By Jamie Rivera Published 01/21/2018 17:49:00 | Views: 67
Your print-and-go list for capturing all those special moments on your wedding day
 

Please Note: Since most of these shots are candid, they will more likely be captured by an more photojournalistic photographer...not traditional.  (Make sure you know which one yours is!)  I highlighted the "traditional poses" in BOLD.  Let me know if I missed any!

Note: It's pretty extensive... I'm sure most photogs would like a shorter list to work with.. but at least it gives you ladies some ideas.

GETTING READY

  • Bride's dress on the hanger or over a chair
  • Close-up of bride's shoes
  • Close-up of bride's bouquet
  • Bride in curlers or having makeup applied
  • Bridesmaids applying their makeup
  • Bride putting on garter
  • Mom and/or bridesmaids helping the bride arrange her dress, bustle the train, etc.
  • Close-up of dress details
  • Bride together with bridesmaids
  • Bride hugging mom
  • Flower girl(s) ready to go
  • Mom or bridesmaids putting finishing touches on bride, adding the veil, etc.
  • Bride spending moment alone, thinking quietly, praying or looking out the window
  • Full-length shot of bride all dressed and ready to go
  • Groom putting on tie
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Ring bearer ready to go
  • Groom with dad, hugging or whispering advice
  • Bride and groom separately getting in the car, limo or cab

CEREMONY

  • Groom looking out the window, waiting for the bride to arrive
  • Bride and groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand
  • Car arriving with bride
  • Bride stepping out of the car
  • Wide shot of ceremony space from the back
  • Guests arriving (especially if they're using special transportation like a shuttle bus, boat or even escalator)
  • Ushers helping grandparents and special guests to their seats
  • Front and back shots of flower girl/ring bearer walking down the aisle
  • Close up of details (guest book, pew decorations, etc.)
  • Groom and groomsmen waiting nervously for bride to walk down aisle
  • Guests sitting down, waiting for ceremony to start
  • Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • Wedding party standing at the altar
  • Bride just before walking down the aisle
  • Back shot of bride (and escort) beginning to walk down the aisle
  • Full-frontal shot of bride (and escort) walking down the aisle
  • Close-up of groom's face when he sees bride for the first time (this can be done earlier, if photos are done before the ceremony)
  • Back shot of bride and groom together at the altar with officiant between them
  • Shot focusing on bridesmaids' bouquets, lined up as they hold them at the altar
  • Close-up of each hand as the rings are exchanged
  • Close-up of bride's face, as seen over the groom's shoulder
  • Close-up of groom's face, as seen over the bride's shoulder
  • Shot of both sets of parents' faces as they witness ceremony
  • The kiss
  • Happy couple walking back down the aisle together, as married couple
  • Guests getting ready to shower the couple with well wishes (and bubbles, birdseed, etc.) as they leave
    BEFORE THE RECEPTION ? During the cocktail hour (These can be taken before the ceremony)
  • Full shot of bride and groom together, smiling
  • Full shot of bride and groom hugging
  • Full shot of bride and groom kissing
  • Bride being lifted or carried by groom or sitting on groom's lap
  • Close-up of couples' faces as bride is lifted, carried or sitting on groom's lap
  • Bride with her parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Bride with groom's parents
  • Groom with bride's parents
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Bride with groomsmen
  • Group shot of bride, groom, family and wedding party
  • Groom leaning up against a wall with bride in front of him, kissing
  • Bride and groom walking toward the camera, holding hands
  • Bride and groom walking away from camera, holding hands
  • Bride and groom looking off in the same direction together

    RECEPTION
  • Close-up of details (place settings, name cards, etc.)
  • Close-up of centerpieces
  • Wide shot of entire room before everyone arrives, even better if taken from above
  • Any special moments during the receiving line process
  • Bride and groom's first dance
  • Groom dipping bride
  • Bride dancing with her dad -- close-up of her face as seen over his shoulder
  • Groom dancing with his mom
  • Close-up of cake
  • Bride showing her new ring to the guests
  • Bride and groom hugging guests, close-ups of faces
  • Best man (or other guests) making a toast to the couple
  • Bride and groom's faces as they listen to the toast(s)
  • Guests smiling and clapping
  • Guests dancing and cutting loose on the dance floor. (Tip: Ask for a slow shutter speed to get a blurry/focused effect)
  • Wide shot of entire room after guests arrive, even better if taken from above
  • Close-ups of guests' faces, laughing and having a great time -- lots of these
  • Groups of friends sitting together at their table or dancing
  • Bride and groom whispering to each other
  • Parents (or even better, grandparents) dancing
  • Kids dancing or playing around
  • Close-up of band or DJ
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake
  • Bride and groom feeding each other
  • Bride and groom in back seat of getaway car
  • Back of car as it drives away
 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 01/21/2018 17:49:00
 
 

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