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Wedding Photography Shot List
You've chosen your ideal wedding photographer. Hopefully he is a professional and has a good portfolio. Your photorgapher will no doubt have good experience when it comes to shooting a wedding, why else would you have chosen him. Don't be afraid to ask them as many questions as you need and check what shots they usually capture during the day. Most photographers will want to shoot the way they shoot. They will also capture most the key shots during the day but there is no harm providing your photographer with a complete shot list as a guide.
Here are some of the shots to consider :
Not all brides want to have photos of them getting ready, but it's always something to think about. Bride and bridesmaids arriving at ceremony site before getCapture all the moments before your big day begins. You may want photos of all the morning preparations. Getting your hair done, sipping expensive champagne, all the fine details of your wedding dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Bride & bridesmaids and mothers getting ready and having hair and makeup done. Bride with her something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
Close up of bride wearing her garter belt. Bride handing maid of honor the wedding ring for her. Groom and groomsmen arriving at the ceremony. Groom, groomsmen and fathers getting ready in dressing room.
During the Wedding
Guests entering church or site of ceremony.
Groom and groomsmen waiting nervously at the altar. Bride and father hugging before he walks her down the aisle. Groomsmen and bridesmaids walking down aisle. Parents of bride and groom walking down aisle. Grandparents, flower girls
Father of bride giving the bride away. Bride and grooms holding hands during ceremony. Bride and groom giving loving looks at each other during ceremony.
Bride & groom saying their vows. Exchanging of the rings and the important first kiss.
The final rapture of applause before the bride and groom make their exit from the church and in the wedding car.
The above moments are all things that happen in a matter of fleeting moments. Any wedding photographer should capture these key moments and all the finer details of your day which include your wedding cake, your table decorations, signing of the register, cutting of the cake, the first dance.
What you will need to provide your wedding photographer with is a list of all the group shots, should you wish to capture any. Family, friends, relatives and the entire wedding party.
Finally the toasts and speeches and the throwing of the bouquet.
Remember, it's your day, don't be afraid to ask the photographer for exactly what you want, if they are not prepared to give you what you want, then maybe you haven't found the right photographer yet.