Wedding photography shots before the ceremony


Define starting time: this session takes from 30 to 60 minutes
Make sure you inform the photograph about limited access to your home (pedestrian areas, work in progress, etc) and provide the necessary authorizations where applicable.
Wedding dress hanging in the window or lying over a chair
Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
Mother of the bride fastening the bride's necklace
The bride's garter
The bride's veil
A close up of the bride's shoes peeking out from under the dress
Bride looking into a mirror
Bride looking out window
Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup
Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
Bride hugging parents
Bride touching up
Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
Groom tying tie
Groom looking into mirror
Groom looking out window
Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
Groom hugging parents
Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
Other, as suggested by bride/groom (write in spaces below)

Wedding photography shots at the ceremony


Define starting time: photographer on site 30 min in advance
Make sure you inform the photograph about limited access to the site of the ceremony (pedestrian areas, work in progress, etc) and provide the necessary authorizations to enter and for parking.
Outside of ceremony site
Bride-Full Length
Bride-Half Length
Bride-Close Up
Bride with mother-Full Length
Bride with mother-Close Up
Bride with father-Full Length
Bride with father-Close Up
Bride pinning on father's boutonniere
Bride with Both Parents-Full Length
Bride with Parents-Close Up
Bride with Grandparents-Full Length
Bride with Grandparents-Close Up
Bride with sisters-Full Length
Bride with sisters-Close Up
Bride with brothers-Full Length
Bride with brothers-Close Up
Bride with immediate family
Bride with Maid of Honor-Full Length
Bride with Maid of Honor-Close Up
Bride with her attendants-Full Length
Bride with her attendants-Close Up
Bride & flower girl/ring bearer
Father helping bride out of limo
Groom-Full Length
Groom-Half Length
Groom-Close Up
Groom putting on bow tie
Groom with mother-Full Length
Groom with mother-Close Up
Groom with father-Full Length
Groom with father-Close Up
Groom with Parents-Full Length
Groom with Parents-Close Up
Groom with Grandparents-Full Length
Groom with Grandparents-Close Up
Groom with sisters-Full Length
Groom with sisters-Close Up
Groom with brothers-Full Length
Groom with brothers-Close Up
Groom with Immediate Family
Groom & Best Man-Full Length
Groom with Best Man-Close Up
Groom & Best Man shaking hands
Groom & Groomsmen-Full Length
Groom & groomsmen-Close Up
Guests walking into ceremony site
Bride and father entering ceremony site
Parents being seated
Grandparents being seated
Maid of honor walking down the aisle
Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
Groom waiting for bride
Ceremony musicians
Altar or canopy during ceremony
Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
Bride and father walking down aisle
Groom seeing bride for first time
The back of bride and father walking down the aisle - with the groom waiting in the distance
Bride's father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
Shot of the audience from the bride and groom's point of view
The unity ceremony
Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
Exchanging the rings
Close up of hands
The kiss
Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
Receiving line
Bride & Groom outside on steps
Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations
Bride & Groom getting in car
Bride & Groom in back seat
Other, as suggested by bride/groom

Posed wedding photography before the reception

These can also be taken before the ceremony or another day under previous agreement
Bride alone (full length)
Bride with Maid of Honor
Bride with bridesmaids
Groom with bridesmaids
Bride with parents
Bride & Groom together
Bride & Groom with parents
Bride & Groom with families
Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer
Groom with parents
Groom with best man
Groom with groomsmen
Bride with groomsmen
Other, as suggested by bride/groom

During the Reception

To help your photographer, you may wish to list these shots in the order they will happen at your reception
Outside of reception site
Bride & Groom arriving
Bride & Groom greeting guests
Table centerpieces
Table settings
Bride & Groom's table (head table)
Musicians or DJ
Guest book
020Place card table
Closeup of bride and groom's place card
Wedding cake
Groom's cake
Gift table
A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
Bride with college alums
Groom with college alums
The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
Bride & Groom's first dance
Bride & Father dancing
Groom & Mother dancing
Guests dancing
Bride & Groom cutting the cake
Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
Bride & Groom drinking champagne
Signing the marriage license
Bride throwing bouquet
Groom retrieving garter
Groom tossing garter
Garter/Bouquet dance
The getaway car
Bride & Groom leaving party
Bride & Groom driving away
Other, as suggested by bride/groom

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