Wedding Photo List by Nahan M Photography

Finding the perfect wedding photo list can help create a well-documented wedding. For many people, photography is one of the most important elements for any wedding. The bride and groom will generally be so busy during the wedding day, that you want to be able to look back and re-live the moments at a later stage, as well as share these moments with friends and family. For that reason, choosing the right photographer for you is crucial.

Most professional photographers will have their own list of critical shots to get (even if that list is in their head and is not written down), but they should always be willing to add any special requests to their list.

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Bride Preparation Photo List:

  • Getting hair and make-up done
  • Dressing (keep it G-rated!)
  • Maid-of-honor zipping / buttoning up the bride’s dress
  • Mother of the bride helping bride put on veil
  • Putting on garter
  • Spraying perfume
  • Looking in the mirror
  • With the maid-of-honor
  • With her parents

Groom Preparation Photo List:

  • With the best man prior to getting ready
  • Putting on cufflinks
  • Putting on fragrance
  • Father of the groom helping to put the groom’s jacket on
  • Father of the groom fixing the groom’s tie
  • Groom and the father of the groom shaking hands
  • With the best man after getting ready

Ceremony Wedding Photo List:

  • Guests being located
  • Bride & Groom’s parents being separated
  • Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen awaiting the Bride
  • Flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaids and maid of honor walking down the isle
  • Bride and father of the bride walking down the isle
  • Father of the bride giving away
  • Bride and Groom together at alter
  • Exchanging vows
  • Exchanging rings
  • First kiss as a married couple
  • Signing the wedding certificate
  • Holding the wedding certificate
  • Exiting the ceremony venue
  • Getting into limo
  • First toast together in limo

Family Wedding Photo Shot List:

  • Bride with each of her parents
  • Groom with each of his parents
  • Bride with her parents and siblings
  • Groom with his parents and siblings
  • Bride with her grandparents
  • Groom with his grandsparents
  • Both with both sets of parents
  • Both with both sets of parents and siblings
  • Bride and Maid of Honor
  • Bride, Maid of Honor and bridesmaids
  • Groom and Best Man
  • Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen
  • All the women & girls
  • All the men & boys
  • Group shot with everyone

 Reception Wedding Shot List:

  • Parents being announced
  • Bridesmaids and Groomsmen being announced
  • Bride and Groom being announced
  • Bride and Groom’s first dance together
  • Bride and Groom dancing with family members (Bride with father, Groom with Mother, Bride with father in law, Groom with mother in law)
  • Best man’s speech & toast to the Bride and Groom
  • Toasting with champagne glasses
  • Close up of the wedding cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Kiss after the cake cutting
  • Bride throwing the bouquet
  • Groom removing Bride’s garter
  • Bride and Groom’s last dance
  • Remember, the above shots are to be used as a guide only.