you’re after; shoes, a tie, bow-tie, pocket square, waistcoat, hat? There are loads of combinations to fit in with your personality and your wedding.
Making it about the Groom is just as important as making it about the Bride.