The Wedding Photography Checklist
Our job as photographers is to be able to tell a story with photos throughout your wedding day that you won’t want to miss. From bridal preparations to the last dance of the evening. This list isn't meant to the be the end all but is a great place to get started.
Bridal preparations usual start with photographing some of your wedding items in a nice arrangement. Even the smallest details can hold meaning and significance on such a big day. Requesting a few images of the accessories that complete the outfits of both bride and groom can add the subtleties that round out the getting ready story.
Can also include a few shots of preparations before the dress goes on.
Always a great addition to these pre-ceremony moments is photos of the bridesmaid with the bride and groomsmen with the groom.
Rebecca-3869 From this point we would transition into moments of reflection which is one of my most favorite times of your wedding day!!
Now everyone is dressed and ready for the next phase. There are a couple of ways to do this depending on what your idea of perfect day is but the most popular that I have seen is the following....
Bride and Groom Portraits
Now that we have our main portrait sessions accomplished we can move on to "The Ceremony" starting with walking down the aisle!!
Photographs for receptions can vary depending on your plan so here are a few typical shots that seem to be somewhat mainstream.
Cat and Brian Wedding-6952 Dances
Bride and Groom First Dance
Daddy Daughter Dance
Son and Mother Dance
Erin and Matt Wedding--91 Cake Cutting
Ali-9355 And Always the Decor
All of this of course is not the end all list of shots but after shooting hundreds of weddings this seems to cover the majority. It's always best to have a shot list of family members that you want to photograph so nothing gets missed. Most weddings we use 2 shooters so we don't miss anything from your very special day.
We'd like to get to know you better and learn more about your wedding day. We can schedule a phone or zoom meeting to discuss or you can fill out our wedding form online at https://johnklippel.com/weddings
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All the best to you on your wedding day!!!