AllFreeDIYWeddings.com

Menu

Free Offer
The Ultimate Wedding Guide: Wedding Planning Timeline, Wedding Etiquette and Advice, Maid of Honor Duties, and More

Wedding planning should not be stressful, and with this FREE eBook by your side, it won't be. Included inside are wedding budget breakdown plans, printable Maid of Honor duties lists, tips on using social media in a positive way, and more.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

5 Things That MUST be Photographed On Your Wedding Day

5 Things That MUST be Photographed On Your Wedding Day


Every photographer gets the groom's reaction to the bride,
but what about the bride first seeing him?

 

We’re all familiar with the handy shot list that every bridal magazine has been reprinting for us for the last forty years. That can be useful, but to truly capture the magic of a wedding day, your photographer must get these:

• The Details


See more from this spectacular wedding!

A wedding is a big day made up of a lot of little things. On the day after the wedding, those things are all gone, so if they’re important enough to be a part of your wedding, they’re important enough for a photo.

• Family Having Fun

Sure, the group photos are fun, but I’m talking about real, spontaneous moments of fun. Get grandma cutting a rug with her son or grandson. Grab mom and dad laughing with siblings or good friends. I know the bride and groom are important, but a wedding is about families coming together. If you can tell that story with photos, you’ll have something really special to share.

• Casual Groups

Grouping a few friends at the reception is easy, but how about all the cousins or even the entire extended family? It sounds challenging, but if you work together, you should be able to knock this baby out in a few minutes. Here’s my foolproof formula: Appoint a family organizer. I prefer an aunt or uncle (you know, the bossy one) to gather everyone EXCEPT the bride and groom at a designated spot. Once everyone (except the B&G) is present, the photographer can group everyone together and then go grab the newlyweds, pop them into the assembled group, click, click and everyone is happy – especially the couple who didn’t have to spend time away from the party for more family photos.

• Expressions

This is a big one for me because it’s about timing and anticipation – like a sporting event. Capturing the laughter, the tears, the subtle looks and and the raw emotion of a wedding is what wedding photography is all about. Take that away and all you have are the team photos. You need the game!

• The Story

THIS is the game! When you go back and look at your wedding photos two months, two years, even two decades later, you want to feel the emotion of the day through your photos. This means the little moments in between the big ones. The real moments behind the scenes. These are the triggers that cause people to say, “I remember that!” and actually feel the same things they felt that day.


I think every photographer wants to hear ideas from their couples, but few really want “the big list” of must-have shots (especially the ones from the magazine). Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions when choosing your photographer, and you should feel comfortable talking to them as much as you’d like before the wedding, BUT on the wedding day, let them do what they do best and you focus on having fun and enjoying your day as much as humanly possible.

What are some of the important things that you want captured on your wedding day?
 

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Pom Decoration

This DIY Tissue Paper Pom Pom Decoration would look gorgeous hanging above your head table or near the altar at your ceremony. Floaty… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all of your favorite ideas
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your ideas

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Twitter Pinterest
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Link to Us Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.