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Picks on Paper - Bridesmaids Wedding Photography Wednesday, February 1, 2012 ~ 9:15 a.m.

It's February! I know, I know...I can't believe it either! This is a big month for Dale and I...our wedding anniversary is in just four more days on Superbowl Sunday, and his 31st birthday is on the 25th. That, and Valentine's Day, of course ;) All of our celebrations tend to get mushed together though. Our trip to Hawaii was our big anniversary celebration, so I'm happy :)


I've been particularly inspired by wedding photography lately, so I thought that it was about time that I do a "Picks on Paper" on the subject, somehow. I decided to focus on bridesmaids photos, in particular...they can be so important, don't you think? When else will you get amazing professional photos of your closest girlfriends and family members, all dressed up with hair and makeup? Plus, it's always fun to see what sort of bridesmaid dresses - colors, fabrics, and yes, combinations - are out there when you're deciding what your own bridal party will wear. Will you go "Matchy, Matchy," or mix it up and allow your girls to pick their own dresses? Will you choose to mix prints and colors, or will you have everyone where the same one? Then there are the shoes, hairstyles, accessories...so much to decide! This is the fun stuff though, in my opinion :)


I've searched high and low for lots and lots of bridesmaid photos, and divided them by the specific pose/scenario - 1. All in a Row, 2. Getting Ready, 3. Casual & Fun, 4. Shoes & Dresses and 5. Best Friends & Close Embraces.



All in a Row Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses
Katrina Louise via Ruffled | Emily Steffen Photography via SMP | Haley Sierra Wedding Photography via SMP | Tara Welch Photography via SMP (lavender bridal bouquet) | Elyse Hall Photography via SMP | Hudson Nichols via SMP (pink dresses) | Jason + Anna Photography via SMP | Steven Michael Photography via Ruffled | Robin Lin Photography via SMP | SOTA StudioThisIs via Ruffled | Arrow & Apple via SMP (rainbow tights) | Jill Thomas via The Sweetest Occasion | Meg Perotti via Ruffled | Brent Van Auken via SMP | Hendrickson Photography Weddings via A Paper Proposal (blue + yellow) | Courtney Lindberg via SMP | Picotte Weddings via SMP | Jose Villa Photography via SMP



Getting ready Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses
Three Blondes and a Camera via SMP | Jill Thomas Photography via 100 Layer Cake (robes) | Three Blondes and a Camera via SMP | Gem Photo via Ruffled | Joyeuse Photography via Ruffled | Connie M. Chung via SMP | Leila Brewster Photography via SMP | Kyle Hale via Ruffled | Izlas Imaging by Eric D. Richards (bright blue dresses) | Polly Alexandre Photography via SMP | Mishelle Lamarand Photography via SMP



Casual and Fun Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses
Christian Oth via SMP | The Nichols via SMP | Connection Photography via A Paper Proposal | Jessica Burke Photography via SMP | Olive Juice Studios via SMP | Lizelle Lotter via Ruffled | Bethany Belle via SMP | Sean Walker via SMP | Maryanne Taylor Photography via SMP | Danielle Capito Photography via SMP | Laura Ashbrook Photography via SMP | Tinywater Photography via Ruffled (on bed) | Ryan Ray Photography via SMP | Benj Haisch via Green Wedding Shoes | Float Away Studios via SMP | Edyta Szyszlo Photography via SMP | Sarah Kate via SMP | Orange Girl Photographs via SMP (Green dresses) | Photography by Leah via SMP | Oh Darling! Photography via Snippet & Ink (yellow skirts) | Ruffled | Simply Bloom Photography via Ruffled | Laura Ivanova Photography via SMP (red, white + blue) | Ruffled | Cameron Ingalls via Ruffled | Erin Jean via SMP | SOTA StudioThisIs via Ruffled | Anastasia Photography via A Paper Proposal



Shoes and Dresses Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses
Beaux Arts Photographie via SMP | Orange Girl Photographs via SMP | Angie Silvy Photography via SMP | 1313 Photography via SMP | Clary Photo via Ruffled | Ooh La La Photography via SMP (gray dresses + yellow bouqets) | Erich McVey Photography via SMP (single girl with bouquet) | We Heart Photography via Forget Me Knot Weddings (striped dresses) | Krakora Studios via SMP | Jen and Chris Creed Photographers via A Paper Proposal | Jen Curtis via SMP | Jason Burns Photography via SMP | Austin Warnock Photography via SMP (cowboy boots) | June Bug Company via The Wedding Chicks | Jose Villa Photography via SMP | Polly Alexandre Photography via SMP | Christian Oth Studios via SMP | Lane Dittoe via SMP



Best Friends and Close Embraces Bridesmaid dresses Bridesmaid dresses
Mishelle Lamarand Photography via SMP | Sweet Monday Photography via SMP | Troy Grover Photographers via A Paper Proposal | Magda Lukas with Brosnan Photographic via Ruffled | Simply Bloom Photography via Ruffled | Yvette Roman Photography via SMP | Ruffled | Jessica Leake Photography via SMP | Jessica Loren Organic Photography via Ruffled (mustard tone dresses) | Jill Thomas Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Simply Bloom Photography via Love & Lavender | Benj Haische Photography via SMP | Ruffled | Elyse Hall Photography via SMP | Aruna B. Photography via SMP | We Heart Photography via Ruffled (fall leaves) | The Mastersons via Bride & Joy | Aaron Ebio Ebsfoto via SMP (pastel colored dresses) | Melissa Schollaert Photography via SMP (long pink dresses) | Anne Robert Photography via SMP | Twin Lens via SMP | Jen Curtis via SMP



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Colleen {Soundtrack To I Do} (Salinas, CA)

Feb 1, 2012 4:24 PM

Holy wow!! That's a lot of bridesmaid shots! I seriously love this post - such a fun topic, and you chose so many amazing photos. It's crazy too because I was JUST doing some bridesmaid research and photo pinning RIGHT before I popped over here! I'm planning to start a BM series on my blog soon. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Emma - Aphroditeswb (UK)

Feb 3, 2012 12:31 AM

Such a great round-up, I love the getting ready shots!