Wedding photos should be beautiful, but they should also tell a story. They need to capture the memory of your wedding day, including the look on the groom’s face as you walk down the aisle, the dress, and so much more. If you are hiring a wedding photographer, make sure to request that he or she captures these critical moments – that way you can ensure you have a beautiful wedding to look back on.
Wedding Photos You Need to Catch
1. Getting ready for the wedding. That includes having your hair or makeup done, stepping into your dress, etc. This is, after all, an exciting moment.
2. A picture of the gown. Snap a shot of your wedding dress on the hanger before you put it on.
3. The shoes you wear are likely to be underneath a wedding dress all day. So, be sure to have your wedding photographer snap a photograph of them before they go on – since that is likely the only time they’ll be seen.
4. Before you take the bouquet out and especially before you toss it, get a photo of it in pristine condition.
5. Still life shots of your bridal jewelry, your “something old”, your “something new”, etc.
6. Pictures of the mother-of-the-bride helping you get ready – such as zipping up your gown or putting on your veil.
7. A full-length shot of your gown from behind or you looking at yourself in the mirror – these are so dramatic and gorgeous for wedding albums.
8. A picture of your bridesmaids when they first see you in your wedding dress – you are sure to capture a few “ooohs” and “ahhhhs”.
9. A picture of the father-of-the-bride seeing you in your dress for the first time.
10. Bride and the bridesmaids together.
11. A picture of the groom getting ready. All too often there are no photos of the groom getting ready for his big day – and you want to remember that moment just as much as the bride getting ready.
12. Picture of the groom with his best man.
13. Interior and exterior shots of the ceremony area and reception hall before and after guests arrive.
14. Bridal party, grandparents and others walking down the aisle.
15. Picture of the bride and father walking down the aisle.
16. Picture of the groom’s face when he sees the bride for the first time.
17. Pictures of both sets of parents watching the ceremony – including the tears.
18. A few close-ups of the couple during the ceremony and immediately after.
19. Photos of the bride and groom at the reception.
20. Photos of the father-and-bride dance as well as the bride and groom’s first dance.
21. Pictures of the cake cutting.
22. Pictures of the bride and groom’s send-off.