The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List: 100+ Shots You Should Request From Your Photographer

Wedding days can be chaotic and go by in the blink of an eye- or in this case, in the click of a camera! Here is the ultimate shot list of over 100 shots you should request from your photographer before your wedding day!

Wedding Day Photography Shot List

Details

-Invitation suite flat lay

-Rings

-Ring boxes

-Dress hanging on pretty hanger 

-Veil

-Shoes

-Perfume 

-Jewelry

-Garter 

-Family heirlooms 

-Bride bouquet 

-Bridesmaids bouquets

-Groom’s boutonniere

-Groomsmen boutonnieres

-Something old/new/borrowed/blue 

-Wedding day stationery flat lays

 

Getting ready 

-Bride getting hair and makeup done 

-Bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done 

-Bride in Pjs/robe

-Bride and bridesmaids in matching Pjs/robes

-Bride popping champagne with bridesmaids 

-Bride reading letter from groom 

-Groom reading letter from bride 

-Groom and groomsmen getting ready 

-Groom and groomsmen putting on ties/getting boutonnieres pinned on 

-Bride putting on dress with mom or bridesmaids

-Bride putting on shoes

-Bride putting on garter

-Bride putting on veil

-Bride putting on earrings 

-Bride putting on other jewelry

-Bride solo portraits in dress

-Bride solo portraits with bouquet  

 

Pre-ceremony shots 

-Bride and Groom first look

-Bride side portraits: 

- Bride first look with bridesmaids 

- Bride with each individual bridesmaid 

- Bride with all bridesmaids 

-Bride with all groomsmen

- Bride first look with dad 

- Bride and parents 

- Bride and immediate family

- Bride and siblings 

- Bride and flower girls 

- Bride and Ring Bearer 

-Groom side portraits: 

-Groom and each individual groomsmen 

-Groom and all groomsmen

-Groom and all bridesmaids

-Groom and parents 

-Groom and immediate family

- Groom and siblings 

-Groom and flower girls 

-Groom and ring bearers 

 

Ceremony 

-Ceremony detail shots- ceremony flowers, aisle way, aisle runner, guest book, programs

-Transportation to the ceremony

-Bride and bridesmaids arriving at the ceremony

-Groom and groomsmen arriving at the ceremony

- Ushers greeting/escorting guests

-Guests signing guest book

- Ceremony music if applicable (ceremony strings, guitarist, organ, etc.) 

-Bride and dad in bridal suite before ceremony

-Prayer with bride and bridesmaids before ceremony

-Prayer with groom and groomsmen before ceremony

-Full Processional 

-Bride entrance

-Groom’s reaction

-Father giving away the bride 

-Guest/parent reactions

-Exchange of rings 

-Vows

-First kiss

-Announced as Mr. and Mrs. 

-Bride and groom kiss/dip halfway down the aisle

-Wedding party recessional

-Bride and groom leaving the ceremony

 

Post ceremony formals 

-Bride and groom and officiant 

-Bride side portraits: 

-Bride and groom and bride’s mom’s family 

-Bride and groom and bride’s grandparents (moms side)

-Bride and groom and bride’s dad’s family 

-Bride and groom and bride’s grandparents (dads side) 

-Bride and groom and bride’s immediate family 

-Bride and groom and bride’s siblings 

-Bride and groom and bride’s parents 

-Groom side portraits: 

-Bride and groom and groom’s mom’s family

-Bride and groom and groom’s grandparents (moms side)

-Bride and groom and groom’s dad’s family 

-Bride and groom and groom’s grandparents (dad’s side) 

-Bride and groom and groom’s immediate family

-Bride and groom and groom’s siblings 

-Bride and groom and groom’s parents 

-Wedding party portraits: 

-Bride and groom and flower girls 

-Bride and groom and ring bearer

-Bride and groom and bridesmaids and groomsmen 

-Bride and groom solo portraits

-Sunset Portraits

 

Cocktail hour/reception details: 

- Seating chart/escort cards 

-Guest book table

-Cards and gifts table

-Place settings- chargers, dinner plates, napkins, etc.

-Wide room shot 

-Guest table  

-Sweetheart table or head table

-Bride and groom place settings 

-Bride and groom name cards

-Bar Facades

-Bar menus and cocktail napkins

-Signature Drink

-Bride and grooms cakes

-Dessert table

-Cake knife and server

-Toasting flutes empty

-Toasting flutes filled with champagne

-Wedding signage- menus, seating chart, table numbers, welcome sign, etc. 

-Decor- candles, dance floor, lighting, etc. 

 

Reception

-Guests mingling in cocktail hour space

-Bride and groom first look at the reception

-Guests mingling in reception space

-Wedding party entrance

-Bride and groom entrance 

-Welcome toast

-Blessing of the food

-Bride and groom first dance

-Wedding toasts 

-Plated dinner example plate 

-Father daughter dance 

-Mother son dance 

-Cake cutting 

-Plated cake slice

-Bride and groom champagne toast

-Guests dancing on the dance floor

-Entertainment interacting with guests

-Bouquet toss

-Bride with guest who caught the bouquet

-Garter toss

-Groom with guest who caught the garter

-Late night snack

-Bride and groom private last dance before exit

-Bride and groom exit (sparklers, confetti, rose petals, etc.)

-Getaway car 

-Bride and groom getting into getaway car

-Bride and groom driving away









 

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