Recommended Wedding Shots
Before the Ceremony
1. Wedding dress lying over a chair
2. Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
3. Mother of the bride fastening the bride's necklace
4. The bride's garter The bride's veil
5. A close up of the bride's shoes peeking out from under the dress
6. Bride looking into a mirror
7. Bride looking out window
8. Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup
9. Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
10. Bride hugging parents Bride touching up
11. Bride and parents leaving for ceremony Groom tying tie
12. Groom looking into mirror Bride looking out window
13. Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
14. Groom hugging parents Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
At the Ceremony
15. Bride & Groom in back seat
16. Bride & Groom getting in car
17. Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations
18. Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
19. Bride & Groom outside on steps Receiving line
20. Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
21. The kiss
22. Close up of hands Exchanging the rings
23. Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
24. Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
25. The unity ceremony Shot of the audience from the bride and groom's point of view
26. Bride's father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
27. The back of bride and father walking down the aisle – with the groom waiting in the distance
28. Groom seeing bride for first time
29. Bride and father walking down aisle
30. Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
31. Groom waiting for bride Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
32. Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
33. Maid of honor walking down the aisle
34. Grandparents being seated Parents being seated Bride and father entering ceremony site
35. Guests walking into ceremony site Outside of ceremony site
Posed Wedding Photography before the Reception (These can also be taken before the ceremony)
36. Bride with Maid of Honor Bride alone (full length)
37. Bride with groomsmen Groom with groomsmen
38. Groom with best man
39. Groom with parents
40. Bride & Groom with flower girl and ringbearer
41. Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
42. Bride & Groom with families
43. Bride & Groom with parents
44. Bride & Groom together
45. Bride with parents
46. Groom with bridesmaids
47. Bride with bridesmaids
48. Groom with groomsmen
During the Reception
(to help your photographer, you may wish to list these shots in the order they will happen at your reception)
49. Bride & Groom driving away
50. Bride & Groom leaving party
51. The getaway car
52. Garter/Bouquet dance
53. Groom tossing garter
54. Groom retrieving garter
55. Bride throwing bouquet
56. Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
57. Bride & Groom cutting the cake
58. Guests dancing
59. Groom & Mother dancing
60. Bride & Father dancing
61. Bride & Groom's first dance
62. Gift table
63. Groom's cake
64. Wedding cake
65. Closeup of bride and groom's place card Place card table
66. Guest book Musicians or DJ Bride & Groom's table
67. Bride & Groom greeting guests
68. Bride & Groom arriving Outside of reception site
69. A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
70. Bride & Groom drinking champagne