Episode #8 22 Must Have Shots for your Wedding Photos
Today we share a list of the top 22 must have shots that we gather from research. Wedding photos are personal choice but we think these 22 shots are a great places to start. This is a list to add on to, delete from and to share with your photographer.
1. Wedding dress hanging up and Close-ups of dress details
2. Bride looking in mirror or out window (quiet moment reflective shot) Fully dressed
3. Groom looking in mirror or out window Fully dressed
4. Bride and Bridesmaids “group hug”
5. Groom with Groomsmen
6. Ceremony location – inside
7. Ceremony location – outside
8. Floral details
9. Flower girl on aisle
10. Ring bearer on aisle
11. Groom seeing Bride for the first time
13. The kiss
14. Announcement of Mr/Mrs
15. Close up of Rings
19. Special Dances
21. Candids of guest, tears and celebrations
22. Décor of getaway vehicle
When it comes to the wedding party shots, feel free to make them your own. If you don't want the posed classic shots tell the photographer that you want some fun shots that reflect who you are. If you scour Pinterest you can find some really unique and fun wedding photos. So make them your own, we promise you will be happy you did.
When the wedding is over you'll most likely have a purchasing session with your photographer. We HIGHLY suggest purchasing an album above all. Then make your decisions on wall hangings and such. If you've hired a professional photographer they can help guide you in that process. They've done this many times and know what is most common and what couples really end up loving and using. IE. getting a huge wedding portrait for over the mantle may seem perfect, but what happens to that huge portrait when baby comes? So keep the future in mind.
You might also think about ordering thank you notes with your fav pic on the front to send to your wedding guests and gift givers.
We intend to record a few more shows on photography including Engagement shoots and unique ways to display your photos.
Until next time, no stress, no worries, keep calm and listen on.