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Wedding photo checklist – our essential shots

Follow our handy wedding photo checklist to make sure you don't miss a thing!

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Our essential wedding photos checklist
Make sure you get these gorgeous wedding photos. Image: Katherine Ashdown

Want to create a wedding photo checklist to give to your big day photographer? Don't forget to include all these must-have wedding pictures for a wedding album you'll love forever.

Getting ready:

  • Your dress hung up ready to wear and accessories before you put them on
  • Your pretty bouquets
  • Somethng old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
  • You having your hair and make-up done
  • You with your parents
  • Your maids' first look reactions
  • Fancy buttonholes
  • Your groom and his ushers adjusting their ties

THE DOS AND DON'TS OF FINDING YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER


Image: Voyteck Photography

At the ceremony:

  • The nervous groom
  • Guests arriving
  • Your big entrance
  • Walking down the aisle with your father
  • Adorable pageboys and flower girls
  • Groom's first look
  • The readings
  • The exchange of vows and rings
  • Signing the register
  • Your first kiss
  • Leaving as husband and wife
  • The confetti shot!

12 EMOTIONAL WEDDING PHOTOS

At the reception:

  • Your gorgeous venue
  • Your tables, cake and details
  • You and your groom arriving
  • Pets in their finery
  • Guests enjoying themselves
  • Throwing your bouquet
  • The speeches (and the reactions)


Image: Mark Leonard Photography

Formal shots:

  • The bride and groom
  • The bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • The bride and groom with immediate family
  • The bride with her bridesmaids
  • The groom with the ushers
  • The bride with her parents
  • The groom with his parents
  • The bride with the best man and ushers
  • The groom with the bridesmaids
  • A snap with grandparents or anyone who's made a real effort to be there
  • All your guests in one bug photo!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS COMPLETELY PAINLESS

Just the two of you:

  • The rings
  • Holding hands
  • A cute forehead kiss
  • A great big bear hug
  • The two of you laughing together
  • A spectacular silhouette shot

HOW TO LOOK GOOD IN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS


Image: Nick Ray

The evening:

  • Cutting the cake
  • Your first dance
  • Your band jamming
  • Dodgy dad dancing
  • A photo for those thank you cards
  • Your grand exit

Want more? Here are seven things every bride forgets when posing for photographs and how to get candid photographs on your wedding day

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