Your Photographer’s Wedding Day Checklist


When it comes to that perfect wedding album, your wedding photographer knows best. We promise that there’s a method to our madness, and just as you have a checklist to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch, so do we. Here are our tips and tricks to make sure you and your photographer are on the same page for those stunning, Instagram-worthy shots.

Little Details Go a Long Way

Bear in mind that the little details really help to tell the whole story of the day. Your dress is definitely one of the stars of the show, but remember that shoes, jewelry, and the wedding rings are specific memories that you’ll want to highlight.

Capturing the groom’s preparation is equally important and while it may require two photographers, it’s worth it to see those details in your final wedding album.

Morning-of photos are wonderful to capture as well. Breakfast with the bridal party can make for some great candid shots as the excitement of the big day sets in!

First Looks

There’s so much talk about the ‘first reveal’ between the couple, but the first time the bride sees her dad can be priceless. There’s so much emotion wrapped-up at that moment- and the father’s reaction is typically memorable. So be sure to have a photographer on hand to capture the moment.

That being said, most couples do put so much effort into planning their own first look, so an array of angles from every point-of-view will ensure that those shots will be documented perfectly.

It’s typically a brief moment, but the moment the bridesmaids see the bride for the first time can be lovely – especially if most did not attend the initial dress shopping trip to find ‘the one.’

Pets and Private Moments

More and more couples are incorporating their pets into the big day but understandably, that doesn’t always work logistically. Some couples will get ready at home and include their fur babies. If they won’t be joining you at the ceremony and/or reception, be sure to capture a few shots of you with them while prepping.

If you plan on exchanging handwritten notes the day of the wedding, be sure to have a photographer ready to capture the exchange. It’s a private moment, but one filled with emotion.

Special People

The wedding planner/bride relationship can really be a special one. With that, before things get chaotic, have the photographer take a picture of the two of you as a remembrance of the time you spent together.

If you have a beloved family member, such as a mom or grandmother, helping you put on your dress, be sure the photographer is there to shoot it. This is especially sentimental if the family member is helping you put on something that has been passed down through the generations.

Having your photographer in your corner as you prep for your big day will only make your wedding album that much more special!

Keith Phillips is the Director of Business Development for Classic Photographers, a company that provides high-quality wedding photography and videography services for the budget minded couple. 

 

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