50 Wedding Photos You Can’t Do Without! 2015
Before the ceremony, you’ll probably have a lot on your mind — namely marrying your best friend — making this the perfect time for your photographer to capture candid smiles and expressions.
The Getting Ready Photo
The time before the ceremony while you’re getting ready — whether it’s stepping into your dress or having your makeup done — is one of the most exciting parts of the day.
A Shot of Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress — the one you found after months of searching or the one you stumbled upon at a sample sale — will be the focal point of the day.
Your Wedding Hairstyle
Don’t underestimate your wedding day look. Style photos like one of your hair perfectly
pinned back (before you’ve danced the night away) are must-haves.
A Fashion Magazine-Worthy Photo of You
Once you’re all put together, you’re going to want an I-look-amazing-and-I-know-it shot (trust us, you will!).
The Wedding Rings Photo
We’ve seen photographers arrange the wedding rings in books, bowls, bouquets, and more.
No matter how it’s propped, a good shot of your wedding bands (like this one) is a scene-setter.
Personal Notes and Wedding Vows
A sign-of-the-times shot of wedding vows typed up on an iPhone notepad is a sweet addition to the photo album.
A Photo of Your Bridal Party
Black-and-White Action Shots
Many times, action shots are just simply better in black and white, and this is one of them.
A Shot of You and Your Bestie
He’s your very best friend or she’s your sister (or both!), and you asked him to be your best man or maid of honor for good reason.
A shot of the two of you together for the album is a no-brainer.
The Child Attendant Photos
Just the Guys
Shots of the guys gathered together on the porch before the ceremony or just hanging out with the groom relaxing
preceremony are so much better than the stiff all-lined-up shots from your parents’ wedding album.
The Bridesmaid Bouquet Photo
The Only-At-Your-Wedding Detail Shot
Maybe you decided to have your dog prance down the aisle as ring bearer or you’re going to plant a tree in front of all your friends and family during the ceremony.
Whatever tradition you decided to reinvent, make sure your photographer knows about it so they can be on the lookout to capture it.
If the sun is right and the couple is willing, the silhouette is always a gorgeous photo
The Wedding Invitation Photo
Your wedding invitation sets the tone for the entire wedding day. A photo of it at your wedding venue would make for a great opening shot to your album.
Bridal Party Gifts
From a wrist watch to a drinking flask, its always a nice gesture to give your groomsmen a little something as a “Thank You”
Your Ceremony Setting
Your Ceremony Decorations
A “Here Comes the Bride” Photo
It’s a given that you’ll get shots of your bridesmaids posed all nicely from the front. But a shot being goofy, now thats priceless
The Ceremony Musicians
Whether it’s your talented cousin singing your favorite classical number or a professional string quartet for your walk down the aisle,
a photo of the ceremony music is a great way to remember the sounds of the day.
A Sweeping Shot of Your Ceremony
A shot like this one — captured from the vantage point of someone who happened to walk by your wedding ceremony — is one for the picture frames.
Traditions and Exits
Whether it’s a six-sword military salute, the traditional breaking of the glass, or a crown exchange, clue your
photographer in to the traditions you’re planning for the day so that you have it in a photo.
Your Big Kiss
You know the snide saying — why don’t you take a picture and it’ll last longer? We think it’s appropriate here.
The “We did it!” Photo
A Scenic Shot
While your guests are at the cocktail hour, you may want to take the time to grab a few posed, environmental shots like this one.
The Modern Bridal Party Photo
Gone are the days of stiff lines of bridesmaids and groomsmen. A bridal party photo that feels relaxed and environmental is so much more interesting.
The Wedding Shoes Photo
The Welcome Sign Photo
The Big-Picture Shot
A long-lens view of your wedding setting — whether it’s the outside of your reception venue, the outdoor cocktail setting,
or a long-range photo of your reception tent — would be a great addition.
The Small Details
A lot of time goes into planning your wedding. Make sure you get photos of the small details which made your day that much more unique and special
The Entryway Photo
The Escort Card Photo
The Reception Hall
The Centerpiece Photo
The Wedding Favors Photo
The Reception Lighting
Whether it be the monogram, uplighting, or pin-spotting, its always nice to have photos of how the reception hall was transformed with lighting
The Band or DJ
The Wedding Cake Photo
Step aside and allow your photographer to get a clean and clear shot of your wedding cake (preferably a well-lit shot).
The Cake-Cutting Photo
Of course, go ahead and cut into that piece of amazingess. The cutting of the cake is one of the most photographed moments at the wedding — a classic addition to the album.
The First Dance Photo
Speaking of must-haves, your first dance is one of the last formalities of the evening. A shot of the two of you in the spotlight makes for great action shots.
An Overhead Shot
Silly Dances and Guests
The Photobooth Photo
The Group Shot
The Getaway Photo
Engagement or The Day-After Shot
While this particular shot was taken as an engagement shoot (a few months prior to their wedding), it’s these types of shots that remind you what your wedding day is really about.
This post was inspired by a recent post on TheKnot.com
All photos were taken by Bar None Photography.