Shot List

 

Wedding Shot List

Wedding Photography Shots Before the Ceremony
  •  Wedding dress lying over a chair
  •  Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
  •  Mother of the bride fastening the bride’s necklace
  •  The bride’s garter
  •  The bride’s veil
  •  Bride’s shoes peeking out from under the dress
  •  Bride looking into a mirror
  •  Bride looking out window
  •  Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup
  •  Pinning corsage/boutonniere on parents
  •  Bride hugging parents
  •  Bride touching up
  •  Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
  •  Groom tying tie
  •  Groom looking into mirror
  •  Bride looking out window
  •  Groom hugging parents
  •  Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

 

Wedding Photography Shots At the Ceremony
  •  Outside of ceremony site
  •  Guests walking into ceremony site
  •  Bride and father entering ceremony site
  •  Parents being seated
  •  Grandparents being seated
  •  Maid of honor walking down the aisle
  •  Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  •  Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
  •  Groom waiting for bride
  •  Ceremony musicians
  •  Officiate
  •  Altar or canopy during ceremony
  •  Close up of bride, before she makes her entrance
  •  Bride and father walking down aisle
  •  Groom seeing bride for first time
  •  Bride and father walking down aisle groom in distance
  •  Bride’s father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
  •  Audience from the couples point of view
  •  The unity ceremony
  •  Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
  •  Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
  •  Exchanging the rings
  •  Close up of hands
  •  The kiss
  •  Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
  •  Receiving line
  •  Bride & Groom outside on steps
  •  Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
  •  Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing,  getting congratulations
  •  Bride & Groom getting in car
  •  Bride & Groom in back seat
Posed Wedding Photography Before the Reception (These can also be taken before the ceremony)
  •  Bride alone (full length)
  •  Bride with Maid of Honor
  •  Bride with bridesmaids
  •  Groom with bridesmaids
  •  Bride with parents
  •  Bride & Groom together
  •  Bride & Groom with parents
  •  Bride & Groom with families
  •  Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
  •  Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer
  •  Groom with parents
  •  Groom with best man
  •  Groom with groomsmen
  •  Bride with groomsmen

 

During the Reception (to help your photographer, you may wish to list these shots in the order they will happen at your reception)
  •  Outside of reception site
  •  Bride & Groom arriving
  •  Bride & Groom greeting guests
  •  Table centerpieces
  •  Table setting
  •  Bride & Groom’s table (head table)
  •  Musicians or DJ
  •  Guest book
  •  Place card table
  •  Close up of bride and groom’s place card
  •  Wedding cake
  •  Groom’s cake
  •  Gift table
  •  Decorations (specify which _________________________)
  •  A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
  •  Bride with college alums
  •  Groom with college alums
  •  The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
  •  Bride & Groom’s first dance
  •  Bride & Father dancing
  •  Groom & Mother dancing
  •  Guests dancing
  •  Bride & Groom cutting the cake
  •  Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
  •  Toasts (specify who is giving them: ____________________)
  •  Bride & Groom drinking champagne
  •  Signing the marriage license
  •  Bride throwing bouquet
  •  Groom retrieving garter
  •  Groom tossing garter
  •  Garter/Bouquet dance
  •  The getaway car
  •  Bride & Groom leaving party
  •  Bride & Groom driving away
Guests the photographer shouldn’t miss: (provide your photographer with a seating chart so that he can easily identify them)
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