Must Have Photos

kassi_o
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Some typical photos we take at weddings for must-haves include:


Before Wedding - Bride/Groom with mom, Bride/Groom with dad, Bride/Groom with both parents, Bride/Groom with all bridesmaids/groomsmen, Bride with groomsmen, Groom with bridesmaids, Bride/Groom with MOH/BM, Bride/Groom alone; 


After Wedding - Bride & Groom and ALL family members, B&G with immediate family, B&G with both sets of parents and grand parents, B&G with both sets of parents, B&G with Brides parents, B&G with Grooms parents, B&G with all attendants, B&G with Bridesmaids, B&G with groomsmen, B&G with honor attendants, B&G alone


Hope this helps withyour picture must-haves




if you want to be specific, I would just start out with a list of:


- "formal" shots you want - you and your parents, you guys and his, etc.  to make sure you don't miss anyone


- Then go through the day in your head and think of the little details and things you'll be doing (i.e.: ceremony: his first look, you coming down, your wedding party, blah, blah).


-special shots (i.e. ring finger shot, jumping shot, anything special you want)




We printed some of the must haves to show our photographer.




This article should help you out!  :)


http://www.projectwedding.com/wiki/show/must-take-photos




Here a few samples...


 


http://www.usabride.com/wedplan/w_photolist.html


http://weddings.ivillage.com/etiquette/ceremony/0,,q5hb,00.html


http://weddings.about.com/od/photographer/a/Photogchecklist.htm


http://www.frugalbride.com/photochecklist.html


 


Hope these help!




This is the article i gave my photog and no shots were missed.  I adjusted the list to what we wanted.  Good luck!


http://weddings.about.com/od/photographer/a/Photogchecklist.htm




http://jasonandashley.weebly.com/pictures.html




TheChicBride posted this a while back that really helps:


Getting Ready


 



  • Bride's clothes hanging on the wardrobe, on the bedpost, or over a chair



  • Bridesmaids doing bride's hair and makeup



  • Bride and bridesmaids getting dressed, applying makeup



  • Mom helping bride with one last detail, such as veil



  • Full-length shot of bride in gown checking herself out in mirror



  • Detail of clothing, shoes, garter, something borrowed, something blue



  • Touching shot of bride with parent/s and/or stepparent/s



  • Touching shot of bride with sibling/s



  • Bride hugging honor attendant



  • Bride with bridesmaids



  • Bride with all the women



  • Groom getting ready with Dad and pals (tying the tie is a classic)



  • Touching shot of groom with parent/s and/or stepparent/s



  • Touching shot of groom with sibling/s



  • Groom with his arm affectionately around best man



  • Groom with all the groomsmen



  • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or bowties



  • Intimate shots of bride and groom chatting with/crying with/hugging parents and siblings preceremony



  • Dad whispering last-minute advice to groom



  • Groom ready to go



  • Bride ready to go



  • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony (in a limo backseat, hailing a cab, walking down the street/hall/stairs)


 


 


The Ceremony


 



  • Guests streaming into the site



  • Ushers escorting guests to their seats



  • Ushers escorting moms to their seats (Christian wedding)



  • Close-up of groom's adorably nervous mug waiting for his other half



  • Bridesmaids and groomsmen walking down the aisle



  • Flower girl and/or ring bearer entering



  • Honor attendant walking down the aisle



  • Grandparents walking down the aisle (Jewish wedding)



  • Wedding party waiting at the altar



  • Groom walking down the aisle



  • Bride and Dad/escort/parents (Jewish wedding) walking down the aisle



  • Close-up of bride just before she makes her entrance



  • Bride and groom at the altar



  • Altar or canopy from the back during ceremony



  • Wide shot of audience during ceremony, from bride and groom's point of view



  • Faces of bride and groom as they exchange vows



  • Close-up of bride's and groom's hands as they exchange rings



  • The kiss



  • Bride and groom proceeding up the aisle, guests' smiling faces at their sides



  • Bride and groom outside ceremony site



  • Congrats shots: bride and groom hugging, laughing, and crying with good friends and family



  • Bride and groom leaving ceremony site



  • Bride and groom in limo backseat


 


 


Before the Reception (During the Cocktail Hour)



Note: You can also take these before the ceremony.



  • Bride and groom together



  • Bride with her happy, proud parents and/or stepparents



  • Bride with her entire immediate family



  • Groom with his happy, proud parents and/or stepparents



  • Groom with his entire immediate family



  • Bride and groom with all parents



  • Bride and groom with immediate family members from both sides



  • Bride and groom with groomsmen



  • Bride and groom with bridesmaids



  • Bride and groom with whole wedding party



 


The Reception


 



  • Shot from outside reception site (to set the tone)



  • Reception details such as place cards, guest book, centerpieces, decorations, table settings, favors table, and champagne glasses



  • Bride and groom arriving (make it dramatic -- their faces through the dark limo windows, the two lovebirds atop a staircase or pushing through a curtain)



  • Receiving line moments



  • Bride and groom at head table



  • Parents' table



  • Guests' tables



  • Close-up of friends and family making toasts



  • Bride and groom sipping champagne



  • Bride's and groom's parents whispering to each other during dinner



  • Bride and groom chatting up the guests



  • Bride and groom's first dance (maybe with a slow shutter speed so the movement blurs the image a little)



  • Parents dancing



  • Bride and Dad dancing



  • Groom and Mom dancing



  • Wedding party dancing



  • Grandparents dancing



  • Kids playing or dancing



  • Musicians or DJ doing their thing



  • Guests going nuts on the dance floor (again, slow shutter speed could be effective)



  • Bride laughing with bridesmaids



  • Cake table



  • Bride and groom cutting the cake



  • Bride and groom feeding each other cake



  • Dessert table



  • Bouquet toss (perhaps a vertical shot from in front of the bride)



  • Tossing and catching of the garter



  • Bride and groom leaving, waving from getaway car's backseat


Rear of car departing




 


I really, really want a super "winter-y" one!!! Among the obvious.

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