Please share your photog picture list

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You may want to ask your photographer if they have a worksheet they’d like you to fill out.

Our guy has a photojournalistic style, but he understood that parents would want traditional photos to frame. We e-mailed him the list below and told him that all other shots were up to his discretion. We did not pay for a 2nd shooter, and the logistics of our wedding did not require him to bring an assistant.

Our wedding had only ~50 people with NO attendants, so our list may be SIMPLER than typical.  DH and I also have small families (deceased grandparents, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins who could not attend).  So this is what we provided our photog:

TIMELINE OF THE DAY – we outlined the schedule for him so he knew what was happening when and where.

MUST HAVE PHOTOS

1) GETTING READY

  • At the salon
  • Mom helping me get dressed

2) FIRST LOOK

3) TRADITIONAL POSES before the ceremony

  • B&G with both sets of families together
  • B&G with bride’s entire family
  • B&G with groom’s entire family
  • B&G with bride’s parents
  • B&G with groom’s parents
  • B&G with bride’s siblings
  • B&G with groom’s sibling

4) DURING CEREMONY

  • Walking up the aisle
  • Ring exchange
  • First Kiss
  • Group shot of guests

5) AFTER CEREMONY

  • Couple and individual portraits (I had not scheduled a separate bridal session as ours was a DW)

6) RECEPTION

  • Toasts
  • Special dances
  • Cake cutting
  • Evening shots of B&G only (we snuck away to do this)

7) DETAILS – we weren’t specific about this, but he ended up giving us shots of these:

  • Rings
  • Bouquet
  • Decor & centerpieces (important if they were DIY)
  • We could have done a certificate signing, but time got away from us.  Luckily for him, capturing this moment was not a priority for us.

 

In the end, he caught many lovely moments that weren’t on this list, and we are both extremely happy with the results!

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