1) Standing CasuallyThis is one that I do often and clients really enjoy. Having the bridal party standing casually looking at each other, talking, laughing, or walking. It looks very natural and sweet.
3) Standing in couples- dispersed
Have the couples stand together staggered across the backdrop. Not everything should be symetrical.
4) Standing in couples- but not all paired upI really liked this image but I couldn't put my finger on what was different about it- then finally I realized, some people were grouped in couples and others were posed individually. I like how that breaks things up. Anything assymetrical is a hit in my book!
5) Bride and groom in front- bridal party behindI do really love this, where the bride and groom stand in front, and the bridal party is lined up in back. You can do it formal or casual (where the bridal party is talking and laughing in back and maybe the b & g are kissing in the front) and extra points if you make the bridal party blurred out in the background and the b & g in focus in the front :)
... or vice versa... bridal party in front... b & g in back...
6) SittingBut not all neatly in a line... gotta spruce it up a bit!
7) Standing and sitting combo
A bit of both is a nice visual breakup
8) Making creative use of the enviromentAs a photographer, I always arrive about 15 minutes before scheduled and take a whirl around the venue. I look for interesting set ups, and try to think of how I could creatively compose a shot. I try to think outside the box, and not to do what's expected. I REALLY love the picture below, it's so creative and modern.
9) Using PropsWhether it be balloons, sunglasses, mustaches, letters, sparklers... or even as this shot below... Target shopping carts scope out your enviroment or bring a prop to have fun with.
10) Heads together in a huddleI like how the bride and groom are off centered and they're kissing.
and on a closing note...