Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. As a photographer, it's my job to capture all of those special moments, so that you can relive them for years to come. Your day goes by so quickly it can be hard to know what your photographer is capturing. And this is a question I get asked often.... do you capture this shot?
In this blog post, I'll share some of the wedding photos that I capture with every couple on their wedding day! Of course you get ALOT more then what is listed below, but this is my MUST always shoot shot list. These are listed in order of the day, if applicable has been added if your timeline doesn't include or allow for a set of images.
GETTING READY & DETAILS (IF APPLICABLE)
The getting ready photos are some of my favorite to capture, as they show the anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony. From the bride getting her details all together and into her dress, to the groom putting on his tie, these photos help tell the story of your wedding day from the very beginning.
Invitation, program, special signs
Wedding rings ( captured later on during the day)
Outfit accessories like shoes, cuff links, or jewelry
Bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres
Getting into your dress/ suit
PRE-CEREMONY (if applicable )
The first look is a special moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony. This intimate moment can be captured beautifully, with emotions running high and the love between the couple on full display.
Couple alone for your first look
Bride & groom portraits
Of course, no wedding day would be complete without photos of the ceremony itself. Whether you're having a traditional ceremony in a church, or a more relaxed outdoor wedding, the ceremony is one of the most important parts of the day.
Venue shots including ceremony site, flowers, interior, and exterior details
Bridal party entrance
Bride(s) walking down the aisle
Father/mother giving the bride away
Exchanging of vows
Exchanging the rings
The first kiss as a married couple
Signing the marriage certificate
The recessional (couple walking back up the aisle)
WEDDING PORTRAITS, & FAMILY PHOTOS
Couple with bridesmaids/groomsmen
Couple with the entire wedding party
Bride(s) with bridesmaids/maid of honor
Groom(s) and groomsmen/best man
Bride & groom portraits
Couple with any children
Couple with a full family shot from their list
Couple with each set of parents
Couple with individual parents/ siblings
Couple with siblings
RECEPTION (IF APPLICABLE)
The reception is where the real party starts! From the first dance, to the speeches, to the cake cutting, there are so many special moments to capture during the reception. These photos will help you remember all of the fun you had with your friends and family.
Details and room décor shots, including table settings, place cards, favors, centerpieces, etc.
Wedding cake detail shots
Toasts and speeches
The first dance
Bride(s) dancing with father/groom(s) dancing with mother
Couple mingling with guests
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it's important to capture all of the special moments so that you can relive them for years to come. By capturing all of these must-have wedding day photos, you can ensure that your wedding album tells the complete story of your special day. As a photographer, it's my pleasure to help you capture these memories so that you can cherish them forever and you can feel confident and stress free knowing these are on my must capture list.