Fun Wedding Action Shots You'll Be Happy You Took

Pictures of you and your guests in action to inspire your wedding shot list.

Fun Wedding Action Shots You'll Be Happy You Took

Photo: Kristin Vanzant Photography

Photographs are part of what makes your wedding timeless – looking back on your big day for years to come is such a gift. When putting together your shot list, or the planned locations and poses you want your photographer to include, you often consider the still-life masterpieces you know and love: a sweet kiss shot, the bride surrounded by her smiling ‘maids, etc. However, what you often do not account for are the in-between pictures your photographer might take while you’re in motion. Action shots are a crowd favorite, and though they can’t always be specifically planned, that’s part of their charm.

From the moment your photographer arrives to the moment you leave, they are snapping photos of the hustle and bustle of your day. While posed pictures are lovely – and necessary! – the action shots really capture your true, unplanned, “unposed” happiness. Flip through some of our favorite chronological action shots below from real weddings to get excited about your own candid pictures. Click each photo for further wedding inspiration!

Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Consulting by Tessa Lyn Events

Photo by Asia Pimentel Photography

Photo by Judith Rae; Bridal Gown by Legends by Romona Keveža

Photo by Asia Pimentel Photography

Photo by Muñoz Photography; Consulting by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

Photo by Snapmotive

Photo by Kristin Vanzant

Photo by Vue Photography; Consulting by TOAST Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Tessa Lyn Events

Photo by KingenSmith; Consulting by Hope Weis Consulting

Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo

Photo by Hopkins Photography

Photo by Michael Bambino & Co.; Consulting by Viva Bella Events

Watch 10 of our favorite wedding videos from some of our real couples, see a list of must-do poses for grooms and groomsmen, and view sweet and sentimental poses for the newlywed pair