What do you put on a wedding photo list?

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  1. Details and room decor shots, including table settings, place cards, favors, centerpieces, etc.
  2. Wedding cake detail shots.
  3. Grand entrance.
  4. Toasts and speeches.
  5. Cake cutting.
  6. The first dance.
  7. Bride(s) dancing with father/groom(s) dancing with mother.
  8. Couple mingling with guests.

Who should be in my wedding photos?

  • B&G + her parents.
  • B&G + his parents.
  • B&G + both parents, siblings & partners + kids.
  • B&G + bridal party (bridesmaids, flower girls, best man, ushers, page boys)
  • Bride on her own + bridesmaids, flower girls.
  • Groom on his own + best man, ushers, page boys.

How long before your wedding should you start your first look?

A first look normally takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. That time fits in the wedding timeline one to two hours before guests start arriving. You want to make sure that your wedding ceremony happens at the right time so you have enough time for everything.

How many photos should you have on your wedding day?

The short and simple answer is ~100 per hour of shooting or roughly 800 photos for 8 hour wedding day coverage. As we explained, this figure is not some industry standard that all wedding photographers have to stick to.

Which wedding photos are most important?

  • The bridal party.
  • The elderly.
  • The young ones.
  • The decor at the reception.
  • The cake.
  • First Dance.
  • Parents.
  • Silly photos.

Do you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day?

Tradition suggests that engagement rings should be worn on the left, but wearing it on the right instead during the wedding ceremony would not cause too much concern. After the ceremony has finished, you can simply swap it back over to the correct finger to join your wedding ring.

Are aunts and uncles in wedding photos?

Typically the people included in the family wedding photos are the bride, groom, parents of the bride, parents of the groom, grandparents, and siblings of the bride and groom including their spouses and children. For extended family photos, you can add in aunts, uncles, and first cousins.

How do I make a wedding shot list?

  1. Photographs of the wedding rings.
  2. Bouquet and boutonniere shots.
  3. Photos of the altar decor.
  4. Pictures of the floral arrangements.
  5. Shots of the ceremony space empty.
  6. Photos of the reception space empty.
  7. Every appetizer that comes out.
  8. Any special drinks the bar may have made.

What can I do instead of a first look?

  • 1 | First Touch. Perhaps the most popular first look spin-off is the first touch.
  • 2 | Heartfelt Serenade.
  • 3 | Thoughtful Wedding Gift.
  • 4 | Sweet Reading.
  • 5 | Keep It In Your Party.

Can you kiss during first look?

With a first look, couples can take their time with one another and truly speak what’s on their heart. They can hug, kiss, and fully take in the moment without being rushed. Also, during the first look, when the groom sees the bride for the first time, he’s actually seeing his future wife!

Why you shouldn’t do a first look?

doesn’t feel right to you then don’t do the first look! Some couples fear that a first look might possibly lessen their emotions on the aisle. They believe that since they’ll have already seen each other, that the aisle walk will be less emotionally impactful.

How many photos do I need for a 3 hour wedding?

The number of photos that we deliver depends on many factors associated with your wedding, including venue, number of guests, and timing. You can typically expect to receive around 60-80 final photographs per hour of wedding coverage.

Should you give your photographer a shot list?

In sum, your wedding photographer doesn’t need a checklist or collection of shots for “inspiration”. But DO let your photographer know about special items, personal details and special people they’ll want to highlight. Get specific with your family groupings list and include as much helpful information as possible.

How do you make a photography shot list?

  1. List the things you’re shooting. Start by listing the subjects or topics you want to shoot.
  2. List the individual shots you need.
  3. Add extra details.
  4. Describe the lighting & backgrounds.
  5. Organize & refine.
  6. Share with your client & the team.
  7. Reference it on the day.

What is most important in a wedding?

34% of couples choose the wedding reception as the most important part of their wedding day. This is the largest spend in a couple’s budget and most likely the first supplier they will book. Couples are continuing to opt for quality over quantity when it comes to their guests and their venue spend.

What should not be at a wedding?

  • Get Engaged.
  • Give a Drunk Speech.
  • Wear a White Dress.
  • Show Up Late.
  • Strip Tease on the Dance Floor.
  • Wing a Wedding Speech.
  • Show Up the Bride.
  • Bring a Random Gift.

Who carries the bride’s ring?

In a traditional ceremony, the ring keeper is the Best Man, and he holds the rings until called upon for the Ring Exchange in the wedding ceremony. But it doesn’t have to be the Best Man; anything goes here. I’ve had couples choose one ring to go to the Best Man and the other to the Maid of Honour.

What does a wedding ring on the right hand mean?

If a husband gives his wife a right-hand ring, it symbolizes a renewal of wedding vows or anniversaries. They may also serve as promise rings for dedicated partners or those taking a vow of chastity.

Are grandparents in wedding photos?

Be sure your photographer captures moments with your grandparents! One of my favorite set of images to capture at weddings are grandparents. Yes.. all of your guests are important (like super important). But there is just something so special about making sure you have photos with your grandparents.

Who is in formal wedding photos?

There are some people whose presence in family formals is expected – you, your groom, parents and siblings. Beginning with your most immediate family members, you will begin adding in people that will form your blended families; both of you with each set of parents, combined parents, grandparents, etc.

What family is included in wedding photos?

  • Bride with mom.
  • Bride with dad.
  • Bride with both parents.
  • Bride and groom with bride’s parents.
  • Bride and groom with bride’s immediate family (bride’s parents, siblings, and siblings’ spouses and children)
  • Bride and groom with bride’s maternal grandparents.

Should you give your wedding photographer a shot list?

Presenting your photographer with a shot list might make them feel like you don’t trust their professional expertise. An experienced photographer will already know the photos you’ll want to keep forever. The best moments on your wedding day cannot be planned.

How do I organize my family wedding photos?

Whether your parents are friends or barely civil, you’ll want to arrange for pictures with your individual families first, so put those at the top of the list. The two of you as a couple should take pictures with each parent, including their new significant other if they are in a relationship or are remarried.

How do you do a first look without seeing each other?

1. First Touch or Hug. Many couples choose to do a first touch in lieu of a first look—it still feels intimate and personal without blowing the surprise. You can hold hands while standing back to back or on either side of a partition, or one (or both) of you can wear a blindfold.

Do you need a first look?

Pro: A first look will allow more time for photos . . . and therefore, more photos overall. Normally, without a first look, photos are taken during the cocktail hour between your ceremony and reception. That means you’re more pressed for time since you’re working on a tight timeline and your guests are waiting on you.

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