Wedding Photography: Flowers & Bridal Bouquets

Many brides are choosing do-it-yourself weddings, often with the help of family and friends. That includes making their own bouquets from flowers purchased at the local grocery store. I did this at my own wedding, which included my own bridal bouquet of a dozen red roses and table top flower accents, for a total of about $100.

Sometimes taking creative photos of flowers that no one else has done can be a challenge, especially at weddings where there are limited resources. Flowers are always nice to use as a backdrop for another photo or to add to a scrapbook collection, so I make it my intention to take a variety of photographs of the flowers available.

Bouquet Silhouette

Wedding Bouquet


Adding a ring is a nice way to complement a diamond among the soft petals.

With engagement ring

Ring on white rose


With this one, I took a photo of the bouquet and used it as a frame background.

Flower frame


White roses produce a very elegant glow.

Elegant white roses


Red roses give more contrast to a photograph that has a lot of white.

Red roses on white


Sometimes one flower is enough when there are a lot of other things going on in the background or with patterns and texture.

Simple wedding flower