Photos of "Must take" photos

These are just some of my Must take photos




These are guidelines of what pictures I’d like to be taken J


This is a list I borrowed from Knottie-Mod CourtneyBrooke, so not all the pictures are a complete must. Like I said, just a handy guideline.


  • Several of Bride.
  • Several of GROOM & I, I will give examples of photographs I like
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Bride with each bridesmaid
  • Bride with mother
  • Bride with brother
  • Bride with parents
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Groom with mother
  • Groom with siblings
  • Groom with each groomsman
  • Bridesmaids with Groom
  • Groomsmen & Bride
  • ALL details (dress, shoes, jewelry, etc etc)
  • Bride with all the kiddies (group and separate)
  • Groom and Bride in reception room prior to guests entering

Getting Ready

            • Bride having her hair styled and makeup applied

            • Bride’s gown hanging on a padded hanger, on the bed, or draped over a chair

            • Still-life shots of the bride’s shoes, jewelry, something old, something new, etc.

            • Detailed shots of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets

            • Candid shots of the bridesmaids getting dressed

            • Mother buttoning or zipping up the bride’s dress

            • Mother helping the bride with one last detail, such as the veil

            • Full-length shot of the bride in her gown looking at herself in a mirror

            • Bridesmaids reacting to the bride in her gown

            • Father seeing the bride in her gown

            • Bride with her parents and siblings

            • Bride with her bridesmaids

            • Groom getting ready with his father and groomsmen

            • Close-up shot of the wedding bands

            • Groom with his mother and siblings

            • Groom with the best man

            • Groom with his Groomsmen

            • Groomsmen putting on boutonnieres or ties

            • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony


The Ceremony

            • Exterior and interior shots of the ceremony site before guests arrive

            • Groom walking down the aisle with his mother

            • Close-up of groom’s expression while waiting for the bride

            • Bridal party walking down the aisle

            • Both sets of grandparents walking down the aisle

            • Bride with her escort before walking down the aisle

            • Close-up of bride just before she makes her entrance

            • Bride and her escort walking down the aisle

            • Groom reacting to bride walking down the aisle

            • Bride’s father giving her away

            • Bride and groom at the altar

            • Both sets of parents watching the ceremony

            • Wide shot of the altar, from the guests’ point of view

            • Wide shot of the audience, from the couple’s point of view

            • Special moments, such as the candle lighting and the readings

            • Close-up of bride and groom as they recite their vows

            • Close-up of bride and groom’s hands as they exchange rings

            • The kiss!

            • Close-up of the newlyweds immediately after the ceremony

            • Bride and groom hugging family and friends

            • Bride showing off her wedding ring to her bridesmaids (lol … no).

            • Bride and groom leaving the ceremony site


Group Shots

            • Bride and groom together

            • Bride with her mother

            • Bride with her father

            • Bride with both parents

            • Bride with her entire immediate family

            • Groom with his mother

            • Groom with his father

            • Groom with both parents

            • Groom with his entire immediate family

            • Bride and groom with bride’s family

            • Bride and groom with groom’s family

            • Bride and groom with both sets of parents

            • Bride and groom with immediate family Members from both sides

            • Bride and groom with bridesmaids

            • Bride and groom with Groomsmen

            • Bride and groom with flower girl and ring bearer

            • Bride and groom with entire wedding party


The Reception

            • Exterior and interior shot of the reception site before guests arrive

            • Still-life shots of place cards, Menus, centerpieces, decorations, table

            settings, favors, and Champagne glasses

            • The cake

            • Hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks

            • Guests arriving and signing the guest book

            • Bride and groom arriving

            • Close-ups of friends and family making toasts

            • Bride and groom sipping Champagne at their table

            • Bride and groom speaking with guests

            • Bride and groom’s first dance

            • Bride and her father dancing

            • Groom and his mother dancing

            • Parents and grandparents dancing

            • Wedding party dancing

            • Musicians, deejay, and/or entertainers performing

            • Guests dancing

            • Bride and groom with the entire bridal party

            • Bride and groom cutting the cake

            • Bouquet toss

            • Newlyweds’ vehicle

            • Bride and groom leaving the reception