Your Wedding Day shot list

This is my generic list I work to when photographing a wedding. It's in no way formalised or exhaustive, but what I "love" to shoot to give the best story-book account of the day. Have a think about your own shot/wish list for your special day: Relatives who have traveled from abroad for you big day, a special item of borrowed jewellery, children, or a surprise reading...I'm normally pretty good at picking out these moments, but with a little prior knowledge i can guarantee i don't miss them!


Before the Bride and Groom See Each Other

► Bride alone
► Bride with mom and dad
► Bride with dad
► Bride with mom
► Bride with immediate family
► Bride with siblings
► Generational shot: Bride, mom, sister(s), grandmother
► Bride with mom and mother-in-law
► Bride with mother-in-law
► Bride with bridesmaids
► Bride with maid of honor
► Bride with flower girl(s)

► Groom alone
► Groom with mom and dad
► Groom with dad
► Groom with mom
► Groom with immediate family
► Groom with siblings
► Generational shot: Groom, father, brother(s), grandfather
► Groom with father and father-in-law
► Groom with father-in-law
► Groom with groomsmen
► Groom with best man
► Groom with ring bearer(s)

Photos Together

► Bride and groom
► Bride, groom, bride's immediate family
► Bride, groom, bride's parents
► Bride, groom, groom's immediate family
► Bride, groom, groom's parents
► Bride, groom, both sets of parents
► Bride, groom, both immediate families
► Bride, groom, siblings
► Bride, groom, all grandparents
► Bride, groom, each grandparent (or set of grandparents)
► Bride and groom with extended families
► Bride, groom, maid of honor, best man
► Bride, groom, flower girl, ring bearer
► Bride with groomsmen
► Groom with bridesmaids
► Bride, groom, full wedding party

Important Moments

► The first look
► Room shots at ceremony
► Wedding party and parents walking down the aisle
► Bride walking down the aisle
► Groom’s face as he waits/sees her
► The vows
► Close-up of the exchange of rings
► The first kiss as husband and wife
► The recessional
► signing of marriage certificate
► Room shots at reception
► Close-up of seating-card display
► Close-up of centerpieces
► Reception entrance
► The first dance
► Father/daughter dance
► Mother/son dance
► The toasts
► The cake cutting
► Bouquet and garter toss
► Parents of bride dancing
► Parents of groom dancing
► Couple’s departure

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