Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Today on the blog I am sharing a photo checklist of my own, these checklists can be very personal and you can choose whatever will work for you.
Here are some of my ideas...
Before the Big Day
Engagement Shoot - this is a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and get to know your photographer.
Wedding Day: Pre-Ceremony Wedding Photo Checklist
Flat Lays - Stationery, Jewellery, Ribbons etc.
Bride(s) and bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done
Dress hanging, jewellery laid out, shoes etc.
Bouquets and buttonholes
Bride(s) putting on dress/veil with help from mother of the bride or bridesmaids
Close up of dress details
Putting on jewellery & shoes
Close up of bride holding bouquet
Mother and bride portrait
Father and bride portrait
Bride(s) spending moment alone
Bridal party walking down stairs/leaving the house
Bride and father in wedding car/walking to ceremony
Groom(s) and groomsmen getting ready
Groom(s) spending moment alone
Wedding ring shots
The Trip to the Ceremony/Venue
Bride(s) and father/mother
Bride(s) and bridesmaids/flower girls
Groom(s) and groomsmen/page boys
Shot of the wedding car
This is seen as being very personal and entirely optional... many couples choose to see each other before the ceremony as a way of spending a few quiet moments together and/or reducing any nerves, asking their wedding photographer to capture the moment.
Couple alone for first look
Wedding Day: Wedding Ceremony Photo Checklist
If you are getting married in a church, double check with them before to ask whether they allow photographs inside as some churches say no - (Checking this is important!!)
Shots of empty venue/church, including altar, flowers, interior and exterior details
Groom and groomsmen waiting inside venue/church
Guests outside and inside church
Ushers handing out program
Bride(s) arriving in wedding car
Bride(s) stepping out of car
Bride(s) and bridesmaids at back of venue/church
Bridal party entrance
Bride(s) walking up the aisle
Father/mother giving bride away
Exchanging of vows
Exchanging of the rings
Participants such as readers, the officiant, musicians etc.
The first kiss as a married couple, and the moment after
Signing the register
The couple walking back down the aisle
Greeting guests outside venue
Couple in the back seat of wedding car
- Images by Gareth Jones Photography at Royston Heath
Wedding Day: Wedding Reception Photo Checklist
A Wedding Reception filled with colour & decor...
The reception space set up, before room fills up
Details and room decor shots, including table settings, place cards, favours, centrepieces etc.
Wedding cake detail shots/ Cutting of the cake
Toasts and speeches
The first dance
Bride(s) dancing with father/groom(s) dancing with mother
Couple mingling with guests
Couple greeting guests
Guests signing wedding book
Assorted shots of guests during meal and speeches
Bride’s father’s speech
Best man’s speech
- Images by Nataly J Photography at the beautiful Furtho Manor Farm💕
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