Article: Important Wedding Photographs

It's your wedding day and your photos are play an important role in looking back at your wedding in years ahead. With the rush of everyday life plus the planning of your wedding, sometimes thinking a little harder about what photographs one may want for their wedding gets forgotten.

Find below a list of photographers and /or photograph ideas that can assist you in making sure you have those all important photographs to add to your wedding album to make sure your wedding is a day that will not be forgotten.

Before the Ceremony
  • Bride getting her hair done
  • Bride getting her make up done
  • Bride getting dressed
  • The entorage arriving and getting hair and make-up done
  • Bride with mother
  • Bride with father
  • Bride with whole family
  • Bride with chief bridesmaid
  • Bride with bridesmaids & bridal party
  • Bride touching up make-up/hair before leaving
  • Bride leaving her home
  • Mum and Dad
At the Ceremony
  • Guests outside church/register office/civil venue
  • Groom and best man at the altar
  • Church before wedding
  • Bride and father getting out of car
  • Bride and entorouge getting into positions
  • Bride and father going into venue
  • Usher escorting guests
  • Soloist and organist
  • Bridesmaids walking down aisle
  • Bride and father walking down the aisle
  • Father lifting the veil and kissing bride
  • Father handing her over to the groom
  • Bride and groom exchanging vows
  • Wide-angle view of service
  • Ring ceremony
  • Group shot at signing of register
  • Bride and groom walking up aisle
  • Bride and groom outside venue
  • Bride and groom getting into car
Before the Reception
  • Bride and groom
  • Bride and chief bridesmaid
  • Bride and bridesmaids
  • Bride, chief bridesmaid and bridesmaids
  • Groom
  • Groom and best man
  • Groom, best man and ushers
  • Bride and groom with all attendants
  • Bride with her parents
  • Bride with groom's parents
  • Bride with both mothers
  • Bride with both fathers
  • Bride with both sets of parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Groom with bride's parents
  • Groom with both mothers
  • Groom with both fathers
  • Groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with bride's parents
  • Bride and groom with groom's parents
  • Bride and groom with both mothers
  • Bride and groom with both fathers
  • Bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • Bride and groom with entire wedding party and guests
At the Reception
  • Shot of reception area before any guests arrives
  • Entoroughe arriving
  • Bride and groom arriving
  • Bride and groom going into the reception
  • Receiving line
  • Bride and groom being wished well and receiving gifts
  • Cake table
  • Bride and grooms table
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake
  • Bride and groom toasting each other
  • Speeches
  • Musicians
  • Bride and groom's first dance
  • Bride and father dancing
  • Groom and mother dancing
  • Bride throwing bouquet
  • Catching of bouquet
  • Bride and groom leaving and being wished well by parents
  • Bride and groom getting into car
  • Rear of car as it drives off

Make sure you have a conversation with your wedding photographer BEFORE the big day. Make sure you provide them with a list so they know exactly what to do when the photos begin and to ensure they know your expectations.

One idea is to give the groomsmen and your bridesmaid a copy of the list so they can assist the photographer on the day if they see a particualar type of photo is being missed.