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Wedding Photo Checklist

Wedding is the most important event in a person's life. You want to make it perfect as well as memorable. Photographs are an excellent way to revisit the old memories and basking in the warmth that they bring in your life.

Wedding photography is an altogether different field than the other types of photography. It is an art. It requires the skill to recognize a moment and to capture and develop it beautifully. A skilled photographer has his own list of photos to take in a ceremony. However, it is always better to prepare a must-have list of photographs you want and hand it over to the photographer who can take the photos accordingly and make your wedding album memorable.

Go through the following wedding photo checklist that your photographer can take at your wedding.

Bride's photo list

Wedding Photo Checklist

  • Bride dressing for wedding
  • Mother helping bride put on the veil
  • Bride looking in mirror
  • Bride and her mother looking in the mirror
  • Bride putting on garter
  • Bride's full length photo
  • Bride's half length photo
  • Bride's close up photo
  • Bride's Profile photo
  • Bride with Parents
  • Bride with sisters
  • Bride with brothers
  • Bride with the Maid of Honor
  • Bride with her attendants
  • Bride & flower girl / ring bearer
  • Bride with her father
  • Bride showing her wedding ring to her friends
  • Bride walking down the aisle

Groom's photo list

  • Groom's half length photo
  • Groom's full length photo
  • Groom's close up photo
  • Groom's profile photo
  • Groom standing at the altar
  • Groom with mother
  • Groom with father
  • Groom with parents
  • Groom with grandparents
  • Groom with sisters
  • Groom with brothers
  • Groom with immediate family
  • Groom & the best man
  • Groom & groomsmen

Formal photos

  • The First Kiss
  • Bride & groom presenting the wedding rings to each other
  • While reading the vows
  • Bride & groom-full length
  • Bride & groom-half length
  • Bride & groom-close up
  • Bride & groom profile
  • Bride & groom admiring each other's rings
  • Groom carrying the bride to the vehicle
  • Bride & groom gazing at each other
  • Bride & groom looking out of the window
  • Bride & groom holding hands
  • Bride & groom walking in the sunset
  • Bride & groom hugging
  • Close-up of rings
  • Bride & groom cutting the cake
  • Bride & groom feeding the cake to each other
  • Bride tossing the bouquet
  • Bride & groom with bride's parents
  • Bride & groom with groom's parents
  • Bride & groom with bride's extended family
  • Bride & groom with groom's extended family
  • Bride & groom speaking with the guests
  • Bride & groom with the entire wedding party
  • Bride & groom greeting the guests

Additional photos to consider

  • Post-reception party
  • Exterior of wedding location
  • Bride in going away clothes
  • Newlyweds leaving for their honeymoon
  • Bridesmaids with their groomsmen
  • Flower Girl with the ring bearer
  • Vehicle transporting them from one venue to another
  • The Cake
  • The decorations including centerpieces, lighting, hanging, wall and floor decorations
  • Interior and exterior shots of the wedding venue
  • Ring Pillow
  • Flower Girl's Basket

Dancing Photos

  • Bride & groom dancing together
  • Bride and her father doing the traditional father and daughter dance
  • Guests dancing
  • Couple's parents
  • Mother-in-law dancing with Father
  • Father-in-law dancing with mother
  • Groom dancing with his mother

Choosing a photographer for the wedding is quiet important. Don't rely on the websites as the photos they show over there are just the demos. You will need to short list at least three to four photographers so that you can select one according to your preference and his availability. Ask for recommendations from friends who have bused his services. Keep the wedding photo checklist handy and discuss it in detail with the photographer. A skilled and experienced photographer will give you a good advice and some good poses. Do not hesitate to ask your doubts. Clarify all the financial as well as service details well in advance.

An experienced photographer will have his checklist ready. You can tally this with his and choose the photos, which you think represent you the best. Our best wishes for your wedding!

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