Wedding Shot List

Before the wedding, I suggest that you go over the following shot list to pick out what “must have” shots you’d like to have in your album. While these will not be the only shots, these are the most often requested, and are something to consider when blocking out time for your photo shoot.

Wedding Photography Shots Before the Ceremony

___ Wedding dress lying over a chair

___ Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress

___ Mother of the bride fastening the bride’s necklace

___ The bride’s garter

___ The bride’s veil

___ A close up of the bride’s shoes peeking out from under the dress

___ Bride looking into a mirror

___ Bride looking out window

___ Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup

___ Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father

___ Bride hugging parents

___ Bride touching up

___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

___ Groom tying tie

___ Groom looking into mirror

___ Bride looking out window

___ Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father

___ Groom hugging parents

___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

 

Wedding Photography Shots At the Ceremony

___ Outside of ceremony site

___ Guests walking into ceremony site

___ Bride and father entering ceremony site

___ Parents being seated

___ Grandparents being seated

___ Maid of honor walking down the aisle

___ Bridesmaids walking down the aisle

___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle

___ Groom waiting for bride

___ Ceremony musicians

___ Officiant

___ Altar or canopy during ceremony

___ Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance

___ Bride and father walking down aisle

___ Groom seeing bride for first time

___ The back of bride and father walking down the aisle – with the groom waiting in the distance

___ Bride’s father and Bride hugging at end of aisle

___ Shot of the audience from the bride and groom’s point of view

___ The unity ceremony

___ Close up of bride and groom saying the vows

___ Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows

___ Exchanging the rings

___ Close up of hands

___ The kiss

___ Bride & Groom walking up the aisle

___ Receiving line

___ Bride & Groom outside on steps

___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed

___ Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations

___ Bride & Groom getting in car

___ Bride & Groom in back seat

 

Posed Wedding Photography Before the Reception (These can also be taken before the ceremony)

___ Bride alone (full length)

___ Bride with Maid of Honor

___ Bride with bridesmaids

___ Groom with bridesmaids

___ Bride with parents

___ Bride & Groom together

___ Bride & Groom with parents

___ Bride & Groom with families

___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party

___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ringbearer

___ Groom with parents

___ Groom with best man

___ Groom with groomsmen

___ Bride with groomsmen

 

During the Reception (to help your photographer, you may wish to list these shots in the order they will happen at your reception)

___ Outside of reception site

___ Bride & Groom arriving

___ Bride & Groom greeting guests

___ Table centerpieces

___ Table setting

___ Bride & Groom’s table (head table)

___ Musicians or DJ

___ Guest book

___ Place card table

___ Closeup of bride and groom’s place card

___ Wedding cake

___ Groom’s cake

___ Gift table

___ Decorations (specify which _________________________)

___ A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table

___ Bride with college alums

___ Groom with college alums

___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving

___ Bride & Groom’s first dance

___ Bride & Father dancing

___ Groom & Mother dancing

___ Guests dancing

___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake

___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake

___ Toasts (specify who is giving them: ____________________)

___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne

___ Signing the marriage license

___ Bride throwing bouquet

___ Groom retrieving garter

___ Groom tossing garter

___ Garter/Bouquet dance

___ The getaway car

___ Bride & Groom leaving party

___ Bride & Groom driving away

 

Guests Florence Ivy Photography shouldn’t miss: (provide Florence Ivy Photography with a seating chart so we can easily identify them)

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