While wedding photography often focuses on the bride, it’s important not to forget the groom. After all, it takes two to make a wedding! If you want to capture some creative and unforgettable images of your groom on your special day, check out these 5 groom photo ideas that are sure to impress.

The First Look: Capturing the groom’s emotions as he sees his bride 

The first look is a popular groom photo idea that captures a true moment of raw emotion. Have the groom stand in a picturesque location, with his back to the camera. Then, have the bride quietly approach him from behind, tap him on the shoulder, and when he turns around to see her for the first time, capture his reaction. This intimate moment creates a beautiful image that truly captures the essence of a wedding day. You can also get creative with this concept by having the couple hold hands or embrace during the first look.

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Fun and Playful Groom Photo Ideas: The groom and his groomsmen

Wedding albums don’t just have to be serious and sentimental. Adding some fun and playful photos of the groom and his groomsmen can bring a lighthearted touch to your wedding album. Have them strike silly poses or do group jumps in action shots. These types of photos capture the groom’s personality and the joy shared with his closest friends on his special day. Just make sure to balance them out with other more traditional photos to create a well-rounded wedding album.

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Getting Ready Groom Photo Ideas: Include photos of the groom getting ready

Including photos of the groom getting ready captures the anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony. This can be a great opportunity to showcase not just the groom, but also his groomsmen and family members. Capturing moments like putting on the tie or cufflinks, adjusting the jacket, or sharing a laugh with his buddies can help tell the story of this special day. The goal is to capture genuine moments that showcase the essence of your wedding day for years to come.

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Alone Time: Photos of the groom alone with his thoughts 

While capturing candid moments of the groom with friends and family is a must, setting aside some time to take photos of the groom alone or in quiet reflection can provide a striking contrast. These types of photos can capture the depth of emotion and excitement leading up to the ceremony while also showing off the groom’s personal style. Shots of the groom looking out a window, sitting on a bench, or taking a deep breath before the ceremony can be powerful additions to any wedding album. It’s also an opportunity for the photographer to get creative with lighting and angles to make these shots stand out.

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Groom Photo Ideas With Family: Including family members in photos

Including family members in the groom’s photos is a great way to celebrate their love and support on the big day. Whether it’s his parents, siblings, or grandparents, capturing these moments can be a cherished memory for years to come. A photo with the groom and his father, or even a generational photo with the groom, his father, and grandfather can create a touching tribute to family ties. Other ideas include a playful shot with nieces or nephews, or a heartwarming photo of the groom with his beloved pet. These photos not only showcase the bond between family members but also add personality and character to your wedding album.

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How We Handle Family Photos on the Wedding Day

Family photos can be a tough part of the wedding day. We make this easy as we help you make a family photo list before the wedding to help us get the family photos you want. On the wedding day, we will bring this list as a guide to make the family photos go quickly and effortlessly.

Seth and Beth are Easy Going Photographers

With over a decade of experience, Seth and Beth have learned to roll with the punches and the wedding hurdles that happen throughout the big day. We adjust to unplanned events that happen that may get us off the course of the wedding day timeline.

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Our enthusiastic attitude helps you and your guests feel comfortable, allowing everyone to be themselves. This allows us to capture your true candid self which makes for the best photojournalistic photos.

What Sets Seth and Beth Wedding Photography Apart

We love connecting with you and learning what you love about each other. Using this information we can create the most incredible photos that you will love and cherish for the rest of your life. We don’t just push buttons on a camera but we specialize in learning the chemistry of love between you as a couple, and your wedding guests. That’s what makes us the BEST Ohio wedding photographer.

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We are Seth & Beth – married and madly in love and provide artistic and creative “out of the box” wedding photos in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. As always, we strive to put a fresh, new twist on every wedding photo we take, incorporating colorful surroundings, emotions, and moments. We live to meet strong, sexy brides who are crazy in love and confident grooms that aren’t afraid to cry. We want to deliver beauty and surrealism while maintaining our mission of love and professionalism.