Opening the Groom’s Gift

Ask the bride beforehand if she would like to include her bridesmaids for this particular moment of the day. Since the present is usually a surprise you never know what to expect but double check with the bride if she wishes for privacy to read her card or open her gift.

If you do get the opportunity to include the bridesmaids, actually incorporate them in the gift opening process. Once again, it is your job as a photographer to encourage action amongst your subjects otherwise they will just fade into the background. Grab reactions from both parties, and this is when having an assistant who doubles as a photographer helps out.