The wedding day is one of the most important days in the life of any couple. Therefore, it is very important to memorialize that very special day in their life with some very special pictures that are taken by their wedding photographer. In this post, I am going to include some ideas for must have photos that you should have taken of your wedding and the preparation for your wedding that include pictures of the bride getting her hair and makeup done.
When planning what pictures ought to be taken prior to your wedding, you should think about taking pictures of the bride getting ready, You should also consider taking pictures of the wedding dress, the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, and the wedding bouquets. Other pictures that should be taken are: pictures of the bridesmaids getting ready, the mother helping the bride get into her dress, the bride’s dad seeing her in her wedding dress, the bride with her immediate family, and the bride with her bridesmaids. The groom should not be forgotten in the wedding preparation pictures as pictures of him should be taken with him and his groomsmen, the groom with his immediate family, the groom with his best man, and the groom and groomsmen getting ready. A picture of the couple should also be taken of the bride and groom individually making their way to the wedding. There are also must have photo ops that you need for your wedding photographer to take during your wedding ceremony.
There are some must-have pictures that your wedding photographer needs to ensure are taken of your wedding ceremony as well. These photo ops include the inside and outside of the church prior to the guests getting there, the groom walking down the aisle with his mother, and the groom waiting for the bride to come down the aisle. There should also be pictures of the bride and groom’s grandparents, the bride going down the aisle, the bride being given away, the bride and groom’s parents watching the wedding, and a wide-shot of the altar. Your wedding photographer should also take pictures of the special moments like a candle lighting and the readings, the bride and groom saying their vows, the exchanging of the rings, the kiss, the newlyweds right after the wedding, the bride and groom with family and friends, the bride showing her wedding ring to her bridesmaids, and the bride and groom leaving the wedding. They also need to take pictures before the reception begins.
Before the wedding reception starts, a wedding photographer should take pictures of the newlyweds together, of the bride with each of her parents and then with both of them, the bride with her immediate family, of the groom with his parents individually and together, and of the groom and his whole family. Then they should take pictures of the couple with each other’s families, with both of their sets of parents, with both of their immediate families, pictures of the couple with the bridesmaids, groomsmen, a picture with the flower and ring bearer, and a picture of the couple with the all of the wedding party. Pictures of the reception venue ought to be taken before the guests show up as well. To complete your wedding photo session, your wedding photographer needs to take pictures during your wedding reception.
During the wedding reception, your wedding photographer needs to take pictures of the place cards, menus, centerpieces, decorations, table settings, favors, the cake, the glasses for the toast, and the appetizers and specialty drinks. They also need to get pictures of the guests signing the guest book, you and your spouse arriving, pictures of people making toasts, and the bride and groom drinking. Finally, they also need to get a picture of you and your spouse dancing, the bride dancing with her dad, the groom dancing with his mom, the immediate families dancing, pictures of everyone dancing, the cutting of the cake and the tossing of the bouquet, the newlywed’s car, and the couple leaving the reception. Having these pictures taken before and during your wedding and before and after your reception will make your wedding day perfect and will give you and your spouse wonderful memories of your wedding day.