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. 

 

Suggested Posts

If the invitations were a fail with your first wedding, don’t allow history to repeat itself. Use the following advice about wedding invite wording to create invitations that follow etiquette protocol and look great besides! Hosting Your Wedding Since this is your second wedding, you’re probably hosting, right? Write the invitation so it says “[Your …

0 4k
Share

When you can’t decide, go with both! You’ll have a traditional, dramatic look for the aisle and something a bit sexier and flirtier for the dance floor. That’s what these convertible dresses have to offer. Check out these 10 two-in-one wedding gowns that will steal the show!

0 5.1k
Share

Via After the sadness, the anger and the grieving period passes – if it ever completely does, when is the right time to start dating and thinking about love again? Those are the types of questions we’re confronting today. The Question: How long should you wait to date after the death of a spouse? “When …

0 15.1k
Share
Exchanging Rings At Vow Renewal Ceremony

They are a couple of the most popular questions among those planning their vow renewal: “Are we supposed to exchange rings at the ceremony? Do we use our old ones or buy new ones?” And we’re here to help settle the score and stop stressing within your planning. This should be a fun time for …

0 14.6k
Share
Bridal Wedding Pant Suits

Sparkle and shine down the aisle in one of these silver wedding gowns. They glitter, they wow and you’ll have a ball trying these beauties on. You second wedding or vow renewal calls for something extra-special and one of these could be the perfect choice.   This design was made with all of the fun …

0 4k
Share

On top of you wedding planning to-do list?  Have your venue, caterer and DJ lined up?  Kudos!  As you plan your big day, it is important to remember the legal components of your marriage.  Filing for your marriage license is an important to-do that can be left to the last minute. It is vital to …

0 3.5k
Share