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9 Epic Groomsmen Poses

By Lindsey Chu on November 23rd 2015

Bridal party photos are always a great place for your couples’ personality to shine on their wedding day. One of the best ways to please your clients is to really help capture the fun they have with some of the people they love the most. Groomsmen typically like the take their pictures a little above and beyond the regular “get together and smile” formation. So, here are a few poses that we love having our groomsmen do so that every one of them is having fun and at the same time, giving you exciting moments to capture.

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1. The Explosion Pose

  • Instruct the guys to jump after you count to 3
  • Make sure no faces are covered
  • Make sure no odd shadows are created


2. The Pick Up Pose

  • Place the strongest groomsmen in the middle
  • Have the guys pick up the groom
  • Have the guys toss him around to get fun reactions
  • Ensure no backs are turned towards the camera


3. Hanging Out Pose

  • Choose an activity that matches their personality
  • Choose an activity that matches the scene
  • Consider angled lighting for interesting effects


4. The Selfie Pose

  • Have the groomsmen take out their phones
  • Have them all take selfies
  • Consider fun poses to spice it up
  • Be sure you can see all faces


5. The Ring Pose

  • Have the groom hold out his ring hand
  • Instruct everyone to look at the ring with exaggerating excitement
  • Watch For silly moments before and after the actual pose


6. The Force Pose

  • Have the groom hold out his hand
  • Have the groomsmen jump in unison
  • Consider the “Hadouken” pose or other similar concepts


7. FBI Pose

  • Have the groomsmen make fake guns with their hands
  • Have them point in different directions
  • Have them wear sunglasses if available


8. The Serious Pose

  • Stagger the guys on different planes
  • Consider having them look off camera
  • Consider “no smile” and “squinching” expressions


9. The Caress Pose

  • Instruct the groomsmen to “squeeze the groom on 3”
  • Be ready for crazy reactions


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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Nicole Sebrasky

    My husband has every single one of those plus way more on our web page…you should do a story about us.

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  2. Ralph Hightower

    Entertaining. I like The Force and the FBI the best.

    I suggest a variation on the FBI Pose: the Men in Black Pose. Black suit, white shirt, pencil thin black tie, and sunglasses are required. Have each armed with a SuperSoaker water weapon.

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  3. Maykell Araica

    One of the tricks I use for my fun groomsmen photo is asking them to show me their best most dramatic Kung Fu Pose :)

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  4. Daniel Thullen

    I recently took a wedding photograph of the groomsmen holding their favorite rifles and the bride holding flowers (their idea), then the bride hold the gun and all the groomsmen holding flowers (my idea.)

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  5. Clare Havill

    Love the ring pose, it’s definitely my favourite.

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  6. robert s

    in the selfie picture the guy in the back is doing a selfie with no phone haha

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  7. Colin Woods

    As a loather of selfies, I thought the selfies pose was pretty good.

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  8. Joel Dominguez

    Theses are pretty kool. I’ve seen the force pose a lot, but I think Caress pose is something I’ll definitely have to add to my arsenal. =)

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