Wedding Photography Checklist

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Here is a comprehensive wedding photography checklist that you can use and customize for your own wedding.

Wedding Date ____/____/____ Photographer Start Time __________

Wedding Photography Checklist - BRIDE GETTING READY

__ Mother/Maid of Honor adjusting veil

__ Bride putting on garter with bridesmaids looking on

__ Bride in dressing room with mirror

__ Corsage being pinned on mother

__ Corsage being pinned on father

__ Portrait of mother and bride

__ Portrait of father and bride

__ Brothers and sisters and bride

__ Group Shot of Bride and bridesmaids

__ Individual shots of Bride with each bridesmaids

__ Bride leaving house with parents and bridesmaids

__ Father helping bride into car


__ Groom and groomsmen photographs

__ Best man adjusting groom's tie

__ Groom and best man handshaking

__ Groom and groomsmen handshaking

__ Groom with father

__ Bride and matron of honor

__ Bride with parents

__ Bride and mother

__ Bride and father

__ Bride kissing father on the cheek

__ Bride and mother with father looking on

__ Bride and bridesmaids group pose

__ Bride's mother on usher's arm

__ Groom's mother on usher's arm

__ Grandparents accompanied down the aisle

__ Other people accompanied down aisle

Wedding Photography Checklist- DURING THE CEREMONY

__ Bridal party coming down the aisle

__ Wedding attendants coming down the aisle

__ Bride being taken down aisle by father

__ Father giving away bride

__ Shots during the ceremony itself


__ Bride and groom coming down the aisle

__ Receiving line right after ceremony


__ Groom kissing bride at the altar full length

__ Groom kissing bride at the altar 3/4 pose

__ Groom kissing bride at the altar tight head shot pose

__ Groom putting ring on bride's finger

__ Bride putting ring on groom's finger

__ Bride and groom lighting candles, full length

__ Bride and groom lighting candles, 3/4 pose

__ Bride and groom's hands with rings and flowers

__ Bride and groom with officiator

__ Bride and groom and bridal party with officiator

__ Other missed shots during ceremony

__ Bride with bridesmaids flowers around her

__ Bride and groomsmen

__ Groom with bridesmaids

__ Bride and groom with bridal party standing

__ Bride and groom with bridal party sitting

__ Bride and groom with bridal party

__ Bride and groom with all of the Brides family

__ Bride and groom with brides immediate family

__ Bride and groom with bride's parents

__ Bride with her parents

__ Bride with her mother

__ Bride with her father

__ Bride and groom with all of the groom's family

__ Bride and groom with groom's immediate family

__ Bride and groom with groom's parents

__ Groom with his parents

__ Groom with his mother

__ Groom with his father

__ Bride and groom with both sets of parents

__ Bride and/or groom with special family members

__ Getting into car or limo

__ Wide shot of church/ceremony site and limo


__ Outdoor shots of bride and groom

__ Outdoor shots of wedding party

__ Shots of groom and best man

__ Shots of groom and groomsmen

__ Shots of bride and maid of honor

__ Shots of bride and bridesmaids


__ Receiving line (If not taken earlier)

__ Wedding cake (prior to being cut)

__ Guest book

__ Guests signing book

__ Wedding Favors

__ Gift table

__ Introduction of the wedding party

__ Wedding party toasting bride and groom

__ Close up of bride and groom toasting

__ Close up of bride and groom at head table kissing

__ Group shots of guests at their table during the meal

__ First dance

__ Parent dance

__ Bride and father dance

__ Groom and mother dance

__ Parents dancing

__ Bridal party dancing

__ Guest dancing

__ Bride showing rings to bridesmaids

__ General dancing shots (wide and close up)

__ Flower girl and ring bearer together

__ Candid shots of guests and bridal party

__ Bride and groom posed in front of the cake

__ Cutting the cake

__ Bride and groom feeding cake to one another

__ Bride faking the bouquet toss

__ Bride throwing the bouquet

__ The catch of the bouquet

__ Groom taking off garter

__ Groom and garter

__ Groom throwing the garter

__ The catch of the garter

__ Group shot of bride and groom with recipients of bouquet and garter

__ Guest leaving

__ Posed departure shot of bride and groom (kissing, waving, etc.)

__ Getaway car

__ Bride and groom leaving reception area

__ Bride and groom in car as it goes in to the distance.

Remember, this wedding photography checklist is merely a guide. All the items may not be applicable to you. Pick and choose the ones that will apply with your situation.

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