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Wedding Photography Checklist To Get The Special Moments

Wedding Photography Checklist To Get The Special Moments

When you are discussing your wedding photography with your photographer it is best to have a clear understanding of what pictures are expected and who are to be involved.

So to help cover the bases here is a Wedding Photography checklist to get you started.

Before the Ceremony

  • Preparation and getting ready
  • Bride and bridesmaids
  • Bridesmaids together
  • Bride and mother
  • Bride and father
  • Bride and her parents
  • Bride and sister
  • Bride with whole family
  • Bride in her dress
  • Leaving the home
  • Getting into the car

At the Ceremony

  • Groom waiting for the Bride
  • Groom and Groomsmen
  • Bride getting out of the car
  • Bride and father
  • Groom and best man waiting in the Church
  • Bride entering the church
  • Bridal party walking down the aisle
  • Bride walking down the aisle
  • Bride and Groom during the ceremony
  • Signing the register
  • Bride and Groom with the marriage certificate
  • Bride and Groom coming down the aisle together
  • Bride and Groom on the steps
  • Bridal party on the steps
  • Bride, Groom and steps
  • Group photo outside the church
  • Bride and Groom getting into the car

Before the Reception

The formal wedding photos are usually take before the reception at a chosen location.

  • Bride and groom
  • Bride with her family
  • Groom with his family
  • Bride, Groom and both families
  • Bride and Groom with each family separately
  • Bride and Bridesmaids
  • Groom and Groomsmen
  • Bride and groom with best man and chief bridesmaid
  • The Bridal Party as a group
  • Bride and groom with special guests

At the Reception

  • Bride and groom arriving
  • Bridal party arriving
  • Bride and groom with each guest table
  • Bridal party at the head table
  • Bride and Groom with the receiving line
  • Mistress or Master of Ceremony
  • Speechmakers
  • The first dance
  • Reception details like the cake, flowers, presentation tables, buffet table, present table
  • Cutting the cake

5 Things to Remember

1. The photographer is booked for a certain time so they usually attend only the beginning of the reception.

2. Be clear about expectations with a written list that is agreed on between you and the photographer.

3. Have a friend or family member who is good with a camera taking backup photos so you have all bases covered. Just make sure they let your professional photographer have right of way.

4. Be sure about permission to photograph at various locations as there can be restrictions, especially with some churches. So to keep planning easy check ahead of the big day so you get the best choices with your pictures.

5. Other photos that set the scene and capture details can also be included in the list such as any special decorations at home or at the church or reception. So add to or subtract from this list as it suits you.

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