Elegant, heartwarming wedding portraits are now outpacing the awkward, snicker-inducing pictures of the recent past. Upon closer inspection, we found that most extraordinary images fit one of seven distinct, possible-to-replicate archetypes. Here's how to get a portrait that won't make your future grandkids point and laugh.

Your ensembles should also be the same level of formality. That is, if you're going to wear a cocktail dress and heels, he needs to do better than jeans and a T-shirt.

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