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Robin's Wedding Day Photo Checklist

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Wedding Day Photo checklist

After your wedding has been and gone, your photos will become the memories you relive for a lifetime. So how can you make sure all of the important moments are captured throughout the day?

Not sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up the ultimate wedding photography checklist below, from bridal portraits and centrepieces right down to the dance floor.

  1. Getting Ready
    • Location exterior

    • Dress hanging

    • Dress details

    • Jewelry

    • Shoes

    • Ring shots

    • Wedding invitation, and other details

    • Bride(s) and bridesmaids' hair and makeup

    • Bouquets, corsages, flowers

    • Bride(s) finishing dress/veil with help from mother of the bride or bridesmaid(s)

    • Bridal party candids

    • Putting jewelry on (with help)

    • Putting on shoes (with help)

    • Bride(s) portraits

    • Mother and bride portrait

    • Father and bride portrait

    • Parents and bride.

    • Family and bride.

    • Bride(s) with each bridal party member on their side (Optional)

    • Bride(s) coming downstairs or leaving location

    • Groom(s) details (cufflinks, ties, socks, shoes)

    • Groom(s) and groomsmen getting ready

    • Groom(s) portraits

    • Groom(s) group shots

    • Groom(s) with each person on their side (optional at this time)

  2. First Look

    • Before they see each other.

    • Candid photos of the two of them.

    • Bridal party/family reactions (if present)

    • Photos of the two of them.

    • Optional bridal party session

    • Optional family photo session

  3. Ceremony

    • Venue exteriors.

    • Venue interior details.

    • Wedding vehicle

    • Candid bride(s) and father/mother

    • Candid bride(s) and bridesmaids/flower girls

    • Candid groom(s) and groomsmen

    • Candid guests inside and outside

    • Bride(s) arrival in vehicle

    • Bride(s) exiting vehicle

    • Ushers seating guests

    • Bridal party coming down aisle

    • Bride(s) walking down the aisle

    • Closeup of Groom's reaction

    • Father/mother/family giving bride away

    • Vows, closeup on reactions

    • Rings closeup

    • Closeups of all key members of the ceremony

    • First kiss, and celebration after

    • Recessional/couple walking back down the aisle

    • Exiting the venue transition photo.

    • Greeting guests outside

4. Post-Ceremony - Couple

  • Standard portraits of the couple together. Full length, ¾ length.

  • Candid photos of them interacting.

  • Photo of the back of the dress full length

  • Portraits of bride/groom on their own

5. Bridal Party

  • Couple with each side of bridesmaids/groomsmen

  • Couple with entire wedding party with children

  • Couple with entire wedding party without children

  • Couple with any children in the wedding party

  • Bride(s) with bridesmaids

  • Brides(s) with individual bridesmaids

  • Groom(s) and groomsmen

  • Groom(s) with individual groomsmen

  • (Optional) individual portraits of all wedding party members

6. Family

  • Couple with all immediate family members (both sides)

  • Couple with each set of parents

  • Couple with both sets of parents

  • Bride or Groom with their parents

  • Bride or Groom with each individual parent

  • Bride or groom with their parents and siblings

  • Couple with each side of parents, siblings and siblings partners

  • Couple with all siblings

  • Couple with grandparents

  • Bride or groom with their grandparents

7. Cocktail Hour

  • Candids of guests

  • Small group photos with the couple and friends

8. Wedding Reception

  • Empty reception room (if possible)

  • All decor and details brought in by the couple

  • Introductions

  • Speeches

  • Candid reactions of speeches

  • Cutting the cake

  • The first dance

  • Bride(s) with father/groom(s) with mother dances

  • Guests dancing

  • Musicians, singers, DJ

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