When couples hire a professional photographer for their wedding, they may assume that a wedding shot list is best left to the professionals. Because every couple is unique, even the most experienced photographers won’t know what the most important shots are for you. Providing them with a suggested shot list will ensure that all your picture-perfect moments are captured. On your wedding day, every moment is special and it’s easy to forget or overlook certain moments you had hoped to document. Here are a few ideas to include in your shot list suggestions.
Before the Wedding
Getting ready shots are what usually come to mind, but these are some items that you might consider when planning out your shot list. Getting as many pictures of details and special moments are important, even the small things:
Your Stationery Set
Remember to bring along your invitations, save-the-dates, programs, and more for your photographer to take a tasteful collage photo.
The First Look
A trend adopted by many couples is the first look. It gives you both a chance to have a private and authentic moment before becoming a married couple.
During the Ceremony
To avoid having any of your ceremony shots ruined, make sure you’ve communicated to your guests to keep their phones put away. Other than that, these are some important pictures to have:
As your parents watch their child get married, make sure your photographer captures some candid reactions during the ceremony as well as when walking down the aisle.
Look at the Crowd
Ask your photographer to capture the crowd as they watch you and your partner’s ceremony. It’s a nice way to be able to look back and see your loved one’s reactions as they support you on your big day.
Making vows creates the foundation of your marriage and a close up of your faces as you exchange vows will be treasured for years to come. Since paper is the one-year anniversary gift, these photos will make a thoughtful gift to your better half.
After the Wedding
The ceremony is over and now it’s time to celebrate! As you’re enjoying the festivities, make sure your photographer keeps taking these fun pictures:
The entrance to your reception is the first time you will enter a room as a married couple. The happiness on your faces as well as the excited faces of guests are memories you won’t soon forget.
Having a few pictures of your guest book is a nice touch to add to your wedding photo book. It gives you the chance to create an art piece or collage as a keepsake.
This shot signifies the end of the evening, and your new journey as a married couple. This and your walk through the sendoff line are iconic pictures with so much potential.
No matter what’s on your photo checklist, find someone who helps turn your vision into a reality. Bradford Catered Events has over 35 years of experience and have helped countless couples create memories. We believe in expert menus and flawless service, both customized exactly to fit your needs. To book us for your wedding or event, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit our website.