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Wedding Pictures Checklist for Photographers

I understand what you are thinking right now, “Do I have to prepare a wedding pictures checklist for photographers? The answer is Yes because it will help your photographer to make the album as you want. A wedding ceremony is one of the important days in everyone’s life. Yet, the day itself may feel like it flies by as you wed to your love of life. You have also invested a large amount of energy and money and done a lot of work to plan your wedding. Therefore, you don’t want to miss any single moment as the wedding happens only once in life. High-quality photos are the best way to collect memories. You can look back to your special moment even after years. Also, you can share them with your family and friends. 

You may trust your photographer, but it’s smart to map out photos you particularly need on your big day. Making a wedding pictures checklist and imparting it to your photographer is a mutual benefit: it empowers you to be sure that you’ll get the particular pictures you’ve imagined and make the photographer work easier.

So, in case you’re thinking about which photographs you put on your shot rundown, we have you covered. We’ve tossed through endless wedding photo albums and separated the wedding’s vital snapshots to present to you a list of photographs you should have your snapper to capture. Given below is our general shot list. You can use it to build your own.


  • A morning Shot, Love Letter exchange, stationery suite
  • Ceremony accessories and setup
  • Welcome bags for guest
  • Bridegrooms Accessories
  • Grooms Boutonniere
  • Invitations, wedding rings and suits

Getting Ready

  • Closeups of the wife-to-be’s frill (veil, shoes, or adornments) 
  • Hanging wedding dress 
  • Closeup of the lady getting zipped or fastened into her outfit 
  • Bride portrait with his mother and father
  • Lady of the hour caressing her folks, either as a real to life or a candid shot 
  • Father of the lady seeing his to be as a lady unexpectedly 
  • Shot of the lady while makeup touching 
  • Get the lady’s appearance in the mirror for a fascinating shot 
  • Grooms portrait with his mother and father


  • Bridesmaids helping the lady with her outfit 
  • Groom with Groomsmen
  • Portrait of Bride
  • Portrait of Groom


  • Complete venue shots (blossoms, interior, exterior ceremony area)
  • Groom greeting the guest
  • Guest
  • Ceremonial party entrance 
  • Bride walking down the passageway 
  • Man, of the hour’s reaction after seeing the bride  
  • Exchanging of rings and promises 
  • First kiss of couple

After Ceremony 

  • Candid shots of the lady of the hour and husband to be receiving greetings from family members and guest 
  • Bride and Groom on the posing on church steps
  • Lady and husband to be presenting on chapel steps or somewhere else outside the scene 
  • Car of the Bride and Groom
  • Photoshoot before reception
  • A single shot of the lady
  • Full-length candid and posed photo of the couple
  • Lady and man of the hour with guests
  • Bride with Groomsmen and Groom with Bridesmaids 


  • Reception Venue and Decoration shot 
  • Special guest bags on the table 
  • Musician 
  • Guest welcoming the lady and husband to be 
  • The wedding cakes
  • Cake cutting ceremony 
  • Lady tossing the bouquet 
  • Speeches

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