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Your Wedding Photography Check List

Help me understand your expectations from the day's wedding photography. Do you want lots of photos of your guests? Do you expect multiple photos of all your details? Help your photographer understand your priorities so they know what is important to you on the day.


The Shot List

A list of the most important things you want captured at your wedding. This can be things, people, or moments……………..

I will do my best to capture all the important parts of your wedding but weddings are fast-paced events with a lot of distractions and happenings. By giving me a list of the most important parts of the day, it helps focus on what’s most important. If you worked hard on your table decorations, but don’t really care about your balloon decorations, you’d rather that the photographer spend more time getting the best shots of your tables, and only grab one or two pictures of the balloons.


Are the kids at your wedding really important? Do you really want a photo of your best man helping you put your cuff links on? Let me know by including those on the photography list. That doesn’t mean you’re only going to get those shots from your day. These are your MUST HAVE shots.


The point of providing your photographer with a shot list isn’t to come up with as many different shots as possible for your wedding. Rather, it is to let me know and understand the parts of your wedding that are unique and important to you and your partner, so that I show up with all the info needed to capture them.


Remember, there might not be time to take all of these pictures! The bride and groom should work on the wedding photography pose list to determine priorities that will fit within the available time.




Events before the wedding:

Engagement Shoot - £90 for 1 hour relaxed style shoot – at the Venue is good if possible!



Preparation on the Wedding Day - The Bride:

Bride and bridesmaids getting hair done

Bride having makeup applied

Bridal gown hanging or draped over chair

Bride in front of mirror

Bride looking out window

Bridesmaids fastening the dress

Close-up details of bridal attire



The Groom (if time and location allows):

Groom and groomsmen getting ready

Groom relaxing with the groomsman

Groom adjusting father’s boutonniere

Parent or Best Man adjusting groom’s tie

Groom embracing parent(s)



Wedding Ceremony:

Exterior of the ceremony location

Guests arriving

Parents / grandparents being seated




Groom waiting at the altar

Groom with Best Man at the altar

Bridal party walking down the aisle

Bride being escorted down aisle

Official speaking to bride and groom

Exchange of vows

Exchange of rings


Signing of register

Bride and groom walking back up the aisle together

Throwing of confetti or blowing of bubbles at bride and groom

Bride and groom being greeted by guests

Bride and Groom departure if time permits – If I need to get to the next venue before everyone else there may not be time



Family and Bridal Party Portraits (the FORMALS):

Bride: full length

Bride from the back, to highlight gown

Bride and groom

Bride and groom with bridal party

Bride and groom with flower girl and ring bearer/page boy etc

Bride with bridesmaids

Bride and groom with bride’s family

Bride and groom with groom’s family

Bride with her parents

Groom with Best Man / groomsmen

Groom with his parents

Bride and groom with all parents

Bride and groom with combined family

Whole group shot – family and guests




Overall picture of reception hall with details of tables and decorations

Any special aspect of the decorations required (specify)

Entrance of the bride and groom

Speeches and toasts

Kiss between bride and groom

Musicians or DJ

First dance

The cake cutting (mock)

Bouquet toss

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