Wedding Advice UK

The Must Have Shots

(Wedding Photo Checklist)

Most brides will have an idea of what they want their wedding album to look like, from the overall style to specific shots and although you shouldn’t set your heart on any particular shot you have seen in a magazine or in someone else’s album being recreated it is a good idea to give your photographer a list of photographs you would like to be taken. Here are the most frequently asked for shots.

Before the ceremony

  • Bride in dress
  • Bride with Mother
  • Bride with Father
  • Bride with both parents
  • Bride with entire family
  • Bride with Maid of Honour
  • Bride with Bridesmaids
  • Bride putting last minute touches to hair and make-up
  • Bride and Father in car
  • Mother and Father of the Bride

At the Ceremony

  • Guests outside
  • Ushers escorting guests
  • Soloist and organist
  • Groom and best man at the alter
  • Bride and Father getting out of the car
  • Bride and Father going into venue
  • Bride and Father walking down the aisle
  • Bride and Groom exchanging vows
  • Signing the Register
  • Bridesmaids coming up the aisle
  • Bride and Groom coming up the aisle
  • Bride and Groom outside venue
  • Bride and Groom in car

Before the Reception

  • Bride
  • Bride and Maid of Honour
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Groom
  • Groom and Best man
  • Groom, Best man and Ushers
  • Bride and Groom with all attendants
  • Bride with her parents
  • Bride with Grooms parents
  • Bride with both Mothers
  • Bride with both Fathers
  • Bride with both Mothers and Fathers
  • Groom with his Parents
  • Groom with Brides Parents
  • Groom with both Mothers
  • Groom with both Fathers
  • Groom with both Mothers and Fathers
  • Bride and Groom with Brides parents
  • Bride and Groom with Grooms parents
  • Bride and Groom with both Mothers
  • Bride and Groom with both Fathers
  • Bride and Groom with both Mothers and Fathers
  • Bride and Groom with entire wedding party and guests

At the Reception

  • Bride and Groom arriving
  • Receiving line
  • Table shots
  • Cake table
  • Bride and Groom cutting the cake
  • Bride and Groom toasting
  • Speeches
  • Musicians
  • The first Dance
  • Bride and father dancing
  • Groom and Mother dancing
  • Bride throwing bouquet
  • Bride and groom getting into car
  • Car driving away
  • Group shot of all guests
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