Bouquets are a very important part of a wedding. I hear many times, “Where is my bouquet? Who has my bouquet? I can’t have a photo without my bouquet!” It seems as though this little bundle of flowers holds parallel importance to the veil, shoes, and sometimes even the groom. Wherever the significance lies it is always in photos and has its own pose list. There are many ways to photograph a beautiful floral arrangement. I am going to show you 7 different ones that I either alternate or build upon in all my weddings. All of these were created by Keene Floral located in Keenesburg and Brighton, CO.   Stacie and Kathy are a Mother/Daughter team and their website is

A 45 degree angle with the focus on the main body of the floral arrangement is a very pleasing view.  It may as well the must-have shot at every wedding.

Another idea is to combine the shoes into a pleasing set and use the shallow focus to make them pop.  This is yet another popular shot that borders cliché.

Breaking tradition, I like this completely different angle and effect.  Lighting is super easy with any single available source.  Having a dark surface sure helps bring out the details as well.

I love the pastel feeling of this shot!  It just says “pretty” all over.  Props can drastically improve the presentation of a single object such as this bouquet and vase.  Super soft lighting is key to this setup.

Shadows can be dramatic and really draw the eye to the subject.  The direct sunlight through the window was bounced back by a silver reflector, bringing out intense detail in the whole photo and accomplishing a bold presentation.

It doesn’t get more simple than this.  No shoes, no distinguishable background.  The soft natural light from the top left creates great depth and shows off the deep layers of the flora.  Using a very shallow focus helps create the most artistic shot available for the most unlikely setup.

Finally, a variation of the first photo on the bench brings a chance to have some more fun.  I chose to edit this with a vintage film tone.  From time to time I’ll be inspired to do this with photos based on the general feeling of the shot.  Retaining some of the original color was important to me in this one because of how well they compliment the overall scene.

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