Picture Perfect

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you’ll cherish the memories of it forever. All the planning, scheduling, and list making has been completed in preparation for your “I Do’s”, but you might consider making one more list before the day arrives. Creating a shot list of poses and pictures for your photographer is a great way to ensure you get all the pictures you want, and it provides a checklist for the photographer so that they are able to go above and beyond to take the pictures you want and more. Plus, sitting down and thinking about what you’re looking for in pictures will help you and your photographer better capture your big day. We love to help our clients out, so here’s some great picture ideas that you can add to your shot list!

Before the Ceremony

  • The dress
  • The bride getting ready
  • Mother of the bride helping her get ready
  • The bridesmaids getting ready
  • The bouquet
  • The rings
  • The accessories (shoes, jewelry, veil, garter, etc.)
  • The groom getting ready
  • The groomsmen getting ready

MODweddings

Photo: Courtesy of MODwedding.com

 

During the Ceremony

  • The venue before guests arrive
  • The details (flowers, programs, decorations, guestbook)
  • Guests and family
  • Mother or bride and mother of groom during their walks down the aisle
  • Bride walking down the aisle
  • Bride’s first look
  • Groom’s first look
  • Bride’s father giving her away, kiss on cheek
  • The vows
  • The rings
  • Important ceremony traditions/unique ceremony pieces
  • The kiss
  • Bride & groom during their walk down the aisle

Kathlyn Dragna Photography

Photo: Courtesy of Kathlyn Dragna Photography

 

After the Ceremony

  • Bride with her family
  • Groom with his family
  • Bride and groom with each family
  • Bride and groom with combined families
  • Bride and bridesmaids
  • Groom and groomsmen
  • Bride and groom with wedding party
  • Flower girl and ring bearer
  • Bride and groom

kimbrystudios

Photo: Courtesy of Kimbry Studios

 

At the Reception

  • The venue
  • Tables, gifts, and decorations
  • The cake
  • The food
  • The arrival of the wedding party
  • The newlyweds greeting guests
  • Toasts (best man, maid of honor, bride and groom to each other)
  • Father/daughter dance
  • Mother/son dance
  • The first dance
  • Entertainment
  • Reception events (cutting the cake, feeding cake, bouquet toss, garter toss, games)
  • Guests
  • Guests with bride and groom
  • The send off
  • The bride & groom in the send off car/carriage

weddingwire

Photo: Courtesy of weddingwire.com

 

Just for Fun

  • The bride and groom’s shoes
  • Wedding party reaction to bride and groom kiss
  • Props for bridal/bride & groom portraits (firefighter suit, baseball bat, basketball and whistle, Bible, superhero shirts under suit, lightsabers etc.)
  • Bride & groom praying together

 

 

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