(Closed) updated must-have photo list

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I came to this thread looking for a wedding photo list too!!! 

Post # 5
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@hecallsmelove:  I found this one on the Knot!


Getting Ready

  • Bride’s clothes hanging on the wardrobe, on the bedpost, or over a  chair

  • Bridesmaids doing bride’s hair and makeup

  • Bride and bridesmaids getting dressed, applying  makeup

  • Mom helping bride with one last detail, such as veil

  • Full-length shot of bride in gown checking herself out in  mirror

  • Detail of clothing, shoes, garter, something borrowed, something  blue

  • Touching shot of bride with parent/s and/or stepparent/s

  • Touching shot of bride with sibling/s

  • Bride hugging honor attendant

  • Bride with bridesmaids

  • Bride with all the women

  • Groom getting ready with Dad and pals (tying the tie is a  classic)

  • Touching shot of groom with parent/s and/or stepparent/s

  • Touching shot of groom with sibling/s

  • Groom with his arm affectionately around best man

  • Groom with all the groomsmen

  • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or bowties

  • Intimate shots of bride and groom chatting with/crying with/hugging parents  and siblings preceremony

  • Dad whispering last-minute advice to groom

  • Groom ready to go

  • Bride ready to go

  • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony (in a limo  backseat, hailing a cab, walking down the street/hall/stairs)

The Ceremony

  • Guests streaming into the site

  • Ushers escorting guests to their seats

  • Ushers escorting moms  to their seats (Christian wedding)

  • Close-up of groom’s adorably nervous mug waiting for his other  half

  • Bridesmaids and groomsmen walking down the aisle

  • Flower girl and/or ring bearer entering

  • Honor attendant walking down the aisle

  • Grandparents walking down the aisle (Jewish wedding)

  • Wedding party waiting at the altar

  • Groom walking down the aisle

  • Bride and Dad/escort/parents (Jewish wedding) walking down the  aisle

  • Close-up of bride just before she makes her entrance

  • Bride and groom at the altar

  • Altar or canopy from the back during ceremony

  • Wide shot of audience during ceremony, from bride and groom’s point of  view

  • Faces  of bride and groom as they exchange vows

  • Close-up of bride’s and groom’s hands as they exchange rings

  • The kiss

  • Bride and groom proceeding up the aisle, guests’ smiling faces at their  sides

  • Bride and groom outside ceremony site

  • Congrats  shots: bride and groom hugging, laughing, and crying with good friends and  family

  • Bride and groom leaving ceremony site

  • Bride and groom in limo backseat

Before the Reception (During the Cocktail Hour)

Note: You can also  take these before the ceremony.

  • Bride and groom together

  • Bride with her happy, proud parents and/or stepparents

  • Bride with her entire immediate family

  • Groom with his happy, proud parents and/or stepparents

  • Groom with his entire immediate family

  • Bride and groom with all parents

  • Bride and groom with immediate family members from both sides

  • Bride and groom with groomsmen

  • Bride and groom with bridesmaids

  • Bride and groom with whole wedding party

The Reception

  • Shot from outside reception site (to set the tone)

  • Reception details such as place cards, guest book, centerpieces,  decorations, table settings, favors table, and champagne glasses

  • Bride and groom arriving (make it dramatic — their faces through the dark  limo windows, the two lovebirds atop a staircase or pushing through a  curtain)

  • Receiving line moments

  • Bride and groom at head table

  • Parents’ table

  • Guests’ tables

  • Close-up of friends and family making toasts

  • Bride and groom sipping champagne

  • Bride’s and groom’s parents whispering to each other during  dinner

  • Bride and groom chatting up the guests

  • Bride and groom’s first dance (maybe with a slow shutter speed so the  movement blurs the image a little)

  • Parents dancing

  • Bride and Dad dancing

  • Groom and Mom dancing

  • Wedding party dancing

  • Grandparents dancing

  • Kids playing or dancing

  • Musicians or DJ doing their thing

  • Guests going nuts on the dance floor (again, slow shutter speed could be  effective)

  • Bride laughing with bridesmaids

  • Cake table

  • Bride and groom cutting the cake

  • Bride and groom feeding each other cake

  • Dessert table

  • Bouquet toss (perhaps a vertical shot from in front of the  bride)

  • Tossing and catching of the garter

  • Bride and groom leaving, waving from getaway car’s backseat

  • Rear of car departing








The  Knot

Read more:  Wedding Photography: 85 Great Photo SuggestionsTheKnot.com – http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-photography-videography/articles/85-great-wedding-photo-suggestions.aspx#ixzz1sbDrWXY2

Post # 7
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I would hope if you hired a professional photographer that they wouldn’t need a list like this!

Post # 8
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My photographer told me not to make a long list of shots. Anyone who shoots weddings knows all of the basic must-have shots. According to my photographer (and others I spoke to), your must-have list should only be photos that aren’t standard, but are very important to you. I think everything in PP’s list is standard for wedding photos, so I don’t think you need to tell your photgrapher to shoot those kinds of things.

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