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Please Note: Since most of these shots are candid, they will more likely be captured by an more photojournalistic photographer...not traditional. (Make sure you know which one yours is!) I highlighted the "traditional poses" in BOLD. Let me know if I missed any!
Note: It's pretty extensive... I'm sure most photogs would like a shorter list to work with.. but at least it gives you ladies some ideas.
- Bride's dress on the hanger or over a chair
- Close-up of bride's shoes
- Close-up of bride's bouquet
- Bride in curlers or having makeup applied
- Bridesmaids applying their makeup
- Bride putting on garter
- Mom and/or bridesmaids helping the bride arrange her dress, bustle the train, etc.
- Close-up of dress details
Bride together with bridesmaids
- Bride hugging mom
- Flower girl(s) ready to go
- Mom or bridesmaids putting finishing touches on bride, adding the veil, etc.
- Bride spending moment alone, thinking quietly, praying or looking out the window
- Full-length shot of bride all dressed and ready to go
- Groom putting on tie
Groom with groomsmen
- Ring bearer ready to go
- Groom with dad, hugging or whispering advice
- Bride and groom separately getting in the car, limo or cab
Groom looking out the window, waiting for the bride to arrive
Car arriving with bride
Bride stepping out of the car
Wide shot of ceremony space from the back
Guests arriving (especially if they're using special transportation like a shuttle bus, boat or even escalator)
Ushers helping grandparents and special guests to their seats
Front and back shots of flower girl/ring bearer walking down the aisle
Close up of details (guest book, pew decorations, etc.)
Groom and groomsmen waiting nervously for bride to walk down aisle
Guests sitting down, waiting for ceremony to start
Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
Wedding party standing at the altar
Bride just before walking down the aisle
Back shot of bride (and escort) beginning to walk down the aisle
Full-frontal shot of bride (and escort) walking down the aisle
Close-up of groom's face when he sees bride for the first time (this can be done earlier, if photos are done before the ceremony)
Back shot of bride and groom together at the altar with officiant between them
Shot focusing on bridesmaids' bouquets, lined up as they hold them at the altar
Close-up of each hand as the rings are exchanged
Close-up of bride's face, as seen over the groom's shoulder
Close-up of groom's face, as seen over the bride's shoulder
Shot of both sets of parents' faces as they witness ceremony
Happy couple walking back down the aisle together, as married couple
Guests getting ready to shower the couple with well wishes (and bubbles, birdseed, etc.) as they leave
Bride and groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand
BEFORE THE RECEPTION ? During the cocktail hour (These can be taken before the ceremony)
Full shot of bride and groom together, smiling
Full shot of bride and groom hugging
Full shot of bride and groom kissing
Bride being lifted or carried by groom or sitting on groom's lap
Close-up of couples' faces as bride is lifted, carried or sitting on groom's lap
Bride with her parents
Groom with his parents
Bride with groom's parents
Groom with bride's parents
Bride with bridesmaids
Groom with groomsmen
Bride with groomsmen
Group shot of bride, groom, family and wedding party
Groom leaning up against a wall with bride in front of him, kissing
Bride and groom walking toward the camera, holding hands
Bride and groom walking away from camera, holding hands
Bride and groom looking off in the same direction together
Close-up of details (place settings, name cards, etc.)
Close-up of centerpieces
Wide shot of entire room before everyone arrives, even better if taken from above
Any special moments during the receiving line process
Bride and groom's first dance
Groom dipping bride
Bride dancing with her dad -- close-up of her face as seen over his shoulder
Groom dancing with his mom
Close-up of cake
Bride showing her new ring to the guests
Bride and groom hugging guests, close-ups of faces
Best man (or other guests) making a toast to the couple
Bride and groom's faces as they listen to the toast(s)
Guests smiling and clapping
Guests dancing and cutting loose on the dance floor. (Tip: Ask for a slow shutter speed to get a blurry/focused effect)
Wide shot of entire room after guests arrive, even better if taken from above
Close-ups of guests' faces, laughing and having a great time -- lots of these
Groups of friends sitting together at their table or dancing
Bride and groom whispering to each other
Parents (or even better, grandparents) dancing
Kids dancing or playing around
Close-up of band or DJ
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Bride and groom feeding each other
Bride and groom in back seat of getaway car
Back of car as it drives away
thanks for posting this, i just sent my photographer some that i want so this will be helpful.
Great list! A lot of those are photos a good photojournalistic photographer would be taking anyway though, so If you're looking for that style of photography, you need a photographer that shoots in that style rather than a list to give a photographer that doesn't.
Your must have photos should be limited to a list of the 'posed' or still life photos like the bouquet and dress and family pics and toasts and other planned activities.
LOVE this list... wish I would have had it during my wedding. I actually made a list and I dont think the photographer remembered to bring it so I was pretty much running the show which was totally overwhelming... I am scared we forgot so many pics... guess I will find out Saturday.
cool! i think i'm going to copy this list. thanx!
Wow now thats really really helpful... thank you for sharing!
Brianne is right! This list not what would be captured by a traditional based photographer! Mine is in between... so I expect him to know to get all those no posed shots. I'll make in BOLD the posed must have shots... let me know if I miss any!
saving this thread for sure :)
Mrs.KC, You should promote this to an article. I was going to, but when you do it says who ever promoted it wrote the article so I figured since you are a hostess, you can promote it and take credit. I know it has the place at the bottom that states the authors, but the title is what everyone sees first.
promoting now! :)