Must-have wedding photos

Every wedding is different but, we've compiled this handy list of must-have photos to make sure you're covered on your big day! Feel free to add to it and let your photographer know.

Getting ready

  • Bride and bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done
  • Brides hair and makeup
  • Groom hanging out with his guys
  • Everyone all dressed up


  • Wedding dress
  • Bouquet
  • Detail shots (shoes, rings, jewelry, etc.)
  • Grooms suit
  • Any special gifts or items


  • Groom waiting for the bride
  • Bridal party entrance
  • The bride walking down the aisle.
  • Groom's reaction to seeing her for the first time in her dress.
  • Her father (or mother) giving her away and handing her over to the groom.
  • Guests
  • Exchange of rings

Bridal party and family pictures

  • Entire bridal party
  • Couple with groomsmen
  • Couple with bridesmaids
  • Couple with flower girl and/or ring bearer
  • Couple with each set of parents
  • Couple with both sets of parents
  • Couple with any other close family members


  • Wedding cake
  • Wedding venue (and all it's details)
  • Food and drinks
  • Grand entrance
  • First dance as a married couple
  • Father-daughter and mother-son dances
  • Toasts and speeches
  • Bouquet toss
  • Cake cutting
  • The couple and guest's having a good time
  • Send off (sparklers, fireworks, confetti, etc.)

We hope this list helps you get an idea of the moments you want captured on your wedding day. Feel free to add to it and let your photographer know.

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