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110 Must-Have Wedding Photos Checklist

Tricks of the TradePosted by Tara Ybarra Sat, June 30, 2018 10:06PM
Every couple getting married should have a photo checklist they send to their wedding photographer as well as their videographer roughly one week before their wedding date. Usually the photographer and videographer will be working side-by-side, capturing your important moments.

Here are 110 Wedding Moments you should capture on film!

Getting Ready

Wedding dress on a hanger
Wedding invitation
Engagement ring and wedding bands
Bride and bridesmaids' bouquets
Bride's jewelry
Bride’s Shoes, Garter, something old, new, borrowed, blue
Gifts to each other
Family memorabilia, e.g. heirloom jewelry
Bride & Bridesmaids in robes/PJs
Bride applying makeup
Bridesmaids and/or mother of the bride helping the bride into her dress
Putting on the veil
Bride looking at herself in full length mirror
Groom tying his tie
Groom’s Shoes
Groom pinning boutonniere on his father
Father pinning boutonniere on the groom
Leaving for the ceremony

Before the Bride and Groom See Each Other

Bride alone
Bride with mom and dad
Bride with dad
Bride with mom
Bride with immediate family
Bride with siblings
Generational shot: Bride, mom, sister(s), grandmother
Bride with mom and mother-in-law
Bride with mother-in-law
Bride with bridesmaids
Bride with maid of honor
Bride with flower girl(s)
Groom alone
Groom with mom and dad
Groom with dad
Groom with mom
Groom with immediate family
Groom with siblings
Generational shot: Groom, father, brother(s), grandfather
Groom with father and father-in-law
Groom with father-in-law
Groom with groomsmen
Groom with best man
Groom with ring bearer(s)

Photos Together

Bride and groom
Bride, groom, bride's immediate family
Bride, groom, bride's parents
Bride, groom, groom's immediate family
Bride, groom, groom's parents
Bride, groom, both sets of parents
Bride, groom, both immediate families
Bride, groom, siblings
Bride, groom, all grandparents
Bride, groom, each grandparent (or set of grandparents)
Bride and groom with extended families
Bride, groom, maid of honor, best man
Bride, groom, flower girl, ring bearer
Bride with groomsmen
Groom with bridesmaids
Bride, groom, full wedding party


Anticipation of 1st look
The 1st look
Room shots at ceremony
Aisle arrangements, e.g. floral on arch, hanging vases, aisle petals
Ceremony signs
Wedding party and parents walking down the aisle
Ceremony musician
Bride walking down the aisle
Groom’s face as he waits/sees her
Bride and groom at the altar together
Altar or canopy from the back during ceremony
Wide shot of audience during ceremony, from bride and groom's point of view
Faces of bride and groom as they exchange vows
Bridesmaids at the alter
Groomsmen at the alter
Close-up of the exchange of rings
The first kiss as husband and wife
The recessional
Congrats shots: bride and groom hugging, laughing, and crying with good friends
and family
Ketubah signing and/or signing of marriage certificate
Bride and groom in limo backseat

Cocktail Hour

Guests Mingling
Table décor
Cocktail tables
Special Entertainment


Room shots at reception
Wish you were here table
Cake/Dessert Table
Close-up of all signs, e.g. bar, welcome sign, guestbook sign
Close-up of seating-card display
Close-up of centerpieces
Close-up of dinnerware on table
Specialty drinks/champagne
Grand entrance
The Toasts
The first dance
Father/daughter dance
Mother/son dance
Sunset photos
Band & Dancing
Food prettily plated
Special entertainment, e.g. people using photobooth
Kids playing/dancing
Parents Dancing
Grandparents Dancing
The cake cutting
Bouquet and garter toss
Parents of bride dancing
Parents of groom dancing
Couple’s departure

Here is a PDF Wedding Photo Checklist free for you to download:

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