Example Photo List

Whenever I shoot a wedding for a client, I ask the client to provide a list of photos that they’d like to have, in order of importance if possible.  I always do my best to capture each and every one of these photos, but of course I cannot be in more than one place at one time.  Here is an example photo list to use for reference:

Wedding Preparation

  • Groom and Groomsmen dressing up
  • Bride and Bridesmaids dressing up
  • Wedding Gown hanging
  • Details of the Wedding Gown
  • Shoes and accessories
  • Groom and Groomsmen finished
  • Bride and Bridesmaids finished
  • Boutonnieres and bouquets
  • Groom and Groomsmen in transit to the wedding ceremony
  • Bride and Bridesmaids in transit to the wedding ceremony

At the Wedding Location

  • Exterior and interior photos of the location before guests arrive
  • Exterior and interior decoration details
  • Programs and wedding materials for the guests
  • Guests arriving and mingling

Wedding Ceremony

  • Processional
  • Bride and groom throughout ceremony
  • Bridal party throughout ceremony
  • Parents of both the bride and groom throughout ceremony
  • Candids of the guests
  • Any specific wedding rituals or traditions
  • First kiss of the bride and groom
  • Recessional
  • Signing of the marriage license and other documents
  • Bride and groom in transit to reception or formal photos

Wedding Party Photos

  • Bride and groom
  • Bride and Bridesmaids
  • Bride and Maid of Honor
  • Groom and Best Man
  • Groom and Groomsmen
  • Bride and Bride’s parents
  • Groom and Groom’s parents
  • Bride and parents of the Groom
  • Groom and parents of the Bride
  • All parents with the Bride and Groom
  • Bride with siblings
  • Groom with siblings
  • Bride with extended family
  • Groom with extended family
  • Large group photo of everyone

Wedding Reception

  • Dinner tables and utensils before the guests arrive
  • Reception location as a whole
  • Wedding cake
  • Food being served
  • Guestbook table
  • Wedding invitations
  • Candid photos throughout of guests mingling
  • Entrance of the wedding party
  • Entrance of the Bride and Groom
  • Toasts
  • First dance of the Bride and Groom
  • First dance with Bride and father
  • First dance with Groom and mother
  • Garter and Bouquet tosses
  • Dancing
  • Bride and Groom leaving the reception at the end