Step aside, brides! This one is for the guys… We’ve found 14 fun groomsmen photo ideas that will forever make you smile when you look back at your wedding album! From funny to flashy we’ve rounded up our favourites. So, how many will you include on your big day photo list?

We’ve got lift off 

How to get your groomsmen to really pull their weight; lesson one. The lifting of the groom shot is fun and always a little messy. Think scrunched up suits and funny faces it’s a classic shot but a fun one.

14 Must-take Groomsmen Photos! 'Groom Lift'

Strike a pose

Who doesn’t love a staged photo? We’re sure you can get your groomsmen to have more fun and be a little more imaginative with their poses, but Blue Lights Photography has used the hay background at this country wedding to their full advantage.

14 Must-take Groomsmen Photos! 'Strike a pose'

Getting ready

Often the shot of the group getting ready for the shot is better than the real one!

14 Must-take Groomsmen Photos! 'Getting ready'

Walk on the wild side

The classic casual walking shot. When your groomsmen look like they’re about to drop the biggest (wedding) album of 2019. When you’ve chosen such a beautiful venue for your wedding, make the most of it by using it as your backdrop.

 14 Must-take Groomsmen Photos!

Head to toe

Ask your photographer to capture all the little details – the buttonholes, ties and even their socks, should they decide to get a little creative!

 14 Must-take Groomsmen Photos! 'Groomsmen accessories'

Sail away

If your groomsmen are up for a laugh, we’re sure your photographer will be able to coax some hilarious shots like this one out of them. Search your venue for some props and backdrops to stage the perfect group shot. Note Jack and Rose on the left!



We’re pretty sure the ladies will be stocking up on wedding-morning selfies for Instagram, so why not get a shot of the boys taking theirs!


Sport themed

Is your man a big sports fan? Ask your photographer to work his passion into the day. A sporting theme is a good option if your man is nervous about having his picture taken, as it gives him something to focus on instead of posing.


Man’s best friend

If your dog is the second biggest love in your man’s life, capture a picture of the two of them on the big day. You’re all family after all and the pup has got to make the cut in the groomsmen photos.


Destination Shots

If you are tying the knot abroad, be sure to really make the most of your chosen destination. Groomsmen photos in the sun, sea or swimming pool will create the best backdrops for the boys on the morning of the big day.


Smoking hot

Many of our real-life grooms choose to have a celebratory cigar at the end of the evening, and this shot captures that moment perfectly.


Men In Black

Classic and suave – your groom and his groomsmen have never looked so dapper all at one time! Capture this moment with boys-only summer wedding sunglasses shot.


The Outfit

It’s unlikely your groom and his groomsmen will ever take so much pride in their outfit choice and style for any other occasion. Photograph the groom and/or his groomsmen individually suited and booted and as early on in the day as possible when the button holes look their best.


The whole bridal party

Whilst you want some great groomsmen photos, the wedding album isn’t complete without a spontaneous group shot of the entire bridal party! Partner up your bridesmaids and groomsmen for the ultimate wedding shot to sum up your day! Also, if you really love it – why not print them on thank you cards to give to your guests?!


Finally, take a look at our OFFICIAL Guide to being a GREAT groom! – Everything you need to know to smash your role as groom-to-be!

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