Post # 1
- Wedding Photo Photography “wish” list.
- Prep Shots – Bride & Groom***
- The Dress – Hanging or Draped *****
- The North Window Shot – Bride facing out northern most window
(maybe get this shot from inside AND outside the church?)***
- Bride walking down stairs***
- Bride Walking upstairs *
- Maid of Honor & Brides Mom – Zipping Dress*****
- Bride putting on earings ***
- Mother attaching Veil*******
- Brides Garter**
- Brides Shoes***
- Bridal Accessories***
- Bride in Mirror****
- Bride Applying Make Up ( mascara blush eyeliner and lipstick shots please!) ***
- Groom Fixing Hair***
- Groom doing tie****
- Groom doing shoes****
- Groom buttoning jacket***
- Grooms Father & Best Man – Helping him to get ready!****
- Groom Checking the Time
- Groom with Grooms Men & Fathers before
- Bride with Bridesmaids & Mothers before
- Bridesmaids looking at bride in mirror ***
- Bride with Mother & Father (also grandparents)*****
- Groom with Mother & Father (also grandparents)*****
- Groom waiting at altar*****
- GROOMS FIRST LOOK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOT TO ME! **********!
- Father Daughter first look ( before ceremony ) *******
- Bride and Groom holding hands around corner/can’t see each other – reading letters written to eachother.
- Church Wide Shot (with & without guests)****
- Bride walking down aisle ( Side Profile & Front )***** Please talk to me about my vision for this!
- Front shot of bride before she is with dad ******
- Back shot of bride and father walking up asile****
- Foot Washing Ceremony from all angles!***
- Close of up faces during Vows!****
- Father giving away bride*****
- Groom over the shoulder shot of bride ( & Vis Versa)***
- Holding hands – Bride and Groom before and after rings exchanged****
- Bride & Groom Kiss************
- Signing the marriage licence
- Bride & Groom Leaving Church both down the aisle and out front doors ****
- Reception/Banquet Hall Inside shots ***
- Food Shots ***
- Shot of each table full of guests***
- Shots of Bride & Groom with & without family****
- Bride and Groom Portraits****
- Bride & Groom with Bridesmaids & Groomsmen****
- Bride and Groom Hand & Ring Portraits couple of fun poses with these!***
- First Dance*********
- Bride & Father Dance***********
- Groom & Mother Dance ( groom will dance with 3 moms throughout the reception all of these dances are important to be shot/captured) ***
- Bouquet Toss****
- Guarder Belt Toss and search and find! ****
- Cake Cutting, Bride and Groom Feeding each other****
- Misc. Guests Dancing ****
- Best Man & Maid of Honor Toast/Speeches*****
- Bride & Groom Toast/Speeches*****
- Centerpieces & Flower/Decorations***
- Guestbook Signatures/ Thumbprint tree *****
- Small Children Dancing with Bride & Groom*****
- Bride & Groom’s Parents Dancing (Plus Grandparents) ******
- Bride & Groom “Just Married” Vehicle – Driving Away****
- Exiting Reception Venue ***
- Shot of bride from above
- Shot of bride looking over shoulder
- Shot of bride looking over shoulder at groom
- Bride and groom looking over shoulder at each other
- *if needed take us away for this shot – Sun setting behind kissing bride and groom so it ‘silhouettes’ ******
- Groom throwing bride over shoulder***
- Groom holding bride in arms/like walking over threshold***
- Grooms men pretending too ooogle over grooms ring**
- Bridal party pretending to be out of control while getting ready and bride covering flower girls eyes**
- Pinky Promise showing off wedding rings ***
- Bridal party picking up dresses/pants to show off shoes/socks
Post # 3
I may be in the minority here, but that seems like a VERY large list of requested shots. I’d sooner do the must-have shots taken care of (bride with family, etc..) then let the photographer take it naturally from there. If you hire a great photographer, they shouldn’t need such a huge list, IMHO.
Post # 4
95% of those shots are standard – special shots you want will probably get lost on that list.
Also, I know you said that the groom seeing you for the 1st time at the altar is your most important shot, but exery single photographer i’ve talked to has said that’s usually the biggest let down. It’s just a guy staring into space 99.9% of the time – no crying, special expression, etc. So, you might want to prepare yourself for that.
Also, what happens if you don’t look over your shoulder at the groom? Some of these shots are so specific that they may not even happen!
Post # 5
That’s a very long list… are you going to be disappointed if some were missed?
Post # 6
I agree with PPs. While all of these shots sound great, it seems pretty unlikely that your photographer will be able to capture all of them in the way that you had hoped. If it were me, I would also be concerned that my photographer would be put off by such a long, specific list…I would trust my photog to get great shots! 🙂
Post # 7
Ummm yea, that’s a crazy list haha
you should trust that you’re photographer knows most of the standard shots
Post # 8
Haha, I think it sounds crazy BECAUSE it’s a list. Like, when most Bee’s post recaps, I notice lots of these anyways. But yeah, it’s very specific 😛
FYI I’m not judging you, I hired 3 photographers for a 50 person wedding. I have noooo merit judging this type of thing 😛
Post # 9
This seams like a large list to me too. I gave my photographer a fairley big list but made it clear it was refeance for when I couldn’t think to say what was next, not a list of requirements. Be careful because you may want every shot but with this many you are taking time out of being able to actually enjoy the wedding and all of your guests excitement for you. A good photographer should know most of thease already create a must get and a nice to have list.
Post # 11
@jlh8787: That is why its a wish list.
this is a wish list people not my i must have all these pictures or your not getting paid list!
Post # 12
I couldn’t even get through the entire list. the ones I did read were standard
Post # 13
See what happens? I didn’t read the title properly, ha ha… WISH list… okay.
Now I have a couple of specific shots to comment on, if that’s okay with you?
- Close of up faces during Vows!****
This one is very interesting, I don’t see a lot of these close up shots, it’s always far away with the whole body not just the faces. Or the closest they get is from the head to the waist so still “far” away. I think this is a very good wish and possibly make it a real request!
- Pinky Promise showing off wedding rings ***
I didn’t understand this shot until I thought about it a little more maybe you can tell me if I am right? You are intertwining both left pinky fingers together while the rings are visible to the photographer? A shot of just the hands?
Post # 14
I feel like this is a concrete list of all the wedding pictures floating around on pinterest. If you want to make sure you get your *********** shots maybe list them in order of importance to you as well as chronologically?
Post # 15
I think it’s a perfect list! If you don’t tell your photography what you want, how is he / she suppose to know? I was a MOH and the only bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding this summer, and there is not one shot of just the two of us. We asked the photographer after the fact, and he said it wasn’t a ‘standard’ shot, even though he’s done weddings for 15 years. He blamed my sister for not giving him a list! So be specific and tell him/her what you want, even if you think it’s standard!!!
Post # 16
I think it’s great to make a list! My photographer asked me to do the same, but I think I’m going to mostly point out which guests I really want photos of and list specific portrait shots I want. Just a couple of comments/suggestions:
– If capturing the emotion of the groom first seeing you is important, it might be better to do a “first look” with him too. That was one of my photographer’s main arguments for it, that he’ll show his emotion and get to say the things he’s thinking because he doesn’t have an audience (and he’s allowed to speak). I’m guessing that you’ve already considered that and have your reasons for what you’ve chosen though.
– Our minister doesn’t allow photos during some parts of the ceremony (vows for example). I actually thought it was a good idea, I wouldn’t want to be thinking about shutters clicking, I want to be really present in the moment. We’re going to reenact those shots after the ceremony.