Photographer photo list wedding

Agosto 1, 2023

I’ve covered this argument in my article “Preserving Timeless Memories: 26 Must-Have Wedding Photos” but in case needed, I’ve prepared a short and schematic list of the whole wedding day photo coverage :


  • The engagement ring
  • The wedding rings
  • The ring box
  • The invitation suite flat lay, including save-the-dates, invitations, and envelopes
  • The wedding vow booklets
  • Programs
  • Welcome bags if you have them
  • Shots of the venue
  • The room where you’re getting ready
  • The bride’s wedding dress suspended from a hanger
  • Any jewelry, like earrings, bracelets, or necklaces
  • The bride’s wedding shoes
  • The bride’s perfume
  • Hair accessories, if applicable
  • The bridal bouquet
  • The groom’s suit or tuxedo
  • The pocket square
  • The tie or bow tie
  • The boutonnière
  • Cufflinks
  • The groom’s shoes
  • The groom’s cologne
  • Flower girl baskets
  • Corsages
  • Any other sentimental items, such as an heirloom or a bouquet charm

Some of these images may be grouped, for example you can easily group together things like bride’s perfume, shoes and accessories.

Getting-Ready Photos

  • The bride getting her hair and makeup done
  • The bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done
  • A shot of the bride and bridesmaids in their getting-ready attire, whether they’re drinking champagne or just having fun
  • The bride getting dressed with the mother of the bride, maid of honor, or another wedding party member providing assistance
  • A full-length shot of the bride in her wedding dress
  • Any bridal party or parent first look photos
  • Emotional shots of the bride with siblings, friends, or parents
  • The groom adding finishing touches, such as putting on his tie or cufflinks or buttoning up his shirt
  • The groom’s mother attaching a boutonniere
  • The groom getting ready while his groomsmen assist
  • A full-length shot of the groom in his wedding attire
  • A group shot of the groom and groomsmen in their wedding attire
  • Touching moments between the groom and his parents, siblings, or best man

First Look Photos ( only if you decide to do the first look!)

  • The groom waiting for the bride 
  • The bride walking toward the groom
  • The moment the grand reveal happens 
  • The couple’s reactions
  • The couple hugging or kissing after the first look
  • The couple looking at each other
  • The couple holding hands
  • The couple walking next to each other

Ceremony Shots

  • The ceremony setup without the guests on site
  • A close-up shot of the altar
  • A close-up shot of the arrangements that line the aisle
  • Any other unique floral arrangement or decorations
  • Guests entering the site
  • The guests seated
  • The couple’s parents walking down the aisle
  • The groom walking down the aisle
  • The wedding party walking down the aisle
  • The flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle
  • The bride walking down the aisle
  • The groom’s reaction to the bride
  • The father of the bride giving his daughter away
  • The couple standing at the altar in front of their officiant
  • A wide shot of the audience during the ceremony
  • Loved ones sharing any special readings 
  • The couple exchanging wedding vows
  • The couple exchanging rings
  • The first kiss as a married couple
  • The moment after the couple kisses
  • The recessional
  • The audience’s reactions to ceremony moments
  • The couple leaving the ceremony site

Group Shots

  • The bride with her parents
  • The bride with immediate family
  • The groom with his parents
  • The groom with immediate family
  • The couple with both sets of parents
  • The couple with immediate family from both sides
  • The bride with her bridesmaids
  • The bride with her maid of honor
  • The groom with his groomsmen
  • The groom with his best man
  • The couple with their entire wedding party

Once the group photo is done, keep taking pictures, something interesting might happy:

The portraits:

  • The couple posing together
  • The couple hugging or kissing one another
  • The couple looking at each other
  • The couple walking, holding hands
  • The couple looking out at the sunset or the view

Reception Photos

  • The exterior of your reception venue
  • The seating chart/escort card display
  • The guest book
  • The bar
  • The lounge area if included
  • A wide shot of the reception space
  • The head table
  • The guest tables
  • The sweetheart table if applicable
  • Close-up shots of decorations on the tables, such as table numbers and centerpieces
  • The place settings
  • The cake and any other desserts
  • The couple making their reception entrance
  • The first dance
  • The couple sitting at the head table
  • A close-up shot of the food
  • The couple and their guests eating dinner
  • Friends and family making toasts and delivering speeches
  • The couple listening to speeches and toasts
  • The couple chatting with their guests
  • The father-daughter dance
  • The mother-son dance
  • The cake cutting
  • Outfit changes
  • The live band or DJ 
  • Guests on the dance floor
  • The couple dancing with their guests
  • The bride and groom dancing with each other
  • The couple exiting the reception ( when appliable)
  • The couple’s vehicle leaving ( when appliable)