When you sit down with your photographer to finalise the pictures you want from your day, it’s best to go prepared. Here is a list of the types of pictures you might want, broken down over the different stages of the day to give you the ultimate photo list.
The preparation for your wedding is as important as the wedding itself. It’s your last moment as a single woman and there will be lots of laughs as well as tender moments. These are some of the shots you should have from this stage:
Your dress on its hanger
Your dress with the bridesmaid dresses
Putting your dress on
Getting your make-up and hair done
You relaxed with your bridesmaids
You with your parents
You with the person giving you away
And don’t forget the groom. Each of these shots can be replicated with him and his bestman and ushers.
Whether by car or horse-drawn carriage, your journey to the ceremony will be memorable. Having these pictures will always keep the memories fresh:
The car or carriage empty
Getting in to the car
Arriving at the venue
You and the people accompanying you
Getting out of the car
I think it’s important to get some pictures of the ceremony venue before the start. Consider asking for pictures of:
Any decorations you have brought in
The order of service
The groom and best man greeting the guests
During the ceremony might be a bit trickier, some churches don’t like photographs being taken in the middle of the ceremony so check first. If there’s no problem, you’ll definitely want these pictures:
Going down the aisle
Saying your vows
The ring exchanges
Your first kiss
Signing of the register
Leaving as a married couple
After the ceremony
You and your husband getting into the car
Leaving the ceremony
You and your husband sharing a glass of something bubbly in the back
Arriving at your reception.
When choosing the location for your reception, it’s appearance is an important factor, don’t neglect it on the day. Get pictures of:
The top table
The guest tables
Wedding favours and place settings
Any entertainment you’ve laid on for your guests during the lull in activity
Now it’s time for the expected pictures at the venue with you and your guests. On top of pictures of you and the groom at beautiful spots around the venue, you may want some of the traditional group shots of you and your groom with family and friends.
Your / the groom’s immediate family
Your / the groom’s extended family
Your / the groom’s friends
The whole wedding party
Just because people are sitting down there is no excuse for you not to have pictures.
Your breakfast arrival
Cutting of the cake
Throwing the bouquet
By this point, you should have hundreds of pictures of the guests you invited to your ceremony and breakfast. Make sure to ask for photo’s of as many of your evening guests as you can.
Your first dance
Your first dance with you father
DJ or band
The evening buffet
You and your husband leaving the party
All these ideas coupled with your photographer’s skill, and you will have so many perfect pictures you’ll struggle to choose from them!
Why not come along to our ‘Wedding Bash’ on 7th April 2018 to meet one of our recommended photographers, along with other suppliers, and see for yourself what photo opportunities there are at Capesthorne Hall for your special day! – The Wedding Bash