50 Wedding Photos You Can’t Do Without! 2015


Your Preceremony Emotions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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A Photo of Your Bridal Party

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Black-and-White Action Shots

Many times, action shots are just simply better in black and white, and this is one of them.

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Family Moments

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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.

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The Child Attendant Photos

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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.

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The Bridesmaid Bouquet Photo

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 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.

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The Silhouette

If the sun is right and the couple is willing, the silhouette is always a gorgeous photo

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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.

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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”

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Your Ceremony Setting

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Your Ceremony Decorations

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A “Here Comes the Bride” Photo

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Your Bridesmaids

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The “We did it!” Photo

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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.

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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.

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The Jump!

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The Wedding Shoes Photo

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The Welcome Sign Photo

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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.

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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

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The Entryway Photo

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The Escort Card Photo

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The Reception Hall

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The Centerpiece Photo

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The Wedding Favors Photo

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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

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The Band or DJ

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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).

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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.

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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.

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An Overhead Shot

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Silly Dances and Guests

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The Photobooth Photo

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The Group Shot

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The Getaway Photo

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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.

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This post was inspired by a recent post on TheKnot.com

All photos were taken by Bar None Photography.