(Closed) Do/Did you have a “must have” photo-op list???

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I def made one.  I even have sample photos saved in a folder to match the list.  My mom is an art photographer and I wanted to make sure that she gets everything or almost everything that I want.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ll definitely make one but I haven’t made it yet. I’ve seen a few magazines and photography websites with long, long lists of shots and you can go through and tick all the ones you definitely want. I’ll probably do that, but @tksjewelry’s idea of sample photos is so clever! I may have something of a language barrier with my Estonian photographer so having examples is such a good idea!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Projectwedding.com is a great place for sample photos, that is wear quite a few of mine came from.

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Lovely brides, 

Please – please make a shot list! I tell all of my ladies to make one so that I know for each formal picture who we need to have in the shot. 

I recommend laying it out as follows: 

Shot # People In the Shot

1 Bride, Groom, Mom (groom’s side)

2 Bride, Groom, Mom (groom’s side), Dad (groom’s side)

3 Bride, Groom, Dad (groom’s side)

4 Bride Groom, Mom (bride’s side)

ect…

 

I hope that helps! I know that it always makes my shoots go quickly so that your guests can get back to partying, and I can focus on capturing your event and all of the details! 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m definetly doing one!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you have a large family or want specific pictures with specific people, make sure you have a list! My poor sister has NO pictures with just our Mom. Fully family yes, but Mom really wanted a picture with her daughters (we got a pic with Daddy) but it totally just got forgotten. I’m making a list of the super specific thing I want, what groups of family and some details like an heirloom table cloth/cake topper, a good picture of us with our rings, that kind of thing, but otherwise I trust my photographers skills. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I did a short shot list and created a family reference sheet. But now I realize I should have been much more specfic and perhaps even create a checklist. If you want your album to tell the story of your wedding make a list of what kind of images from beginning through end are needed. Don’t forget the details, signs, architecture, close-ups of the little things.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

yes i actually made it today! we have our appt. on monday evening with our photographer

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

my wedding planner sent me a massive list that i think covers everything. i think i will trim it down and pass it onto the government.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We def have to have a shot list because of his family dynamics. We may even have to do them at different times just to keep his mom and step dad away from his dad and step mom and his big sister away from his little sister and his half sister away from her real dad….*sighs* 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper

Before the Ceremony
” Bride alone in dress
” Bride touching up makeup or adjusting veil
” Bride with mother
” Bride with maid or matron of honor
” Bride with bridesmaids
” Bride with both parents
” Bride putting on garter or placing penny in shoe
” Everyone getting their flowers
” Bride leaving house
” Bride and father getting into the car
” Groom alone
” Groom with best man, shaking hands, looking at his
watch
” Groom and ushers putting on boutonnieres
” Groom with his parents
” Groom leaving for the ceremony
Others
At the Ceremony
” Guests arriving
” Bride and father getting out of car
” Groom’s parents being seated, or in procession
” Bride’s mother being seated, or in procession
” Usher escorting guests
” Groom and groomsmen at the altar
” Processional
” Bride and father starting down the aisle
” Altar and decorations
” Giving-away ceremony
” Bride and groom exchanging vows
” Ring ceremony
” The kiss
” Bride and groom coming up the aisle
” Recessional
” Bride and groom outside place of worship with
guests
” Bride and groom getting into the car
” Bride and groom looking through rear car window
Others
Before the Reception
” The couple together
” Bride with her attendants
” Groom with his attendants
” Bride and groom with all the attendants
” Bride and groom with their honor attendants
” Bride and groom with child attendants
” Bride with her parents
” Groom with his parents
” Both families together
” Bride and groom with officiant
” Bride’s and groom’s hands
At the Reception
” Bride and groom getting out of the car
” Bride and groom making a grand entrance
” Receiving line
” Couple greeting guests in the receiving line
” Guests signing the guest book
” Bride and groom dancing
” Bride and her father dancing
” Groom dancing with his mother
” Bride dancing with her father-in-law
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” Groom dancing with his mother-in-law
” Both sets of parents dancing
” Bridesmaids and ushers dancing
” Guests dancing
” Cake table
” Bride and groom cutting the cake
” Couple feeding cake to each other
” Bride and groom receiving toasts
” Buffet tables
” Bridal party’s table
” Parents’ table
” Guests’ tables
” Musicians
” Bride tossing the bouquet
” Groom tossing the garter
” Bride and groom changing into going-away clothes
” Bride and groom saying good-bye to parents
” Guests throwing rice
” Decorated getaway car
” Bride and groom getting into the car
” Guests waving good-bye
” Couple looking out rear window as car drives off
Others
Names of guests photographer shouldn’t miss.
(Have a relative or attendant responsible for pointing
these people out to the photographer.)
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here is the list my wedding planner gave me:

 

Before the Ceremony

” Bride alone in dress

” Bride touching up makeup or adjusting veil

” Bride with mother

” Bride with maid or matron of honor

” Bride with bridesmaids

” Bride with both parents

” Bride putting on garter or placing penny in shoe

” Everyone getting their flowers

” Bride leaving house

” Bride and father getting into the car

” Groom alone

” Groom with best man, shaking hands, looking at his

watch

” Groom and ushers putting on boutonnieres

” Groom with his parents

” Groom leaving for the ceremony

 

At the Ceremony

” Guests arriving

” Bride and father getting out of car

” Groom’s parents being seated, or in procession

” Bride’s mother being seated, or in procession

” Usher escorting guests

” Groom and groomsmen at the altar

” Processional

” Bride and father starting down the aisle

” Altar and decorations

” Giving-away ceremony

” Bride and groom exchanging vows

” Ring ceremony

” The kiss

” Bride and groom coming up the aisle

” Recessional

” Bride and groom outside place of worship with guests

” Bride and groom getting into the car

” Bride and groom looking through rear car window

 

Before the Reception

” The couple together

” Bride with her attendants

” Groom with his attendants

” Bride and groom with all the attendants

” Bride and groom with their honor attendants

” Bride and groom with child attendants

” Bride with her parents

” Groom with his parents

” Both families together

” Bride and groom with officiant

” Bride’s and groom’s hands

 

At the Reception

” Bride and groom getting out of the car

” Bride and groom making a grand entrance

” Receiving line

” Couple greeting guests in the receiving line

” Guests signing the guest book

” Bride and groom dancing

” Bride and her father dancing

” Groom dancing with his mother

” Bride dancing with her father-in-law

 

PHOTO AND VIDEO CHECKLIST

” Groom dancing with his mother-in-law

” Both sets of parents dancing

” Bridesmaids and ushers dancing

” Guests dancing

” Cake table

” Bride and groom cutting the cake

” Couple feeding cake to each other

” Bride and groom receiving toasts

” Buffet tables

” Bridal party’s table

” Parents’ table

” Guests’ tables

” Musicians

” Bride tossing the bouquet

” Groom tossing the garter

” Bride and groom changing into going-away clothes

” Bride and groom saying good-bye to parents

” Guests throwing rice

” Decorated getaway car

” Bride and groom getting into the car

” Guests waving good-bye

” Couple looking out rear window as car drives off

Others

Names of guests photographer shouldn’t miss.

(Have a relative or attendant responsible for pointing

these people out to the photographer.)

 

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