Your Wedding Day Must-Have Photo Shots Checklist

Many times wedding photos can be cheesy and unoriginal.  

But if you want wedding photos that look and feel authentic and full of love, you can find amazing wedding photo ideas and poses to show your wedding photographer as a guide.

Since you want to make sure that you and your wedding photographer are on the same page about your wedding  photos , it is always a good idea to meet with your wedding photographer well in advance, to discuss your wedding photo ideas.

The are many creative photo ideas available, for bridesmaid, for groomsmen and for the entire wedding party.

The best way to make sure you don’t later regret not getting the wedding photo shots you want is to to have a checklist.  

So here is your wedding day must-have photo shots checklist, from Bridal Guide:

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Make sure you don’t miss any of the must-have photos with this checklist! 

Getting Ready

► Wedding dress on a hanger
► Wedding invitation
► Engagement ring and wedding bands
► Bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets
► Bride’s jewelry
► Bride applying makeup
► Bridesmaids and/or mother of the bride helping the bride into her dress
► Putting on the veil
► Groom tying his tie
► 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 (see the new must-have photos!)
► 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 (check out some fun ideas!) 

Important Moments

► The first look
► Room shots at ceremony
► Wedding party and parents walking down the aisle
► Bride walking down the aisle
► Groom’s face as he waits/sees her
► The vows
► Close-up of the exchange of rings
► The first kiss as husband and wife
► The recessional
► Ketubah signing and/or signing of marriage certificate
► Room shots at reception
► Close-up of seating-card display
► Close-up of centerpieces
► Reception entrance
► The first dance
► Father/daughter dance
► Mother/son dance
► The toasts
► The cake cutting
► Bouquet and garter toss
► Parents of bride dancing
► Parents of groom dancing
► Couple’s departure