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Photo Shot Checklist

Photos to be taken before the ceremony:
• Candids of bride and the bridal party getting ready
• Mother and bride
• Father and bride
• Brothers and sisters with the bride
• Group shot of bride with her bridesmaids
• Groom and mother
• Groom and father
• Brothers and sisters with the groom

Photos to be taken during the ceremony:
• Bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearer walking down the aisle
• Bride being walked down the aisle by her father
• Bride and groom standing at the altar
• The kiss
• Bride and groom walking down the aisle
• Bride and groom leaving the ceremony location

Bride’s group shots:
• Group shots with bridesmaids and groomsmen
• Bride with her parents/grandparents
• Bride with her mother
• Bride with her father
• Bride and maid of honor
• Bride with immediate family
• Bride with extended family

Groom’s group shots:
• Group shots with bridesmaids and groomsmen
• Groom with his parents/grandparents
• Groom with his mother
• Groom with his father
• Groom with immediate family
• Groom with extended family

Bride and groom shots:
• Bride and groom with bridal party
• Bride and groom with all of the bride’s family
• Bride and groom with bride’s immediate family
• Bride and groom with bride’s parents/grandparents
• Bride and groom with all of groom’s family
• Bride and groom with groom’s immediate family
• Bride and groom with groom’s parents/grandparents
• Bride and groom with both sets of parents

At the reception:
• Close up of bride and groom at head table kissing
• First dance
• Bride and father dance
• Groom and mother dance
• Bridal party dancing
• Candids of guests and bridal party
• Bride and groom feeding cake to one another
• Bouquet toss
• Groom taking off garter

- GonnaGetWed.com Resource

This article was also featured in the 2009 VOW Wedding Planner. To view a PDF of this article, go to the PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY section of VOW.