Dressed to Impress | Groomsmen Getting Ready

By, March 15, 2016

We love witnessing the bromance between the groom and his buddies on the wedding day. While the bride is squared away with her ladies, our second shooters typically head over to the groom and his fellas. By having two photographers on the wedding day, our crew is able to divide and conquer, and capture the early moments of the day from both perspectives. The guys often create hilarious and unpredictable moments, leading to unforgettable images to enjoy for years to come.

When we first arrive, the groom and his buddies are usually getting dressed to impress. Once they are prepped and ready, there may be time to kick back, talk smack, or play a competitive game of pool with a beer (or two) to celebrate. We enjoy finding creative ways for the guys to let loose and show off their personalities.

For a stylish collection of dapper dudes preparing to tie the knot, check out some of our favorite pre-ceremony moments.

Groomsmen fix ties in front of mirror

With so many groomsmen and only one mirror (above), we had to get a little creative. After spotting this awesome multi-paned mirror in the lobby, we made sure there was enough prep room for all the guys at Vanessa and Justin’s wedding.

Modern groom before wedding ceremony Groom buttoning up jacket Groom's watch and bowtie

We love when grooms pick fun, vibrant details to match their personalities. When we noticed Anton getting a bowtie assist from one of his buddies on his wedding day (see above), we couldn’t resist capturing a photo in hopes of learning a trick or two ourselves.

Groomsmen relax and cheers for a beer Groomsmen have fun during pre-ceremony black-and-white photo of groom putting on shoes Groom open gifts from Bride

Sometimes, couples exchange a special pre-ceremony gift, such as during Begum and Michael’s wedding (left) or Katie and John’s (right). We like to capture intimate moments like this, where we can grab the Groom’s reaction as he reveals what’s inside.

Groom shows off fancy watch Groomsmen sit in lobby Groom laughing as he puts on tie

While Steven and his groomsmen shared a few rounds of jokes, we captured this genuine reaction from the groom, whose laughter couldn’t be contained. By staying alert and focused, we were able to jump on this fleeting moment before it passed.

Groom's colorful Socks and Bowtie Groomsmen sit casually on steps

Between funky colored socks, dapper-looking bowties or fancy watches, the groom’s details can be just as colorful and entertaining as the bride’s.

Groomsmen help the groom with his outfit Groomsmen skateboarding down street

Daniel and his buddies are avid skateboarders, and after spying a stack of decks in the corner, we were determined to put them to good use. The group was more than willing to entertain us with some sweet tricks. By letting groomsmen show off their inner daredevils, we were able to document a fun and spontaneous moment.

Groomsmen wearing polka dot socks Groomsmen having fun playing pool before wedding ceremony

For more photos of couples getting ready for the big day, please click here.


Groom Style | Every Girl’s Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

By, March 03, 2016

It’s time to pay tribute to the grooms! As photographers, we appreciate when a groom wears something distinctive to match his personality, and rocks it with confidence. Throw a few sharp-dressed buddies into the mix and you are ready for standout groomsmen photos.

Although the black tuxedo is a classic favorite, and never goes out of fashion, there are many additional style options available to modern guys. We’ve seen grooms in impressive tux colors such as sleek navy, white, and even red, as you will see below. We’ve also photographed grooms taking suits to the next level by pairing them with bold ties and bowties. The contemporary groom isn’t afraid to accessorize either, using accents like cufflinks, kerchiefs, pins, shoes and watches to refine the final look.

We would like to showcase some of the suave looks we’ve seen over the past year. Here is a highlight of grooms suiting up for their wedding in ultimate style.

Groomsmen wearing blue smoking sigars Groom Style and fashion at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Detail Groom Photo of watch cufflinks and bowtie Grooms wearing stylish tuxedos Groomsmen portrait at home wearing slick grey suits Groom style detail photo Stylized Portrait Groom with Blue Suit Bride and Groom with style at the beach at sunset Cool style portrait of grooms Stylish fitted black tuxedos Portrait of groom in grey suit and black tie Groomsmen being silly with cool style Groom wearing fitted slim suits stylized portrait of groom wearing a white suit Bride and groom with style and vintage furniture Modern groom fashion at wedding Cool portrait of fashionable groom Fun getting ready groom photo Close-up of groom bracelet cuff links and watch Groomsmen with style putting on bowties Groom in Beverly Hills and Louboutin Shoes Close-up of groom wearing cuff links and and monogrammed dress shirt Portrait of Happy Groom holding bowtie colorful groom fashion and personalized cuff links Fashionable Groomsmen portrait in front of hot rod Detail photograph of Rolex Watch and cuff links Groom on a balcony at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar wearing a classic black tuxedo Salvatore Ferragamo Groom Shoes Detail Photograph fun group of stylish groomsmen Close-up of a black tuxedo and bowtie Happy groom seeing Bride for the first time in a stylish navy tuxedo Groom in Black Tuxedo Dancing Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Bride wearing cowboy boots and groom wearing brown dress shoes Stylized Portrait of groom on rooftop holding a cigar Groom in Stylish black tuxedo looking out the window for his bride Grand entrance with groom wearing red tuxedo jacket at the US Grant Bride and groom wearing Louboutin shoes sitting at the edge of dock Groom putting on cuff links
Fitted suits for weddings

To see more sharply dressed groom photos, please click here.


Male Accessories | Dapper Dudes

By, June 06, 2014

As photographers, we love it when groomsmen play the part and dress to impress. Much like women, many men like to accessorize too. And sometimes, subtle pinstripes just won’t cut it :) We’ve captured gents who have dialed up the fashion with outrageous socks, super hero tees and pumped up kicks. These and other bold style choices have helped to brighten up the colors of the day, and created very memorable photos.

We’ve handpicked some recent images that represent dudes at their most daring, fashion-wise. Feeling inspired? We hope you like them as much as we do!

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Want to see more fashion-forward wedding accessories for gents (and ladies)?