Take this! Your wedding shot list
Wedding photos are amongst the most important photos that we take in our lives. They’re the lasting memory of the special day, which can never be altered or forgotten so it’s important to get the right ones. When my sister got married she was worried that the photographer would miss out on some of the photos that she wanted. I reminded her that although the photographer has his own style, he’s working for her, and she should give him a shot list. I bet even Danny Jones and Georgia Horsley had specific photos that they wanted! To help my sister I came up with this list.
- Bride getting ready – don’t miss out on a few shots of the bride getting ready: putting on your makeup, having your hair done, your mum or bridesmaids helping you to get dressed, or the look on your father’s face when he sees you for the first time.
- Groom getting ready – tying his tie, pinning the boutonniere on his father and vice versa.
- Your entrance into the church, walking down the aisle, the groom waiting and the look on his face when he sees his bride for the first time.
- Vows, ring exchange and signing of the register – the more formal parts of the ceremony are definitely worth capturing.
- First kiss – you’re officially married!
- Speeches and toasts –the clink of glasses, laughter and tears all make perfect photo opportunities.
- First dance – a moment never to be forgotten.
- Cutting of the cake – a romantic moment of joy, happiness and a great occasion to show off the rings.
- Family – weddings are a rare chance to get all the family together, so take advantage of it!
- Everybody – you have everyone that you care about, all together; another great opportunity and a lasting memory of your day.
These are a few ideas of the standard wedding photos that most couples ask for. The most important thing to remember is that the day is yours, so make the photos yours as well.