Post # 1
So my Maid/Matron of Honor told me it would be a good idea to make a list of all the "must-have" pics for our photographer… but I can’t think of what pictures I must have! Obiviously, family… but beyond that, I’m clueless. What must-have shots did you tell you photographer to take?
Post # 3
Bed Bath and Beyond has a great list:
I included most of these on my list to the photographer. Hope This Helps
Post # 4
Your photographer might already have a list he/she works off of. Ours did, and lots of others we talked to did as well. If not, PM me, and I will send you the list I made (I combined what I liked from other lists I found on the net). 🙂
Post # 5
Make sure they get pictures of all the small details….so you can remember your big day, all the projects you worked so hard on, etc.
I guess I just assumed my photographer would take more pictures of my favors, programs, centerpieces, and other decor. I would have loved to include these in my album! While he did a fabulous job with everything else (and was worth the big pricetag), I still wish I had told him to take a few more snaps of the smaller details.
Post # 6
I would ask your photog if they have a list they usually give their clients. My photographer didn’t take many detail shots, so be specific in your list so there is no confusion. Also, make sure to include special people & even special places (e.g. the outside of your venue, the front of your parent’s home where you are getting ready, etc.) Here’s a start: http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Shot_list
And Mrs. Spring maybe you can add to it with your list? It really isn’t hard, I promise!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Here’s a pretty comprehensive checklist from Real Simple Weddings. :o)
Post # 8
Good idea, Lillindy! I probably don’t use the Wiki as often as I should…
Post # 9
The template shot lists above are great, but try to spell out the family shots. The photog will have no idea who is important to you. So if you want a picture of you & your mom, then you & your dad/stepmom, single shot of you/mom/grandmother, etc., make that list now.
Believe it or not, some of my friends don’t have pics of them & key family (like their MOM) because everyone assumes someone will remember. But you are going through a whirldwind that day, and it’s so easy to forget little things.
It’s also good to hand the list off to one key family member on each side of the family to help you "corrale" the family. It’s like herding cats, and the last thing you want on your wedding day when you have such precious little time to enjoy it is waiting around for 15 minutes while someone has to look for Aunt Pam because no one told her to stick around for family photos.
So the more oganized you are, the quicker the process, which means the faster you can start enjoying your cocktail reception.