Have you heard of BATCH photoshoots? They are so trendy right now, and we are totally hopping on the bandwagon.
When you plan or attend a bachelorette party, you can expect crazy nights out, boozy daytime activities, and lots of wild memories. Throwing a bachelorette photoshoot into the mix is an unexpected, memorable experience that everyone in your party will love and hold onto forever. It’s also amazing bestie bonding time, and a great chance to relax and regroup before your next rowdy adventure. Your bachelorette crew is full of people who love and care about you, so take advantage of this special opportunity and document it with a group BATCH photoshoot.
Keep reading for planning and posing tips, as well as real-life inspo that you’ll love. By the end of this, we are sure you’ll be sold on bachelorette photoshoots, like we are!
Planning a Bachelorette Photoshoot
Location: Choosing the perfect location for your BATCH photoshoot is an important step in creating stunning images that you’re obsessed with. Whether you're looking for a vibrant and colorful backdrop with murals and street art or a picturesque scenic site with breathtaking views, there are plenty of options to choose from. Consider selecting a cute Airbnb with one-of-a-kind features, like a vintage bathtub or a rooftop terrace — anything that is unique and (most importantly) totally you.
Outfits: The outfits you and your squad choose to wear for your bachelorette photoshoot can make all the difference. Think about selecting a color scheme or theme, like all-white or neutrals, to give your photos a put-together, timeless vibe. Matching t-shirts with BATCH sayings that reflect the weekend’s hashtag or party phrase can also be a super fun option. Whether you're going for a chic and stylish look or a unique and clever one, the key is to feel confident and comfortable in what you're wearing.
Photographer: Choosing a photographer that matches your vibe and vision for your bachelorette photoshoot is absolutely essential to capture the best possible images, so we recommend checking out portfolios and reviews. It's important to find a pro who can capture the energy and personality of your group, as well as someone who will make your whole crew feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Here are a few of BATCH’s most popular photoshoot experiences, based on location:
Nashville — The Gulch Photowalk with Rooftop Champagne
Scottsdale — Scottsdale Photowalk Tour of Old Town
Las Vegas — Pro Photoshoot with up to 90 Edited Photos
Timing: Whether you're partying it up at a beach club or glamming it up in your Airbnb, lighting can make all the difference in how your photos turn out. The right lighting can set the mood, highlight your best features, and bring out the energy and excitement of your group. The wrong lighting can wash out your skin tone, create harsh shadows, and make your photos look lackluster. To get the best results, it's important to consider the time of day, the location, and the type of lighting being used. Consider a photoshoot before a night out when everyone is looking and feeling their best!
Posing for Your Group Photoshoot
Natural Poses: Unless you’re a professional model, posing for photos can be intimidating, especially when you want to look natural and relaxed. The key to achieving a natural pose is to avoid overthinking it and just be yourself. Here are a few tips for natural posing:
- Try to relax your body and focus on your breathing to help you feel more at ease
- Instead of forcing a smile, think of something that makes you genuinely happy
- Shift your weight from one foot to the other, as this can create a more natural and relaxed stance
Group Poses: To make the most of your group photos, try out a variety of fun poses. There are some tried and true group poses, like walking toward the camera with your arms linked, and walking toward the camera smiling and laughing with the bride-to-be. We love photoshoots on stairs, to create dimension among your group, and looking over the shoulder back at the camera.
We also highly recommend taking photos that capture the personality of each member of the I do crew — we call these ‘freestyle’ poses, where everyone can be themselves! There’s no right or wrong way to take group photos, as long as you’re having fun.
Individual Poses: Searching for some inspiration for individual poses during your bachelorette photoshoot? Here are several fun ideas you can consider.
- Add some visual interest to your photos by standing on your tip toes or lifting one leg, creating a dynamic silhouette
- Try crossing your legs
- Play with angles and positioning, whether you're leaning against a wall or striking a more dramatic pose
- Use your hands! Touch your hair, frame your face, throw them in the air
- Try to keep your shoulders far from your ears
The key is to have fun and experiment with different ideas to find what works best for you and your individual style.
Check out BATCH on Instagram for tons of inspo!
Bachelorette Group Photo Ideas & Inspo
With so many different types of bachelorette party destinations and themes, there are endless opportunities to create unique and stunning photos with your squad. Some super popular options include beach photoshoots with flowing dresses and gorgeous ocean backdrops and city photoshoots with stylish outfits, urban landscapes, and local murals. For super fun and personalized photos, have a BATCH photoshoot right in your rental or hotel! If you purchase pre-arrival decorations, your home rental will be full of amazing backdrops and props. You can wear matching t-shirts, PJ’s, or bathing suits, all depending on when and where your weekend is taking place.
With your crew: We love these poses. Here are a few poses that your group should absolutely try out. They are so fun and natural, and when your besties are together and having a blast, it won’t even feel like a photoshoot.
By a local mural: These individual poses look so effortless! Laugh (real or fake works with us), try twirling, move around your legs, grab a prop — get creative. Honestly, there are no rules besides having fun and finding the best murals around town.
In your rental: Get dressed up or keep your jammies on! Pose in front of some adorable decorations, set up fun games (preferably centered around Nick Jonas), and just have a blast. The photos will turn out so cute and fun — who doesn’t love a candid?
Bachelorette photoshoots are the perfect addition to any BATCH party, creating memories and capturing the essence of your special weekend with your BFFs.
When planning your photoshoot, keep in mind the location, outfits, photographer, and lighting to make sure the photos are absolutely perfect (and exactly what you are looking for). Consider your theme and what you want your photos to look like. And most importantly, relax. It will be so much fun and so worth it, so try lots of poses and make tons of incredible memories.
Having all of your fav people in one place, for such a special event is something that should be celebrated and cherished forever, and there’s no better way to do that than with an exciting photoshoot. When you receive your professional photos, make sure to share them with your crew with a digital photo album, and print out your favs for a lifelong keepsake.
PS: nobody says you can’t enjoy a little bubbly before the shoot — it just might help you relax and get ready to strike some legendary poses!
Find your dream bachelorette photographer on the BATCH app.