Photo Tip: Wedding Photo List

For some years now, the trend in Toronto wedding photography has been casual and relaxed photography. We love this approach to wedding photography but, as visual artists using the camera as our medium, we also love designing beautifully composed shots. Regardless of the approach, wedding photography narratives should include some of the important “keystone” photographs from the list below. Of course, the list will change depending on what the Bride and Groom want and the details of their wedding.

Getting ready shots – Bride & Groom
The dress – hanging or draped
Bride walking down stairs
Maid of Honor & Bride’s Mom – zipping/tying up the dress
Bride applying makeup
Groom’s father & Best Man – attaching boutonnière to groom’s lapel
Groom with Grooms Men & Fathers
Bride with Bridesmaids & Mothers
Bride with mother & father (also grandparents and siblings)
Groom with mother & father (also grandparents and siblings)
Bride limo/car – getting in and getting out
Groom waiting at altar
Church wide shot (with & without guests)
Bride walking down aisle (various angles)
Father giving away bride
Bride & Groom Kiss
Bride & Groom leaving church (receiving line)
Bride & Groom – inside limo shot
Reception – outside shot
Reception – set-up, centerpieces, flower/decorations
Food shots
Shot of each table of guests
Shots of Bride & Groom with & without family
Bride and Groom portraits
Bride & Groom with Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Bride and Groom hand & ring portraits
First dance
Bride & Father dance
Groom & Mother dance
Bouquet toss
Garter belt toss
Cake cutting, Bride and Groom feeding each other
Dancing – Bride & Groom, family, wedding party, guests
Best Man & Maid of Honor toast/speeches
Bride & Groom toast/speeches
Guestbook signatures

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