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.
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.
12. Guests Arriving
Without an audience, did the Wedding even happen?
13. Groom with Best Man & Ushers
It's the moment of truth, boys.
14. The Wedding Car
Arriving in style, with her father.
15. Groom and Best Man at the Altar
She's literally about to walk through those doors.
16. Walking Up the Aisle
One of the most memorable moments for the Groom.
18. The Rings
To seal their love for eternity.
19. First Kiss
If a Wedding Photographer doesn't capture this shot, is he really a Wedding Photographer?
20. Signing the Register
The legal stuff is just as essential as the fun stuff.
Who doesn't love a confetti shot?
22. Newlywed Creative Shots
Them versus the world.
23. The Formal Photos
The all-important family shots. Without these, an album lacks formality.
24. Wedding Guests Celebrating
Laughter all day long.
25. Newlyweds Entering the Reception
Their first entrance as a married couple.
Time to crack some jokes and embarrass the Groom.
27. Cutting the Cake
It's a shame to destroy something so beautiful, but it's a significant moment of any traditional Wedding.
28. First Dance
The stage is all yours.
29. Father/Daughter Dance
She's been given away but she'll never truly be gone.
30. The Party
The fun continues all night long.