Wedding Photography Checklist

 
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Before the Wedding Preparations

BRIDE

____ standing next to wedding dress
____ being helped into wedding dress
____ finishing touches to wedding dress & train
____ headpiece and veil put on
____ putting on garter
____ w/ bridesmaids showing garters
____ sitting on bed
____ in dressing room mirror
____ with Old, Borrowed, & Blue items
____ at banister
____ looking at Clock
____ w/ Flower Girls
____ Maid of honor puts penny in shoes
____ Mother adjusting veil

Groom Preparing before the wedding

GROOM

____ shaving
____ putting on tuxedo
____ having tie adjusted by Best Man
____ being held back from exit
____ looking at watch
____ w/ best man and minister
____ w/ best man
____ w/ groomsmen

Bride with Family & Bridesmaids preparing before the wedding

BRIDE

____ w/ bridesmaids
____ w/ Maid of honor
____ pins flower on mother
____ pins Boutonniere on father
____ with her siblings
____ w/ her children
____ leaving house
____ Bride alone, formal
____ Bride surrounded by flowers
____ Bridal outdoor portraits, if nice day
____ Father helping bride into car
____ Candids of Wedding Party Preparations


Formal Portraits at Altar

Special Attendant Photos

____ Bride with Personal Attendants
____ Special music performers
____ Bride & groom with special music performers
____ Other attendants / helpers
____ Bride & groom with pastor/minister/priest
____ Bride & groom with readers

Bridal Party Photos

BRIDE with

____ bridesmaids
____ maid of honor
____ individual bridesmaids
____ groomsmen
____ best man
___ flowergirl & ringbearer
____ flowergirl

GROOM with

____ groomsmen
____ best man
____ individual groomsmen
____ bridesmaids
____ maid of honor
____ flowergirl & ringbearer
____ ringbearer

BRIDE & GROOM with

____ full Bridal Party
____ full Bridal Party w/ ushers
____ best man and maid of honor
____ flower girl & ringbearer
____ ushers

OTHER WEDDING PARTY SHOTS (no bride & groom)

____ Ushers
____ Readers
____ Flower girl and ring bearer alone
____ Flower Girl Kissing Ring Bearer on the cheek
____ Bridal Party Couples (shots of each couple)

Groom Formal Poses

____ Full Length
____ 3/4 length
____ Close-up on face
____ Profile shot

Bride Formal Poses

____ Full Length
____ 3/4 length
____ Close-up on face
____ Ring next to face
____ Sitting/lying with flowers laid on dress
____ Standing in stained glass window

Bride & Groom Formal Poses

____ Re-stage of Unity Candle
____ Kiss behind candle
____ Rings & guestbook
____ Hands with rings on marriage license or Bible
____ Groom placing ring on bride
____ Couple sitting
____ Full Length
____ 3/4 length
____ Close-ups on faces
____ Kissing
____ Bride carried from altar/down church steps


Family Portraits at Altar

Family & Friends Photos

BRIDE & GROOM with

____ their children
____ all parents
____ parents from individual sides
____ divorced parents from individual sides
____ HER special family
____ HIS special family
____ THEIR special friends
____ HER full family (w/ Grandparents, parents, siblings & spouses, nieces/nephews)
____ HIS full family (w/ Grandparents, parents, siblings & spouses, nieces/nephews)
____ BOTH families (w/ Grandparents, parents, siblings & spouses, nieces/nephews)
____ w/ BOTH immediate families (Parents and siblings)
____ INDIVIDUAL immediate families (Parents and siblings)

Multi-generation (3 or 4 generations) pictures

____ BRIDE
____ GROOM
____ BOTH

BRIDE with

____ parents
____ siblings
____ grandparents
____ godparents
____ friends

GROOM with

____ parents
____ siblings
____ grandparents
____ godparents
____ friends




Outdoor photos, weather permitting

List Locations and Types of Shots

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Entering Church (before ceremony)

____ Guest signing guest book
____ Grandparents being seated
____ Groom's mother on usher's arm
____ Bride's mother on usher's arm
____ Other special guests on usher's arm (specify)
____ Bride and father at church entrance

Processional Photos

____ Groom walking down aisle
____ Bridesmaids/couples walking down aisle
____ Maid of honor walking down aisle
____ Flower girl and ring bearer walking
____ Couple's children or other special attendants down aisle
____ Bride walking down aisle
____ Giving away the bride


Ceremony Photos

____ Special music performers
____ Special readers
____ Altar from main aisle

Bride and Groom:

____ At altar
____ Exchange of vows
____ Ring exchange
____ Candle ceremony
____ Communion (if applicable and allowed)
____ Bride and groom kiss at altar
____ Bride and groom face congregation
____ Recessional (couples walking down aisle
____ Candids of Ceremony

Exit

____ Ushering out guests
____ Receiving line
____ Signing marriage certificate
____ Bridal party on church steps
____ Rice/confetti throwing
____ Soap Bubbles
____ Getting into/next to limo
____ Champagne toast in limo
____ In moon-roof of limo


 Reception Photos

Candids at Reception/Party

____ Bridal party, as introduced into hall
____ Receiving line
____ Guest Book
____ Gift Table
____ Shots of Decorations / Hall

Cake Photos

____ Cake prior to being cut
____ Close-up on top
____ Kiss at cake
____ Cake cutting, posed, showing rings
____ Bride and groom feeding cake
____ Mothers-in-law receive cake

Post Wedding Photos

(may be staged to include studio lighting)
____ Bride with father
____ Groom with mother
____ Best man and maid of honor dance
____ Flower girl & ring bearer
____ Throwing confetti on bride & groom
____ Blowing soap bubbles
____ Band/DJ

Bouquet / Garter Throw

____ Throwing of bouquet
____ Bride & bouquet catcher
____ Bride & Bridesmaids showing garters
____ Groom takes garter off bride
____ Throwing garter
____ Groom with garter catcher
____ Garter catcher puts it on bouquet catcher


Additional Photo Requests

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