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Seven ways to add warmth and authenticity to your group photos

Worried about ending up with an album full of posed photos that show the people but none of the emotion? As a luxury Gloucestershire wedding photographer, I can help you capture the romance of it all. Try these seven ways to add warmth and authenticity to your group shots.


Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Make an entrance

Nervous, excited, terrified, totally in love. These are all emotions you may feel as you arrive to get married or await your better half at the end of an aisle. It's one of the most important days of your life, after all.

Portraits taken as you arrive, or await your spouse in the company of your guests, will showcase all the emotions you are feeling. The moments pass in a blur. As a luxury Gloucestershire wedding photographer, I can help preserve those precious seconds.

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

A swirl of colour

Confetti photos are a must-have for documentary wedding photos. Traditionally thrown straight after your ceremony, confetti petals create a stunning cascade of colour. So, have your guests shower you in confetti for the perfect backdrop to candid, happy shots as you take your first steps as newlyweds. Top tips, remember to get large petals of confetti and more, more, more - the more that you have the better!



Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Add some sparkle

Sparklers are a great addition to wedding receptions because they offer up the perfect opportunity for outdoor photography as dusk falls. Imagine shots of your guests gathered around you, faces warm with a rosy glow, sharing tales of your relationship and how you came to be marrying today.


Bride and groom with sparklers at Lapstone Barn wedding


Raise a glass

Guests smiling, groom mid-speech, glasses raised in anticipation of a toast. As your celebrations unfold, let your emotions get the better of you. It’s your day, enjoy it! Reportage wedding photography will document every ounce of passion and portray an honest tale of the love you share.



Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos
Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Spend time with those you love most

Worried about getting natural photos of you with your closest friends and family? I can come along with you for a 15 minute walk around where you go to those closest to you for a quick chat, hug and laugh to ensure I capture documentary wedding photos of you with those you love most.


Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

After dark

Once the night draws darker and the party takes off, it’s time to take impromptu shots as you and your guests hit the dance floor. Picture intimate moments as you embrace your new spouse and side-splitting action shots of over ambitious guests throwing shapes on the dance floor! Documentary wedding photography will capture the atmosphere of the party.



Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Laughter and love

Your wedding is all about those two things, so don't feel you need to stand perfectly posed when having planned group photos taken. Talk, let your hair down (metaphorically, of course, hours of work has gone into that up-do!) and laugh as it comes naturally to you - these are the photos that will really glow.



Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Luxury Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer on Authentic Group Photos

Ready to make magic photos happen? Get in touch. I’d love to hear all about your plans and help you realise your vision for natural wedding photos.

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