Below is a sample checklist that helps us and you stay organized the day of your wedding.

You can download a copy here.

TIPS

 It is beneficial for us to know how many people we are photographing during the scheduled shooting time.
 Let us know about your family structure and any tensions we should avoid, such as divorces, deaths and any other special family situations.
 It is very important to capture friends and relatives that have come from out of town. They probably don’t make it out here that often, and it is important to capture the memories.
 We tend to keep the shot list limited to the scheduled time for traditional photos. We try to capture your day as it unfolds.
 Designate someone to help us. We need to have someone assist us who is familiar with your important guests and family members. You will undoubtedly be caught up in the action of your wedding day, so designate someone in advance to help us identify important people.

BEFORE THE CEREMONY

Bride

Mother helping bride put on veil
Bride zipping/buttoning up dress
Bride looking in mirror
Bride putting on makeup
Bride looking thoughtfully out a window
Bride putting on garter
Bride – Full Length
Bride – Half Length
Bride – Close Up
Bride with father putting on necklace
Bride with father kissing her forehead/cheek
Bride pinning on father’s boutonniere
Bride with father
Bride with mother
Bride with Both Parents
Bride with Grandparents
Bride with sisters
Bride with brothers
Bride with immediate family
Bride with Maid/Matron of Honor
Bride with Maid/Matron of Honor
Individual shots of each attendant
Bride & flower girl/ring bearer
Bride arriving at the church

Groom

Groom – Full Length
Groom – Half Length
Groom – Close Up
Groom putting on tie
Groom with mother
Groom with father
Groom with Parents
Groom with Grandparents
Groom with sisters
Groom with brothers
Groom with Immediate Family
Groom & Best Man
Groom & Groomsmen 

CEREMONY

We photograph the Wedding Ceremony as it happens using a documentary style.

FORMAL PICTURES

Couple Kissing
Bride Alone
Groom Alone
Couple – Full Length
Couple – Half Length
Couple – Close Up
Couple “gazing” at each other
Couple looking out window
Couple holding hands
Couple on front steps of the church
Wedding Party on front steps of the church
Couple – Groom on his knees
Close – up of rings, flowers, napkin
Couple with Bride’s parents/grandparents
Couple with Groom’s parents/grandparents
Couple w/Bride’s extended family
Couple w/Groom’s extended family
 
RECEPTION
We photograph the Reception as it happens using a documentary style and typically capture the various moments that occur and take numerous candid shots.

 

ADDITIONAL IMAGES

Close up (or scan) of invitation
Close up of bouquet
Close up of wedding and grooms cakes
Bride or Groom with special friends
Bride or Groom with special relatives
The Getaway Car
Picture of band or DJ