30 Essential Wedding Photos

Every Wedding follows a similar structure, and depending on the nature of the day there may be more or less coverage. However, we say there are at least 30 key shots every photographer should capture.


Before the Ceremony


1. Venue Exterior

This place marks the start of a new chapter.


2. Wedding Dress

It's a signature part of any wedding, waiting patiently for it all to begin.


3. Bride's Wedding Shoes

These icons are easily missed, yet are an important asset of the Bride.


4. Bouquets

Very much part of the Ceremony, and the only object which can decide the fate of a Singleton when caught.


5. Bride's Hair & Make-up

The transition of a woman into a Bride.


6. Table Place Settings

A small but absolutely necessary detail for the Reception.


7. Floral Decorations

Every single decoration has been thought about, and together they make up the personality of the venue.


8. Groom Getting Ready

It's his special day too.


9. Fastening the Dress

Suddenly everything becomes much more real. Tears start to flow.


10. Bride with Bridesmaids

They spent all morning together but may never be seen together in a photo again. It's important they are captured today.


11. Ceremony Decor

Paving the way for the Bride.